Behavioural Addictions

Behavioural addictions have the same symptoms as drug addiction and alcholism. Process addictions alter mood by creating a euphoric feeling or a “high”. This feeling is caused by the serotonin or adrenalin released in the brain when a...

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Is Marijuana Addictive?

Can recreational pot smokers become addicted? A realistic concern for recreational users of marijuana is whether or not they will become addicted. There are no easy answers to this question. In my opinion, the most unbiased book on this and other...

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Chronic pain sufferers risk addiction

Health groups are calling for greater oversight for prescription painkillers amid concern sufferers are at serious risk of addiction. An increasing number of chronic pain sufferers are being prescribed pharmaceutical opioids, which can be highly...

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Improving rural mental health support

Updated Mon 14 Jul 2014, 11:40am AEST ABC Rural  By Virginia Tapp A health professor in north west Queensland, says mental health support for drought affected communities needs to come in the form of community events, rather than workshops...

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