A recovering gambling addict who attempted suicide after spending £250,000 at the bookies has said a ban on using credit cards to place bets is “not enough” to tackle problem betting.
Pharmacies across the city are providing life-saving medication in a bid to reduce drug deaths.
A north-east organisation which supports families affected by addiction has launched a new campaign.
The father of a man who plunged from a bridge in Aberdeen city centre says his son wants to “turn his life around” following the incident.
There is little evidence to suggest that gaming addiction is a clinically unhealthy habit for young people, scientists claim, calling existing fears “exaggerated”.
Candy Crush makers King have said they acknowledge the seriousness of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) decision to recognise video game addiction as a disease – but fell short of stating whether they agree with it in a grilling from MPs.
Heavy drinking can alter DNA in ways that increase the desire for alcohol, new research suggests.
An inquiry into the impact of immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality has been launched by a House of Commons select committee.
The majority of Britons can not make it through dinner at home without checking their phone, such is our addiction to technology, new research from YouGov claims.
Concerns over addiction to video games such as Fortnite among young people are “inevitable” but parents must also take responsibility for their children’s gaming habits, an industry expert has said.
Addiction to video games is to be listed as a disorder for the first time by the World Health Organisation.
Russell Brand has said his drug addiction is “still echoing around in my mad mind”.
A North-east father who lost everything during an 18-year heroin addiction has told how his life has changed after being clean for almost five years.
An addiction recovery charity is closing in on a fundraising target to purchase its centre premises years ahead of schedule.
A DRUG addict today told how a pilot scheme in Aberdeen has helped him take the first steps to recovery - after being referred while in a prison cell.