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By Sean Grover L.C.S.W. on April 13, 2019 in When Kids Call the Shots
Cardiovascular problems are nearly three times more likely with edibles.
By Devon Frye on April 13, 2019 in Brainstorm
A new study finds further evidence of an association between cannabis use—particularly heavy use—and a risk of developing psychosis. But questions about causality remain.
By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on April 03, 2019 in In Excess
Extreme leisure pursuits have risen in popularity. Academics have claimed that one such pursuit, rock climbing, may be addictive.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on April 01, 2019 in Social Instincts
New research suggests the answer may depend on your gender.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on April 01, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Availability of recreational substances presents parents with yet one more important topic of concern with their teenager. Not a one-time talk; this is is an ongoing conversation
By Steve Albrecht DBA on March 29, 2019 in The Act of Violence
Why do so many opiate addicts switch from pills to heroin?
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on March 26, 2019 in All About Addiction
We often find it challenging to change habits related to eating, exercise, jobs, etc. Why are bad habits so hard to change?
By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on March 25, 2019 in In Excess
A market research company claimed to have found the world's most 'addictive sounds'. But can sounds really be addictive and cause craving?
By Christopher Bergland on March 09, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Cannabis use is linked to changes in the structure and function of the cerebellum in ways that may drive addiction, according to a growing body of evidence.
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on March 05, 2019 in All About Addiction
The power of social relationships and of the influence of others in addiction is well known, so why do we keep pretending that it's all about the drugs?
By Amy Copeland, Ph.D. on February 28, 2019 in Cycles of Addiction
New research provides some answers.
By Cortney S. Warren Ph.D. on February 28, 2019 in Naked Truth
Why are middle-aged women are dying from drug overdoses at such high rates? Cultural pressure to be thin is a contributing factor.
By Peg O'Connor Ph.D. on February 21, 2019 in Philosophy Stirred, Not Shaken
People who struggle with alcohol and drugs offer novel arguments against having a problem.
By Jonathan D. Raskin, Ph.D. on January 31, 2019 in Making Meaning
The video game industry and gamers have objected to the addition of a new gaming disorder diagnosis in the ICD-11. Do they have a point?
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on January 30, 2019 in All About Addiction
If you think harm reduction means giving needles to heroin addicts so they keep using, read this to learn about some people changing the world.
By Christopher Bergland on January 20, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
New research identifies three quick and easy writing exercises that can significantly increase in-the-moment happiness.
By Neighborhood Psychiatry on January 16, 2019 in Psychiatry for the People
Research shows normalization of a key neurotransmitter in anxiety and depression, connecting yoga and breath practice with clinical improvements.
By Sean Grover L.C.S.W. on January 06, 2019 in When Kids Call the Shots
A youth was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for a friend's overdose.
By Mike Brooks Ph.D. on January 04, 2019 in Tech Happy Life
Why do our screens seem irresistible? The "Vegas Effect" is one of the reasons. Through understanding, resistance is not futile.
By David Rettew M.D. on December 27, 2018 in ABCs of Child Psychiatry
A recently published review paper summarizes what is currently known about the potential risks and benefits of caffeine use in youth.
By Jennifer M Weiss M.D. on December 23, 2018 in Women in Medicine
Expectation management is a critical tool to leverage in the opioid epidemic.
By John F. Kelly Ph.D. on December 21, 2018 in Addiction & Recovery 101
Managing holiday parties with guests who are in recovery.
By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on December 19, 2018 in Think, Act, Be
More people are turning to cannabis as a way to manage overwhelming anxiety. What are the pros and cons?
By Phil Reed D.Phil. on December 14, 2018 in Digital World, Real World
Can psychology apps help the health system? The harms may outweigh the benefits.
By John F. Kelly Ph.D. on December 10, 2018 in Addiction & Recovery 101
As a tidal wave of worry about opioid overdose engulfs the nation, what even larger tragedies have been swept out to sea?
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