Posts Tagged ‘addiction’

How smartphone addiction affects brain function and mental health

Smartphone addiction has now become a global issue, thanks to the popularity of social media platforms and mobile games. While smartphones can make life easier in many ways, excessive use of smartphones and similar devices has been linked to many health issues. According to a recent study published in Computers in Human Behavior, problematic smartphone use can […]

Cannabis: The “Gateway Drug” Leading AWAY from Prescription Drug Addiction

Cannabis: The “Gateway Drug” Leading AWAY from Prescription Drug Addiction Posted on August 2, 2023 by Brian Shilhavy Editor, Health Impact News There are currently over 32 million Americans using FDA-approved anti-anxiety prescription drugs (benzodiazepines), based on 2018 data. That includes almost 400,000 children under the age of 5 years old, and over 100,000 infants under […]

The 12 Best Coffee Subscriptions to Fuel Your Caffeine Addiction

Brewing coffee at home is glorious: Never again do you have to brave the outside world without the cocoon of caffeine. That’s not to mention that you’re no longer bleeding your wallet dry cup by five-dollar cup. However, being your own barista puts you at risk of consuming some seriously bland coffee if you’re not […]

The Silencing of Ghassan Kanafani – Israel’s Addiction to the Quick Fix of Assassination

In the film archive of The Associated Press there are 2.47 minutes of shaky footage dated 10th July 1972. The colour of the stock is crude, the quality grainy. The clip is disorientating, the camera continually moving as if searching for meaning. It’s an eerily silent piece of newsreel. With the absence of a long […]

Pandemic Lockdowns Fueled Massive Rise in Gaming and Addiction, Experts Say

During the pandemic, nationwide stay-at-home orders handed gaming companies a golden opportunity. Under restrictive nationwide COVID-19 lockdowns, for many people, gaming was one of the few active recreations, social activities, and creative outlets available. From 2020 to 2021, revenue for gaming companies skyrocketed. (Getty Images) Video game maker Activision Blizzard saw revenues on the first-person shooter […]

Peyrnoie’s Disease and Its Ties To Porn Addiction

I recently learned about Peyrnoie’s Disease and how doctors just can’t seem to find the cause for it. Here is what Peyrnoi’s disease is a defined as: Peyronie’s (pay-roe-NEEZ) disease is a noncancerous condition resulting from fibrous scar tissue that develops on the penis and causes curved, painful erections. Penises vary in shape and size, […]

Suicides, drug addiction on rise in MP due to Covid induced job losses

“I am unable to face hunger, future, illness, fee debt, house rent and unemployment” said the four  page suicide note. On the night of 27 August 2021 Ravi Thackeray*, an engineer in Bhopal’s Sahara township, aided by his wife Ranjana*, slit the throats of their young son Chirag* and daughter Gunjan* with stone cutters. Soon […]

Adolf Hitler’s sex life filled with porn addiction, incest and abuse – doc

A new documentary has laid the claim that Adolf Hitler had a less than ordinary sex life to say the least, according to a report by the British tabloid The Sun.The four-episode documentary, Hitler’s Secret Sex Life, which began airing on the Sky History channel on Sunday, details Hitler as having insatiable desires filled with […]

Psychic Addiction: Warning Signs You Could Be Addicted Plus Tips to Break Your Habit

April 27th 2021 By Nikki Harper Staff Writer for Wake Up World Many people, particularly those who count themselves as ‘spiritual but not religious’, enjoy getting readings from psychics, mediums, tarot readers, astrologers and other psychic readers. There’s nothing wrong with that – I’m an astrologer myself, and I hope my clients find my services […]

Former QAnon follower compares movement to drug and alcohol addiction

A former QAnon follower who went viral online for trashing a display of masks in Target last year has compared her experience of getting sucked into the conspiracy theory to drug and alcohol addiction. Melissa Rein Lively, a 35-year-old publicist, found “comfort” in the QAnon movement when the pandemic hit the country last March. Four […]

Rabbi Twerski made fighting addiction and mental illness possible

On Sunday, the Jewish community lost one of the biggest forces fighting for those who are suffering the most. At Amudim, a crisis intervention organization serving the Orthodox Jewish community, we have been humbled by the increasing number of community members who have come to accept the realities of mental health challenges in recent years. […]

Amudim raises $5m. to help victims of abuse, addiction in Orthodox world

Amudim, a crisis center focusing on combating sexual abuse, trauma and addictions in the Orthodox community, raised over $5 million at the 36-hour “Unite to Heal” event that featured rabbis, metal health professionals and celebrities. Some 10,319 donors helped Amudim reach the final sum of $5,034,632.Unite to Heal will enable Amudim to hire three new […]

Is COVID-19 causing a spike in addiction rates?

The age of COVID has brought on so many health concerns for everyone, especially those with preexisting conditions. While the term “preexisting conditions” usually refers to physical health ailments like diabetes and chronic respiratory illness, being predisposed to addiction issues or even unhealthy substance use can impact many areas of your physical and mental health, from […]

Exercise Treats Addiction by Altering Brain’s Dopamine System

June 3rd, 2018 By Joe Battaglia Guest writer for Wake Up World New research by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has identified a key mechanism in how exercise can help impact the brain in ways that may support treatment — and even prevention strategies — for addiction. Scientists in Britain previously found that just five minutes […]

Insufferably Obnoxious Hebress Roseanne Barr blames her Ambien drug addiction for racist comments towards blacks and Arabs

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Soul Retrieval Can Heal Addiction, Trauma and Mental Illness – Here’s How

May 14th, 2018 By Mateo Sol Guest writer for Wake Up World Beneath most headaches is a heartache. It’s a natural protective mechanism of ours to think our way around wounds instead of feeling our way through them. In this day and age, we just want an escape. What can we do to stop feeling the pain we’re feeling? How […]

Cannabis and CBD Show Promise as a Treatment for Opioid Addiction

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times The opioid crisis is making its mark on public welfare. In response, many people are looking for a safe treatment for opioid addiction, as well as seeking out alternative therapy for chronic pain. Research shows that medical cannabis and the compound cannabidiol (CBD) could be potential solutions in […]

Fake opioid addiction treatments on the rise: FDA and FTC sending stern warnings to those profiting off the illness

(Natural News) The skyrocketing number of fake opioid addiction treatments have prompted the United States Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to issue sharp admonishments to pharmaceutical companies that hawk such products, said a Daily Mail article. The warning comes in the wake of numerous companies rushing […]

5 Mainstream Paradigms that Drive People into Addiction

Trevor McDonald & Anna Hunt, Contributors Waking Times Many things contribute to addiction, including genetics and demographics. Nonetheless, society may be playing a larger role than we think. As the years press on, pop culture references drugs more than ever before. As well, virtual social identity becomes more prevalent, and more of us become slaves to acceptable […]

Heroin Addiction in America Spearheaded by the US-led War on Afghanistan

. Trump State of Union Address:  …”In 2016, we lost 64,000 Americans to drug overdoses:  174 deaths per day.  Seven per hour.  We must get much tougher on drug dealers and pushers if we are going to succeed in stopping this scourge. My Administration is committed to fighting the drug epidemic and helping get treatment […]

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