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The Surprising Similarities Between Gambling and Sex Addictions

Behavioral addictions are sometimes controversial. Not all addiction experts are willing to classify obsessive and compulsive behaviors along with drug and alcohol addictions. Many, though, recognize that there are too many commonalities between chemical and behavioral addictions to ignore. Two of the most widely accepted types of behavioral addictions, sexual and gambling, have a lot…

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Sex Addicts More Impulsive, Study Finds

People affected by sex addiction have a form of non-substance-based behavioral addiction that centers on compulsive and harmful involvement in sex-related conduct, thinking or fantasy. Alternative terms used to describe the same condition include hypersexuality and compulsive sexual behavior. In a study published in August 2014 in the journal Dual Diagnosis, researchers from two U.S.…