Redefining Addiction to Recognize Compulsive Video Gaming as a Disorder

Recognizing compulsive video gaming as a disorder is critical for developing corresponding treatment and prevention programs while reinforcing the various therapeutic, educational, and social benefits associated with gaming. Gaming addiction—like many other compulsive behaviors—is not currently ...

By Giulio Zampogna

Withdrawal Confounding in Studies of The Pharmacological Management of Substance Use Disorders

Recently, there has been greater emphasis on the management of “addiction” and substance use disorders with pharmacological treatments. For example, Medication-Assisted Treatments (MAT), such as methadone and buprenorphine for opioid dependence and disulfiram and naltrexone for alcoholism are in...

By Daniel Dunleavy