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 Addictions  and Information

The following is a list of some addictions we will try to provide information on, and the resources to help conquer the addiction. Many of the terms used here are complex and will need explanation. It is very important that you completely understand this information. We strongly recommend you add this utility to your browser, it adds a dictionary button for instant definitions, just highlight and click, best of all it's absolutely FREE and takes about ten seconds. For those who don't want to or can't do this, a Merriam-Webster dictionary link  has been provided here for you to bookmark.

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General Addictions

This is the recommended starting point.

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Addiction is a psychological and often physiological process where we become dependant on a substance. This is defined by a persistent need to use the substance, and increase dosage to compensate for increased tolerance. Addiction is also characterized by withdrawal symptoms when use of the substance is reduced or discontinued.

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Alcohol Addiction (Alcoholism)

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For our purposes alcohol refers to ethyl alcohol, ethanol, grain alcohol or the intoxicant in beer, wine and liquors chemically known as C2H5OH. We will look at alcoholism and problem drinking in depth. Much of the information contained hear can also be applied to drugs with few exceptions.

 

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Drug addictions

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This category will include all drugs, from illegal street drugs to prescription medication. Much of the information contained hear can also be applied to alcohol with few exceptions.

 

 

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Food addiction (overeating)

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Gambling addiction (compulsive gambling)

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Tobacco addiction (smoking, chewing)

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