Addictions

People tend to drink more alcohol on days when they are more physically active, according to a new study.
A rigorously controlled new study reports that a dose of LSD makes us more susceptible to suggestions, a finding that raises the possibility of clinical usage in contexts where hypnosis has proven effective.
Women who have served in the military are less likely to drink than their counterparts in the civilian world, a new st
Scientists have identified a link between alcohol advertising and the behaviour of young people who take up drinking.
Text messages could be a useful means of preventing young people from drinking to excess, new research suggests.
Health warnings on cigarette packaging do have an effect on the behaviour of smokers, according to a new study. 
A number of behavioural traits during a person's teenage years could offer clues as to whether or not they will become binge drinkers in the future.
Plain packaging for cigarettes moved a step closer when draft regulations for how it would work in practice were released by government ministers yesterday.
How strict parents are with their children could affect whether or not the youngsters are likely to dabble in alcohol, drugs and tobacco, according to new research.
Healthcare officials should pay more attention to mental health problems, because it could reduce people's life expectancy more than smoking can, according to new research
Ten- to 14-year-olds are less likely to take up smoking if they regularly participate in coached team sports, a new study has revealed.
Students could be encouraged to drink alcohol at safer levels if a more positive image existed of those who opt to abstain completely, according to new research being presented at the
Highlighting the social consequences of binge drinking could help to tackle alcohol abuse among students, a new report has argued.
The cognitive cost or benefit of booze depends on your genes, suggests a new study which uses a unique longitudinal data set.
Lady Luck is fickle, but many of us believe we can read her mood. A new study of one year's worth of bets made via an online betting site shows that gamblers' attempts to predict when their luck will turn has some unexpected consequences.
People may be more likely to experience gambling addiction if they have damage to a particular part of the brain, or it is not functioning properly.
An expert on mental health has said more needs to be done by the government to help British children who have developed a gambling problem.
When reports of people with a history of drug abuse relapsing hit the headlines, a common response is for people to question why they would return to such a life, often after long periods of sobriety.
PPT exercises 'may be effective stop-smoking technique'  People striving to quit smoking as part of their new year's resolutions have been urged to give positive psychotherapy (PPT) exercises a try.
The same impulsive behaviour that leads some individuals to abuse drugs and alcohol could also be behind particularly unhealthy relationships with food,
A new study has found that drug and alcohol use is common among lorry drivers, particularly those who take long drives or have poor working conditions.
People who are feeling under pressure and overloaded at work may be using the internet compulsively in their free time as a coping mechanism. That is the finding of research being presented today at our Division of Occupational Psychology's Annual Conference in Brighton.
Despite the government's decision earlier this year not to introduce plain cigarette packaging in the UK, a review has been launched that could see it brought in after all.
Treatment that includes methods of increasing spirituality could make a positive difference to outcomes for teenagers who are addicted to alcohol, new research has suggested.
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