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I am one of those people imprisoned in another way -- by my brain biochemistry: I can’t stop doing certain things. (Note: Such people are addicted to certain substances and/or behaviors. These include addictions to tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, painkillers, caffeine, food, sex, sweets, soft drinks, gambling, shopping, etc.)

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

I have a problem with alcoholism

I have a problem with tobacco 

I engage in drug use ==>a substance dependence  problem 

I have a behavioral addiction

summary Wikipedia article: Addiction 

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 1312

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 162

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More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #33B: Addiction

Substance Use Disorder (from online encyclopedia)
Problem Gambling (from online encyclopedia)
Heroin (from online encyclopedia)
Internet Addiction (from online encyclopedia)
The Lost Weekend –  classic 1945 movie about alcohol addiction (from online encyclopedia)
The Society for the Study of Addiction
Addiction Science Network: Biological Basis of Addiction
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Addiction Today   (organization devoted to "Reclaiming Lives for Life")   
Pharmacy Help Substance Abuse Resource Guide
Recovery Helper (info to aid recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism) 
Addiction and Your Faith Community (from Unitarian Universalist authors, read complete pamphlet)
Rehab Recovery (link to website of acclaimed free addiction service in the UK) 
Treatment Improvement Protocols ("best practice guidelines for the treatment of substance abuse" from SAMHSA)
National Institute on Drug Abuse: Nicotine Addiction Report
National Institute on Drug Abuse: for Teens, The Science Behind Drug Abuse
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: Alcohol Research & Health Publications
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
Addiction and Substance Abuse Popular Programs (links to UCTV programs)
"Illegal Drugs: Life or Meth" (article from The Economist June 17 2017)
Nicotine by Gregor Hens (book review by Dwight Garner Jan 10 2017 The New York Times)
"An addiction crisis along ‘the backbone of America’" by Joel Achenbach  (Dec 30 2016 Washington Post article) 
"We Found Joy: An Addict Struggles To Get Treatment" ( opioid addiction related NPR story May 5 2016)  

Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones (book review by Matt Pearce of this 2015 book; LA Times April, 2015)

"Smoking in Pregnancy--Huffing and Puffing" (article from The Economist April 4 2015)
"Scientists Probe 'Sex Addict' Brains" by James Gallagher (BBC News story July 11, 2014)
"The Addiction Paradox" by Bruce Bower (cover story from Science News March 22 2014)
"Drug Addiction in Iran: The Other Religion" (article in The Economist Aug 17 2013)
The Fix by Damian Thompson (review of book about "epidemic of addiction" in The Economist June 2012)
"Painkiller Sales Soar Around US, Fuel Addiction" (April 4 2012 article from The Seattle Times)
"Nearly 20% of Lung Cancer Patients Keep Smoking" by John Leighty (April 8 2011 news report)
"Can You Get Hooked on Diet Soda?" by Denise Mann (March 2011 story posted on CNN) 
"Yale Study--Some People Suffer from Food Addiction" by Christine Stomes (April 2011 news item)
"Smoking Explains Why Americans Don't Live Longer" by Maggie Fox (Jan 25 2011 news story)
How We Get Addicted, by Michael Lemonick (from July 16, 2007 issue of Time magazine)
This is Your Brain on Food (Scientific American article about the neurological basis of food addictions)
Hooked From the First Cigarette, by Joseph R. DiFranza (May, 2008 Scientific American article)
The Caffeine Habit, by Sanjay Gupta  (September 20, 2007  Time article)
Can't Find My Way Home: America in the Great Stoned Age, by Martin Torgoff  (book review on Drug Policy Alliance website)
The Ultimate Guide to Relapse Prevention (more on this 2016 book from Ocean Recovery Center)
The Biochemistry of Human Addiction
The Biological Mechanisms of Addiction
Mental Health and Addiction (links to articles provided by Jennifer Woodson)
National Council on Problem Gambling
The Good Drugs Guide (website providing a "guide to drugs, addiction, and treatment")
Gambling Addiction (includes self tests to assess problem, from Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery)
Gambler's Anonymous (hope for those addicted to gambling)
Problem Gambling and Addiction 
"The Ultimate Guide to Gambling Addiction" (2016 article by addiction worker Paul Clarke)
"Guide to Video Game Addiction" article
Addiction to Shopping
Prescription Painkiller Addiction
Sexual Addiction Articles
quotes related to addiction

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