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Hookah Smoking as Toxic as Cigarettes

Posted on November 1, 2015 in Nicotine Addiction

Hookah Smoking as Toxic as CigarettesA new study has found that, contrary to widespread beliefs among users, hookahs filter out only a tiny proportion of the toxic metals found in tobacco smoke. The popularity of hookahs is driven by myths about their safety, such as the effect of the “filtering” provided by the water in the base of the pipes, but in reality, the risks of hookahs appear to be equivalent to those of tobacco. Finding out more about the latest study and some of the myths associated with hookahs provides good reason to think twice before inhaling smoke through a water-pipe. 

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Intoxicated Drinkers Will Pay Premium for Just One More

Posted on August 15, 2015 in Alcohol Addiction

 

Intoxicated Drinkers Will Pay Premium for Just One MoreNew findings from a group of American researchers point toward a spike in alcohol cravings and the willingness to pay for alcohol access in intoxicated drinkers.

Alcohol cravings are strong urges for alcohol use that can potentially indicate the presence of alcohol use disorder (alcoholism and/or non-addicted alcohol abuse) in a person who habitually drinks in heavy or excessive amounts. In a study published in March 2015 in the journal Addiction, researchers from the University of Missouri sought to determine if alcohol cravings increase significantly in people under the influence of alcohol intoxication. These researchers also sought to determine if intoxicated consumers experience real-world changes in their demands for alcohol and their willingness to pay in order to keep drinking.

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Machines Called ‘Crack Cocaine of Gambling’ Ruining Lives by the Thousands

Posted on August 1, 2015 in Cocaine

Machines Called ‘Crack Cocaine of Gambling’ Ruining Lives by the Thousands

A relatively new type of electronic gambling machine known as the fixed-odds betting terminal (FOBT) has become the rage among hardcore gamblers in the United Kingdom. Since 2008, UK citizens have collectively lost 8 billion pounds (the equivalent of $12 billion) playing games of chance on these digital pickpockets, which are referred to in some circles as the “crack cocaine of gambling.” 

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Tips for Recovering From Gambling Addiction

Posted on July 25, 2015 in Gambling Addiction

Tips for Recovering From Gambling AddictionIf you are wondering how to beat gambling addiction, you may need to get professional help. On the other hand, if you have already received treatment and are now abstaining from gambling, you now need advice for avoiding a relapse. The drive to gamble for an addict is powerful, but you can resist it. Hopefully your therapist or counselor has given you the tools you need to live your life without gambling, but it never hurts to get some extra help. Here are some important gambling recovery tips to help you live your life to the fullest without giving into the temptation to gamble:

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The Truth About Lyrica Abuse and Addiction

Posted on July 17, 2015 in Prescription Drug Addiction

The Truth About Lyrica Abuse and AddictionLyrica, the brand-name drug for the generic pregabalin, is a type of pain medication that some people abuse. Lyrica drug abuse is serious. Abusing any drug, whether it is illegal or a prescription, can lead to addiction. There are other prescription painkillers, namely narcotics, that are more addictive and more susceptible to abuse, but to ignore the addictive potential of Lyrica is to make a dangerous mistake. If you are prescribed Lyrica, know the risks and dangers of abusing it and be careful to only take it as directed by your doctor.

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Immunotherapy Shows Promise in Treating Heroin Addiction

Posted on July 6, 2015 in Heroin

Immunotherapy Shows Promise in Treating Heroin AddictionSome future treatments for heroin addiction may be based on immunotherapy (the purposeful activation of the human immune system), recent research from a Norwegian institution indicates.

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Internet Gambling Is the Next Big Thing-Or Is It?

Posted on July 2, 2015 in Gambling Addiction

Internet Gambling Is the Next Big Thing-Or Is It?After three states lifted their restrictions against it in 2013, legalized Internet gambling seemed poised to sweep across the American landscape like an out-of-control wildfire. But the online gambling industry’s plans for conquest have run into unexpected roadblocks, and at least for now the anticipated firestorm has been reduced to a smoldering pile of embers. 

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Why You Should Never Combine Demerol and Lomotil

Posted on June 10, 2015 in Prescription Drug Addiction

Why You Should Never Combine Demerol and LomotilAbusing any prescription drug is dangerous, risky and bad for your health, but you crank up the danger even more when you combine drugs. The Lomotil-Demerol connection is a common but harmful one. If you abuse either of these drugs separately, you put yourself in danger. If you abuse them together, you increase the risk of adverse health effects even more. Educate yourself about these medications and find out why you should respect them and never abuse them.

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Gambling Addiction Runs in Families

Posted on June 5, 2015 in Gambling Addiction

Gambling Addiction Runs in FamiliesGambling addiction is a serious problem and an example of a behavioral addiction. Although gambling addicts don’t abuse a chemical substance, like a drug addict does, they experience many of the symptoms of addiction. For someone addicted to gambling, there are withdrawal symptoms, a build-up of tolerance and the inability to stop in spite of the negative consequences. Many people have had their finances, relationships and careers destroyed because of a gambling habit.

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Have Researchers Found a Way to Prevent Cocaine Relapse?

Posted on June 3, 2015 in Cocaine

Have Researchers Found a Way to Prevent Cocaine Relapse?

People addicted to cocaine have fairly high chances of relapsing back into active drug use while attempting to establish abstinence. Unfortunately, there is no medication that consistently helps prevent such a relapse. However, in a study published in October 2014 in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, a team of American researchers uncovered a potential method of stopping cocaine-related relapses from occurring. This method relies on the slight alteration of a part of the brain that normally supports relapse in people recovering from cocaine addiction.

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