App Aims To Curb Cellphone AddictionIt's no secret that most of us spend a lot of time glued to our smartphones. Now a new app, Onward, is aiming to curb that addiction. Here's how it works.
Psychedelic Drug Banned In The U.S. May Help Battle AddictionA potential treatment for addiction: a psychedelic derived from the bark of an African scrub. The shrub is iboga. The treatment is ibogaine.
Weekend Volunteer 'Superheroes' Clean Drug Paraphernalia From Mean Streets Of SFAlong San Francisco's city streets and alleys a group of volunteers spend their Sundays searching for used syringes left behind by addicts.
Prescription Painkiller Tracking System To Be Mandatory For California DoctorsBeginning in July, a new system to track prescription painkillers becomes mandatory for doctors in California.
Tetris Could Help Curb Food, Drug CravingsA few minutes of playing Tetris could help curb cravings for food and drugs, according to a new study out of England.
Navy Serviceman Treated For Internet Addiction Allegedly Caused By Google GlassA U.S. Navy serviceman has been treated for internet addiction caused by overuse of his Google Glass device.
In Depth: Addiction And Depression Are More Common Than You May Think In the wake of actor Robin Williams untimely death, Dr. Alex Zaphiris, who specializes in treatment for addiction, examines how common addiction and depression are and what resources are available to treat these diseases.
Weeks Before Passing, Robin Williams Talks About Addiction Robin Williams, who was found dead from an apparent suicide Monday, has struggled with alcohol addiction for decades. A man who knew Williams from a support group describes the actor’s demeanor and how he reached out to him last month.
Fmr. Santa Clara County Supervisor Shirakawa Released From JailGeorge Shirakawa Jr., is out of custody from Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. He served 7 months after pleading guilty to 12 charges, including gambling with public funds, in November.
New Bay Area Alcoholism Treatment Uses Implant To Curb Cravings, 'Growing Pains' Star Talks About AddictionA new treatment for alcoholism is now in the Bay Area. While it’s not a cure, it may help more individuals achieve sobriety. Among those who claim it works is an actor whose battle with the bottle began in childhood.
BART Hires Employee To Seek Out Homeless, Find Them HelpThe homeless often make their way to BART stations, platforms and trains, but the agency has taken steps to reach out to them by hiring a crisis intervention coordinator and mental health liaison.
HealthWatch: Hypnotherapist Credited For Kicking AddictionsTwo prominent Bay Area residents say hypnotherapy was the key to helping them kick an unhealthy addiction to chewing tobacco.

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