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Understanding Alcohol Addiction

How and why does addiction to alcohol develop?

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Just Can’t Stop: Behavioural Addiction

When you think addiction, smoking, alcohol or certain drugs probably come to mind. But what happens if you become unhealthily obsessed with an activity or behaviour?

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If At First You Don’t Succeed…

A study following smokers trying to quit suggests that if at first you don’t succeed giving up the cigarettes, it’s well worth continuing to try.

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Personality Under Pressure: Part Two

How do you perform under pressure? In this article we look at four personality traits that can make dealing with stress a whole lot harder.

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Toxic Stress: Substance Abuse

When you're stressed out it can be tempting to have a drink or light up a smoke – or try other methods to chill out or get a quick pick-me-up. Alluring as this may be, alcohol, cigarettes and drugs won’t reduce stress and could make it worse.

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The Dark Side Of Coping With Stress

When it comes to dealing with persistent stress, many people turn to habits that offer short term pleasure and relief, but which can come with a significant long-term cost.

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A Real Headache: Coming Off Caffeine

Convinced that you need your morning cup of coffee to wake you up and put you in a good mood? Research suggests you just might be kidding yourself.

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Pharmacotherapy: Getting Help To Quit

If you have decided to stop smoking, getting some help from your doctor may well boost your chances of success.

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Exercise Can Help You Quit Smoking

Exercise can change the way the brain processes information among smokers, reducing nicotine cravings.

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Relapse Prevention (Part One)

Nine out of ten smokers who have one cigarette after quitting return to regular smoking. This is a daunting statistic and a very good reason not to have a smoke again. Ever.

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Dr Jekyll, Mr Hyde & The Demon Drink (Pt 1)

Reports that alcohol can be good for our health do not make for permission to drink, drink and be merry. Inevitably, there's a dark side to the story...

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Attention Deficit Link To Drugs

Many drug addicts had attention-deficit disorder as children - suggesting that there may be a link between the two conditions.

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Get High On Exercise

Could it be true that exercise provides us with a natural chemical high? Or do the feel-good emotions flow from a smug awareness that we're doing the right thing by our bodies and minds?

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Coffee: The Brewing Storm

Coffee, like faith, polarises people. There are six cups a day addicts and those that avoid it religiously.

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