Addiction

sam thomas
Scoot
May 28, 2019 - 6:44 pm
Is excessive playing of video games an “addiction?” Is being “burned-out” at work a disease? The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially designated excessive playing of video games an addiction, but is it? WHO now classifies addiction to video games a mental disorder defined by “a pattern of...
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David Blake
April 16, 2019 - 5:40 pm
Federal, State and local authorities joined New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell this morning for a news conference on a new program to attack the opioid crisis. Cantrell spoke first, surrounded by law enforcement from across the area. ''More deaths due to opioids and heroin than gun violence in the...
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David Blake
October 24, 2018 - 2:52 pm
Sen. Bill Cassidy on a bill to fight the opioid crisis and more President Donald Trump today signed the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 into law. Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy, who is a doctor, was involved in the bill's creation. Cassidy tells WWL First News that they made a key adjustment...
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Chris Miller
August 29, 2018 - 7:24 am
As if the opioid crisis isn’t bad enough, we’re finding out it's even affecting peoples' pets. There has been a rise in people hurting animals, to try and trick vets into prescribing narcotics. According to one survey, 13 percent of veterinarians in Colorado reported treating animals hurt by their...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
January 25, 2018 - 10:42 am
Are you addicted to Facebook? According to Dictionary.com, the definition of addiction is “devoted or giving up to the practice or habit or to something psychologically or physically habit-forming.” Does that describe your relationship with Facebook? Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, believes FB is...
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December 04, 2017 - 9:31 am
A new addiction treatment center is opening on the Northshore. The ten-million-dollar Longbranch Recovery Center will open around the first of the year in Abita Springs. Longbranch Healthcare CEO Chris McMahon, sober for 17 years, says he wants to do his part in helping those who need it the most...
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Newell Normand
November 08, 2017 - 9:06 pm
The Texas church shooter escaped from a mental hospital in 2012. If mental health issues are behind many of these mass shootings, what is the state of the mental health system? Where are the cracks in the foundation? Check out Newell Normand's HOT TAKES: As you look at this shooter, you can check...
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Chris Miller
September 25, 2017 - 11:05 am
Technology has put our favorite TV shows at our fingertips, and there seems to be more quality television than ever, but it may be coming at the expense of our health. Maybe you just can't wait for the next season of Stranger Things or you want to catch up on the Emmy-winning drama The Handmaid's...
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