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5 Common Substitute Addictions and How to Avoid Them
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5 Common Substitute Addictions and How to Avoid Them

Once you go into treatment for alcoholism or drug addiction, your hope is that you have overcome the compulsion to turn to your substance of choice. In recovery, you learn new coping skills and you surround yourself with people who understand what it’s like to rely on alcohol or drugs to get through the day. You want to believe that your struggles with addiction are behind you.Addiction goes beyond using too much of a single substance, and if your recovery doesn’t address your inner emptiness or desire to run away from problems or negative feelings, you may find yourself turning to a substitute addiction. Here are some of the most common substitute addictions that may signify problems you still need to work on.Food AddictionOne of the most common substitutes that people in recovery end up ...
Pramipexole: Side Effects, Uses, Warnings & Interactions
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Pramipexole: Side Effects, Uses, Warnings & Interactions

Pramipexole is a medication marketed in the U.S. under the brand names Mirapex and Mirapex ER. Doctors use this medication as a treatment for two conditions: Parkinson’s disease and restless legs syndrome (RLS). Before you can safely take Mirapex, you must understand its uses and potential side effects, as well as its capacity for triggering dangerous drug interactions. In addition, you must understand the warnings that doctors commonly issue for users of the medication.Pramipexole belongs to a class of substances called dopamine agonists. This means that the medication increases the levels of a chemical inside your brain called dopamine. You rely on dopamine for several reasons. One of its most important roles is producing the electrochemical responses that make it possible for you to con...
Gambling Addiction Triggers
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Gambling Addiction Triggers

Unfortunately for men and women with gambling addictions, opportunities to indulge in this potentially self-destructive pastime are endless. It wasn’t always this way, but with the arrival of the Internet, gambling websites became plentiful and are now just a click away for recovering compulsive gamblers who might easily plunge headlong into the abyss.If you’ve struggled with a gambling problem, you know that beating a gambling addiction is not easy and can only be accomplished one day at a time. Making the decision over and over not to gamble is the only way to preserve the integrity of your addiction recovery plan, and that can be quite a challenge. Gambling addictions are notoriously hard to subdue and control.Triggers and the Ever-present Risk of RelapseWherever there is addiction, the...
When Gambling Becomes an Addiction: Ludomania
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When Gambling Becomes an Addiction: Ludomania

Gambling addiction, or ludomania, is one of the most well-known process addictions. Individuals with a gambling addiction are unable to control their impulses when making wagers or bets. They may spend an inordinate amount of time at casinos or racetracks, but thanks to the Internet, it is also possible for someone to have a gambling addiction without ever stepping foot on the premises of a betting institution.All addictions are problematic in the sense that they interfere with daily life and healthy functioning. Addictions can drive a wedge into relationships, negatively impact careers and cause financial problems.For a gambling addict, the financial repercussions can be truly devastating. When gambling, it’s possible to lose an entire life’s savings in the blink of an eye, or squander a ...
What Makes Aversion Therapy Effective for Veterans?
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What Makes Aversion Therapy Effective for Veterans?

Around a quarter of soldiers on active duty show signs of a mental health problem, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, traumatic brain injury and even substance abuse. Aversion therapy is based on classical conditioning and is a well-known form of therapy that can help with addictions and other issues faced by veterans.What Is Aversion Therapy?Aversion therapy is based on classical conditioning, which you may know about because of Pavlov’s famous dog experiment. Based on initial observations, Pavlov started to ring a bell whenever a group of dogs ate. After a while, he found he could produce the response associated with food (salivation) by simply ringing the bell. The dogs had begun to associate the bell with food so strongly that they responded the same way to bo...
Problem Gambling, Addiction [Video]
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Problem Gambling, Addiction [Video]

Gambling Addiction and Problem Gambling Are you or a loved one dealing with a gambling problem? Explore the warning signs and symptoms and learn how to stop. What is gambling addiction and problem gambling? Gambling problems can happen to anyone from any walk of life. Your gambling goes from a fun, harmless diversion to an unhealthy obsession with serious consequences. Whether you bet on sports, scratch cards, roulette, poker, or slots—in a casino, at the track, or online—a gambling problem can strain your relationships, interfere with work, and lead to financial disaster. You may even do things you never thought you would, like running up huge debts or even stealing money to gamble. Gambling addiction—also known as pathological gambling, compulsive gambli...
ICFO Niche Marketing – Increasing Internet Crime Awareness [Video]
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ICFO Niche Marketing – Increasing Internet Crime Awareness [Video]

ICFO Niche Marketing The Internet Crime Fighters Org [ICFO], was founded by Dr. Don Yates Sr Ph.D., online since 2004 investigating and reporting Internet Crimes. Author "The Internet Users Handbook, 2009-2013" What is Niche Marketing?  A niche market is the subset of the market on which a specific product is focused. The market niche defines the product features aimed at satisfying specific market needs, as well as the price range, production quality, and the demographics that it is intended to target. It is also a small market segment. Wikipedia Why ICFO Niche Marketing? Niche Marketing expands the reach of Our Cause. The Best of The Web Content for each niche is overlayed and indexed on our Internet Crime Fighters content foundation. ICFO and related, groups, for...
Game Addiction – 9 Signs You’re Addicted [Video]
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Game Addiction – 9 Signs You’re Addicted [Video]

Video Game Addiction – Symptoms, Causes, and Effects Escaping video games addiction: Cam Adair at TEDxBoulder What Is Video Game Addiction? Video game addiction is a real mental health condition affecting millions of people around the world. The World Health Organization recognizes it as “Gaming Disorder” in their International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as “a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour, which may be online or offline, manifested by impaired control over gaming, increasing priority given to gaming to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities and continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences.” Although billions of people play video games, the majority of them do not have ...
Internet Addiction and You [Video]
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Internet Addiction and You [Video]

The Real Danger of Internet Addiction Internet addiction - online without end | DW Documentary Internet Addiction Disorder Signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for those who may be addicted to the Web on their PC or smartphone. by: Christina Gregory, PhD What Is Internet Addiction? Do you play video games on the Internet in excess? Are you compulsively shopping online? Can’t physically stop checking Facebook? Is your excessive computer use interfering with your daily life – relationships, work, school? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be suffering from Internet Addiction Disorder, also commonly referred to as Compulsive Internet Use (CIU), Problematic Internet Use (PIU), or iDisorder. Originally debated as a “real thing,” it was satirically theorized as a ...
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How to Prepare For a Financial Crisis [Video]

Global Financial Meltdown - One Of The Best Financial Crisis Documentary Films Storm ahead? Here’s how to prepare for a financial crisis As the IMF and others warn us that a downturn (crisis) could be coming, we examine how you can protect yourself Patrick Collinson Cloudy outlook … some experts think a crash is around the corner. Photograph: NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images Every 10 years or so a financial crisis hits global markets – and it’s 10 years since the last one. This week the IMF warned that not only are the storm clouds of the next global financial crisis gathering but also that the world financial system is unprepared for another downturn. Will your pension be wrecked? The value of your house plummet? Will your industry be hit by a wave of redund...