New research finds that 'hangxiety,' the experience of anxiety during a hangover, is higher among shy, introverted people than it is in extroverted people.
Doctors do not fully understand what causes prostate cancer. This disease may have an association with alcohol, but scientists need to do more research to confirm the potential link. Here, learn more about the risks of alcohol, how doctors screen for and treat prostate cancer, and the survival rates for this disease.
Recent discoveries about the brain circuitry that drives depression and addiction may point to new clinical targets for the treatment of these issues.
New research reveals five problem drinking 'profiles,' and shows that these types of drinking patterns are more prevalent at different ages.
Study using game theory model finds that MDMA increases cooperative behavior toward trustworthy people and affects brain regions tied to social cognition.
Brain research that featured at a recent conference suggests that the potential benefits and harms of marijuana or its compounds vary with age and disease.
Addiction is complicated, and the main psychological treatment body has a range of specific criteria for recognizing and treatment it. The first step towards receiving a diagnosis is recognizing a problem with substance use. Read on to learn more about how to receive a diagnosis of addiction.
Addiction is a complex and chronic mental health disorder that has a range of interlocking causes, including brain chemistry, environmental influences, and underlying psychological difficulties. Read on to learn more about the causes of addiction.
Addiction is a harmful, ongoing disorder that only gets worse over time without treatment. A range of interventions and rehabilitation programs is available, but treating addiction often requires active participation from the person with the condition. Read on to learn more.
A new study investigates how visual and auditory cues increase risk-taking behavior. The findings provide a much-needed insight into gambling addiction.
Many people try nicotine replacement or vaping as an alternative to smoking cigarettes. However, people often speculate as to whether there is a link between nicotine consumption and cancer. The consensus is also unclear as to whether smokeless tobacco causes cancer. Learn more here.
The main risk factor of addiction is taking a mood-altering substance or engaging in an addictive behavior for the first time. However, other, more complex risk factors can lead to addiction or make it worse. Read on to learn more.
Addiction is a disease in which a person finds themselves unable to stop using a substance or engaging in a behavior. It can damage physical and psychological health, relationships, and professional obligations. Read on to learn more about addiction and its symptoms and treatments.
Addiction is a chronic condition in which a person is unable to stop taking a substance or engaging in an activity despite negative effects on their life. Addiction has many complications that work together to impact a person with the disease and the people around them. Read on to learn more.
The onset of addiction might at first be slow and unsuspecting. But addiction has clear physical, psychological, and social effects that can indicate to a person that their substance use or behaviors have started to impact their lives and those around them negatively.
Cannabis withdrawal syndrome is real and can have 'highly disabling' effects — especially psychologically — warn the authors of a new study.
A new brain study may explain why some people are more prone to binge drinking than others and reveals a new drug target that may relieve addiction.
Doctors, sports officials, or employers may request a urine drug screen to check if a person has recently used illegal or prescription drugs. Urine tests can detect many substances, including alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana. The detection times differ, depending on the drug. Learn more here.
The link between alcohol and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is unclear. While smoking is the biggest cause and risk factor for COPD, alcohol may also play a role. Whether a person with COPD can drink alcohol safely may depend on factors such as the severity of symptoms. Learn more here.
Diabetes can severely impact a person's mental health. This may be why people with this condition are more at risk of death by suicide or due to alcohol.
Substance addiction is a complex disorder characterized by compulsive drug use. While addiction is difficult to understand, all abused substances share one thing in common - repeated use could change the way the brain looks and functions. Some people can use recreational or prescription drugs without ever experiencing negative consequences or addiction. For others, substance use can cause problems at school, work and home, and in relationships.Subscribe to Addiction feed