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Month: August 2015

Do Impulsive Cocaine Users Develop Unusual Brain Changes?

Cocaine is a potent stimulant drug of abuse known for its ability to substantially alter the brain function of heavy and/or habitual users. Some cocaine users have a personality trait called impulsivity, which makes them unusually likely to act in rash or reckless ways. In a study published in September 2014 in the journal Drug …

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Is Internet Addiction a Real Condition?

Although behavioral addictions have become increasingly accepted as genuine conditions—just like drug or alcohol addictions—in recent years, Internet addiction is still struggling to find widespread acceptance. Does the lack of recognition of the condition in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (the DSM-V, commonly called the “bible” of mental …

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Marijuana Linked to Hostility, Impulsiveness in Even Casual Users

People who consume the addictive drug marijuana have increased chances of acting in hostile and impulsive ways, the American authors of a new study report. Marijuana is widely thought to reduce one’s chances of acting in aggressive or violent ways. However, according to the results of a study published by a team of American researchers …

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5 Signs That Your Child Is at Risk for Social Media Addiction

If you have a child who is active on social media, you should be aware of the potential for addiction. Anyone can become addicted to using social media, and even more troubling is its association with substance abuse. To protect your child, you need to be aware of the possible harm that these seemingly innocent …

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Smartphone Addiction a Ticking Time Bomb

Addiction experts in Europe are warning that the Internet will be responsible for the next wave of addiction cases, fueled by the rise of smartphone addiction. Addiction counselors point out how they’re seeing a rise in cases of online gambling and pornography addiction, which they believe is being fuelled by the 24-hour access provided by …

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