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Addiction

Historically, addiction has been defined with regard solely to psychoactive substances (for example alcohol, tobacco and other drugs) which cross the blood-brain barrier once ingested, temporarily altering the chemical milieu of the brain.

Many people, both psychology professionals and laymen, now feel that there should be accommodation made to include psychological dependency on such things as gambling, food, sex, pornography, computers, video games, internet, work, exercise, idolising, watching TV or certain types of non-pornographic videos, spiritual obsession, cutting and shopping so these behaviors count as 'addictions' as well and cause guilt, shame, fear, hopelessness, failure, rejection, anxiety, or humiliation symptoms associated with, among other medical conditions, depression and epilepsy Read More

Articles About Addiction

Legendary Singer Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse To Return Back To Her Locality Soon

By IBTimes AU

Camden residents will soon find a life size statue of legendary singer Amy Winehouse in their locality. (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: GRAMMY AWARD, LONDON, AMY WINEHOUSE

Alcohol
ABC News Reporter Elizabeth Vargas Befallen with Alcoholism Again, Returns to Rehab

By IBTimes AU

ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas has checked herself to rehab for alcoholism treatment, a report on NOLA.com said Sunday. (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: ALCOHOLISM

Tiger Woods tees off from the 4th hole during the final round of the WGC - Cadillac Championship golf tournament at TPC Blue Monster at Trump National Doral in this file photo taken in Miami, Florida March 9, 2014. Woods has ruled himself out of next mont
Pornography: A 'Chemical Addiction' That Celebrities Admitted Being Addicted To

By IBTimes AU

Intensive research and clinical trials show that pornography is a 'chemical addiction' that produces a response similar to street drugs. (Aug 21)

MORE TOPICS: KIM KARDASHIAN, TIGER WOODS

Powdered heroin is pictured in this undated handout photo courtesy of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.
US Gov’t Initiates a System to Monitor Emerging Drug Trends

By IBTimes AU

The US National Institute of Health said it is developing a new system to monitor emerging drug trends that will help health experts respond quickly to potential outbreaks of illicit drugs such as heroin and to identify increased use of designer synthetic compounds. (Aug 21)

Actress Cameron Diaz Poses for Photographers as She Arrives for the UK Gala Screening of 'The Other Woman' in London
Online Porn Easy To Access: Research; Cameron Diaz Is A 'Porn Addict'

By IBTimes AU

A new survey by Opinium shows that since there is easy access to online pornography, adolescents are getting wrecked. (Aug 20)

A bottle of Chivas Regal sits on a table in front of Darren Hosie, regional manager of Chivas Brothers, as he is interviewed by Reuters in Shanghai in this December 8, 2010 file photo.
John Saunders, the Man Accused of Drinking $102,000 Worth Whiskey Dies

By IBTimes AU

John Saunders, a live-in caretaker who was charged for drinking away $102,000 worth Whiskey, died on July 21 rending the case. (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: COURT

Flappy Bird's Unputdownable Successor 'Swing Copters' In The Offing; Release Date Confirmed For Aug 21 [Watch Video]

By IBTimes AU

Flappy Bird is going to be replaced by a much tougher and unputdownable Swing Copters gaming app. (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: IPAD, HTC

A man smokes marijuana during a gathering to welcome back marijuana advocate Marc Emery in Windsor, Ontario
BioCorRx COO Says Addiction Treatment Sector is Steadily Growing, Recession-Proof

By IBTimes AU

Investors in the healthcare sector who want to diversify their portfolio can look into investing in a new entrant with a promising lead product like BioCorRx, Inc. (BICX). (Aug 19)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, MANAGEMENT, INVESTMENT

File photo of actor Robin Williams arriving for the European premiere of "Happy Feet " at the Empire cinema in London
Robin Williams Funny and Helpful During Rehab Stint, But Obviously In Pain

By IBTimes AU

Robin Williams helped mates while in rehab, even though he was fighting own demons. (Aug 19)

Plastic surgeon Denis Boucq poses at his office in a clinic in Nice December 16, 2011, holding a defective silicone gel breast implant, which was removed from a patient and manufactured by French company PIP.
Women Arrested for Smuggling £1.5 Million Worth of Cocaine in Breast Implants

By IBTimes AU

A 43 year old woman was arrested at Madrid airport after 1.7 kg Cocaine was found inside her fake breasts. (Aug 18)