How to Spot a Love Addict

Experts question whether we can describe a toxic relationship the way we talk about gambling or alcohol. But some have found that framework to be a helpful step in the road to freedom.

#addiction-psychology, #dating-and-relationships, #emotions, #love-emotion, #single-persons, #social-media, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #tiktok-bytedance

The Black Recovery Stories Speaking to Individual and Collective Wellness

Long sidelined, these narratives are ascendant in the culture, and offer an elastic yet demanding view of what it might take for Americans — and their nation — to heal.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #black-people, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #holiday-billie, #laymon-kiese

Origins of an Epidemic: Purdue Pharma Knew Its Opioids Were Widely Abused

A confidential Justice Department report found the company was aware early on that OxyContin was being crushed and snorted for its powerful narcotic, but continued to promote it as less addictive.

#addiction-psychology, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #friedman-michael-pharmaceutical-executive, #goldenheim-paul-d, #justice-department, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-richard-1945, #udell-howard

Alcohol Abuse Is on the Rise. Here’s Why Doctors Fail to Treat It.

People with alcohol use disorder are often seen in clinics and hospitals, but medical professionals too often ignore the condition.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #alcoholic-beverages, #alcoholics-anonymous, #anxiety-and-stress, #blood-pressure, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #doctors, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-institute-on-alcohol-abuse-and-alcoholism, #telemedicine, #therapy-and-rehabilitation

Michael Pollan: How Should We Do Drugs Now?

The war on drugs is ending. Now we have to figure out what the peace looks like. 

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #ecstasy-drug, #food-and-drug-administration, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #mental-health-and-disorders, #native-american-church, #opioids-and-opiates, #psilocybin-mushrooms, #psychedelic-and-hallucinogenic-drugs

Juul Is Fighting to Keep Its E-Cigarettes on the U.S. Market

The company faces declining sales and thousands of lawsuits claiming it knowingly sold its trendy vaping products to minors. Soon the F.D.A. will decide whether it can keep selling them at all.

#addiction-psychology, #altria-group-inc, #crosthwaite-k-c, #e-cigarettes, #federal-trade-commission, #food-and-drug-administration, #juul-labs-inc, #nicotine, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #smoking-and-tobacco, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-healthcare, #youth

Juul Settles N.C. Vaping Case, Agrees to Pay $40 Million

The settlement is the first in a stream of lawsuits against the company, which has been accused of deceptive marketing practices that contributed to a wave of nicotine addiction in teenagers.

#addiction-psychology, #altria-group-inc, #antitrust-laws-and-competition-issues, #e-cigarettes, #juul-labs-inc, #smoking-and-tobacco, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-healthcare

Helping Drug Users Survive, Not Abstain: ‘Harm Reduction’ Gains Federal Support

Overdoses have surged during the pandemic. Now, for the first time, Congress has appropriated funds specifically for programs that distribute clean syringes and other supplies meant to protect users.

#addiction-psychology, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #fentanyl, #greensboro-nc, #hypodermic-needles-and-syringes, #naloxone-drug, #your-feed-healthcare

‘On That Edge of Fear’: One Woman’s Struggle With Sickle Cell Pain

Cures for a disease that mostly afflicts Black people seem near, but may come too late for Lisa Craig, who lives with an agony like knives stabbing her bones.

#addiction-psychology, #black-people, #blood, #chronic-condition-health, #doctors, #opioids-and-opiates, #pain, #pain-relieving-drugs, #race-and-ethnicity, #sickle-cell-anemia, #vanderbilt-university-medical-center

Juul Wanted to Disrupt Big Tobacco. Instead It Created an Epidemic of Addiction.

In “The Devil’s Playbook,” Lauren Etter tells the story of the rise and fall of the start-up that tried to upend the cigarette industry.

#addiction-psychology, #altria-group-inc, #books-and-literature, #bowen-adam, #e-cigarettes, #etter-lauren, #juul-labs-inc, #monsees-james, #nicotine, #smoking-and-tobacco, #start-ups, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #the-devils-playbook-big-tobacco-juul-and-the-addiction-of-a-new-generation-book

Mae Martin Embraces Ambiguity in ‘Feel Good,’ and in Life

In an interview, the creator and star of the Netflix comedy discusses the hazy line between fact and fiction, the value of uncertainty and the joy of finally getting to be a leading man.

