Tag Archives: addiction

Cocaine Cravings Turned Off and On With Laser Light in Rat Study

Scientists have used laser lights to turn cocaine cravings off and on in a study of rats. The findings suggest new directions for treatment of addiction in humans, the researchers say. …

Study Tests Safety of Drug Treatment for Meth Addiction

Researchers at UCLA are studying a drug they hope will treat methamphetamine addiction, The Huffington Post reports. In a small study, the drug, Ibudilast, appeared to be safe and eased meth addiction. …

David Sheff, Author of Clean, Interview: Part 1 of 2

Join Together chats with David Sheff, author of the new book, "Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy," to discuss his exploration into the science, prevention and treatment of addiction. …

Animal Study Yields Clues to Susceptibility to Alcohol Addiction

A study of mice suggests why some people may be more susceptible than others to alcohol addiction. The findings may one day lead to improved treatments, the researchers say. …

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Increased Risk for Addiction: Study

Mild traumatic brain injury may be linked to an increased risk of addiction, a study of military personnel suggests. …

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce Bill to Strengthen Mental Health Care

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill that would strengthen the nation’s mental health care system, and improve access in communities, according to The Washington Post. The bill would require about 2,000 federally qualified community behavioral health centers to provide substance abuse treatment and 24-hour care. …

Shape of Brain in Cocaine Users May Influence Whether They Become Addicted

The shape of cocaine users’ brains may influence whether they become addicted to the drug, British researchers have found. A smaller frontal lobe is associated with a greater risk of cocaine addiction. …

Prepaid Card Designed to Help Those in Recovery From Addiction Manage Money

Three men who met while in recovery have developed a prepaid card designed to help others who are recovering from addiction manage their money, the New York Daily News reports. …

Researchers Say MRI Could Help Predict Success of Drug Addiction Treatment

Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania say MRI scans may be able to predict which patients will succeed with certain addiction treatments, and which ones will relapse, according to the Philadelphia Daily News. …

3 Easy Ways to Support Join Together

Join Together has been the nation’s leader in providing free, high-quality addiction prevention and treatment information to communities nationwide for more than 20 years. Your loyal support ensures that we can continue to deliver this valuable service, but we need your help. …