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Abuse and Addiction

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Seniors and Gambling

For many it is simply a day of fun and good food at the cheap buffets. But for others it is a day of temptation which leads to loss and depression. The same appears to be true for compulsive bettors when it comes to an afternoon at the racetrack, a weekend in Atlantic City or a poker parlor in Los Angeles.

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Battling Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol abuse.

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Acknowledging Elderly Abuse

The media report on domestic abuse, child abuse, drug abuse and animal abuse. Sadly, the abuse of the elderly is growing problem that few people talk about or even acknowledge.

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Understanding Emotional Abuse

By reading this article series, we hope you will learn to listen to your friends', neighbors', relatives'--or maybe even your own--waspish, hurtful words.

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Conquering Cutting and Other Forms of Self-Injury

When my college roommate began cutting herself, I was afraid, concerned and didn't understand why she hurt herself. Because of our friendship, I sought to understand who, what, why and how about the practice of self-injury.

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Eating Disorders

Although the following influences do not constitute a comprehensive list of contributing factors, they are often present in eating disorders.

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Sexual Abuse

Here are some common patterns and characteristics among abuse victims.

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More Abuse and Addiction Resources

Author Leslie Vernick is a licensed clinical social worker. In The Emotionally Destructive Relationship she addresses the devastating…

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