Parents’ Cigarette, Alcohol Use Ups Risk for Dual Diagnosis in Adult Children

New research finds that a young adult’s risk for dual diagnosis is linked to having a mother who smokes cigarettes and who displays an unusually low amount of parent-child attachment. In addition, the researchers concluded that children born to fathers with serious alcohol problems are also at risk for simultaneously occurring problems with substance abuse/addiction…

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Age When Gambling Began, Not Gender, Best Predictor for Gambling Disorder

People with gambling disorder have a non-substance-based behavioral addiction that manifests as seriously dysfunctional participation in at least one type of gambling activity. Current research indicates that, among those individuals seeking treatment for their condition, women typically develop gambling problems in a pattern that’s distinctly different from the pattern usually found in men. In a…

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