Measures to curb growing rates of opioid use are also making it difficult for people with long-term, chronic pain to get ongoing prescriptions.
Euphoria tackles the status quo head on with an esthetic that transgresses the codes of television, while criticizing several taboos and social issues.
Retailers have a range of strategies to encourage us to spend more - but they can help us to make healthier choices too.
New federally funded mental health help line features easier access and more consistent regulation.
How can we help pregnant women quit smoking, for their health and that of their unborn child, when substitutes and other methods seem less effective during this period?
There is evidence to suggest that dopamine plays a key role in gamling addiction.
On the surface, sober months like Dry January and Dry February are great. But we need to broaden the discussion around how privilege and policy impact one’s relationship with alcohol and other drugs.
This deceptively simple online word guessing game has captured the English-speaking world.
Problem binge-watching is associated with anxiety and depression.
Around one in six people report addictive patterns of eating, or addictive behaviours around food.
The number of fatal drug overdoses in the US over a 12-month period has surpassed 100,000 for the first time. Fentanyl is the main driver of the spike in deaths.
Ultra-processed foods meet the same criteria for addictiveness that tobacco products do – and they’ve even been marketed in similar ways.
The audio version of an in-depth article on why experts are worried about AIs becoming addicts.
From October 1, Australians will only be able to buy e-cigarettes containing nicotine if they have a prescription from a doctor. But there’s another evidence-based way to help more smokers quit.
False narratives about drug addiction and policies that are not supported by research are deepening the overdose epidemic in the US.
When people think about how AI might ‘go wrong’, most probably picture malevolent computers trying to cause harm. But what if we should be more worried about them seeking pleasure?
China’s ruling may reduce video game play at first. However, one thing we know for sure is that the online world always adapts.
Fentanyl adulteration led to the replacement of heroin in the unregulated drug supply of British Columbia. Now that benzodiazepines are present in many opioids, are we headed towards a ‘new normal?’
We know stressful circumstances make people more vulnerable to developing addictions. Meanwhile, people seeking help for addiction may have had their treatment disrupted because of lockdowns.
While the COVID-19 pandemic raged on, the opioid epidemic got worse as drug overdose deaths soared. New research proposes a way to chemically modify opioids to reduce the risk of addiction.