Researchers at Michigan State University are exploring the idea that there’s more to “social media addiction” than casual joking about being too online might suggest. Their paper, titled “Excessive social media users demonstrate impaired decision making in the Iowa Gambling Task” (Meshi, Elizarova, Bender, & Verdejo-Garcia) and published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, indicates that people […]View More Research finds heavy Facebook users make impaired decisions like drug addicts
For a sizeable chunk of my life, I played World of Warcraft too much. Way too much.
I played WoW so much and so often that some people may classify my worst years with that game as an addiction.
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Google will soon allow ads to run on addiction-related keywords and phrases after a nearly year-long ban instituted to crack down on shady providers cashing in on vulnerable patients. A small group of providers vetted by a third party have been approved by the company to appear in results for searches like “help quitting pills” or “meth addiction.”View More Google slowly lifting ban on addiction center ads after adding vetting process
Facebook is evolving to tackle problems the company itself unwittingly enabled, like election meddling and screen addiction. But the fast-paced nature of Silicon Valley is ultimately holding it back from true accountability.
On Wednesday, Facebook la…
Despite being rated 12, the super popular Battle Royale game has recently been shadowed by reports of addiction among young children.
Early in June, various sites published a story about a nine-year-old girl who was apparently receiving treatment for being addicted to the game. This led to a slew of similar articles advising parents what to do if they feared their child could be suffering from something similar. A large number of them called out Fortnite specifically. Read more…View More Is ‘Fortnite’ addiction among young children actually a real problem?
JUUL is a nicotine-filled vape created by smokers, for smokers who want to break their cigarette addiction. But non-smokers and teens have been using them. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Smoke, Addiction, Smoking, and CigaretteView More Kids under the age of 21 are getting their hands on JUULs
A new app called Siempo wants to un-addict you from your smartphone and its numerous attention-stealing apps. To do so, Siempo replaces an Android device’s homescreen, while also taking advantage of a number of design principles to push distractions further away, and give you more control over your notifications. The startup, which launched a few […]View More Siempo’s new app will break your smartphone addiction
We spoke to Dr. Fong, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, on whether or not marijuana could be proven addictive. The results may surprise you.
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Video game addiction will be classified as an official mental health condition next year.
The World Health Organization (WHO) will recognize “gaming disorder” as a mental health condition in its next revision of the International Classification…
Smartphones are inarguably an addictive class of devices, and not just because they put an endless font of information at your fingertips. The experience of holding the phone and touching it is itself associated with that pleasure — so much so that you might wish you were doing it even when you don’t want to actually use the phone. That’s when you need one of these… Read More
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What is addiction? Addiction is process of getting overly attached for something that you always try for. It has been found that addiction gets you…View More Addiction: lets think a different way