Addiction to social media can affect the emotional well-being of adolescents and young adults. But staying offline — even for only a few hours a day — can help.
Judy Ryan’s book describes, in meticulous detail, what it took for the Victorian government to trial the state’s first safe injecting facility, through the lens of a local Richmond resident.
Decriminalization helps recharacterize drug addiction as a chronic health condition instead of a criminal activity, reduces the stigma associated with drug use and improves treatment options.
With few regulations in place, gambling companies are going all-in to attract as many customers as possible – with younger, sports-obsessed and smartphone-savvy Americans particularly vulnerable.
In the past, typical clients tended to be retirees living on fixed incomes who played slots and card games.
As British Columbia begins a new era in drug policy, the drug poisoning crisis continues without an end in sight.
New York City’s plan has garnered the most attention – and criticism – but several cities are expanding their own intervention programs.
Australians lose more money gambling on sports, per capita, than any country in the world.
Screen addiction is already a household term, but is there any scientific basis for this phenomenon? We take a look at the methods used to measure it and its actual hold on the population.
Matthew Perry recently revealed that his colon burst as a result of long-term opioid abuse.
Any increase in people seeking help for gambling disorders could overwhelm the nation’s treatment centers, which already find themselves overextended and underfunded.
South Africa was once a leader in tobacco use control but has since fallen behind, and smoking prevalence has steadily increased.
Some people seek out the herbal drug Kamini to stay awake – but it contains up to 21% morphine so doesn’t have that effect. And dependency can escalate quickly.
The six young men took very different routes to recovery. Their experiences hold important lessons for managing opioid addiction.
Peggy Frew’s masterful control of Wildflowers, her fourth novel – about three sisters, once close, now estranged – promises not to engulf readers in the sorrow it must expose. Debra Adelaide reviews.
Recent research highlights the links between Gen Z smartphone addiction and compulsive buying.
Canada’s new alcohol guidelines cut the number of drinks per week in the ‘low-risk’ category by almost half for women, and by more than half for men. Here’s how researchers came to these conclusions.
There’s a lot of bad advice out there for families struggling with the alcohol or other drug dependence of a loved one. Here’s what works, and what doesn’t.
In places around the world that lack restrictions to combat the problem, tobacco companies are using marketing strategies aimed at children, like displaying tobacco products at kids’ eye level.
Dissociation can be a healthy part of cognitive functioning, provided it doesn’t get in the way of your goals.