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March 2013

March 12, 2013: Addiction to crime: Huffington Post
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The recent Addiction Today article on addiction to crime has been picked up by the Huffington Post and its millions of readers - read today. (Addiction Today ed: Deirdre Boyd)

March 4, 2013: MINDFULNESS AND ADDICTION: SENDING OUT AN S.O.S
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Research exploring the effectiveness of mindfulness as a treatment for addictive gambling shows very promising demonstrable outcomes, as do clinical case studies, report Edo Shonin, William Van Gordon and Mark D Griffiths of the International Gaming Research Unit at Nottingham...

March 4, 2013: MARCH EVENTS: SPOILED FOR CHOICE
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Addiction Today has been invited to a perhaps-unprecedentedly high number of events in March, as departments spend the remainder of their budgets before the new financial year. We can’t go to them all! We bring you details so that you...

March 4, 2013: IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE ADDICTED TO COMMITTING CRIME?
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Detective-turned-addiction counsellor (and the model for Helen Mirren’s detective chief inspector character in Prime Suspect) Jacqueline Malton studied the phenomenon while at London South Bank University, and lists 11 possible addictive elements in criminal offending. Print-friendly version: Download Addictiontoday141-Addicted to...

March 4, 2013: DRUG TESTING: LATEST TRENDS
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Drug testing has returned to the news recently – but how up to date are you? What drugs are most commonly found in the workplace? What are the three major technological developments in drug testing? What is the law about...

March 3, 2013: ARE YOU FACED WITH A SERIAL BULLY?
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People in recovery finally learn how to deal reasonably with others... but they risk relapse when faced with a type of person who is cunning, baffling and powerful. Deirdre Boyd offers solutions to help you and your clients. “Those who...