How prepared is Europe for an increase in gambling and addiction?

An increasing number of Europeans suffer from gambling addiction, a problem that is expected to grow across the continent as profits from the sector are expected to increase in the coming years. For Chris, his 18th birthday was more than a major milestone marking the transition from childhood to adulthood. It was the day he had been waiting for for years, the day when he would finally be considered old enough to gamble legally in his home country of the UK. I always knew gambling would be something I would…

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‘Jackass’ alum Bam Margera put on hold 5150 amid addiction struggles

Actor Bam Margera has undergone psychiatric evaluation as he struggles with drug and alcohol addiction. (Photo: Getty Images) Bam Margera was placed in a 5150 hold after his family feared for his life. According to TMZ, police found the file Donkey at Trejo’s Tacos in Los Angeles on Sunday, and due to erratic speech, behavior and alleged suicide threats, authorities decided he should be taken to a mental health facility. Under California law, if a person is deemed a danger to themselves or others, they may be involuntarily held for…

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Your body naturally produces opioids without causing addiction or overdose

Opioid drugs like morphine and fentanyl are like the two-faced Roman god Janus: the kind face offers pain relief to millions of sufferers, while the grim visage drives a crisis of opioid abuse and overdose that has claimed nearly 70,000 lives across the United States United only in 2020 . One possible path to achieving this lies in understanding the molecular pathways that opioids use to work their effects in your body. (unsplash) {{^RegisteredUser}} {{/RegisteredUser}} {{^RegisteredUser}} {{/RegisteredUser}} Scientists like me who study pain and opioids have been looking for a…

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There needs to be a health caveat: how cryptocurrency trading can lead to addiction

Surrounded by a therapy session in an 18th-century Scottish country house are half a dozen recovering addicts. Many recall, at their lowest points, battling chronic depression and contemplating suicide. The patients, all male, share heartbreaking stories of dealing with a new addiction: compulsive cryptocurrency trading. Some say their addiction to cryptocurrencies is combined with an alcohol or drug habit, while others say they started out treating digital token trading much like gambling. I spent eight hours a day reading on Reddit [crypto] white paper, thinking about making an intellectual decision…it…

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