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How lights and sounds encourage risky behavior

A recent study provides fresh insight into gambling addiction. According to the findings, the sounds and lights that accompany a win on slot machines increase the likelihood of making risky decisions. A new study investigates the gaudy…

Forms of tobacco that give you cancer

Nicotine is the primary substance in cigarettes that causes addiction, but most experts agree that it does not directly cause cancer.Most research points to cigarette smoke, not nicotine, as being the primary contributor to cancer among…

What are the treatments for addiction?

Addictive disorders are a group of disorders that can cause physical and psychological damage. Receiving treatment is essential for breaking the cycle of addiction.However, as a chronic disease, addiction is difficult to treat and requires…

What are the risk factors for addiction?

Addiction is the inability to stop consuming a substance or engaging in a behavior despite the adverse health and social consequences. Doctors now diagnose addiction under the umbrella of substance use disorders.While anyone can develop a…

What is addiction?

Addiction is a psychological and physical inability to stop consuming a chemical, drug, activity, or substance, even though it is causing psychological and physical harm.The term addiction does not only refer to dependence on substances…

What are the complications of addiction?

Addiction is a complicated disease involving an inability to stop taking a substance or carrying out a particularly damaging behavior. It can lead to a range of adverse psychological, physiological, and personal effects.The complications of…

What are the symptoms of addiction?

Addiction is a disease with a range of harmful conditions and behaviors. Recognizing these signs can help a person with addiction receive the treatment they need.Doctors currently diagnose addictions under a category known as…

Prone to binge drinking? This might be why

Why do some people only have one drink, whereas others find it difficult to stop? A neuroscientific study sheds light. A new molecular pathway may explain binge drinking behaviors. According to the most recent estimates, over 15 million…

Cannabis withdrawal can be ‘highly disabling’

Authorities are legalizing cannabis, particularly for medicinal use, in an increasing number of states. Many people stand by its alleged benefits, but new research warns that frequent use may lead to the "disabling" symptoms of cannabis…

What to know about urine drug screening

A urine drug screen, or urine drug test, can detect the presence of drugs in a person's system.Urine screens are the most common method of drug testing. They are painless, easy, quick, and cost-effective. They can also check for both…

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