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Trading cards: a risky gamble?

June 20, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Some in the addiction and recovery community call prospecting for valuable trading cards a hidden, understudied process addiction.

No need to lose hope in complex gambling cases

March 15, 2016  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A research and clinical expert in problem gambling says patients with multiple co-occurring problems recover at the same rate as other persons with gambling disorders.

A national series of events will highlight gambling's harms

June 30, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The national director of the group Stop Predatory Gambling says it is time for more organized protest against governments' expansion of gaming.

New CASA partnership will prioritize adolescent services, process addictions

June 23, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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A newly announced collaboration with Yale University will broaden the research and public policy agendas at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.

Couple tirelessly pursues help for gamblers

June 17, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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Arnie and Sheila Wexler have seen the face of gambling addiction change considerably over decades of reaching out to its victims.

Gambling shares characteristics of OCD

February 13, 2015  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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New research suggests biological ties between problem gambling and obsessive-compulsive behaviors.

Coping mechanisms as behavioral addictions

January 26, 2015  |  Robert L. Smedley, LICDC-CS, LSW
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A variety of behaviors not directly related to substances produce symptoms comparable to those seen in substance use disorders.

Survey: Gambling opportunities up, but problem gambling stable

November 6, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The proliferation of gambling options has not resulted in a similar increase in problem gambling behavior, published research suggests.

Elements acquires Miss. program with multiple levels of care

September 12, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The latest acquisition of Elements Behavioral Health is a Mississippi treatment facility founded 35 years ago by a group of recovering physicians.

Gamblers' spouses take a loss

June 9, 2014  |  Damon Dye, EdD, LMHC, NCGC II, BACC
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Problem gamblers' recovery will be compromised if too little attention is paid to a spouse's traumatic reactions to what has been happening in the relationship.

Group therapy association releases manual on process addictions

June 3, 2014  |  Gary A. Enos, Editor
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The American Group Psychotherapy Association's new manual is designed to assist individuals and organizations in establishing group treatment modalities to address process addictions.

Striving for a ‘healthy digital diet’

March 28, 2014  |  Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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When an individual leaves treatment for Internet addiction, the goal isn't abstinence, but rather, moderation.

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