Addicted To Google Glass?!

Addicted To Google Glass?!

As our use of technology and devices expands into all areas of our lives, it seems inevitable that some people will become addicted to smartphones, computers, gaming and social media. One of the newest and most fascinating devices to hit the market, Google Glass, could further change the way we interact and use media. It […]

Google Research Tool Helps Track Emerging Drug Markets

Google Research Tool Helps Track Emerging Drug Markets

Google contains resources specifically designed to help people conducting research on various topics locate the information they’re looking for quickly and efficiently. Increasingly, professionals rely on these resources to produce work that meets the stringent standards of the scientific community. In a study scheduled for publication in 2014 in the journal Drug and Alcohol Review, […]

Phone App Makes It Harder To Fake Alcohol Withdrawal Tremors

Phone App Makes It Harder To Fake Alcohol Withdrawal Tremors

People addicted to alcohol commonly develop a condition called alcohol withdrawal when they significantly curtail their drinking or stop drinking altogether. Doctors can use sedative-hypnotic medications called benzodiazepines to address withdrawal, but some alcohol-dependent individuals fake withdrawal symptoms to gain access to these mind-altering substances. In a study presented in August 2014 to the IEEE […]

New Marijuana Breathalyzer Targets Smoking And Driving!

New Marijuana Breathalyzer Targets Smoking And Driving!

Working in cooperation with a Vancouver-based radiologist, a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer (RCMP) has invented a patent-pending breathalyzer for catching people who get behind the wheel after smoking marijuana. Kal Malhi, formerly of the RCMP, and Dr. Raj Attariwala teamed up to create the Cannabix Breathalyzer. Its inventors say that the device can […]

Can Technology Break Technology Addiction?

Can Technology Break Technology Addiction?

Smartphone addiction is a real problem for many people. Just when you cross the line from frequent use to obsessive addiction is debatable but, for some people, cell phones are all-consuming. Behavioral addictions are treatable by traditional addiction care techniques like counseling, and, of course, there is an app (or two) for that. But can […]