Why are video games addictive?
Sometimes video games are harmless fun. Sometimes they provide a clear benefit for players. But once in a while, they actually become a dangerous obsession.
Addiction to heroin can be blocked
Researchers have pinpointed a key mechanism in the body’s immune system that amplifies addiction to opioid drugs.
How to stop sugar addiction
We go through the different types of sugar addicts and offer some ideas for how to curb cravings.
Some brains are predisposed toward addiction, study suggests
While brain abnormalities certainly play a role in addictive personalities, people’s life experiences and environment play a part as well.
Caffeine addiction? How to break the habit
We’ve got ideas for how you can wean yourself off the daily caffeine fix.
Woes of famous, powerful people shine light on sex addiction
Sex addiction is characterized by out of control compulsive behavior, and it can be more damaging and harder to give up than more typical addictions.