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Compulsive Gambling

Addiction Isn't What It Used to Be

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

For the second time in less than a year, The New York Times Magazine has identified a major addictive trend that does not involve drugs. In this case, it is junk food.

Ron Dicker

NFL Plays Ball With Gambling Industry | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business

Despite the NFL's vocal opposition to betting on its games, the league's move to allow teams to accept casino ads has generated a great, big ... ho-hu...

Do We All Have Behavioral Addictions?

Allen Frances | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Allen Frances

The relentless march to medicalize normality out of existence is opening a new and especially ridiculous front. The DSM-5 suggests providing a new section for "behavioral addictions."

Nevada Kills Funds for Problem Gambling

Josh Axelrad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Axelrad

In the world's gambling capital, the casino industry's number-one by-product is regarded as a nasty little joke.

Getting Unhooked from Addictions

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

Millions of Americans are in the grip of addictive substances (alcohol, drugs, nicotine, caffeine, sugar) or addictive activities (gambling, shopping, sex, internet porn).

Allen Iverson Should Accept This Crisis as a Gift

Michael Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Burke

In the next few days and weeks we are going to be titillated with numerous stories of the devastation being suffered by Allen Iverson and his family because of his gambling and drinking.

McCain's Mostly Ignored Gambling Problem

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen C. Rose

Today the Internets are rife with speculation about whether McCain heard the questions Rick Warren asked Obama. Probably not. But McCain is a gambler, an inveterate shooter of craps, and you can't trust a craps player.