Middle school is typically a time of chaotic emotions, confusing relationships and challenging growing pains. But it may also have a surprisingly lasting influence on the future.
Move over dopamine, there’s a new “pleasure” molecule that could broaden our understanding of the chemistry of joy, laughter, addiction and even anger.
What you don’t know about how drugs are tested and marketed could hurt you, says author Ben Goldacre in his book Bad Pharma
Parents who talk to their kids about their own, past drug may not be helping their kids to avoid drugs.
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.
A program that takes personality into account may help to identify and reduce teen drinking rates.
Terrifying teens by making them lie in coffins, forcing them to spend a night on a frigid street or a bare prison cell— these harsh measures are used in reality shows in an attempt to put delinquents back on the straight and …
A new study challenges previous work that found a link between marijuana use and lower IQ, but the authors of the original paper stand by their findings.
Will destroying parts of the brain’s pleasure center help addicts to recover?
The best-selling author and neurologist discusses hearing voices and seeing gnomes in his new book Hallucinations
Suspended for decades after controversial results, research on the hallucinogen psilocybin is showing early promise in a new series of small studies