Tag: obesity

  • Loss, but not absence, of control – How choice and addiction are related

    In a recent post the notion that “loss of control” is an addiction myth was raised by our contributing author, Christopher Russell, a thoughtful graduate student studying substance abuse in the U.K. Though I obviously personally believe in control- and choice-relevant neurological mechanisms playing a part in addiction, this conversation is a common one both […]

  • About Addiction: Addiction Recovery, Alcohol, and Drug Legalization

    Yes, you’ve got it, it’s your 30 seconds of news about addiction from around the world (wide web). Enjoy the reading – you can claim you learned your “new thing of the day.” Addiction recovery- Inpatient and Outpatient treatment plans Addiction Recovery-Recovering from addiction is hard, no matter what type of addiction it is. In […]

  • Obesity, drug addiction, and dopamine

    Eating junk-food can be addictive, and apparently, it causes brain changes that look eerily similar to drug addiction. That’s the message not only from the rapidly fattening waistlines of Americans everywhere, but also from the Johnson and Kenny labs at the Scripps Institute. Food and drug addiction The idea that obesity is caused by a […]

  • About Addiction: HIV, smoking, obesity and steroids

    We have some wonderful new links about addiction for you to explore and learn through: Clinical Trials (for anyone interested in participating):  This is the description of a study which is currently recruiting participants to test the neurocognitive effects of buprenorphine among HIV positive and HIV negative opioid-users. The researchers hypothesize that the reasoning abilities […]

  • How can I overcome all this sugar??? The dilemma of food addiction

    I’ve been asked by several people about the impact of sugar addiction and the possible ways for overcoming it. The dilema of food addiction Food addiction is especially difficult to fight because unlike drug addiction, you can’t simply stop eating, regardless of your willpower. This means that a person addicted to highly sweetened foods needs […]

  • Give me SUGAR!!!! And a little food addiction on the side…

    So while we’re sitting here talking about drug addiction, quite a bit of research in the last few years has looked into food, and specifically high-sugar-content foods, as a possibly addictive substance (food addiction). The focus started when the new head of NIDA (The National Institute on Drug Abuse), Dr. Nora Volkow, who’s been doing […]