Addictions

A person's long-term attitudes towards consuming alcohol can change if they abstain from drinking for a month, a new study has revealed.
This workshop is for anyone interested in learning about meta-synthesis of qualitative research for the purposes of systematically reviewing a diverse evidence base. Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 16:30 Workshop ends Details Pluralism in qualitative research combines methods, analyses or interpretations to se
This workshop will offer researchers who are more used to working within quantitative paradigms some ways, advantages and challenges of combining quantitative methods with qualitative methods to conduct mixed methods research.  Timeta
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The behaviour of a mother who takes cocaine can have a psychological impact on their child, new research suggests.
Men can become more responsive to rewarding social behaviours such as smiling after consuming alcohol, a new study has found.
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.
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