Medications to Curb Drinking Behaviors

The medical response to treating most conditions, even psychiatric conditions, is to prescribe some form of medication. Can medication effectively treat alcoholism? An important study in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at the current evidence. Let's start with a quick primer on


How Recovery Has Helped Tim McGraw in His Music Career

Superstar Tim McGraw opens up to Men's Health magazine about his previous party days and his new view on life in sobriety.


What You Can Learn From LSD Use In Silicon Valley

If you think Silicon Valley entrepreneurs aren't the type to experiment with drugs as severe as LSD, think again.


Drunk Driving Decreases as Drug Driving on the Rise

While substance abuse is directly detrimental to the user's health and overall well-being, the issue becomes a societal hazard when it involves driving.


Why Cocaine is Complicating Peace Talks in Colombia

If peace talks in Colombia works, it could decrease the amount of cocaine coming out of the country, which reduces the overall amount of cocaine in the world.


Using the Placebo Effect as Addiction Treatment

A recent study demonstrates how the power of belief, a key component of the placebo effect, affects the areas of the brain correlated to addict behaviors.


STUDY: Kids Who Sip Alcohol at Young Age More Likely to Have Substance Abuse Issues

Research finds that children who were allowed to sip alcohol had a significantly greater chance of reporting any type of substance abuse by the 9th grade.


Treating Mental Health Disorders and Addiction: Our Flawed Approach

Instead of having accessible or inexpensive treatment centers, it is difficult to receive treatment without medical insurance.


6 Craziest Crimes Done While Under the Influence

We list a variety of humorous as well as chilling stories about criminal actions that have taken place while under the influence of drugs.


'First Church of Cannabis' Finds Asylum Under Indiana's New Religious Freedom Law

The First Church of Cannabis has no marijuana-related plans other than growing hemp, but they draw a larger point about religious freedom vs. state law.



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