Addiction

Cutting-edge research and expert information on addiction, including strategies for recovery and advice for loved ones.

How Alcoholism Led to a Diabetes Diagnosis

Chronic alcohol use is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Here’s how one led to the other for California lawyer James Ferguson.

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Opioids: Key Differences Between Physical Dependence and Addiction

The National Institute on Drug Abuse explains the subtle nuances between physical dependence and addiction to opioids. In short: Physical dependence isn't addiction, but it can be part of addiction.

By Stephanie Stephens

Gaming Addiction: Understanding This Modern Diagnosis

Gaming addiction is real and troubling. So why isn’t it included in the DSM-V? Learn more about the disorder: its history, symptoms, and treatment options.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

New Generic Drug Could Improve Treatment for Opioid Dependence

The approved the first generic versions of Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual film for the treatment of opioid dependence to improve access to these medications for people who need them.

By Diane Domina

One Brand of Opioid Overdose Antidote Naloxone Is Recalled

Hospira is recalling two lots of naloxone – an antidote for opioid overdose – because of the possible presence of particulate matter on the syringe plunger.

By Bethany Hoffman

How much do you know about alcohol and your health?

Are you at risk for misusing alcohol? Take this health quiz to find out!

By Kathleen Maio

How to Treat Insomnia When You Live with an Alcohol Use Disorder

Half of all patients report disturbed sleep during alcohol withdrawal. Here are some treatment options that may help.

By Martin Reed

The Link Between Sleep, Problem Gambling and Self-Control

Greater sleep difficulties were associated with lower self-regulatory behavior and in some cases a high score for problem gambling.

By Martin Reed

Tips for Beating the TV Binge and Getting Quality Sleep

Binge-watching seems fun at first, but it often exacts a price on your mood, health, and wellbeing

By Alice Williams

Think Twice Before You Drink

You may have heard that moderate alcohol consumption can improve heart health. But there’s a fine line between healthy and hazardous drinking. Here’s what you need to know before you raise a glass.

By Pete Kelly

Retirees and Alcohol: Who's at Risk

The stress of adapting to a major life transition like retirement may trigger people to drink more. Here’s what you can do about it.

By HealthAfter50

Meet the Experts

Martin Reed

Patient Expert

Martin is the owner of Insomnia Coach and is passionate about sleep. He has been writing for HealthCentral since 2014.

Eileen Bailey

Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Patrick Chatfield

Editor

Patrick Chatfield is a digital editor at HealthCentral.com. He’s the assigning editor for Heart Health, Diabetes, Obesity, Respiratory Health, and Infectious Diseases.

Martin Reed

Patient Expert

Martin is the owner of Insomnia Coach and is passionate about sleep. He has been writing for HealthCentral since 2014.