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The Media and Addiction Portrayal

The Media and Addiction Portrayal Often, drug addiction or alcohol consumption or smoking is depicted in the media in either a watered-down “no big deal format” or an exaggerated manner. Sitcoms often portray someone who is deemed “a total loser” by viewers hitting...

Men and Addiction

Men and Addiction Not surprisingly, men and women are very different when it comes to addiction and treatment for addiction.  Research is often geared at gender differences when it comes to drug abuse and addiction. Some recent statistics from the Substance Abuse and...

Gambling: Fun or Addiction?

Gambling: Fun or Addiction? Gambling is a fun way to blow off  steam or even get lucky and make a few bucks..right?  For most people, this is true.  However, some people struggle to stop gambling and the games go from fun to addicting.  Gambling addiction (sometimes...

Addiction is a Disease

Sometimes people get frustrated and wonder why their loved ones can’t just stop using drugs? Why is addiction so powerful? Why would people not stop using substances that are hurting them physically and ruining so many aspects of their lives? It can be really...