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The seven deadly sins of social media

Heather Zeiger | 21 Nov 2016 | CONNECTING |  
tags: addiction, social media

Why do women share the crush on Candy Crush Saga?

Fabrizio Piciarelli | 31 Oct 2016 | CONNECTING |  
tags: addiction, games, smartphones

What drives smartphone addiction?

James A. Roberts | 8 Aug 2016 | CONNECTING |  
tags: addiction, smartphone addiction, smartphones, technology

The science behind pornography

Kevin Majeres | 22 July 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: addiction, neuroscience, pornography
How to break the momentum.

There’s a new addiction on campus: Problematic Internet Use (PIU)

Susan M. Snyder , Wen Li and Jennifer E. O'Brien | 19 February 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: addiction, college, Internet use
A new study measures the impact of internet addiction on family relationships.

Netflix and Amazon want our kids

Denyse O'Leary | 15 Jul 2015 | CONNECTING |  
tags: addiction, Children, media literacy

The hard lessons of legal marijuana

Gregory K Pike | 20 April 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: addiction, alcohol, drug legalization, marijuana, tobacco
Have we learned nothing from the excesses of alcohol and tobacco?

Why Steve Jobs was a low tech parent

Denyse O'Leary | 15 Sep 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: addiction, Internet use, parenting

Porn addiction is as serious as drug addiction

Nicole M. King | 25 June 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: addiction, pornography

iThink: How to use new technology like a human being

Denyse O'Leary | 26 May 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: addiction, dehumanization, Internet use

Internet can foster crime or addiction, but weigh remedies carefully

Denyse O'Leary | 21 May 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: addiction, Internet use, public policy debates

The Fix: How addiction is invading our lives

Francis Phillips | 11 September 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: addiction, book reviews, drug abuse, obesity
Addiction to cupcakes, coke, drink or the horses is not a disease, but a choice, says a reformed alcoholic.

Gambling’s biggest addict

Derek Miedema | 02 April 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: addiction, debt, gambling
It's time for governments to get out of the gambling scene - or use the profits to pay down debt.

A tale of the unexpected

Carolyn Moynihan | 18 December 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: addiction, religious conversion, Tessa Dahl
Tessa Dahl, daughter of the famous writer, has finally found peace - in an abbey.

Brilliance doesn’t come in bottles

Theron Bowers | 21 May 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Adderall, addiction, neuroenhancement
60 Minutes was completely irresponsible in advertising the benefits of Adderall and omitting the serious dangers of addiction. 

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