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Exaggerating the Risk of Drugs Harms Us All

By Maia Szalavitz

Doing drugs can be plenty harmful. The same goes for other activities, from big wave surfing to heli-skiing. But our tendency to overestimate the risks of drugs hampers our ability to tackle addiction. MORE  

No More Addict "Abuse"

By Dr. Richard Juman

The new DSM-5 is the object of an ongoing smackdown by critics for everything from its minor changes to its very existence. But there is one major change that addiction treatment providers can applaud. MORE  

DSM-5 Gets It Right, But…

By Anna Lembke

The new spectrum approach to substance use disorder will improve diagnoses. But the revision could have gone even further in keeping up with the data. MORE  

Sleeping Pills Pose Addiction Threat

By Valerie Tejeda

Researchers urge insomniacs to explore other ways of getting a better night. MORE  

Morning Roundup: August 3, 2012

By Gabrielle Wuhl

Drug dependency is linked to defiance, teens are trading sex for drugs and alcohol, and Tatum O'Neal is back in rehab. MORE  

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