Your Genes and Addiction

Author Article Over the last decade, the prevalence of opioid addiction has increased to epidemic levels, but unfortunately therapeutic interventions…

What Makes Addiction a Disease?

Author Article Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood has been called “ground zero” in the battle against opioid addiction. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY) Philadelphia’s Kensington…

Positive Psychology Exercises Increase Happiness In People Recovering From Substance Use

As part of the study, the authors noted that effectiveness of positive psychology exercises may be promising tools for bolstering happiness during treatment and may help support long-term recovery.

Could Substance Abuse be Causing PTSD?

It is a well known fact that those that suffer from PTSD are at a much higher risk for falling…

Marijuana Access Is Associated With Decreased Use Of Alcohol, Tobacco And Other Prescription Drugs

See Author Article Here By Paul Armentano A significant amount of data has been generated in recent years showing that cannabis access is associated…

Oregon Lawmaker Seeks $2 Million For Mental Health Centers

See Author Article Here By Elliot Njus The Oregon Senate’s Housing Committee advanced a bill that would enact a statewide…

Why Mental Illness Is Surging Even In The World’s Happiest Countries

In Finland, named the happiest country in the world for 2018, suicide is responsible for a third of all deaths among 15- to 24-year-olds.

FDA’s Opioids Adviser Accuses Agency Of Having ‘Direct’ Link To Crisis

The Guardian Article Here The Food and Drug Administration is sacrificing American lives by continuing to approve new high-strength opioid painkillers, and…

How To Cope With Addiction When We Also Have Depression

See Author Article Here When we think of addiction, our thoughts tend to turn to drug and alcohol addiction but…

Positive Psychology Exercises Increase Happiness In People Recovering From Substance Use

“’Addiction scientists are increasingly moving beyond the traditional focus on reducing or eliminating substance use by advocating treatment protocols that…