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We’ve long heard we can’t blame people for their addiction because it’s a disease, but is it? from

Viewpoints: is addiction a disease?

Some think labelling it a disease is a helpful way to think about addiction; others think this makes the addict helpless in their fight against addiction. Two academics debate both sides of the coin.
Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts and unidentified woman at a rally in November aiming to destigmatize addiction. Joanne DeCaro/flickr

Some good news on opioid epidemic: Treatment options are expanding

The nation is still in the grip of an opioid addiction epidemic, but there is some good news. Treatment options are expanding, as professionals learn more about the illness.
Games like Pokémon GO cleverly exploit our psychology in the way they dole our rewards to keep players hooked. Shutterstock

The power of rewards and why we seek them out

The Pokemon GO craze has tapped in to our desire to seek out rewards. But there different types of rewards in life, each designed to capture our attention, even train our behaviour.
Is addiction a brain disease or a disease of choice? Addiction definition image via

Is addiction a brain disease?

What exactly is addiction? What role, if any, does choice play? And if addiction involves choice, how can we call it a "brain disease," with its implications of involuntariness?
Easy tips on how to disconnect from social media and connect with the real world. Shutterstock/

Addicted to social media? Try an e-fasting plan

Many of us are becoming addicted to social media, and it's having a negative impact on our lives. Here are some tips to help you take back control.
In the authors’ study, 35 percent of respondents said they’ve binge-watched TV. 'Binge' via

Those post-binge-watching blues? They might be real

TV networks and streaming services are encouraging viewers to binge-watch their favorite shows. But findings from a recent study point to a potential public health concern.

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