Many hard-core tanners met typical addiction criteria, study found. Can indoor tanning be addictive?
According to new research, the answer is "yes," with a proportion of people who repeatedly bask under sun lamps meeting standard criteria for addiction, while also reporting higher levels of anxiety and substance use.
And if this really is the case, addiction treatments might actually help prevent skin cancer, experts say.
"If, for some people, tanning is a way to cope with emotions, then there are obviously healthier ways to do so than going to tanning salons every week," said study co-author Catherine E.... More -->
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