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Is gambling an addiction?

Is gambling an addiction?

January 20th, 2011

Do all people who gamble get addicted to the thrill of winning? Is gambling an addiction. No. But to be sure you're not addicted, we review the qualities of gambling addiction and pathological gambling here.

12 Can you be addicted to slot machines?

Can you be addicted to slot machines?

January 19th, 2011

Slot machine addiction is a real gambling addiction characterized by a pathological impulse control disorder. But it might be difficult to explain slot machine addiction to others, especially if you are a woman. Author Marilyn Lancelot describes being addicted to slot machines at a GA meeting in early recovery in her book, Gripped by Gambling, here.

4 Should being drunk in public from alcohol intoxication be a crime?

Should being drunk in public from alcohol intoxication be a crime?

January 17th, 2011

Laws that try to control consumption of alcohol by punishing the effects of alcohol differ by country and jurisdiction within the same country. But should being drunk in public necessarily be a crime? We discuss here.

Should Google publish info about illegal drugs?

Should Google publish info about illegal drugs?

January 16th, 2011

Google is largely viewed as the world's most objective source of information. But should Google and other search engines index and publish display results about how to make and use illicit drugs? And what effect would censorship of this kind of drug information have on our society? Our opinion and your thoughts welcomed here.

4 Narcotics detection: will honey bees put dogs out of work?

Narcotics detection: will honey bees put dogs out of work?

January 15th, 2011

Bees can be trained using sugar water to stick out their tongues (proboscis) when they smell narcotics. In fact, the process is easy, inexpensive and accurate. So can bees replace canines for narcotics detection? Facts and figures about using honey bees to detect narcotics here.

Crack cocaine street names

Crack cocaine street names

January 14th, 2011

An ongoing series for parents, family or friends of addicts looking to see-through addiction. From the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a thorough list of street names for crack.

28 Help for families of drug addicts – How to help a drug addict

Help for families of drug addicts – How to help a drug addict

January 12th, 2011

Want to effectively help a drug addict in your life? There are two things you NEED to know. Learn how to identify stages of recovery from addiction and then choose what to do next. More on help for families of drug addicts here.

2 Sad addiction love story: The Year of the Dogs BOOK REVIEW

Sad addiction love story: The Year of the Dogs BOOK REVIEW

January 11th, 2011

This accessible memoir tells the sad love story of falling in love with an addict. If you like true, short love stories that can make you cry out loud...The Year of the Dogs is for you.

Help for homeless people – How you can help

Help for homeless people – How you can help

January 9th, 2011

Want to help the homeless? Learn what you can REALLY do to help homeless people from the organizations that work with the homeless.

2 Homeless substance abuse – can street addicts be treated?

Homeless substance abuse – can street addicts be treated?

January 8th, 2011

Learn how a D.C. based addiction treatment program has helped the homeless for more than 25 years. We review the best practices in homeless substance abuse treatment. More on substance abuse and the homeless here.

319 Is drug abuse grounds for a Christian divorce?

Is drug abuse grounds for a Christian divorce?

January 6th, 2011

Is drug abuse grounds for a Christian divorce? There are many scriptural references that support a wide variety of answers to this question. Click here to learn how to consider each scenario separately and - through prayer - best evaluate the divorce question.

22Top 10 signs of gambling addiction

Top 10 signs of gambling addiction

January 18th, 2011

When does gambling become a problem? Learn to identify signs of gambling addiction and what to do if you are facing life as a gambler. Top 10 gambling addiction signs here.

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What does the Bible say about drugs and alcohol?

January 13th, 2011

25 years ago I searched the Bible for direction concerning alcohol and drugs. I was a new believer and determined not to allow some pastor or church person tell me I can or can't drink or have fun anymore. Here's what I found.

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Step 1 and 2

January 10th, 2011

Rabbi Shais Taub guides us through the first two steps of the 12 step program here. Step 2:Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

1Drug and alcohol abuse and the homeless

Drug and alcohol abuse and the homeless

January 7th, 2011

We explore how people end up on the streets...and the relationship between being homeless and drugs and alcohol abuse. Stats on drug & alcohol abuse as causes of homelessness here.

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