Tag Archives: Addiction

Big drinkers can alter DNA, fuel addiction

Heavy drinking can alter DNA in ways that increase the desire for alcohol, new research suggests. The findings may help explain why alcohol addiction is so powerful and hard to resist, say scientists. The US team looked at two genes that play a role in the control of drinking behaviour. One is PER2, which influences… Read More »

Mobile Phone Addiction Revisited

We hear much about technology addiction, and in fact, we’ve written about it several times in the past.  Why bring it up again? Because it’s altogether likely that in 10 or 20 years, there won’t be any discussion at all on the subject because all of us will be so connected to our devices that… Read More »

Advice for Battling Opioid Addiction

Print this page SATURDAY, Dec. 29, 2018 — As the United States continues to struggle with its unprecedented opioid crisis, an expert says all Americans need to take action to prevent addiction and help those in need. There were an estimated 72,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2017, according to the U.S.… Read More »