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Habit or Addiction—Who Decides?

By Jeanene Swanson

Most of what we call addictions these days are simply behaviors that get reinforced and lead to adverse consequences. MORE  

Psychedelics As a Healing Tool - Here Is the Current Research

By Sarah Bon

Though we have a basic understanding of their processes, finding out what  those changes are and what they mean to cognition and behavior is still in early stages of research.  MORE  

IQ and Drug Use

By Sarah Bon

Researchers have found that those with high childhood IQs are more prone to illegal drug use as adults. But what does this correlation really mean? MORE  

Young Women the Fastest Growing Users of ADHD Meds

By Bryan Le

While young boys still dominate the Ritalin and Adderall market, adult women are very quickly catching up. MORE  

Parents Addicted to Cell Phones 'More Negative' Toward Their Kids

By Bryan Le

Teens glued to their cell phones are bad enough, but a recent study found that cell phone-addicted parents are even worse. MORE  

Teen Smoking Rates 'Aggravated' By E-Cigarettes, Study Says

By Bryan Le

E-cigarettes aren't stopping teens from smoking. Instead, they're actually helping them keep the habit. MORE  

Men's Sexual Aggressiveness Not Related to Their Drunkenness

By Bryan Le

An observation of the night life in Toronto revealed that the amount of alcohol consumed by men had little effect on making advances on women; rather it was the drunkenness of the target that dictated a man's level of aggressiveness. MORE  

LSD Used In Drug Therapy For First Time In Four Decades

By McCarton Ackerman

Swiss researchers conducted therapy sessions with terminally ill cancer patients and found that the drug had decreased their anxiety about death. MORE  

Substance Abuse Issues and Mental Disorders

By Jeanene Swanson

Fifty percent of general psychiatric patients also have a substance use disorder. But what's the status of good treatment for these "co-occurring disorders?" MORE  

Have a Hangover? Maybe It's Just Allergies

By Bryan Le

Drink all the water and eat all the fatty food you want, those won't cure an allergic reaction to an ingredient in your drink. MORE  

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