Problem gambling among children has gone up, and it's got everything to do with gambling-like features in video games.
Ambulance call-outs associated with the misuse of pregabalin (Lyrica) have increased tenfold in Victoria since 2012, mirroring an increase in prescription rates.
Research shows that THC and CBD in cannabis have potential to interrupt the vicious cycle of opioid addiction, dependence, withdrawal and relapse.
Studies looking at a cross section of the UK population have long recognised FOBTs as contributors to harmful gambling.
People who use painkillers for non-medical reasons often justify it as a form of self-medication for legitimate medical diagnoses such as depression, anxiety and stress.
Smoking rates are high among Australians with a mental illness. Quitting is likely to improve their physical and mental health; supporting them to do so should be part of mental health care.
The epic online game Fortnite was released a year ago and has attracted millions of fans (and detractors). So how has this game made such an enormous impact?
We've got better at managing the health risks of traditional drugs of abuse, but novel psychoactive substances, or 'legal highs', are a dangerous unknown.
A Sept. 14 report on drug use suggested that opioid use has declined. But troubling trends in drinking among teens and young adults stood out. An addiction specialist explains the unique dangers.
Many of us complain about the stress of being 'always on' – here's what life could be like, if you actually disconnected.
In a completely new approach to treating addiction, researchers use genetically engineered skin cells to inactivate cocaine and block cravings and addiction in mice.
Many people aren't just taking one drug but a combination of drugs.
The bulk of the alcohol industry's revenue comes from heavy drinkers.
The US opioid epidemic killed more than 40,000 people in 2016 – now, other countries are at risk.
People intuitively know what is best for their mental health. A new approach suggests enforcing this belief like regular exercise.
When you engage in recreational gambling, you're not simply playing against the odds – you're battling an enemy trained in the art of deceit and subterfuge who uses human nature against you.
Glues, paints, spray deodorants and fuels are all abused for their psychoactive effects.
For online gamblers, there are many attractions to offshore sights, so governments must focus on arming consumers with better knowledge about its risk.
Just because people enjoy a recreational activity doesn't mean they're addicted to it, even if they spend lots of time doing it.
Now that gaming addiction is officially recognised, we need to develop strategies to counteract it.