|Posted by Adam L. Front, Ph.D. on June 1, 2017 at 3:05 AM||comments (1)|
Yesterday, May 31, 2017 was "World No Tobacco Day," started by the World Health Organization in 1988. Coincidentally, I personally quit smoking earlier that same year. If you smoke, quitting may be the single most important thing you can do to improve your health. The insidiousness of nicotine addiction makes this very difficult, however. The urge to smoke, if you are a smoker (or a nicotine addict, if you prefer not to sugar-coat it) gets under your skin and can be so...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Adam L. Front, Ph.D. on September 4, 2010 at 3:11 AM||comments (4)|
Most people think that addiction is a problem for a minority of the population. It's "those people," and certainly not me. But suppose that addiction is something more to do with the way our brains are wired than any particular substance that people abuse?
Statistically, about 10% of the population is alcoholic. Probably another 10% are addicted to either street drugs (cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamin...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Adam L. Front, Ph.D. on May 17, 2010 at 12:45 AM||comments (2)|
One example of the "medicalization" of human unhappiness is ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or, as it is now referrred to in the diagnostic manual, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). I do think that Attention Deficit Disorders exist, but I believe that they are not half as common as many people (including doctors who treat such disorders) think they are. I have become acutely aware of this "disorder of the ...Read Full Post »