Addictions

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.
Some people are more likely to turn violent when drunk because of one particular personality trait, new research has found.
A new service has been launched in an effort to combat the problems caused in the workplace through employees drinking alcohol.
There is a direct link between longer bar opening times and increases in violence, new research has suggested.
Bright children who perform well in IQ tests may be more likely to indulge in illegal drug use later in life.
Young people who choose to volunteer are less likely to abuse substances, new research has suggested.
When our autobiographical memory lets us down, how do we reconstruct the lost chapters? Two psychologists have identified the perfect population for investigating this very question.
Taking amphetamines could cause individuals to indulge in more risk-taking behaviour, new research has suggested.
People hoping to give up cigarettes find it harder to quit when they see other individuals smoking.
While many students grow out of their heavy drinking tendencies once they finish university, some undergraduates who imbibe significant amounts are likely to continue having alcohol-related problems in later life, a new study has shown.
People with a history of depression who smoke on a regular basis may be more likely to experience repeat episodes of the condition because of their habit, new research has shown.
A new advertising campaign has been launched encouraging teenagers to get in touch with the impartial information service Frank, which offers advice to people regarding the dangers of taking drugs.
It is hoped that moves to make the sale of cigarettes from vending machines illegal in England will help prevent young people from picking up the habit.
A person's personality can be significantly altered via a single high dose of the hallucinogen psilocybin - an ingredient found in magic mushrooms.
Young people with an unhealthy addiction want to recover and are willing to make the changes needed in order to be successful in their aims.
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