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Addiction is often associated with alcohol and drugs. However, similar patterns of addictive behavior exist in other areas of life such as: gambling, tobacco, and food.


Cleveland Clinic-Eating Disorders
General diagnostic criteria for some more commonly known eating disorders via the Cleveland Clinic Website.

National Eating Disorders Association-www.nationaleatingdisorders.org 
NEDA is dedicated to expanding public understanding and prevention of eating disorders and promoting access to quality treatment for those affected along with support for their families through education, advocacy and research.

Overeaters Anonymous-www.oa.org
A self help support group based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.


The tobacco section of the Center for Disease control website provides a wide variety of up to date fact sheets, research, and resources relating to cigarette and smokeless tobacco prevention and cessation. 

The Kentucky Quit Line (1-800-Quit Now)  is a free telephone service that offers services to help Kentuckians quit smoking and using tobacco.  These services include:

  • Support and advice from an experienced quit specialist,
  • A personalized quit program with self-help materials,
  • The latest information about medications that can help you quit.

1-800-QUIT NOW
If you smoke or chew tobacco and you've decided to quit, 1-800-QUIT-NOW is a free service that can help. When you call, a trained quit coach in your state will work with you to help you quit and avoid the things that tempt you back into the habit.

This one page fact sheet provides up to date information on the effects of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco on oral health

A one page fact sheet with information on the effects of smoking and second hand smoke on children’s health.  A web link at the bottom of the page provides fact sheets  on national and state tobacco mortality rates, smokeless tobacco, effective tobacco prevention programs and a variety of other tobacco–related products.  Select fact sheets in French and Spanish are also available. 

Nicotine Is a Drug: Protect Your Health by Quitting


www.sca-recovery.org Sexual Compulsives Anonymous
A self help support group based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

www.sca-recovery.org/20questions.htm  20 questions to self-diagnose sexual compulsivity as found via the 12 step self help group Sexual Compulsives Anonymous

www.sexualrecovery.com  Sexual Recovery Institute-Learn more about the definition of sex addiction or how it can be treated.

  Find the right program to fight your sexual addiction.


The National Council on Problem Gambling website provides information for the general public and those in the treatment and counseling field.  The navigation bars on the left side of the page feature FAQ’s, criteria for gambling addiction and residential and inpatient treatment facility information.   

This website, developed by the United States National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, provides a broad range of resources for the general public and professionals, including FAQ’s on problem gambling, treatment locators, signs and symptoms of problem gambling and  research articles. 

Provides in-state contacts for Kentuckians who want  more information on gambling addiction prevention and treatment.  Links to national treatment centers and gambling addiction counselors are also provided.

For nationwide, 24-hour access to confidential information and referral services, call The National Problem Gambling Helpline Network toll-free at 1 (800) 522-4700.

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