- The Rise of Mobile Gambling Is Leaving People Ruined and Unable to Quit
- Why the pull of addictive cravings is so hard to resist
- The scientists who make apps addictive
- Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong
- Nir Eyal on how to beat tech addiction: ‘We need a new skill set’
What really causes addiction -- to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched loved ones struggle to manage their addictions. He started to wonder why we treat addicts the way we do -- and if there might be a better way. As he shares in this deeply personal talk, his questions took him around the world, and unearthed some surprising and hopeful ways of thinking about an age-old problem.
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Financial catastrophe is now only a few clicks away, a problem that is showing quiet signs of becoming a crisis. "I can't just get rid of my phone," one problem gambler says.
How many hours per day can you stare at your phone before you qualify for a 12-step program? Eight? Four? Twenty? One? Here’s the truth: Screen time doesn’t ...
Fears rise over how unregulated trading and promotion of crypto assets are creating a new generation of addicts
The behavioural scientist has advised tech companies on how to get people hooked – now he’s telling us how to break the habit• Follow Eyal’s guide to avoiding digital distraction
“I’ve been clean for over twenty years.”
The neuroscientific picture of addiction overlooks the psychological and social factors that make cravings so hard to resist
You don’t have an addiction, but you know you’re drinking too much. Learn to regain control and benefit your mind and body
Ars chats with author Maia Szalavitz about her book, Undoing Drugs
Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation is already approved to help people overcome addiction to cigarettes, but researchers still have a lot to learn about how to deliver the treatment…
Silicon Valley’s most successful tech companies use the insights of behaviour design to pump us with dopamine and keep us returning to their products. But, as Ian Leslie learns, some of the…
Show The Ezra Klein Show, Ep Is big tech addictive? Nir Eyal and I debate. - Aug 1, 2019
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