Addicted Kids With 'Gaming Disorder' Get Help Through South Bay Therapy ProgramVideo game addiction has grown so serious that the World Health Organization is calling it a "gaming disorder." Though illness is on the rise, there's hope and help for those affected.
A Cure For Alcohol Addiction May Be In The Form Of A New PillAlcohol addiction is a nationwide epidemic but there may be hope on the way in the form of a new pill.
Gov. Brown Vetoes Bill To Open Safe Injection Sites In San FranciscoCalifornia Governor Jerry Brown rejected a measure to open safe drug injection sites in San Francisco on Sunday.
CDC: Opioid Addiction Among Pregnant Women SkyrocketsA new report from the CDC has revealed a troubling surge in opioid use among pregnant women.
Concord BART Worker Snaps Photo Of Heroin Addicts Shooting UpA fed up BART worker wants everyone to see the drug use at the Concord station where she works. People are buying drugs and shooting up.
Stylish New Vaping Devices Entice Students Into Unhealthy HabitsA new kind of vaping with sleek, easy-to-conceal devices manufactured by a San Francisco company is running rampant among students in local schools.
Ex-Facebook, Google Employees Launch Campaign To Combat Tech AddictionFormer employees at companies such as Google and Facebook are pushing for tech companies to rethink and redesign addictive and intrusive tools under a new organization called Center for Humane Technology.
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.