#addiction-psychology, #british-academy-of-film-and-television, #content-type-personal-profile, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #feel-good-tv-program, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #kudrow-lisa, #london-england, #martin-mae, #netflix-inc, #optimism, #page-elliot-1987, #pessimism, #ritchie-charlotte-1989, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #television, #toronto-ontario

Drug Overdose Deaths Have Surged During the Pandemic, C.D.C. Says

The latest numbers surpass even the yearly tolls during the height of the opioid epidemic and mark a reversal of progress against addiction in recent years.

#addiction-psychology, #buprenorphine-drug, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #fentanyl, #hypodermic-needles-and-syringes, #methamphetamines, #native-americans, #opioids-and-opiates, #your-feed-healthcare

This Heroin-Using Professor Wants to Change How We Think About Drugs

Prof. Carl Hart saw drugs as destroyers of communities. Then he saw the positive side. “We have miseducated the public,” he said.

#addiction-psychology, #black-people, #carl-hart, #columbia-university, #marijuana, #methamphetamines, #national-institute-on-drug-abuse, #research

Hunter Biden, Matt Gaetz and Nonstop Depravity

In a memoir of his vices, Hunter Biden sends a love letter to his brother.

#addiction-psychology, #beautiful-things-a-memoir-book, #biden-hunter, #biden-joseph-r-iii, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #chateau-marmont-los-angeles-calif-hotel, #cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #gaetz-matt

It’s Easy (and Legal) to Bet on Sports. Do Young Adults Know the Risks?

Americans wagered $13 billion on sports in 2019. With sports betting now legal in nearly half the states, experts fear the addiction danger is not being adequately addressed.

#addiction-psychology, #athletics-and-sports, #draftkings-inc, #fanduel-com, #fantasy-sports, #gambling, #men-and-boys, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #united-states, #youth

What if the Pain Never Ends?

I will still have to face it with dignity.

#addiction-psychology, #back-human-body-part, #disabilities, #pain

Teenage Brains Are More Vulnerable to Marijuana, Federal Data Suggests

Teenagers are more likely to get hooked on marijuana, stimulants and other recreational drugs than college-aged or older adults.

#addiction-psychology, #age-chronological, #alcohol-abuse, #cannabis-foods-and-products, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #e-cigarettes, #marijuana, #sedatives, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

This Is Your Brain on Junk Food: In ‘Hooked,’ Michael Moss Explores Addiction

In “Hooked,” Michael Moss explores how no addictive drug can fire up the reward circuitry in our brains as rapidly as our favorite foods.

#addiction-psychology, #american-psychiatric-assn, #brain, #diet-and-nutrition, #food, #mental-health-and-disorders, #moss-michael, #oconnor-anahad, #obesity, #smoking-and-tobacco, #sugar

Sexual Anguish of Atlanta Suspect Is Familiar Thorn for Evangelicals

The man accused of killing eight people at spas was a churchgoer who told officers he was addicted to sex. Parts of evangelical culture imply that sexual sins are more serious than others.

#addiction-psychology, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #christians-and-christianity, #evangelical-movement, #long-robert-aaron, #pornography, #sex

Accused Gunman Had Visited Massage Parlors He Targeted, Police Say

The suspect, who was a customer at two of the spas in the Atlanta area that were attacked this week, spent time in a rehab clinic for a self-described sexual addiction.

#addiction-psychology, #atlanta-ga, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #cherokee-county-ga, #long-robert-aaron, #massage, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sex, #spas

Oregon Is Blazing a Psychedelic Trail

A very promising mental health experiment is taking shape in the West.

#addiction-psychology, #depression-mental, #lsd-lysergic-acid-diethylamide, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mushrooms, #oregon, #referendums, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #research, #sheri-eckert, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #tom-eckert

Book Review: ‘Hooked,’ by Michael Moss

Michael Moss’s “Hooked” explores the science of food addiction and the companies that make a profit from manipulating our biological instincts.

