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Shopping Addiction & Compulsive Buying: A Growing Concern In America

October 10, 2013|Health and Wellness, Mental Health, The Control Center | 3 Min Read

“When I shop, the world gets better, and the world is better, but then it’s not, and I need to do it again.” Have you seen the movie, Confessions of […]

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Amanda Bynes Comes Clean On Eating Disorder

July 10, 2013|Behavioral Addiction, Health and Wellness, The Control Center | 4 Min Read

Amanda Bynes comes clean: she has an eating disorder. How does she announce it? As only a young Hollywood lady can, by posting pictures of herself on Twitter with majorly […]

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Do Smart Pills Really Exist?

June 14, 2013|Drug Addiction, Media | 2 Min Read

The Control Center’s very own Dr. Reef appeared on The Today Show to talk about new “smart drugs.” Prompted by a Details Magazine article and Bradley Cooper’s character in the […]

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Lindsey Vonn Makes Light Of Tiger Woods’ Sex Addiction

May 1, 2013|Sex Addiction, The Control Center | 4 Min Read

What makes a relationship really official? Facebook! Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn each put a message up on Facebook confirming the rumors of their relationship. Not that it was a […]

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Author Kate Miller Opens Up About Adderall Addiction

April 29, 2013|Drug Addiction | 4 Min Read

If you went to college, chances are you knew someone who was using Adderall to study; it may have been you. The drug is a stimulant, meaning it makes your […]

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Video Games As Addictive As Drugs Study Say

April 18, 2013|Behavioral Addiction | 4 Min Read

Video game usage affects the same part of the brain as drugs and alcohol, so it’s no wonder that so many people become addicted to playing video games for hours […]

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Prescription Drugs And The NFL

April 10, 2013|Drug Addiction, The Control Center | 4 Min Read

The NFL (the National Football League) has not been identified in the same way as baseball and steroids, but new reports are surfacing that prescription drug abuse is a major […]

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Chinese Man Has Spent Past Six Years At On-Line Cafe

April 10, 2013|Behavioral Addiction, The Control Center | 4 Min Read

Imagine sitting in the same chair, doing the same activity for 2,190 days in a row. One Chinese man has spent the past 6 years at an online cafe, only […]

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India Bans Codeine Cough Syrup To Help Fight Sizzurp Addiction

April 8, 2013|Drug Addiction | 4 Min Read

Lil Wayne was reportedly abusing “sizzurp” and it’s making its way through Hollywood fast. What is “sizzurp” and how bad is it? It’s bad enough that the entire nation of […]

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Are You A Relationship Addict?

March 10, 2013|Behavioral Addiction, Mental Health, The Control Center | 4 Min Read

Heroin, cocaine, alcohol, and relationships. Do you feel like one of these is not like the other? You may be surprised to find out that all four of these “substances,” […]

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Sex, Food & Gambling Addicts – Who’s Responsible?

February 10, 2013|Behavioral Addiction | 4 Min Read

This is a question that came up at a recent speaking engagement. And it’s an interesting question. With the proliferation of online gambling and impulsive behavioral addictions, questions like these […]

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