Tag Archives: Addiction

Professor explores marijuana’s safe use and addiction

GAZETTE: Is it that there are myths that haven’t been dispelled yet, either by widespread experience or by scientific findings? HILL: The myths have been disproven. Unfortunately, the loudest voices in the cannabis debate often are people who have political or financial skin in the game, and the two sides are entrenched. Pro-cannabis people will say that… Read More »

Non-substance Addiction

Related Topics What is a non-substance addiction? Most people associate addiction with tobacco, drugs, and alcohol. A non-substance addiction includes things such as gambling, risky sex, food, the internet, mobile devices, and shopping. These are sometimes called behavioral addictions. When a person engages in these behaviors in excess and can’t stop, it becomes an addiction.… Read More »

4 Steps To Beating Alcohol Addiction

The four steps to beating alcoholism are admitting you have a problem, going to a 12-step meeting, deciding to stop drinking, and eventually remaining sober for a long time. Drinking is hazardous to your liver, causing cirrhosis if you drink too much. Binge drinking can alter our DNA, in a long-lasting manner. https://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2019/01/30/study-reveals-what-binge-drinking-could-be-doing-to-your-dna/#14b56d985d7a. Some people… Read More »

Happiness exercises boost moods of those recovering from addiction says MGH study

Short writing exercises reliving happy moments boosted the moods of adults recovering from addiction in a study conducted by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Recovery Research Institute. “Recovery is hard,” said lead author Bettina B. Hoeppner, senior research scientist at the institute and an associate professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School. “For the… Read More »

Medical News Today: Key brain area plays a crucial role in addiction

New research finds that the cerebellum, a large part of the human brain that scientists thought was primarily involved in motor control, may play a key role in reward-seeking and social behaviors. The findings may help inform future therapies for treating addiction. New research suggests the brain’s cerebellum may explain addiction. Recent research has hinted… Read More »