From needle exchanges to the latest “wet houses” for alcoholics, studies show “harm reduction” can help kick a habit
As part of Twelve-Step programs, they act as support, friend, mentor, and advisor—but they’re also former addicts and shouldn’t be treated as experts
There’s science behind what makes your favorite shows so hard to miss.
Does internet addiction warrant full-fledged in-patient rehab— or are there better ways to manage your Angry Birds and email-checking obsessions?
It can help smokers as they quit, but meditation may not have the same benefits for some mental illnesses as it does for addictions.
The Vancouver coroner’s office revealed that “Glee” star Cory Monteith died of a toxic mixture of alcohol and heroin, weeks after leaving rehab for substance misuse. His death highlights the dangers of the post-rehab period, and …
Have you ever craved a piece of chocolate? Or felt the lure of a hot slice of pizza? And been convinced that the force responsible wasn’t your stomach hoping to quell hunger but your brain, desperately seeking to satisfy …
Exposure to crack cocaine in the womb does not increase the risk of later criminal behavior or school dropout — although the drug may have some lasting effects on behavior and development, according to a new review of the research.
The latest research shows that even the taste of beer is sufficient to activate the brain‘s pleasure circuits.
So-called treatments for drug users and the disabled in some places of the world—including the U.S.— are far from helpful, says a new United Nations (U.N.) report.
And the risk is especially great for women, according to new research.
Obsessive internet users can undergo ‘comedowns’ similar to those experienced by people using ecstasy, researchers say.