News tagged with addictive behavior

ASAM releases new definition of addiction

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has released a new definition of addiction highlighting that addiction is a chronic brain disorder and not simply a behavioral problem involving too much alcohol, drugs, gambling ...

Aug 15, 2011
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Evidence for 'food addiction' in humans

Research to be presented at the upcoming annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB), the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, suggests that people can ...

Jul 12, 2011
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Ways to reduce college drinking and risky sex

In a recent study conducted by scientists at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions involving 154 heavy-drinking college students whose sexual behavior put them at risk for HIV infection and other sexually ...

Oct 21, 2011
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