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Can People Really Be Addicted to Gambling or Sex?

We've all heard about alcohol and drug addictions, but do gambling and sex really count as addictive behaviors?

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How Your Friends Can Make You Gain Weight

Friends and family may have more influence over your eating habits, and even whether you gain weight, or become overweight than you thought.

Stress and Addiction -- What's the Connection?

Concepts of addiction have moved from a focus on addictive drugs, to an understanding of the relationship between addictive behaviors and stress.

Work Addiction in the Downsizing Era

The attitude of workaholism is becoming the norm in the US, but it can damage relatioships. This article offers suggestions for overworked readers.

Sugar Addiction in Children

Research is increasingly supporting the existence of sugar addiction in children. There also appears to be a link with violence in later life.

TB and Drug Addiction -- Time to Call it Quits

Tuberculosis or TB is a rare but potentially life-threatening bacterial infection which affects the lungs. Alcohol and drug users are the highest risk group for TB in the United States.

Pro Ana — An Inevitable Subcultural Movement Encouraging Compulsive Undereating

The pro ana movement may seem shocking, but in this article, Addictions Expert, Dr Elizabeth Hartney, argues that in the current culture, it was bound to happen.

Television Addiction

Television has long been discussed in the media, and accepted among laypeople. But researchers remain unclear on the nature of this behavioral addiction.

How Sexting Can Land Teens in Trouble

Sexting -- harmless fun or high risk activity for youth?

The Gay Drug Use Stereotype

A commonly held stereotype is that gay men use recreational drugs. But in reality, many gay men do not use drugs, and this myth is harmful to the gay community.

Why Your Kids Need to Recognize Marijuana

Parents worry about how to talk to their kids honestly about marijuana use. It can seem safest to avoid the subject altogether. But is it?

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