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What Are Process Addictions? Are They Real Addictions?

Process addictions are addictions to an activity or process, such as gambling, eating, spending, sex, and work. As to whether they are real addictions, the prevailing view is that they are. At least, they share commonalities with substance abuse addiction. Let’s look at each of these process addictions briefly.

Feeling of Drunkenness Disappears Long Before BAC Levels Return to Normal

One of the biggest factors in drinking and driving is a person’s belief that they have recovered enough after consuming alcohol to get behind the wheel of a car. A study conducted by Peter J. Snyder, PhD, vice president of research for Lifespan, took a closer look at the impact alcohol has on an individual’s …

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10 Common Lies Compulsive Gamblers Tell

If you’re living with a compulsive gambler, you’re already familiar with the never-ending cycle of lies, half-truths, and deliberate distortion of facts. But if you haven’t yet confirmed (but do suspect) that your spouse or partner has a gambling addiction, look carefully at his or her behavior patterns for signs that gambling has become more …

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Regaining Financial Security After Gambling Addiction

Now that you’re in recovery for gambling addiction, you can begin to rebuild your life. A big part of that will undoubtedly involve repairing the financial nightmare that resulted from your compulsive gambling. Just the stress of trying to deal with creditors, mountains of piled up debt, and the insecurity of not knowing if you’ll …

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Parkinson’s Patients Claim Medication Causes Gambling, Sex Addictions

A group of more than 100 individuals who were prescribed medications for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease is filing a class action lawsuit against two Australian pharmaceutical companies who market the medications. The claimants in the case allege that the medications Cabaser, an Australian brand of cabergoline marketed by the Pfizer pharmaceutical company, and Permax, …

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The Psychology Behind Food Cravings

It’s no secret that dieting can be challenging and food cravings can make it even more difficult. Why do we get intense desires to eat certain foods? Although food cravings are a common experience, researchers have only recently begun studying how food cravings emerge.

Dram Shop Laws and DUIs: Criminal & Civil Liability for Providing Alcohol

This summer I had the opportunity to spend time on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. If you’ve never been to the Cape, you are truly missing out. Home of the Kennedys, lobstah rolls and Christmas Tree Shops, the Cape attracts summer visitors of all ages and nationalities. Daytime activities include going to the beach and playing …

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