addiction

A teenage boy looks at his smartphone screen.
Teenager launches online course to help break smartphone addiction

With half of all children receiving their first phone between the ages of 10 and 12, smartphone addiction is becoming a problem worldwide.

Juul disregarded evidence it's e-cigarettes were getting teens hooked

“If you think Marlboros are bad because they’re addictive, then this is like a Marlboro on steroids.”

By REUTERS
06/11/2019
Knife attack (descriptive)
Resident of Ofakim storms a police station, stabs officer with stick

The 30-year old man, was arrested by officers at the station and attempted to attack them with a knife.

‘Digital detox’ is a business model

Yom Kippur reminds us we are are slaves to our tech, here's how other are detoxing.

By JESSICA ROY/LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS
08/10/2019
Sexual Abuse
How rehab hotlines could save the lives of drug addicts

Every day, people are dying from drug overdose or getting sick due to drug use. Addiction is no longer considered to be a moral failing but a chronic disease

02/10/2019
Congrats, you quit drinking! But who do you tell?

If you want to put your lunch on Instagram, I won’t stop you. But when it comes to getting clean and sober, maybe keep it to yourself. At least for the time being.

By MICHAEL GRAUBART
10/07/2019
Jews can’t be alcoholics or addicts? Don’t tell this Jewish alcoholic

An alcoholic can b a lawyer, a businesswoman, a congressperson, of MK< a rabbi, a housewife -- anyone.

By MICHAEL GRAUBART
07/02/2019
Painkiller pills [Illustrative].
150 Years into the opioid epidemic, many are resorting to Ibogaine treatment

People often think of opioid addiction as a 21st-century problem, but the issue has been around far longer than that.

BOTTLES OF an alcoholic drink are seen in a bomb shelter in Ashkelon in 2014
What a recovering alcoholic can teach us about alcoholism

To the onlooker, family members or close friends, functional alcoholics do not look like they have an alcoholic problem. They may be perceived as someone who likes to drink, but not excessively.

By DR. MIKE GROPPER
22/03/2018
Selling Drugs
Health Ministry addresses opioid crisis to avert US-level epidemic

Some 50,000 Israelis who are prescribed drug become addicted annually • 150% spike in past five years.

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