Addiction to cocaine is wildly difficult to conquer. But physicians may soon have a new type of gene therapy for patients that makes the drug less alluring.
There's widespread attention on the dangers of opioid addiction, but use of damaging crystal meth continues in the U.S., with police seizures rising.
It is possible to 'gamble responsibly', with these handy tips. But if you can't, there's help.
Around 30% of people who start FebFast don't make it through the month without alcohol. But you can increase your chances with careful planning and good support.
Studies of how people dependent on drugs and alcohol quit their habit can help the rest of us quit our own bad habits.
As new vaping-related lung diseases continue to be identified, jurisdictions around the world might want to take a look at new vaping regulations in British Columbia, Canada.
'Problematic smartphone use' has similar features to a behavioural addiction – and may potentially lead to poorer mental health.
There are more efficient ways to stop addictions than fasting from rewards.
Cognitive neuroscience finds that regular consumption of pornography affects the centres of the brain responsible for willpower, impulse control and morality.
While there are negative impacts, many of the risks of too much screen time are overblown. A scholar who has studied the topic for years offers some tips for finding the right balance.
One in six US adults binge drinks, consuming about seven drinks per binge. A new study can predict which mice are hardwired to binge drink. Is it possible to do the same for humans?
About one in six people who take the most common medication for Parkinson's disease will develop addictive behaviours. We found whether this happens depends on a person's unique brain structure.
Governments around the world are banning e-cigarettes. This is very bad news for public health.
Most Kenyan women were introduced into drug use by male sexual partners in their teenage years.
Somewhere between the early Buddhist times and today, worries about game addiction have given way to scientific understanding of the benefits of play, rather than its detriments.
Addiction has multiple causes and just chalking it up to someone's personality probably isn't very helpful in dealing with it.
The Priory has begun offering treatment for shopping disorder.
Previously secret documents and data make it clear that many companies engaged in the distribution of prescription painkillers either skirted or ignored their legal obligations for years.
Parents' substance use affects children's physical, psychological, cognitive, social and economic well-being, a new review of the research has found.
State governments are leading the charge against opioid makers over their role in the epidemic. A team of researchers at Penn State examined just how much the crisis has cost them.