Latest developments in causes and treatments



Month: February 2024

Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Addiction Treatment

A team of researchers at Dartmouth University is using AI to scan thousands of social media posts in search of better addiction treatment.

Zuckerberg Wants Out of Lawsuit Over Addictive Algorithms

Meta Platforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg is asking a court in California to take him off a lawsuit accusing the company of intentionally-harmful practices.

Contingency Management: Good Medicine That’s Hard to Swallow

Contingency management — the practice of paying small rewards for performance — is generating big rewards for recovery programs.

Liraglutide and Semaglutide Show Promise in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder and Alcohol Use Disorder

New research indicates that liraglutide, semaglutide, and similar GLP-1 drugs may be effective at reducing cravings for opioids and alcohol.

The Suspect Fits the Description

Is sugar addictive? Is sugar a drug? If it is either or both, shouldn’t it be criminalized? So many questions. So many answers.

The Effectiveness of Internet-Based Treatments for Gambling Disorders

Internet-based treatments for gambling disorders are surprisingly effective. Third post in a series.