Tag Archives: addiction

Phoenix House’s Dr. Mitchell Rosenthal: You Are Not Alone

Mitchell S. Rosenthal, MD, Founder of Phoenix House, talks about a new campaign to lower the barriers families face in getting teens the treatment and recovery support they need. …

Medical Group Calls Addiction Brain Disorder, Not Behavior Problem

The American Society of Addiction Medicine has released a new definition of addiction, calling it a chronic brain disorder, not just a behavior problem. …

Protein Could Hold Clues for New Addiction Treatments, Animal Study Suggests

A finding about the role of a protein in the brain that influences behavior may hold clues to addiction-like behaviors, a study in mice suggests. The research could help scientists searching for more effective addiction treatments, according to Science Daily. …

New Parent Helpline Provides Support, Resources For Teen Substance Abuse

When parents find out their teen is abusing drugs or alcohol, the family’s immediate focus is generally on getting help for the teen. But parents are often in great need of help themselves. A new toll-free, bilingual phone helpline is providing that assistance. …

Activating Brain Receptor May Reduce Cocaine’s Appeal, Study in Mice Finds

Activating a specific brain receptor may reduce the appeal of cocaine, a new study in mice suggests. …

One-Third of Patients Undergoing Long-Term Pain Therapy Meet Criteria for Addiction

Under the American Psychiatric Association’s new definition of addiction, one-third of patients undergoing long-term pain therapy with opioids meet the criteria for addiction, a new study finds. Contrary to expectations, the new definition does not reduce the percentage of people considered addicted to opioids. …

Vaccine Shows Promise Against Heroin Addiction in Animal Model

A new vaccine shows promise in heroin addiction treatment, a study in rats suggests. …

Animal Study Suggests Blood Pressure Drug May Help Treat Cocaine Addiction

The blood pressure drug propranolol may help treat cocaine addiction, a new animal study suggests. …

Current Depression Linked With Crack Cocaine Use

Women who are suffering from a major depressive episode when they enter drug court are at substantially greater risk of using crack cocaine within four months, compared with women who are not currently depressed, according to a new study. …

First Nationally Accredited Residency Programs for Addiction Medicine Show Change in Thinking about Addiction

The introduction of the first nationally accredited residency programs in addition medicine, which began on July 1, demonstrates a change in thinking about the roots of addiction, experts tell The New York Times. …