Addiction

Can Video Games Be Addictive?

A federal judge in Hawaii is allowing a man to sue the computer-game manufacturer NCsoft for negligence — with allegations that the plaintiff grew addicted to an online game and that it consumed his life for years, Wired.com reports.

In court documents, plaintiff Craig Smallwood claims he played the game Lineage II for over …

When Does Social Drinking Become ‘At-Risk’ Drinking?

A recent study from Duke University found that a significant portion of baby boomers—22% of men and 9% of women ages 50 and up—were binge drinking on a regular basis, increasing their risk for both long term health problems such as neurological complications and elevated blood pressure, and more acute problems like accidental injury.

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