Category Archives: Human Behavior: Addictive

The Opiate Epidemic






“The Pain Reliever and Heroin Epidemic in the United States: Shifting Winds in the Perfect Storm” is an article featured in a new Taylor & Francis collection entitled The Opiate Epidemic centered on the growing issue of opiate abuse. This … Continue reading






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New Subspecialty of Addiction Medicine Recognized by American Board of Medical Specialties






Newswise — The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) announced today the recognition of Addiction Medicine as a new subspecialty. The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM), a Member Board of ABMS, sponsored the application for the new field to … Continue reading






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Mobile device addiction linked to depression and anxiety






CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Is cellphone use detrimental to mental health? A new study from the University of Illinois finds that addiction to, and not simply use of, mobile technology is linked to anxiety and depression in college-age students. The study … Continue reading






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Social media can be as addictive as Class A drugs






She has thousands of followers on her Twitter and Instagram accounts where she shares details of her career but, until recently, Radio 2 DJ Sara Cox was not on Facebook. The 41-year-old mother-of-three admitted she didn’t see the point of … Continue reading






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How to Want Very Little






zen habits : breathe By Leo Babauta There’s a part of today’s consumerist world that drives us to want more, buy more, act on our impulses, hoard, spend to solve our problems, create comfort through shopping, seek thrills through travel, … Continue reading






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Kicking an Addiction? Replace It with Joy, UCLA Expert Advises in New Book






Newswise — People in the midst of alcohol or drug addiction tend to imagine life without those substances as one of deprivation, which can make kicking the habit seem like a joyless and dreary prospect. But recovery from addiction has … Continue reading






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Teen tobacco dependence should be treated with ‘same urgency as other drugs,’ says University of Georgia study






Athens, Ga. - Substance abuse treatments that target main issues such as serious drug and alcohol addiction are not frequently being used to also wean adolescents from tobacco, a University of Georgia study finds. Tobacco addiction in adolescents is oftentimes … Continue reading






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Caffeine has honey bees hooked






For many people, the best start to the day is a nice, fresh cup of joe. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on October 15 find that honey bees find caffeinated beverages-er, nectar-irresistible too. In fact, … Continue reading






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Addiction warnings should be on digital-device packaging: UK research






Newswise — Warning labels and messages should be introduced on digital devices to encourage responsible usage and prevent digital addiction, according to Bournemouth University (BU) research. The researchers believe labels and messages are required to help people adjust their usage … Continue reading






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Shopping addiction: the 7 warning signs






Addicted to shopping? A group of researchers at the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen (UiB) have developed a new and unique method to measure shopping addiction: The Bergen Shopping Addiction Scale. The new method is based on … Continue reading






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Food addiction, like drugs or alcohol, may be a thing






An international group of researchers have found that food craving activates different brain networks between obese and normal weight patients. This indicates that the tendency to want food may be ‘hard-wired’ into the brain of overweight patients, becoming a functional … Continue reading






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Self-Control Saps Memory, Study Says






Durham, NC - You’re driving on a busy road and you intend to switch lanes when you suddenly realize that there’s a car in your blind spot. You have to put a stop to your lane change — and quickly. … Continue reading






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Why Addiction Is Not a Disease






Through the vivid, true stories of five people who journeyed into and out of addiction, a renowned neuroscientist explains why the “disease model” of addiction is wrong and illuminates the path to recovery. The psychiatric establishment and rehab industry in … Continue reading






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The severity of Internet addiction risk and its relationship with the severity of borderline personality






Psychiatry Res. 2014 Nov 30;219(3):577-82. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2014.02.032. Epub 2014 Mar 3. The severity of Internet addiction risk and its relationship with the severity of borderline personality features, childhood traumas, dissociative experiences, depression and anxiety symptoms among Turkish university students. Dalbudak … Continue reading






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Rewired: A Bold New Approach To Addiction and Recovery






Rewired is a new, breakthrough approach to fighting addiction and self-damaging behavior by acknowledging our personal power to bring ourselves back from the brink. Centered on the concept of self-actualization, Rewired will guide you towards not only physical sobriety, but … Continue reading






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Dance Addiction: An Empirical Investigation






PLoS One. 2015 May 7;10(5):e0125988. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125988. An Empirical Investigation of Dance Addiction. Maraz A1, Urbán R2, Griffiths MD3, Demetrovics Z4. Author information 1Department of Clinical Psychology and Addiction, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary; Doctoral School of Psychology, Eötvös Loránd … Continue reading






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Beliefs affect brain in the same way that drugs do






Two identical cigarettes led to a discovery by scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. Study participants inhaled nicotine, yet they showed significantly different brain activity. Why the difference? Some subjects were told their cigarettes were nicotine free. “Our … Continue reading






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Sugar withdrawal does this to your brain






Jordan Gaines Lewis, Neuroscience Doctoral Candidate at Penn State College of Medicine for The Conversation — Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have. My friend and fellow graduate student Andrew is equally … Continue reading






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‘Drink less’ campaigns should focus on why and how






Campaigns to get young people to drink less should focus on the benefits of not drinking and how it can be achieved, a new study suggests. Pointing out the advantages and achievability of staying sober is more effective than traditional … Continue reading






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Compulsive overeating and sugar addiction controlled by one brain circuit, just found by MIT researchers






Compulsive overeating and sugar addiction are major threats to human health, but potential treatments face the risk of impairing normal feeding behaviors that are crucial for survival. A study published January 29th in the journal Cell reveals a reward-related neural … Continue reading






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Internet addicts often suffer from additional disorders






Internet addicts often suffer from concomitant disorders, most frequently from depressive disorders, anxiety disorders and ADHS. PD Dr med. Bert te Wildt studies this phenomenon at the Ruhr-Universität’s LWL Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy. Spectrum of concomitant disorders similar … Continue reading






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Online social networking may be addictive, literally






Addiction. 2014 Aug 29. doi: 10.1111/add.12713. [Epub ahead of print] Craving Facebook? Behavioral addiction to online social networking and its association with emotion regulation deficits. Hormes JM1, Kearns B, Timko CA. Author information 1Department of Psychology, University at Albany, State … Continue reading






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Training your brain to prefer healthy foods is possible






Newswise — BOSTON (September 1, 2014, 10:20 AM EDT) — It may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthy low-calorie foods over unhealthy higher-calorie foods, according to new research by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition … Continue reading






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Cellphone addiction may be a real condition: researchers






Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones and men college students spend nearly eight, with excessive use posing potential risks for academic performance, according to a Baylor University study on cellphone activity published … Continue reading






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Workaholism: The addiction of this century






In spite of the many positive aspects of work, some people are unable to detach from it – working excessively and compulsively. These are called workaholics. Postdoctoral Fellow Cecilie Schou Andreassen and colleagues from the Department of Psychosocial Science at … Continue reading






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