ARTICLES RELATING TO ADDICTION

These are the top 10 health conditions affecting millennials today

2020-02-09 21:00

Substance use, alcohol and tobacco-related conditions are all on the list...

Justin Bieber sleeps in a hyperbaric chamber and gets weekly IV infusions since he's gotten sober from weed, lean, and pills

2020-02-04 08:57

In his new YouTube series, Bieber shows fans the hyperbaric chamber he naps in. It subjects him to air pressure three times higher than normal.

'Shopping addiction' can cause harm, and it's moved online

2019-12-29 20:00

The holidays are peak buying time, and perhaps the worst time of the year for people who simply can't control their urge to shop.

Young adults with ADHD more vulnerable to nicotine

2019-12-18 14:45

New research suggests that the first exposure to nicotine might be more pleasurable for individuals with ADHD, which in turn may lead to higher rates of dependence.

'Sesame Street' is introducing a muppet whose mom has an opioid addiction, and people are having mixed feelings about it

2019-10-11 10:56

Many are praising the show for giving kids the tools to deal with substance abuse, while others think it's "heartbreaking" and a "sad reality".

It's cheap, and people are drinking it daily - but this doctor has sounded a warning on traditional beer

2019-07-23 05:36

Many people in rural Vhembe binge on cheap traditional beer, don't have access to nutritious meals and don't exercise – a triple combination that can prove lethal.

Prenatal opioid exposure could bring long-term harm to kids

2019-07-09 10:59

Investigators found that children exposed to opioids in the womb had roughly twice the risk of being diagnosed with conduct disorder, emotional disturbances or ADHD.

WATCH: Drilling holes in your skull to treat addiction

2019-06-13 10:40

Chinese surgeons are experimenting with a technique involving a device being surgically implanted on to the brain – after drilling holes into your skull.

How bad can caffeine and nicotine withdrawal get? Symptoms can mimic serious disease, and often lead to unnecessary tests

2019-06-05 16:03

Abruptly quitting coffee or cigarettes can trigger symptoms including nausea, vomiting, headaches and delirium that mirror serious conditions – leading to unnecessary tests in intensive care units.

Opioid addicts are overdosing on common diarrhoea drug

2019-02-11 22:00

A popular anti-diarrhoeal drug is fast becoming another dangerous byproduct of the opioid crisis, as more addicts take huge quantities of it to ease withdrawal symptoms or get dangerously high.

 

Marijuana-using drivers still impaired after the high fades

2020-02-05 20:45

What are the defining differences between drivers who use marijuana and those who don't?

Psychedelics may boost mood even after their high wears off

2020-01-31 20:45

Yale University researchers have found that psychedelic drugs like LSD and 'magic mushrooms' enhance feelings of social connectedness and well-being even after the 'high' has worn off.

WATCH: Why fast food is so addictive

2019-12-24 20:00

An exploration of the science behind junk food cravings.

WATCH: My life as an alcoholic

2019-11-03 20:45

A young woman's account of how she became an alcoholic, and her journey from addiction to recovery.

Caring for children whose parents succumb to drugs and alcohol

2019-09-19 13:30

'They can't read, they can't write, and actually they are in the wrong school,' says Angela Salter, founder of the Adonai Crisis Centre which looks after children whose parents abuse alcohol and drugs.

Too much smartphone time may invite host of health woes

2019-07-19 11:42

In a study, researchers were surprised by the number of overall impulsive and unhealthy behaviours associated with problematic smartphone use.

How do you put limits on your family's screen time?

2019-06-16 18:30

A new approach regarding screen time includes deciding on screen-free areas around the house, time limits on use, what time gadgets need to be turned off – and even where to charge equipment.

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: Addicted to pleasure – Whisky

2019-06-08 21:00

Take a look at the turbulent history of the whisky industry and see how this commodity grew, from rather humble beginnings, to what it is today.

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

2019-03-05 06:32

Smartphones and social media may be changing the way our brains work.

Would you take a DNA test to improve your skin, eating habits and mental and physical health?

2019-01-22 13:33

So your parents find it difficult to shed weight, started wrinkling in the early 20s and may develop Alzheimers... If you knew they'd passed these traits down to you, would there be any point to knowing and could you use it to change your body and mind's future?

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