Stress from social media could lead to addiction, says new study

Stress from social media could lead to addiction, says new study

Professor Sven Laumer of Friedrich-Alexander Univeristät said: “We found that those users who had a greater social media habit needed less effort to find another aspect of the platforms, and were thus more likely to stay within the Social Networking Site (SNS) rather than switch off when they needed to divert themselves.

The Science of Emotional Eating and Food Addiction

The Science of Emotional Eating and Food Addiction

Famously associated with turkey, tryptophan is also found in cheese … Carbs can also boost serotonin levels, which can improve your mood, and chocolate, too, is linked to a serotonin spike.” Comfort Foods Lower Cortisol Levels in Highly Stressed Individuals According to the experts on eating disorders interviewed by Huffington Post, emotional eating is primarily triggered by stress and boredom.

Purdue Pharma Seeks to Expand an ‘Attractive Market’

Purdue Pharma Seeks to Expand an ‘Attractive Market’

Purdue Pharma Claims Persecution for Opioid Crisis, Sackler Blames Addicts The documents allege the Sackler family engaged in a decade of deception to push OxyContin on doctors and patients despite knowing it was highly addictive, resulting in overdoses and deaths.

Mobile Phone Addiction Revisited

Mobile Phone Addiction Revisited

Steve Jobs famously confessed that his children never used an iPad and that he limited access to technology at home.4 Perhaps we’re vulnerable to cell phone addiction because we don’t really want to face the humdrum of the upcoming day, or maybe it’s because our brains have been building a tolerance to overstimulation and we crave ever more of it.

Opioid Addiction and Suicides: Cause of Declining Life Expectancy

Opioid Addiction and Suicides: Cause of Declining Life Expectancy

The initial decline in 2015 was primarily attributed to a rise in several categories of preventable deaths,8 including opioid overdoses, highlighting the failure of the American health care system to properly address the root causes of chronic disease and rein in the burgeoning opioid addiction epidemic.

The Nationwide Ban On Kratom Will Be Deadly · 71 Republic

The Nationwide Ban On Kratom Will Be Deadly · 71 Republic

With conventional strategies failing, many believe the answer for both tackling the opioid crisis and far safer pain management lies in a more natural solution: kratom. Given that 80% of heroin addicts started off on prescription pain meds, the first step to ending the opioid crisis is preventing the creation of more opiate-dependant patients.

Opioid a Thousand Times More Potent Than Morphine

Opioid a Thousand Times More Potent Than Morphine

Sen. Ed Markey, (D-MA), urged the FDA to deny approval for Dsuvia in October, saying,14 “An opioid that is a thousand times more powerful than morphine is a thousand times more likely to be abused, and a thousand times more likely to kill.” Drug prevention and treatment experts in New Jersey agree.

Are Smartphones Destroying a Generation?

Are Smartphones Destroying a Generation?

Data from the annual Monitoring the Future survey reveals the more time teens spend online, the unhappier they are, and those who spend more time than average on in-person relations and activities that do not involve their smartphone are far more likely to report being “happy.” Results such as these really should come as no surprise.