Videogame addiction – fact or fantasy?

By Gemma Lucy Smart, University of Sydney

Are anabolic steroids addictive?

Common signs of addiction include cravings for the drug, requiring more drug to get the same effect, and withdrawal symptoms should the drug be...

Australian pharmacies prepare to stock a new version of OxyContin that is impossible to abuse

From April 1, pharmaceutical company Mundipharma will introduce its new non-crushable OxyContin tablets and withdraw the original version of the...

Internet Addiction: prevention and treatment

Internet Addiction disorder is a global and significant problem

Addiction 2015 - call for abstracts

The Australian & New Zealand Addiction Conference 6th March 2015. The Australian and New Zealand Addiction 2015 Conference will address the treatment...

Is Marijuana Addictive?

Can recreational pot smokers become addicted? A realistic concern for recreational users of marijuana is whether or not they will become addicted.

Don't get worked up: you can beat your porn addiction ... if you want to

By Gomathi Sitharthan, University of Sydney and Raj Sitharthan, University of Western Sydney

Chronic pain sufferers risk addiction

Health groups are calling for greater oversight for prescription painkillers amid concern sufferers are at serious risk of addiction.

Marijuana Addiction

Some smokers do develop all the symptoms of an actual addiction after chronic marijuana use.

Music Therapy in Addiction Recovery

In the treatment of addictions, music has been established as an adjunctive, highly adaptable modality that is valuable in the holistic approach...