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Addiction in general meaning: It means dependence and getting accustomed to everything maybe addictive for example severe dependence to alcohol, gamble, wager, sleep, playing with the birds like dove, and these days, addiction to computer games and internet.
The chapter consists of three hypothetical case studies, one of alcohol addiction involving a middle-aged man; a second one of drug addiction involving a young woman; and a third one of gambling addiction involving a woman.
Susan Mason, PhD, of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, and her colleagues studied 57,321 adult participants in the Nurses' Health Study II, which ascertained physical and sexual child abuse histories in 2001 and current food addiction in 2009.
The grant will also help fund the professional training of addiction counsellors and therapists at CATS (The Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies), which Action on Addiction runs in partnership with the University of Bath.
Alcohol and other drugs have long been recognized as addictive substances and addiction is now generally recognized as a chronic disease of the brain that involves relapse, progressive development, and the potential for fatality if not treated.
The goal is to bring the specialty of addiction medicine under the tent of organized medicine.
Heyman begins with a fascinating historical perspective showing different social responses to addiction phenomena.
The fourth edition offers new guidance on everything from risk factors to types of addiction and presents scientific, evidence-based facts and perspectives on topics, including the following:
The purpose of this book is to offer new strategies, techniques, and scripts for use with problem drinkers, alcoholism, drug addiction, and gambling addiction in an outpatient population, as well as to review old and to present new techniques or combinations of techniques, strategies, and scripts for other addictions.
The set emphasizes multicultural and international issues in addiction, and covers common topics, such as alcohol abuse and cocaine addiction, as well as addiction to caffeine, pornography, and shopping, highlighting biological, psychological, social, spiritual, and public health perspectives.
Whatever your team, whatever your sport, you can pay pounds 2 to wear your favourite sport shirt to work or school on this day to support leading addiction charity, Action on Addiction.
Nora Volkow, NIDA director, is right on target with her four-point agenda to replace outdated and stigmatized thinking with addiction approaches that work ("It's time for addiction science to supersede stigma," SN: 11/8/08, p.

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