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« on: 05/11/2009 10:57:09 »
Hooked on the Naked Scientists? This week we're looking into the science of addiction, finding out how smoking alters the teenage brain, why a mixture of brain chemistry and psychological habits make drugs hard to kick, and how addiction re-wires the brain in a similar way to school.  Also, how a good night's sleep could stave off diabetes, why traffic pollutes your IQ and why your next prescription could be a placebo!  Plus we bring you the first in our series of Rising Stars, young researchers reporting from the coalface of science, and in Kitchen Science we show you how to levitate a squid!
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« Reply #1 on: 05/11/2009 10:57:10 »
Are all addictions bad ?....some addictions may be called good habits !!

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« Reply #2 on: 08/01/2008 12:38:05 »
What about sexual addiction? Is there really such a thing as a sex addict?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 10/01/2008 18:43:49 »
I think an addiction indicates you are no longer in control, the thing you are addicted to has control over you.  I'm sure you can quit this forum at any time... ;D
 

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« Reply #4 on: 10/01/2008 19:19:54 »
I think an addiction indicates you are no longer in control, the thing you are addicted to has control over you.  I'm sure you can quit this forum at any time... ;D

Absolutely right !!

Great Post Stby !!(welcome).....yes... habits can be controlled.......An addiction reverses that and controls the person..........but can (with immense willpower and help) be eventually overcome..
 

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« Reply #5 on: 10/01/2008 19:20:51 »
What about sexual addiction? Is there really such a thing as a sex addict?

Yep...I saw a program about it !!....can't remember the actual condition name...it was NOT Nymphomania....but it does exist Karen.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 10/01/2008 19:21:51 »
What about sexual addiction? Is there really such a thing as a sex addict?

Yep...I saw a program about it !!....can't remember the actual condition name...it was NOT Nymphomania....but it does exist Karen.

Just found this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_addiction
 

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« Reply #7 on: 10/01/2008 19:28:51 »
What about sexual addiction? Is there really such a thing as a sex addict?

Yep...I saw a program about it !!....can't remember the actual condition name...it was NOT Nymphomania....but it does exist Karen.

Thanks Neily. I will have to check it out..
 

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« Reply #8 on: 10/01/2008 19:30:47 »
Thanks Neily.. I am going to copy it and give it to someone I know!
 

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