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  HBO: Addiction
The Addiction Project is produced by HBO in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
The stigma associated with addiction is one of the greatest challenges to recovery.
Through the lenses of several highly accomplished documentary filmmakers, the current state of addiction in America is explored in nine segments, punctuated by the latest thinking on treatment and recovery by leading experts on drug and alcohol addiction.
www.hbo.com /addiction   (305 words)

  
 Addiction definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Addiction: A chronic relapsing condition characterized by compulsive drug-seeking and abuse and by long-lasting chemical changes in the brain.
Addiction is the same irrespective of whether the drug is alcohol, amphetamines, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, or nicotine.
The genetic factors predisposing to addiction are not yet fully understood.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=10177   (202 words)

  
 Dealing With Addiction
For example, just because Sara smoked weed a few times doesn't mean that she has an addiction, but it does mean that she's abusing a drug — and that could lead to an addiction.
Addiction means a person has no control over whether he or she uses a drug or drinks.
A person crosses the line between abuse and addiction when he or she is no longer trying the drug to have fun or get high, but because he or she has come to depend on it.
www.kidshealth.org /teen/drug_alcohol/getting_help/addictions.html   (1349 words)

  
  Food Addiction, Food Allergy and Overweight
The obese person has no idea that his daily food cravings or eating habits are based on a physiological need to stop withdrawal symptoms caused by food allergy addiction.
The phenomenon of simultaneous allergy and addiction to both foods and chemicals is now well accepted by doctors specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies.
These specialists, known as clinical ecologists, believe that many chronic health problems, such as migraine, fatigue, depression, and arthritis are caused by allergies to foods and chemicals and affect approximately one-third of the population living in industrialized countries.
www.springboard4health.com /notebook/health_food_addiction.html   (2054 words)

  
 Addiction - Journal Information
Addiction, a peer-reviewed journal, publishes top quality international research for a large and expanding readership.
Addiction is a journal which explores the horizons.
Addiction participates in a Blackwells scheme to allow authors that wish to allow open access to their papers to pay for the publication cost.
www.blackwellpublishing.com /journal.asp?ref=0965-2140   (372 words)

  
 Addiction and Zen
It shows a sensitive awareness and understanding of the difficulties that people face when they decide to come off drugs and gives a range of strategies for helping this process, ranging from traditional Zen work with the breath and mindfulness and walking meditation, to her own discoveries.
Everybody leaving addiction behind will have periods when the craving is intense, depression and restlessness claim the night hours and you don't believe you can ever make it.
Anger and other emotions resurface after drug addiction has ended, and if now you are angry for the first time in many years, consider yourself to be doing well.
www.viacorp.com /addiction.html   (7009 words)

  
 Nicotine and Addiction: Fact Sheet no. 9 - ASH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
A state, psychic and sometimes also physical, resulting in the interaction between a living organism and a drug, characterised by behavioural and other responses that always include a compulsion to take the drug on a continuous or periodic basis in order to experience its psychic effects, and sometimes to avoid the discomfort of its absences.
The power of addiction is also demonstrated by the fact that some smokers are reluctant to stop smoking even after undergoing surgery for smoking-induced diseases.
Recent research suggests that certain smokers may be predisposed to nicotine addiction through the effects of a gene responsible for metabolising nicotine.
www.ash.org.uk /html/factsheets/html/fact09.html   (1249 words)

  
 Addiction Search - Resource guide for drug and alcohol recovery, research, treatment and rehabilitation.
Alcohol Addiction is a chronic disease characterized by a strong craving for alcohol, a constant or periodic reliance on use of alcohol despite adverse consequences, the inability to limit drinking, physical illness when drinking is stopped, and the need for increasing amounts of alcohol to feel its effects.
Your source for addiction related research, resources and drug and alcohol treatment and rehabilitation information.
Despite its New Age name, Authentic Happiness is based on the "positive psychology" research of Martin Seligman, a noted American psychologist and former president of the American Psychological Association.
www.addictionsearch.com /addictionsearch   (367 words)

  
 Gambling addiction Q&A
Both pathological gamblers and persons addicted to alcohol or drugs are preoccupied with their addiction, experience low self-esteem, use rituals, and seek immediate gratification.
Unlike chemical addiction, pathological gambling is a hidden disease ­; gamblers do not stumble, have needles in their arm, or smell of cards and dice.
The physician is needed to assess these patients for the frequent incidence of cross addiction to drugs and alcohol, for potential drug withdrawal, and for potential suicidal tendencies associated with the depression that most patients experience.
www.addictionrecov.org /qandagam.htm   (1170 words)

  
 Intervention Center - Addiction Diagnoses
Addiction must be understood in relation to an experience.
A Yes to three or more questions indicate abuse or addiction is present and corrective steps need to be taken.
If you answered yes to three or more, you are demonstrating a pattern of behavior which would suggest that you are addicted to your computer and/or the activities on it.
www.intervention.com /defns.html   (2264 words)

  
 eMedicine - Nicotine Addiction : Article by Sat Sharma, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FCCP, DABSM
Tobacco addiction, the second-leading cause of death in the world, is a culprit for approximately 5 million deaths each year or 1 in 10 adult deaths.
Unfortunately, this misinformation led to the false belief that nicotine use is a habit and not an addiction.
Nicotine addiction results from positive reinforcement (with the administration of nicotine) and withdrawal symptoms that start within a few hours of the last cigarette.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic1642.htm   (6545 words)

  
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 Internet Addiction
Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) is characterized by seven basic diagnostic criteria, among them increasing tolerance of long online hours, withdrawal, and unsuccessful efforts to control Internet use.
Some mental health professionals recognize Internet addiction as a disorder, and are treating it as “a dependency that can be as destructive as alcoholism and drug addiction.” The article lists fifteen signs of Internet/computer addiction, as developed by Internet/Computer Addiction Services in Redmond, Washington.
Internet Addiction Disorder can be diagnosed by the answers you provide to a series of questions about your use of the Internet.
library.albany.edu /briggs/addiction.html   (598 words)

  
 Psych Central - Internet Addiction and Online Addiction
What "Internet addiction disorder" (IAD) is still difficult to define at this time.
If some clinicians and researchers are now going to start defining addiction as social interactions, then every real-world social relationship I have is an addictive one.
That is, for most people with "Internet addiction," they are likely newcomers to the Internet.
www.psychcentral.com /netaddiction   (2651 words)

  
 Realization Center Food Addiction Program
Food addiction is a disease characterized by obsession with weight and body image.
Food addiction is similar to drug and alcohol addiction.
Other obsessive-compulsive behaviors and addictions are also identified and addressed using a variety of therapeutic techniques.
www.realizationcenter.net /fdaddct.htm   (1130 words)

  
 NIDA - Research Report Series - Heroin Abuse and Addiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Fortunately, the availability of treatments to manage opiate addiction and the promise from research of new and effective behavioral and pharmacological therapies provides hope for individuals who suffer from addiction and for those around them.
For example, buprenorphine, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002, provides a less addictive alternative to methadone maintenance, reduces cravings with only mild withdrawal symptoms, and can be prescribed in the privacy of a doctor's office.
We hope this compilation of scientific information on heroin will help to inform readers about the harmful effects of heroin abuse and addiction as well as assist in prevention and treatment efforts.
www.nida.nih.gov /ResearchReports/Heroin/Heroin.html   (534 words)

  
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