Review of ‘Hooked’ – The inaugural Exhibition

Review of ‘Hooked’ – the Inaugural Exhibition

HOOKED – “We live in a highly addicted society. In a choice environment encompassing everything from social inequality, genetic predisposition and peer pressure, everyday things transform into addictive substances and behaviours. (Science Gallery, London” – publicity material for ‘Hooked’.) Addiction Addiction is all around us, because drugs are all around us (caffeine, alcohol and nicotine are legal, …

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Demi Lovato on Addiction and Recovery

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato’s New Single “Sober” is Shining the Spotlight on the Struggle of Addiction and Recovery The tabloids, news and social media always keep us on our toes, especially with celebrity gossip. Some may argue that Demi Lovato’s mysterious tweets of a soon-to-be-revealed “truth” is a ploy for attention, but the revelation behind the “truth” is it …

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Is Social Media deliberately addictive?

The dangers of addiction to social media

Conspiracy to Confession: A Behind-the-Scenes Investigation Uncovers Social Media’s Deliberately Addictive Design In most eyes, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat are seen as a positive addition to our lives. They allow us to stay in touch with friends, reconnect with old colleagues, share funny stories, pictures and videos; and keep up with the latest trends. It all …

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Fortnite and the Far-Reaching Consequences of Gaming Addiction

Fortnite gaming addiction

A dystopian world and a world-wide broadcasted death match. One hundred players stranded on an island; only one will survive. This is not the plot of the latest Hunger Games movie – this is Fortnite. Developed by Epic Games and People Can Fly, this survival game has swept the world and has made many people, especially kids, …

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Join us at ICAAD 2018

castle craig at icaad london 2018

Castle Craig will once again be attending and sponsoring the 2018 ICAAD (International Conferences on Addiction and Associated Disorders) in London.   Spanning over three days from May 7th through May 9th, the conference will be held at the Royal Garden Hotel on Kensington High Street.  During the three day event, attendees will have the chance to …

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Do You Have to Watch the News?

Do You Have to Watch the News?

Do You Have to Watch the News? When you are trying to get sober or stay sober, stress and anxiety are not your friends. They are, in fact, the most common triggers of cravings. Generally, the immediate danger is in your daily life. Stress at work, arguments with your spouse, accidents, loss of loved ones, or just …

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The Link Between Addiction and Intelligence

The Link Between Addiction and Intelligence

The Link Between Addiction and Intelligence We don’t think of addictive behaviour as especially clever. Usually, it seems the opposite. However, some studies suggest that addiction is linked to higher intelligence. There are several hypotheses for why this may be true. More intelligent people are more curious. Intelligence doesn’t always lead you to healthy behaviour. Sometimes it …

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