Your Body on Caffeine Addiction: 70 Cups of Coffee in 7 Days

A previous boss of mine once proudly stated that he drank 10 cups of coffee every single day.Completely baffled, yet also intrigued by that statement, I couldn’t help but wonder how he might feel.Is his sleep restful? Does he feel productive and healthy? Is drinking this amount dangerous?That’s why I decided recently to voluntarily get […]

Demi Lovato vows to ‘keep fighting’ addiction in first post since a suspected overdose

Jason Merritt/Getty Images for NARAS Pop star Demi Lovato has spoken out for the first time since a suspected drug overdose last month.  Lovato wrote on Instagram that addiction is not something “that disappears or fades with time.”  The 25-year-old was hospitalized in Los Angeles on July 24, but was reported to be in stable […]

Meet Maged1: The gene behind cocaine addiction and associated behaviors

While the release of dopamine in our brains when we eat, sleep, have sex and do drugs is a known phenomenon, scientists have discovered the gene that controls how much of it you get, and why you may be addicted. Published in EMBO Reports, the discovery was made by a Belgian team from the Université […]

The Filmmaker Wringing Truth — and Comedy — From Addiction

Seventeen years ago, Tess Sweet wanted to disappear. Suicidal, addicted to heroin and consumed by shame and rage following a sexual assault, she couldn’t see how she might someday help others suffering similar pain. Today, Sweet is a filmmaker living in Santa Cruz, California, using her experiences with addiction and mental illness to shift the […]

Sonos files for IPO, positions its products as alternatives to screen addiction

Enlarge / The Sonos One, a Sonos smart speaker that launched with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. (credit: Jeff Dunn) Smart audio company Sonos has filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission to go public. In doing so, the company warned investors of potential risk factors, such as Sonos’ dependence on competitors like Amazon, and […]

A mysterious supplement has a viral following of people who take it for addiction — and researchers say it’s too compelling to ignore

Shutterstock The Food and Drug Administration calls kratom a dangerous opioid, but advocates say the drug is a life-saving supplement. What’s missing from the debate about kratom, however, is hard science on how it works. For the first time, a researcher has isolated kratom’s ingredients to see how they affect behavior in rats. The results are […]

Gaming addiction latest: What are loot boxes? Are loot boxes gambling?

Gaming addiction recently hit headlines as the World Health Organisation proposed adding ‘gaming disorder’ to a new manual of disease classifications. The move comes as popular online games have been gripping the world, with games like Fortnite and Call of Duty leading many to spend excessive hours playing online. The manual says the newly classified […]

Roseanne Recap: [Spoiler]'s Addiction Revealed

Warning: The following contains spoilers from Tuesday’s Roseanne. Looking for our previous recap? Click here. This week’s Roseanne reveals the title character is addicted to painkillers — which, for those who’ve been watching closely, isn’t much of a surprise. Warning signs included a scene in the premiere where Roseanne badgered Dan about getting the pills for her knee, […]