#addiction-psychology, #books-and-literature, #fast-food-industry, #food, #hooked-how-to-build-habit-forming-products-book, #labeling-and-labels-product, #moss-michael, #sugar

Are Some Foods Addictive

Food researchers debate whether highly processed foods like potato chips and ice cream are addictive, triggering our brains to overeat.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #american-journal-of-clinical-nutrition, #anxiety-and-stress, #brain, #carbohydrates, #diet-and-nutrition, #emotions, #fast-food-industry, #food, #loneliness, #obesity, #psychology-and-psychologists, #salt, #smoking-and-tobacco, #weight

McKinsey Settles for $573 Million Over Role in Opioid Crisis

The consulting firm has reached the agreement with 47 states because of its advice to drugmakers, including Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin.

#addiction-psychology, #deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #mckinseyco, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-family, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Children’s Screen Time Has Soared in the Pandemic, Alarming Parents and Researchers

“There will be a period of epic withdrawal,” warned one addiction specialist, once schools, activities and social life return to normal.

#addiction-psychology, #children-and-childhood, #computer-and-video-games, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #mobile-applications, #social-media

‘Relapsing Left and Right’: Trying to Overcome Addiction in a Pandemic

Substance-abuse centers are shutting and relying on virtual programming, just as more and more people turn to drugs and alcohol.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #alcoholics-anonymous, #anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-jersey, #new-york-state

‘Vodka in Your Coffee Cup’: When Pandemic Drinking Goes Too Far

Some women are seeking to regain control over their alcohol habits after months of laissez-faire consumption.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #new-york-city, #women-and-girls

Sacklers Deny Personal Responsibility for Opioid Epidemic in House Hearing

It was the first time in years that members of the family that owns Purdue Pharma have taken questions publicly, and the exchanges were tense.

#addiction-psychology, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #house-of-representatives, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #purdue-pharma, #sackler-family, #sackler-david, #sackler-kathe, #united-states-politics-and-government, #your-feed-healthcare

A.A. to Zoom, Substance Abuse Treatment Goes Online

It began as a stopgap way to get through the pandemic, but both participants and providers say virtual sessions have some clear advantages and will likely become a permanent part of recovery.

#addiction-psychology, #alcohol-abuse, #alcoholics-anonymous, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hazelden-betty-ford-foundation, #narcotics-anonymous, #telemedicine, #videophones-and-videoconferencing, #your-feed-healthcare, #zoom-video-communications

It’s Time for a Digital Detox. (You Know You Need It.)

Excessive screen time can be harmful to our well-being, but we can free ourselves from tech’s hooks with goals, rules and boundaries.

#addiction-psychology, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #mobile-applications, #news-and-news-media, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sleep, #social-media, #twitter, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

The Risks of Another Epidemic: Teenage Vaping

“We’re stepping backward from all the advances we’ve made in tobacco control,” one investigator said.

#addiction-psychology, #e-cigarettes, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #juul-labs-inc, #lungs, #nicotine, #puff-bar-disposable, #smoking-and-tobacco, #teenagers-and-adolescence

Republicans and Democrats Agree: End the War on Drugs

Voters in red and blue states may be in accord on nothing else, but they passed measures to liberalize drug laws.

#addiction-psychology, #deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #marijuana, #medical-marijuana, #oregon, #states-us, #united-states

$26 Billion Settlement Offer in Opioid Lawsuits Gains Support

Three distributors and a drug manufacturer have proposed a deal that a majority of states and negotiators for small governments finally seem to like.

#addiction-psychology, #amerisourcebergen-corp, #cardinal-health-inc, #deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #janssen-pharmaceutica, #johnsonjohnson, #mckesson-corporation, #opioids-and-opiates, #oxycontin-drug, #pain-relieving-drugs, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #your-feed-healthcare

This Addiction Treatment Works. Why Is It So Underused?

An approach called contingency management rewards drug users with money and prizes for staying abstinent. But few programs offer it, in part because of moral objections to the concept.

#addiction-psychology, #cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #methamphetamines, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #your-feed-healthcare, #your-feed-science

The Brain Implants That Could Change Humanity

Brains are talking to computers, and computers to brains. Are our daydreams safe?

#addiction-psychology, #artificial-intelligence, #brain, #chang-edward-f, #computers-and-the-internet, #data-mining-and-database-marketing, #gallant-jack-l, #halpern-casey-h, #implants, #kirsch-robert-f, #paralysis, #privacy, #sensors, #touch-sense, #voice-recognition-systems, #yuste-rafael

The Secret Life of Pain

Over a decade I had become adept at hiding the unexplained pain that racked my back and joints.

#addiction-psychology, #pain