Recent findings from a team of Australian researchers indicate that women have different patterns of body dissatisfaction than men, and those gender-specific problems may increase risks for the onset of anorexia.
Ineffective use of a higher-level mental skill called executive control may help explain why some people who access pornography over the Internet develop symptoms of cybersex addiction, according to new findings from a team of German researchers.
Providing paid work with regular drug tests is effective in helping addicts overcome addiction, according to currently available evidence. Contrary to the stereotype of the addict who’s unable to hold down a job, the body of evidence on “therapeutic workplaces” shows that they help about four out of five addicts stay clean. The approach does…Details
Recovery from sex addiction can take a long time. Although every person is different, for some people it can take up to years to recover completely. Not only do people with sex addiction need to go through a period of abstinence until they can reliably stay away from addictive sexual behaviors, they also need to…Details
It’s no longer just teens you need to worry about overdrinking or abusing drugs. Turns out your parents or even grandparents are increasingly binge drinkers and pain pill abusers, and the problem is tackled in a new book, Substance Use and Older People.
When news hit that middle and high school student use of electronic cigarettes has tripled, alarm bells rang. After all, the numbers had doubled the previous year, and further sign of e-cigarettes steaming into the mainstream was that the Oxford Dictionaries 2014 word of the year was “vape” — the term for an e-cigarette.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has issued a warning after more than 160 people in just nine days have been sent to emergency departments for adverse reactions to synthetic marijuana. The story highlights the dangers of the synthetic drugs, often known as “K2” or “spice,” which have been the subject of much scrutiny in recent…Details
Physical changes in normal brain thickness and normal brain volume may help explain why some people with Parkinson’s disease develop symptoms of sex addiction, according to new findings from a team of Italian and American researchers.
President Barack Obama recently announced in an interview that he would consider changing federal laws banning marijuana if enough states voted to legalize the drug. Twenty-three states have laws on the books allowing for medical marijuana, while Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Washington D.C. have fully legalized recreational marijuana. Currently these states are in violation…Details
Many more people could be saved from heroin and prescription opioid deaths if more frontline rescuers were trained to use the overdose reversal drug naloxone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced.