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Online-addicted Korean man arrested over son's death

Seoul - South Korean police said Tuesday they had arrested a man for allegedly allowing his infant son to starve to death while spending days playing online games at Internet cafes.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Medical cannabis the safe competition to pharmaceutical drugs

The cannabis plant is a safe alternative to a wide variety of pharmaceutical drugs, especially for mood and anxiety disorders. Because of this, medical cannabis is clearly competition to the pharmaceutical industry.

Women in Prison: No longer hopeless Special

Cells in jails and prisons around the United States are being filled by women at an alarming rate. Drugs. Crime. Children. Shame. A prison sentence is different for a woman than it is for a man.
Digital Journal Report by Kelly Jadon - 2 comments

New pain pill Zohydro is a very dangerous drug

When Zohydro is released for sale in March, it will be one of the most powerful prescription painkillers on the market today. In its highest dosage, it will contain 5 to 10 times as much hydrocodone as Vicodin, a widely prescribed pain medication.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 12 comments

Yemeni wife takes husband to court over WhatsApp addiction

Aden - Ever had the feeling that your "better half" spends more time on WhatsApp than he or she does with you? Well this Yemeni wife decided to do something about it, and took her errant husband to court.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Hormone shows promise in halting marijuana dependence

A hormone may lead to drugs that help people curb marijuana dependence. The hormone pregnenolone blunts marijuana’s effects in rats and mice, according to some published trials.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Op-Ed: Treating addiction like a disease - medically assisted treatment

Addicts know the pain and suffering associated with drug and alcohol dependence but many addicts are seeking help with new forms of treatment that work in medications to affect the chemistry of the brain, in conjunction with traditional therapy.
In the Media by Alyssa Sellors

Nicotine center of the brain found

The part of the brain which becomes addicted to nicotine has been located — the interpeduncular nucleus. This could lead to treatments targeted to the region and may aid smoking cessation.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Controversial study says Oreos as addictive as heroin, cocaine

New London - Are Oreos as addictive as heroin or cocaine? A new study by a team of undergraduate researchers is creating controversy.
In the Media by Kelly Fetty - 3 comments

Clinic treats people with Internet addictions

People that cannot seem to put down their gadgets, such as smartphones and laptops, are finding more remedies to help treat their addiction to the Internet.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 3 comments
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