Latest developments in causes and treatments



Mental Health

The Movement Away From Abstinence and Toward Addiction Resistance

The unrealistic focus of substance abuse education on abstinence is yielding to a more enlightened approach based on addiction resistance.

What Is Cannabis-Induced Psychosis and How Common Is It?

Cannabis-induced psychosis requiring emergency medical treatment occurs in less than one percent of cannabis users.

This Is Your Brain On Drugs

We take a look under the cover of the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s book on addiction and the brain.

Where Is the Brain’s Reward System and How Does It Work?

Two studies involving brain scans attempt to map out the brain’s reward system.

The Connection Between Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Recent surveys examine the relationship between substance use disorders and mental health disorders and recommend integrated treatment.