Signs of internet addiction in children
A list of traits observed in children addicted to technology here. Signs of internet addiction in children and discussion about kids and technology here.
What is codependency addiction?
Codependency addiction is an emotional and behavioral condition that results in unhealthy relationships. More on how you can identify and treat the enabling and denial behaviors that characterize codependency here.
Embalming fluid as a drug
Can you get high off embalming fluid? How formaldehyde, methanol, and ethanol are being used as carriers for PCP here.
Can you get addicted to huffing?
Yes, it’s possible to become addicted to huffing. More on the health impacts of huffing, types of inhalant abuse, and signs of huffing addiction here.
How to stop fantasizing
What’s the harm in fantasizing? How can you stop? We review when sexual fantasy becomes a problem in sexual relationships and how you can stop here.
Can you get addicted to melatonin?
It is unlikely that you can get addicted to melatonin. More on the physical chemistry of melatonin, its uses and addiction liability here.
Dependence vs addiction
Physical dependence = tolerance to a chemical + withdrawal when you lower dosage or quit. Addiction = compulsive substance use despite negative consequences. More on dependence vs addiction here.
Can you get addicted to cigars?
Yes, you can get addicted to smoking cigars. Nicotine is absorbed in high enough quatities through the oral and nasal mucosa to become addictive. More on cigar addiction here.
Cognitive neuroscience and discoveries in addiction
Recent discoveries in cognitive neuroscience reinforce the “disease” model of addiction. We review the major tenants and scientific theories of the brain science behind addiction from David Linden’s new book, “The Compass of Pleasure” here.
Why do people shoplift? Top 10 reasons
Impulse control, drug and alcohol use, stress, and financial problems can all cause people to shoplift. A review of the compulsive nature of shoplifting and why people shoplift here.