(Exploring Your Mind) It may seem strange to you, but the fact is that love and addiction, at least to cocaine, have withdrawal syndrome in common. When a couple breaks up, an abstinence syndrome related to the loss of the loved one occurs.
(James Barrett) A year ago, famed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson, a popular proponent of free speech, abruptly disappeared from the public eye. Over the last few months, Peterson’s daughter, Mikhaila Peterson, has provided some troubling updates on the family’s struggles, including the revelation that her father was suffering from addiction.
(Neuroscience News) What drives a person to smoke cigarettes – and keeps one out of six U.S. adults addicted to tobacco use, at a cost of 480,000 premature deaths each year despite decades of anti-smoking campaigns? What role do emotions play in this addictive behavior? Why do some smokers puff more often and more deeply or even relapse many years after they’ve quit? If policy makers had those answers, how could they strengthen the fight against the global smoking epidemic?
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(Nikki Harper) Here at WuW, we’ve reported on the opioid addiction crisis several times. The statistics make for grim reading indeed, with more than 130 people in the US dying every day as a result of opioid addiction, including the misuse of prescription painkillers . However, with over 20% of the US population experiencing chronic pain  and with opioid painkillers frequently being prescribed to this demographic, the crisis shows little sign of abating.
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(Exploring Your Mind) Addiction leads to a bond, which is basically a way of relating to the world, an object, a behavior, or a substance. This is why we say that what we know about addiction “is false” and that we should call it attachment instead.
(Zoey Sky) Having an addictive personality might seem like a bad thing, but you can turn it around to your benefit. For example, an addictive personality can teach you how to be more mindful and resilient.
(Justin Deschamps) For years, we’ve been led to believe drugs cause addiction. If you give someone cocaine, they’ll become an addict. But newer research and understanding counters this drugs-lead-to-addiction myth.
(Elias Marat) The lawsuit accuses Epic Games of enlisting “psychologists to help make the game addictive.”
(Neuroscience News) Most of us know somebody who tends to get over involved in certain behaviors, and the saying often goes that they must have an “addictive personality”. But is there such a thing?
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