November 20, 2015

Signs of Overdependence on the Internet and Social Media

Signs of Overdependence on the Internet and Social Media The Internet provides a constant, ever-changing source of information and entertainment. It is accessible from most smartphones, tablets, laptops, many gaming systems and desktop computers. Email, blogs, social networks, instant messaging, and message boards allow for both public and anonymous communication about any topic. Young children […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
November 10, 2014

Are You “Addicted” to Staying Connected?

Are You “Addicted” to Staying Connected? Can people be addicted to playing computer games or checking Facebook or email? Almost all universally recognized addictions are for substances such as drugs, alcohol and tobacco, because non-substance addictions, called “process disorders,” are so difficult to pin down. Now scientists are investigating addiction to the internet, cell phones […]

Abuse, Addiction Recovery, Addiction to Pharmaceuticals, Alcoholism, Behavioral Addictions, Complementary Therapies, Current Events, Drug Treatment, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
June 19, 2013

College Students’ Adderall Abuse Trends on Twitter During Finals

In a 6-month study led by health science professor Carl Hanson of Brigham Young University, enough tweets about Adderall contained GPS location data to help researchers to group them into geographical clusters. Guess where most of them were located…. They were clustered around universities with a student population of 10,000 or more. Surprise! Okay, maybe […]

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