Addiction

DNA Testing for Addiction

DNA Test for Addiction

Epigenetics is an area of science that considers how the environment shapes our DNA, or more precisely how our DNA expresses itself. The concept is relatively simple, that although our DNA is unchanging, it can have different expressions depending on our environment. In some situations,...

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opioid addiction in the MLB

Opioid Addiction in MLB

In the wake of Tyler Skaggs’ death, Major League Baseball has become more compassionate toward its players. Once a league ready to punish offenders of drug abuse policies, the league aims to help those in need of help. Marijuana for example has been removed from...

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addiction in the nfl

Addiction in the NFL

It is difficult to know just how many NFL players use or are addicted to painkillers. Many players that pop pills do so to keep their jobs in the league and players that have justified taking painkillers during their careers find it to be a...

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Addiction in Sport

Addiction in Sport

Following Kuznetsov’s ban by the IIHF, the NHL released a statement stating, “cocaine is not considered a performance enhancing drug and is therefore not a Prohibited Substance under the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program”. The statement released by the NHL shows that cocaine isn’t seen...

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Understanding The Science of Addiction

Understanding The Science of Addiction

Science has still to understand the exact causes of addiction, especially why some people become addicts while other people are unaffected by the same stimuli. The difficulty is not just the limits of the science being used, there are also external factors that appear to...

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addicted to money

Addicted to Money

If you are addicted to money, you constantly think about money and the results of not having it. Your behavior will revolve around making money and hoarding it. You may also constantly think about how to acquire more money. A person addicted to money often...

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Sugar Addiction

Sugar Addiction

Sugar offers a short-term high, much like a drug, and provides a brief boost of energy. Dopamine is released when sugar is consumed causing individuals to find enjoyment eating foods containing the substance. While the high produced by sugar is short-term, the physical effects to...

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process addiction

Process Addiction

A process addiction is, in short, an addiction to a process rather than a substance. While not all process addictions are recognized by the medical profession, they all share similar traits with each other and, indeed, with substance addictions. Essentially, an action or behavior creates...

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shopping addiction

Shopping Addiction

Shopping addiction is frequently used in jest, directed at a friend or loved one who has perhaps spent too much or seems to always buy the latest fashion or gadget. However, as the science and understanding of addiction advances, it’s increasingly recognized behaviors like shopping...

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lying addiction

Lying Addiction

Sometimes known as mythomania, pseudologia fantastica and even lying addiction, pathological lying is a behavior in which the individual will lie compulsively or habitually. So, although most people might think they would know what pathological lying is, a doctor might, instead, look for other reasons...

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