Medications may not be needed to eliminate the drug-related memories that trigger relapse in addicts. Appropriately timed behavioral interventions may do the trick, according to new research published in Science.
Compare the proportion of obese people in America to those who are addicted to drugs and then try to argue that food isn’t as addictive as crack cocaine, says Dr. Nora Volkow, the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
When she says no, the bottle beckons more brightly — for men and for fruit flies, according to a new study that found that male flies that had been repeatedly spurned by females were more likely to turn to alcohol to …
Treating heroin addiction with more heroin may be cheaper than methadone
A new poll finds that 1 in 10 adults — or 23.5 million Americans — has successfully overcome a problem with alcohol or illegal drugs.
Two new studies report intriguing evidence on new uses for a controversial anti-smoking drug.
The cause of the legendary singer’s death on Saturday is still unknown, but it bears the signs of overdose.
Twitter and Facebook are harder to resist than alcohol and cigarettes, but so is the urge to work, according to new research on people’s daily struggles with self-control and desire.
Why do some people get addicted while others remain immune to the lure of drugs?
A former nitrous addict and expert on addiction explains why laughing gas is no joke.
The potentially lethal Choking Game, which involves cutting off the blood supply to the brain, appears to be popular with some college students who think it’s not as dangerous as using illicit drugs.
Feeling stressed by family and work woes? It could be taking a toll on both your brain and your body.
Which city has the booziest population? (And no, the Jersey shore isn’t a city.)