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29

Oct

Can you be addicted to sugar? It’s complicatedMany factors influence addiction, including availability of the substance, and a person’s genetics as well as previous experiences.

Can you be addicted to sugar? It’s complicated
Many factors influence addiction, including availability of the substance, and a person’s genetics as well as previous experiences.

22

Dec


 Why are video games addictive? 



Sometimes video games are harmless fun. Sometimes they provide a clear benefit for players. But every once in a while, they become a dangerous obsession.
Sometimes video games are harmless fun. Sometimes they provide a clear benefit for players. But every once in a while, they become a dangerous obsession.

06

Dec

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.

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.

15

Aug

Addiction to heroin can be blockedResearchers have pinpointed a key mechanism in the body’s immune system that amplifies addiction to opioid drugs.

Addiction to heroin can be blocked
Researchers have pinpointed a key mechanism in the body’s immune system that amplifies addiction to opioid drugs.

04

Feb

How to stop sugar addictionWe go through the different types of sugar addicts and offer some ideas for how to curb cravings.

How to stop sugar addiction
We go through the different types of sugar addicts and offer some ideas for how to curb cravings.

03

Feb

Some brains are predisposed toward addiction, study suggestsWhile brain abnormalities certainly play a role in addictive personalities, people’s life experiences and environment play a part as well.

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.

15

Nov

30

Aug

Caffeine addiction? How to break the habitWe’ve got ideas for how you can wean yourself off the daily caffeine fix.

Caffeine addiction? How to break the habit
We’ve got ideas for how you can wean yourself off the daily caffeine fix.

17

Jun

Woes of famous, powerful people shine light on sex addictionSex addiction is characterized by out of control compulsive behavior, and it can be more damaging and harder to give up than more typical addictions.

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.

05

Apr

Food junkies respond to milkshakes like drugsBrains of people addicted to food or drugs have a higher release of dopamine in a part of the brain involved in the reward reinforcement process.

Food junkies respond to milkshakes like drugs
Brains of people addicted to food or drugs have a higher release of dopamine in a part of the brain involved in the reward reinforcement process.