Will destroying parts of the brain’s pleasure center help addicts to recover?
Suspended for decades after controversial results, research on the hallucinogen psilocybin is showing early promise in a new series of small studies
He doesn’t claim to have the answer for why fools fall in love, but psychiatrist Larry Young hopes studying prairie voles will help.
Recovery from opioid addiction may no longer mean complete abstinence from drugs
Last month, Dr. David Nutt, the UK’s former scientific advisor to the government on drugs, gave 25 British volunteers ecstasy (MDMA) on live TV.
Oxytocin is best known for its role in creating social bonds, but it may also forge the chains of addiction.
Addiction is a heartbreaking condition for parents and spouses: they watch, often helplessly as their loved one self-destructs, hurting those who care about them most.
The controversy surrounding journalist Naomi Wolf’s new book, Vagina: A Cultural History — an exploration of the brain-vagina connection — has brought fresh attention to the nature and neuroscience of female sexuality. …
Two distinct brain networks guide our reasoning and the behaviors we ultimately undertake based on those judgments
They’re widely considered harmful and restricted online, but “pro-ana” blogs may provide the kind of social support that some anorexics need to recover
New research on a drug that boosts the pain-relieving effect of opioids, while cutting their addictiveness, hints tantalizingly at non-addictive treatment options for pain patients
For the first time, the drug czar has supported broadening access to naloxone, the life-saving prescription drug that immediately reverses overdoses of heroin and prescription painkillers
Using punishment to try to rehabilitate people who have already suffered years of punishment doesn’t work