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Religious Fanaticism and Poly-behavioral Addiction
Surveys show that religion and spirituality play a central role in the lives of most of the population in human experience. Gallup (2004) found that 59% of adults nationwide say religion is a very important part of their lives. An additional 26% of Americans say religion is fairly important to them. Just 15% of respondents say religion is not very important. About two-thirds of Americans, 64%, belong to a church or synagogue. The religious and spiritual dimensions of culture were found to be among the most important factors that structure human experience, beliefs, values, behavior, and illnes...

Pathological Gambling and Poly-Behavioral Addiction
What Happens in Vegas (losing) – Stays in Vegas (your money)Recently, I visited Atlantic City for a family reunion and while driving on the Atlantic City Express Way I noticed a flashing – neon road sign that read, “You drive – you speed – you lose.” After spending a week there, I told my relatives that the sign should read, “You drive - to Atlantic City – You lose,” as speeding is optional. Whether it is in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, or even at home on your own computer – with some online gambling website, what eventually happens is that approximately 20 million Americans develop gambling pr...

Pathological Eating Disorders and Poly-Behavioral Addiction
When considering that pathological eating disorders and their related diseases now afflict more people globally than malnutrition, some experts in the medical field are presently purporting that the world’s number one health problem is no longer heart disease or cancer, but obesity. According to the World Health Organization (June, 2005), “obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally, with more than 1 billion adults overweight - at least 300 million of them clinically obese - and is a major contributor to the global burden of chronic disease and disability. Often coexisting in developing ...

Screening for Poly-Behavioral Addiction
With the end of the Cold War, the threat of a world nuclear war has diminished considerably. It may be hard to imagine that in the end, comedians may be exploiting the humor in the fact that it wasn’t nuclear warheads, but “French fries” that annihilated the human race, when considering that food addictions and their related diseases now afflict more people globally than malnutrition. The behavioral addiction disorders (e.g., food addictions, pathological gambling, and other obsessively-compulsive behavioral-patterns to religion, and/ or sex / pornography, etc.) are just as damaging, psycholog...

What Causes Poly-Behavioral Addiction?
The reasons for initially trying different socially acceptable legal drugs (e.g. alcohol, cigarettes, etc.), and/ or illegal drugs, or for that matter any addictive behavior involvement (e.g. gambling, binge-eating, etc.) are multi-factored (e.g. peer-pressure, boredom, etc.). In the twentieth century approximately 65% (Helzer et al., 1990) of healthy American individuals (born in a family--free from a history of substance abuse for example, and raised in a positive environment with positive values and conditioning) experiment with underage drinking and possibly smoking cigarettes at least onc...

Asia-Pacific Behavioral Rehabilitation Market Report 2017
The Asia-Pacific Behavioral Rehabilitation Market Report 2017 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Behavioral Rehabilitation industry.Firstly, the report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Behavioral Rehabilitation market analysis is provided for the international market including development history, competitive landscape analysis, and major regions’ development status.Secondly, development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost ...

How Is Gambling Addiction Different From Other Addiction?
Addiction itself has a negative connotation, irrespective of what type it is. It refers to something that a person cannot stop doing. The different types of addiction are - Substance Addiction, Impulse/Emotional Addiction and Behavioural Addiction.Gambling addiction falls under impulsive or emotional addiction. An individual suffering from this type of addiction becomes dependant on the game. The worst part about this addiction is that the victim usually overlaps into it. Let’s know more about gambling addiction.The gambling addiction is triggered at emotional level, whereas other ad...

Global Specialist Behavioral Health Services Market Players Enters New Market.
The report offers a detailed insight into the upstream raw material analysis and downstream demand analysis along with crucial elements of Global Specialist Behavioral Health Services Market report for furthermore highlights key proposals for new project development along with offering an assessment of investment feasibility analysis. This study is a useful guide to all investors to identify the lucrative market avenues across different segments and geographical regions. The market entry conditions along with emerging avenues will help the new entrants to gauge the pulse of the market. Further...

What Every Professional Needs To Know About Alcoholism And Drug Addiction
Alcoholism & Drug Addiction are common realities in today’s society. Some estimates have shown that over twenty percent of the United States population battles with a substance abuse problem. Not only health caregivers and social workers encounter this population on a regular basis. Indeed, even company managers and professionals most likely encounter some (if not many) of this percentage more often then not. Professionals in their positions of authority may be the only ones with the opportunity to help. It is their opportunity to spot drug dependency and (hopefully) offer the availability for...

10 Things you should know about addiction
Addiction is a complex condition that not only affects the person who has it, but can also affect the people around them. Therefore, it is important that everyone knows about addiction, so they can help themselves and others.Many people have addiction. If you find yourself with an addiction, you are not alone. A report published in 2010 by Defining the Addiction Treatment Gap from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) stated that approximately 23.5 million people in America are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. More people are suffering through addic...

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