Checking a Facebook or Twitter account may be more tempting than sex and cigarettes, according to a new study.
“Desires for media may be comparatively harder to resist because of their high availability and also because it feels like it does not cost much to engage in these activities, even though one wants to resist,” study author said.
People who spend too much time on the Internet may soon be classified as being addicted to it.
Internet Use Disorder (IUD) will be included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) as a condition that is “recommended for further study.” Australian psychology professionals have welcomed the addition of IUD in the psychiatric manual.
The placement of Internet addiction along with other types of substance addiction is a widely debated issue. Experts say that Internet addiction is a secondary outcome of an underlying cause (for example, these people might suffer from anxiety and so use internet more than others).
While many believe hypnotic drugs are the best remedy for insomnia, new research reveal, it is only a short-term solution that can cause long-term addiction.
Club goers are happy to stick with mephedrone as their drug of choice. In London clubs, many clubbers are not using legal highs and instead opt for mephedrone which was banned in 2010.
The club scene can be filled with many different types of drugs but like anything, there is a specific culture surrounding drug use and choice. In the study of London clubs, mephedrone was the drug of choice for getting high with cocaine use also being extremely prevalent. Just because there were “legal highs” available did not mean more people were using them.
Uruguay unveiled a plan Wednesday to allow government-controlled sales of marijuana to curb drug-related crime.
Under the plan backed by President Jose Mujica’s leftist administration, only the government will be allowed to sell marijuana, in the form of cigarettes, to adults who register on a government database, allowing officials to keep track of their purchases over time.