When gambling might be a problem

Follow me on Twitter @Howard_Shaffer Just as we’ve finished welcoming the new year, sports fans are getting ready to celebrate the Super Bowl. This event marks the single most active gambling-related activity in the world. For most gamblers, betting on the outcome of a sporting event, lottery drawing, casino table game, or any event with an outcome determined by chance represents an entertaining recreational activity. However, for some, gambling can become an addiction. Excessive gambling recognized as an addiction Gambling disorder is now a part of the American Psychiatric Association’s latest version of its diagnostic manual (DSM-5). Gambling is the first “behavioral” addiction included in the substance-related and addictive disorders section of the manual. For the first time, the APA recognizes that substance-related addiction and difficult-to-control behavioral addiction are similar enough to be grouped as comparable expressions of addiction. Now, clinicians, scientists, policy makers, gambling purveyors, and the public alike recognize that addiction can emerge from patterns of excessive behavior that derive from either using a substance, such as tobacco or alcohol, or engaging in activities like gambling, video game playing, or sex. This might come as a surprise, but it’s true. You can become addicted to gambling just like you can become addicted to alcohol or other drugs. History and causes of gambling problems Historically, opinions about ...
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ConclusionThe findings indicate diversity in patient views on EHR sensitivity and data sharing preferences and the need for more granular and patient-centered electronic consent mechanisms to accommodate patient needs. More research is needed to validate the generalizability of the proposed methodology.Graphical abstract
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Whenever I give a talk about health care, I ask the audience, “What is the worst addiction problem we have in the United States?” The answers are typically the same, and all are good guesses — alcohol, tobacco, opiates, and sugar are most frequently cited. I agree these are all terrible addictions that need to […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
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Conclusion: Relapse rate was 55.4% among the study participants which is comparable to the findings of the other long-term studies. Increased craving, low-self-efficacy, and poor social support were associated with relapse hence need to be addressed in follow-up counseling sessions.
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Addiction is a chronic, progressive condition that requires treatment to overcome. However, a large percentage of people who need treatment do not seek it. There are several reasons for this, but there seems to be even more of a reluctance to get help around the holidays. If you or someone you love is experiencing addiction and are finding roadblocks keep popping up, keep reading for the extra barriers to recovery during the holidays and how to overcome them. Traditions and Festivities One of the major barriers to recovery during the holidays is that people simply do not want to miss out on all the holiday traditions and ...
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WellNow Urgent Care has opened a new site in West Seneca, it's 13th in Western New York.
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Publication date: Available online 7 November 2019Source: Pharmacology &TherapeuticsAuthor(s): Hayley H.A. Thorpe, Shahnaza Hamidullah, Bryan W. Jenkins, Jibran Y. KhokharAbstractAdolescence is the transitional period between childhood and adulthood, during which extensive brain development occurs. Since this period also overlaps with the initiation of drug use, it is important to consider how substance use during this time might produce long-term neurobiological alterations, especially against the backdrop of developmental changes in neurotransmission. Alcohol, cannabis, nicotine, and opioids all produce marked change...
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Conclusions: The present study suggests that the ASI-SR is a reliable alternative to the ASI interview for assessing current patient functioning and evaluation of problems related to alcohol and drug use. PMID: 31696752 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nord J Psychiatry Source Type: research
Deaths of those in treatment also rose, mainly among those with opiate or alcohol dependencies Related items fromOnMedica Pledge to cut 1000 alcohol deaths NI drug deaths in males double in a decade Health-focused line on drugs misuse would save lives and money Tax alcohol and gambling sectors to fund addiction services, urges think tank We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’
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Major Exemption in Proposed Flavor Ban Leaves Most Kid-Friendly Flavors on the MarketThe most basic premise of the proposal to ban flavored e-cigarettes is that it will protect youth by preventing them from vaping flavored e-liquids. The flavors are the problem, so if we ban the flavors, we'll take care of the problem.Or so the thinking goes.The Rest of the StoryThe problem is that politicians are deceiving themselves if they think that a ban on flavored e-cigarettes is going to prevent youth from accessing flavored e-liquids. The truth is that all of the following flavors are exempt from the ban and will remain on the mar...
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Conditions:   Alcohol Use Disorder;   Substance Use Disorders Interventions:   Other: Measurement;   Other: Feedback Sponsors:   University of Washington;   National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Recruiting
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