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October 17, 2017
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17
Oct

Binge Eating Disorder and Marijuana

  Binge Eating Disorder and Marijuana   Many individuals overeat on occasion; Thanksgiving dinners or special occasions may have us eat more than we want.  If you overeat on occasion, this does not mean you have binge eating disorder.  When individuals with binge eating disorder overeat, they do so because of negative feelings of stress...
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17
Oct

How Should the Term Addiction Be Used?

  How Should the Term Addiction Be Used? How should the term addiction be used?  This is a great question and one that receives moderate support in the research literature.  Many of us might use the term “addiction” to refer to how much we work (“I am addicted to work”) or how much we engage...
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17
Oct

How Does Heroin Affect the Brain?

How Does Heroin Affect the Brain?   Heroin is made from the resin found in poppy plants.  A sap-like opium is removed from the pod of a poppy plant, which is refined to make morphine and following further refinement, heroin is made.  Heroin is highly addictive and most individuals who use heroin, inject the substance...
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17
Oct

Impulsivity

Impulsivity   Impulsivity is characterized by behavior that is given little thought of future consequences.  The term also implies that a person may act without thought to longer-term goals, which may lead a person to take risk in the short term.  A person can be impulsive and actually experience a positive outcome, whereby explaining why...
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