Addictions

Teenagers are more likely to experience emotional and substance abuse problems as a consequence of being in an abusive relationship.
Men and women appear to benefit in different ways to participating in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in order to maintain sobriety.
Young adults undergoing treatment for addiction may benefit from regular participation in 12 step-based self-help schemes after they are discharged.
Professor Andy Parrott says he agreed to take part in the recent Channel 4 programme about Ecstasy (MDMA) on condition that he would be
The memory of a non-smoker could be damaged if they live with a cigarette user, new research has found.
New research has identified a link between a young person's popularity and the likelihood they will take up smoking.
Addiction to the internet may be a real problem and not simply a figment of a person's imagination.
A study investigating addiction to binge drinking and joblessness has revealed an association between women who imbibe heavily and unemployment.
A new initiative is aiming to provide positive reinforcement for drug-free athletes at this year's London Olympic Games.
People who attempt to change one of their bad habits may find the action helps to alter other tendencies they wish to rid themselves of.
People could be helped to quit their smoking habits by taking up greater levels of exercise, new research has suggested.
A number of similarities have been found between addiction to Facebook and alcohol dependence.
Binge eaters may be more likely to take drugs because such consumption could lead to addiction-like behaviours.
Electronic cigarettes – battery-operated devices that provide nicotine via inhaled vapour - may help the memory as well as ease cravings as smokers quit their habit.
Depression and anxiety are two of the conditions that can serve to predict early drug and alcohol use.
The government has revealed it is to offer £4 million of funding in an attempt to change behavioural practices regarding some of the biggest health problems in the UK.
Young people may be at risk of becoming addicted to gambling on the internet, it has been
Thought control could play an important role in preventing young teenagers from deciding to take up drinking and smoking.
Young women who binge drink may become less likely to choose to engage in safe sexual practices, new findings have suggested.
Young people often fail to remain sensible about the amount of alcohol they consume because they do not have the skills or knowledge required to stick to recommended levels of drinking.
Party hosts may be more likely to consume greater amounts of alcohol than the guests they entertain, new research has suggested.
Dangerous drinking among young people could be prevented through early intervention.
The way a person's brain is wired may play a role in determining whether or not they are likely to become addicted to drugs.
Older people appear to be choosing to drink more, judging by newly-released figures.
Sexual health teams offering advice to young people should also impart knowledge regarding the dangers of alcohol.
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