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Addiction

The general topic of addiction, including craving and directly-related issues of mental health and biology.

Is Diet Coke Addictive?

Is Diet Coke addicting? Or is Coca-Cola trying to suggest that being “on” a substance, like Diet Coke, is a good thing? Continue Reading...

‘Mortal Kombat’ Ecstasy Kills Scottish Clubbers

More ecstasy pills contaminated with other drugs, killing people. This time the pills were appropriately named “Mortal Kombat”. Continue Reading...

Lottery Addiction: Chinese Man Blows 6 Million on Losing Lottery Tickets

China calls him “financially illiterate”, but the man who sold everything he had to buy 6 million worth of losing lottery tickets is clearly addicted to gambling. Continue Reading...

Biological Psychiatry says Size Matters with Cocaine Addiction

Reports of new research from the journal “Biological Psychiatry” suggests that the ability to “manage” cocaine without becoming overwhelmed by addiction seems to have something to do with the size of the frontal lobe. Continue Reading...

What’s In A Cigarette?

An oldie but goodie, this video reveals exactly what they put inside your cigarettes, and why. It’s not pretty. Continue Reading...

Don Jon’s Addiction: Sex Addiction

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to begin shooting his directorial debut Don Jon’s Addiction, where he plays the leading role as a sex addict attempting to turn his life around. Don Jon’s Addiction will co-star Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore. Continue Reading...

SAMHSA & MacArthur Foundation $1M to Help Juvies with Lifeskills

SAMHSA and the MacArthur Foundation are committing $1 million to create a system where mentally challenged youth (60% of which show signs of substance abuse disorders) are given community based services instead of being placed in the juvenile justice system. Continue Reading...

Children of Alcoholics Week – 10% Live with Parent with Alcohol Problems

Ten percent of children under 18 years old live with a parent who has had an alcohol use disorder in the past 12 months, according to recent research from SAMHSA. Continue Reading...

Gambling Addiction Beaten with Cheats

Chinese gambler Gao Ge thinks he has a solution to the problem of gambling addiction.He thinks that if you can see how well he cheats, you’ll lose interest in the rigged game. Continue Reading...

“Video Game Addiction”, Starring Alec Baldwin

Words With Friends is clearly an “addicting” game, even if Alec Baldwin doesn’t really believe he has a video game addiction. Continue Reading...

I Love Weed… and Pain Killers

A mom zonked out on painkillers didn’t know her 2 and 3 year old boys had wandered out into the rain to find buried treasure, until the police brought them home (and took her away).Oh, and she loves weed. Continue Reading...

Caffeine Poisoning from Energy Drinks

Non-alcohol energy drinks are implicated in tens of thousands of emergency room visits every year. Apparently, it’s the caffeine. How much is too much? Continue Reading...

Smoking Cigarettes Boosts Cocaine Response

New science shows that smoking cigarettes causes genetic changes that lead to greater sensitivity to cocaine response, in mice. Survey data suggest that this is true in humans, as well. The latest work was conducted by neurobiologist Eric Kandel and his wife, epidemiologist Denise Kandel, from Columbia University. Denise has been investigating links between smoking Continue Reading…

Texas Judge Adams: Was He a Just Justice?

Judge William Adams is suspended, and there are new complaints he was not fair and just on the bench. Continue Reading...

Sex Addiction – “Bad Sex” Now on TV

Think of him as “Dr. Drew with tats and sex toys”, he’s bringing Sex Therapy to Reality TV. Continue Reading...

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