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.
It is possible for teenagers to be addicted to screen-time activities such as video gaming. It is also possible for parents to do something about it.
The World Health Organisation has classified gaming disorder as an addiction. But it involves more than just playing videogames for hours on end. Here's how to spot it and what you can do about it.
With the opioid crisis there is no doubt that physicians need safer, nonaddictive pain killers. Now new insights on how to create these are coming from an unlikely source: the naked mole rat.
A recent Cochrane review came to a surprising conclusion.
Before marijuana was legalized, people argued over how it would affect taxes, crime and teens. But only now is there enough data to settle some of these debates.