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Addiction

According to the World Health Organisation, substance abuse refers to the consumption of psychoactive substances including alcohol and illicit drugs, leading to its addiction. This abuse also gives rise to certain cravings or strong desires to repeat the consumption and makes it easier for the person to persist in its use despite harmful consequences.   Institute of Urban Health Research of Northeastern University developed a new substance...

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theoretical physics

Addiction is something that human beings are most vulnerable to. It is the habit that nobody wants to get into. Addiction is a complex condition, a sort of brain disease where a person is manifested by a compulsive substance use despite harmful consequences. People get addicted to a substance like alcohol or drugs in such a way where despite knowing the fact they are doing...

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Addiction

Substance abuse can be hazardous to an extent where it destroys and ends the life of people. Amy Winehouse, a pop singer was also one of the victims of addiction. Hortensia Amaro, a professor in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University discussed the behaviours of individuals who struggle with substance abuse.   It becomes very difficult for people to approach for help and treatment....

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alcohol

Alcohol is the most commonly abused drug around the world. The addiction to the intake of alcoholic liquor referred to as alcoholism is a mental illness and compulsive behaviour resulting from alcohol dependency. Victims of alcoholism will often place drinking above all other obligations, including work and family. It is a condition that not only affects the individual concerned but also the family and community.   Alcohol...

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love

Many poets and artists said that - “Love is a drug.” Every hit song based off of a love story is the next big thing. But is love --like they say it, actually a drug?  Well, yes, as a matter of fact, it is, says Northeastern University’s distinguished professor of Psychology Lisa Feldman Barrett whose compiled research over the years confirms that yes, love is...

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Video games

Video games are one of the most common free-time activities that children, pre-teens, and teens engage in.  However, these video games create a habit and are the sources of worst addiction. It can result  in depression, social phobias, and even poor academic performance. Cynthia Baron who holds many important positions  at Northeastern University performed a study on this situation and she supposes that it may...

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Opioid is a class of drug that includes the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, morphine, and many others. They are usually prescribed by doctors to treat persistent or severe pain.   They are used by people with chronic headaches and backaches, by patients recovering from surgery or experiencing severe pain...

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