The Lasting Effects of Marijuana Use

March 03, 2015

There is increasing evidence that individuals who try marijuana during their early teenage years are affected neurologically for a decade or more at least until one's 20s and perhaps even longer. More in this video.

Substance Abuse by “Mature” Adults

January 15, 2015

Is your older patient using or abusing drugs or alcohol? This video reviews how general psychiatrists can provide effective intervention when a substance abuse problem is identified.

Should Recreational Use of Marijuana Be Legalized?

January 08, 2015

A brief video on the pros and cons of legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.

Emerging and Current Issues in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

December 18, 2014

Given the pervasiveness of substance use disorders, the information provided here is relevant not only for addiction psychiatrists, but all mental health providers and primary care physicians.

Addiction Psychiatry: Clinical Insights

December 18, 2014

This brief communication highlights clinically applicable information and take-home points presented at the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry Annual Meeting.

Special Populations in Addiction Psychiatry: The Elderly and Women

December 05, 2014

Medication misuse and alcohol abuse are a huge problem in the US, and women and the elderly are not exempt. In this Q&A, an expert touches on the epidemiology, recognition, assessment, and treatment of substance use disorder in these two populations.

Effects of Adolescent Marijuana Use on Cognition

December 05, 2014

In this brief video, an expert summarizes the effects of marijuana use on the teenage brain, as well as new strategies to discuss the consequences of drug use with adolescents.

What All Psychiatrists Need to Know About Addictions

December 05, 2014

Because at least 10% of the US population suffers from a substance use disorder in any given year, the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry has expanded its longstanding Board Review Course in Addictions to a more inclusive “Addictions and Their Treatment” course.

Adolescent Marijuana Use and Vulnerability for Neuropsychiatric Disorders

December 04, 2014

An overview of some of the recent scientific data examining the relationship between adolescent marijuana use and later onset of neuropsychiatric disorders.

Pharmacogenetics to Predict Treatment Outcome in Substance Use Disorders

December 04, 2014

This brief communication highlights the importance of genetic predictors and moderators of treatment research in the field of substance use.