addiction

Why is ditching junk food so hard? I know I should have an apple instead of a doughnut, but when I crave a snack, I don’t reach for the fruit bowl. Making and then breaking the promise to eat healthy makes me feel like a failure. How can a junk food addict like me get back on track?

By Ask the Doctors • October 26, 2022

Read to learn how the pandemic has impacted gambling

By Chayil Champion • December 28, 2021

Smokeless tobacco carries some of the same adverse effects as cigarettes, and some that are unique to these products

By Ask the Doctors • November 26, 2021

Learn about the risks of drinking too much alcohol

By uclahealth • August 19, 2021

Gambling disorder experts are concerned about how the new interest in trading might effect those prone to becoming addicted to risky behavior.

By Jocelyn Apodaca Schlossberg • February 23, 2021

Marijuana seems to be increasingly accepted in our country.  But I worry about my kids using it?  Is it addictive? ...

By Ask the Doctors • May 18, 2018

California is among a growing number of states that have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes. The state recently legalized recreational marijuana as well. The ...

By uclahealth • February 3, 2018

Abuse of opioid pain relievers is a serious and growing public health concern in the U.S., and around the world. If you need to ...

By uclahealth • August 24, 2017

Fifty years ago, this summer, a social phenomenon emerged in California and swept the nation.  Called the “Summer of Love,” it began with tens ...

By • July 18, 2017

As more states legalize marijuana use, there’s a growing perception that pot is benign. But that’s not necessarily the case – especially in ...

By Leigh Hopper • February 28, 2017