Tuesday, November 30, 2010
While everyone knows that things like drugs and alcohol can become addicting, very few know that actions can have similiar affects on the body. Wagner et al have found that many people are being what he has dubbed "ultraviolet light (UVL) tanning dependence". Researchers went poolside to ask sun bathers tweeked questions from an alchol dependence survey regaurding their tanning habits. They found that many people continue to sun bathe knowing it's dangers and that if UVL tanning dependence were listed in the DSM-IV (using similiar criteria to alcohol dependence) that 53% of those interviewed would be diagnosed. My question is, what will the tanning rehabs be like?