Behavioral Addictions Tag

Gambling Problems Can Derail Substance Abuse Treatment

25 Mar Gambling Problems Can Derail Substance Abuse Treatment

As a rule, people affected by substance use disorder (substance abuse and/or substance addiction) need help from trained professionals in order to suspend their drug or alcohol intake and maintain long-term recovery. However, individuals in substance treatment may still engage in behaviors that endanger their well-being in significant ways. In a study published in 2014 in the Journal of Addictive Diseases, a team of American researchers used a screening tool called the South Oaks Gambling Screen to estimate how many people receiving residential treatment for substance abuse/addiction have gambling problems that could qualify them for diagnosis of a form of behavioral addiction called gambling disorder.
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Problem Gambling Common Among Homeless

10 Nov Problem Gambling Common Among Homeless

The link between substance abuse, mental health troubles and homelessness is well-known and established. But much less talked about or understood is the strong connection between problem gambling and homelessness. In 2014, there were two fact-finding projects aimed at probing the relationship between pathological gambling and homelessness, and the information each uncovered was eye-opening. 
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07 Sep What Are Process Addictions? Are They Real Addictions?

Process addictions are addictions to an activity or process, such as gambling, eating, spending, sex, and work. As to whether they are real addictions, the prevailing view is that they are. At least, they share commonalities with substance abuse addiction. Let’s look at each of these process addictions briefly.
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