Tanning in Teens Strongly Linked to Addiction

Body|Beauty|Sexy Researchers suspect that about one-third of young people who use indoor tanning facilities may be addicted to their behavior. The suspician is that tanning activates the same pleasureable part of the brain triggered by drug dependence.

The study, released Monday in the Archives of Dermatology, also found that people who met the criteria for tanning-addiction had more symptoms of anxiety and about 2.5 times the rates of substance use (tobacco, marijuana and stimulants not including alcohol)  than those in the study who didn’t tan excessively. via LATimes