addiction

Facebook

People Who Base Their Self-Worth on Others Are More Likely to Be Facebook Addicts

A study published in “Computers in Human Behavior” found that this trait was a better predictor than self-esteem alone.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.22.18
addiction

We Spoke to a Therapist Who Treats Cryptocurrency Trading Addiction

Castle Craig Hospital in Scotland is treating addiction to cryptocurrency trading as part of its gambling addiction program.
Jordan Pearson
5.30.18
Gaming

Mental Health Experts Warn Against World Health Organization's Definition of 'Gaming Disorder'

'What, exactly, are the symptoms of gaming disorder? Or are we to presume that clinicians will know it when they see it?'
Matthew Gault
3.2.18
mental health

Is Excessive Gaming a Disease? The WHO Is Considering Listing It as One

The World Health Organization is updating its International Classification of Diseases.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.1.18
app review

This Company Wants to 'Disrupt' Alcoholism with an App

I don't suffer from alcoholism, but I was worried this app would undermine the struggle of those who do.
Laura Feinstein
11.7.17
Skinner box

This Game About Making Paper Clips Has Cured Me of Twitter

I just want to make paper clips and see the numbers get bigger.
Emanuel Maiberg
10.10.17
Don't Eat the Brown Acid

The Long, Hard Road to a Science of Bad Drug Trips

If we’re going to use psychedelics for therapy, we’re going to have to figure out the proverbial bad trip.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.31.17
bottles up

Is America's Drug Problem Fueling a Binge Drinking Epidemic?

America is binge drinking way more than we were 10 years ago.
Ankita Rao
5.17.17
surprise

Jeff Sessions Has a Plan for the Opioid Epidemic: More Cops

Is this going to be a “War on Drugs” disaster or a collaborative effort to end the epidemic?
Kaleigh Rogers
5.11.17
but it's a start

Safe Injection Sites Weren’t Enough to Spare Vancouver from the Opioid Epidemic

Vancouver took a harm reduction strategy early on, but there’s still more work to be done, according to Mayor Gregor Robertson.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.9.17
highs and lows

Big Pharma's Dirtiest Dealer

Insys Therapeutics executives suffered multiple arrests for bribing doctors to prescribe its fentanyl-based pain medication while funding anti-weed campaigns and developing its own lab-made THC drug.
David Bienenstock
4.25.17
addiction

Drug Needle Vending Machines Are Coming to Las Vegas

America's first clean needle machine could help curb disease among heroin addicts.
Troy Farah
4.18.17