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The Effects of Smoking Marijuana Daily

What Happens If You Smoke Weed Every Day? Many marijuana users and legality advocates claim that the drug does not come with a risk of addiction or other harmful effects. The main ingredient in marijuana, which comes from the cannabis plant, is a chemical called THC. THC is known for its calming and pleasant properties,…

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Is Addiction Hereditary?

Everyone knows what addiction is, but it can be hard to tell where this disease comes from. Is it triggered by stress? Is it a deeply-rooted genetic disorder? Or can substance abuse come out of the blue? Keep reading to learn whether or not addiction can be passed along in the family tree. The Basics…

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The Effects of Gambling

What Impact Does Excessive Gambling Have on the Gambler?  Gambling, on one hand, can be a fun and harmless pastime. On the other, it can be a dangerous addiction that takes over lives. Gambling addiction, which has been classified as an impulse-control disorder, comes with its own set of serious side effects.   Types of…