Why Are Habits So Hard to Break?

By now, you might have discovered that taming your sweet tooth as a New Year's resolution is harder than you think. New research by Duke University scientists suggests that a habit leaves a lasting mark on specific circuits in the brain, priming ...

Jan 23

Categories: Addictions

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Nomophobia

The term “addiction” is usually associated with alcoholism and drug abuse. Yet people can get addicted to different stimulants that are far beyond illegal substances.

Dec 28

Categories: Addictions

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Why Prison Drug Treatment Fails

Why is prison drug treatment such a failure? A counselor, an expert and two former inmates weigh in.

Dec 14

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction

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When Eating Disorders and Drug Addiction Collide

Most people think of eating disorders and drug addiction as separate and distinct issues, but as many people who suffer with these maladies know firsthand, there is often significant overlap between the two.

Dec 1

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction, Eating Disorders

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New Website A One Stop Shop For LGBTI Health In Australia

A new website aims to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTI Australians by providing targeted information on drugs, alcohol, and mental and sexual health.

Nov 25

Categories: Addictions, LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues

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Online Gambling Psychology: What Drives People to Bet?

While the games have undoubtedly evolved, there is still that immutable question: What drives people to gamble? Especially when the very nature of gambling itself means that you may lose something valuable?

Sep 21

Categories: Addictions, Gambling Addiction

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Does Anticipating Temptation Help You Resist Temptation?

Temptations can capture your motivational system and drive you to do something that is not in your long-term best interests. If you prepare for those temptations, though, you may be better able to resist them.

Sep 19

Categories: Addictions, Control Issues, Drug Addiction, Gambling Addiction, Love ...

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Kick-boxing course helps Hong Kong drug abusers kick the habit

Hooked on drugs since she was 13, Elaine cured her addiction by kicking and punching to upbeat music. The 25-year-old, who declined to reveal her real name, has finally waved goodbye to drugs after six years in and out of rehabilitation centres. A ...

Sep 1

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction

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High Fat Diet can cause Mood Disorders, Addictions, and Overeating

Research shows that independent of weight gain and obesity, high-fat feeding can cause impairments in the functioning of the brain circuitry profoundly implicated in mood disorders, drug addiction, and overeating - several states and pathologies ...

Jul 21

Categories: Addictions, Eating Disorders, Mood Swings / Bipolar

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Hospital-wide program for delirium, alcohol withdrawal and ...

Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that developing and implementing an interdisciplinary care improvement initiative improves outcomes.

Jul 2

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction, Suicide Prevention

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Alcohol’s Unexpected Effect on Memory and Learning

Surprisingly, alcohol is not bad for all types of memory. Alcohol can actually help some areas of the brain learn and remember. While it’s true that alcohol is generally bad for conscious memory, it can boost unconscious memory. This may help ...

Jun 17

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Alcohol use disorder is widespread, often untreated in the United ...

Alcohol use disorder as defined by a new diagnostic classification was widespread and often untreated in the United States, with a lifetime prevalence of 29.1 percent but only 19.8 percent of adults were ever treated, according to an article ...

Jun 4

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The dark side of the 'love hormone': similarities with the effects of ...

Researchers at the University of Birmingham have highlighted significant similarities between the behavioural effects of oxytocin and alcohol.

May 22

Categories: Addictions

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Why we want food so much it hurts?

There's nothing like the salty tang of beef-flavoured Top Ramen broth and a mouthful of slightly overdone instant noodles. At least, not for me. I've gone on record about my obsession before, writing about how ramen noodles helped me get through ...

Apr 28

Categories: Addictions

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Are e-cigarettes useful?

E-Cigarettes were invented to help smokers to quit smoking. But it is getting increasingly popular with teenagers, even those who have never smoked. Over 10,000 children were surveyed about their use of e-cigarettes. Using it at least once was more ...

Apr 18

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction, Teenage Issues

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