Pinning down the source of Pinterest addiction

It started out harmlessly. In June 2011, I signed up for Pinterest. At the time, only a handful of friends were using the site. I was mesmerized by the streaming trove of images. Eames chairs. A black Claire Vivier Read more...

Addiction coverage will be part of insurance plans as health laws change

An estimated 3 million to 5 million U.S. residents with drug and alcohol problems will have greatly expanded insurance coverage starting next year as part of the Affordable Care Act. Ron Howell, executive director Read more...

Opium addiction treatment and opium drug rehab announced

Recovery Associates, through its multiple therapeutic tracks, is placing an emphasis upon opium addiction treatment, helping men and women break free from this harrowing, potent drug. Opium addiction might Read more...

Sex addiction on the rise

A private addiction rehabilitation center in Dublin has reported a 500 percent increase in people seeking help for sex addiction. The Rutland Centre’s clinical director Doctor Fiona Weldon has hit out at the Read more...

Those with addiction neglected by US medical system

Addiction is the most neglected disease in the United States medical system. Disagree with this statement?  Consider this: Forty million Americans ages 12 and older have addiction involving nicotine, alcohol Read more...

Forty million Americans addicted to cigarettes, alcohol or drugs

About 40 million Americans are addicted to cigarettes, alcohol or drugs, new research finds. That represents about 16 percent of the U.S. population aged 12 and older. Another 80 million people -- 32 percent of Read more...

The tough climb out of heroin addiction

He grew up in Carmel Valley, played three sports at Stevenson School and graduated from Loyola Marymount University. And along the way, he became a heroin addict. He agreed to talk about his road to hell and back Read more...

Addiction and divorce

I have been practicing family law for over 40 years, and I have seen just about everything. I've witnessed numerous divorces in which spouses have had addiction issues -- including alcohol, drugs, pornography Read more...

Babies born addicted to drugs triples

One baby is born addicted to prescription drugs every hour, according to Sen. Charles Schumer. Schumer joined New York doctors and nurses Sunday to call on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change drug Read more...