The herbal supplement kratom may be less addictive and more effective for the management of pain than opioids, according to new research, but caution is needed.
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Public endorsement for potential benefits of the marijuana plant is at an all-time high, even in vulnerable populations, such as pregnant women.
New research highlights the critical need for quality addiction treatment, especially for younger patients. The lead author provides insights about interventions and obstacles to treatment in this Q&A.
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Three studies highlight how important it is that when physicians prescribe opioids there can be significant and even potentially fatal consequences for the family members of those for whom they are being prescribed.
Researchers provide clues to whether there is a causative association between exposure to stress and a predisposition to drug abuse.
Processed foods, also described as “junk-food,” are often reported to be highly addictive in humans—leading to behavioral effects such as overeating, eating compulsions, and loss of control.
Cannabis contains many different compounds. Based on the current evidence, how does cannabis affect psychosis?
Judgements and settlements are starting in Oklahoma against various pharmaceutical companies for their alleged roles in that state’s opioid crisis. Who would be the beneficiaries of these funds?