A specific brain abnormality may indicate a person’s general risk for mental illness, according to a new study at Duke University. The signature abnormality involves a reduced efficiency between the...
Many incoming psychiatry residents express a troubling lack of knowledge on how to diagnose and address opioid use disorder (OUD), and a vast majority are asking for formal training to...
In a new study, researchers discovered that pharmaceutical opioids produce their effects by binding to receptors inside neurons; this is contrary to previous theories that these drugs acted only on...
People released from prison who struggle with both mental illness and substance use problems are 12 times more likely to sustain an injury compared to those in the general public,
Researchers announce that an automated text messaging service may help to curb opioid abuse and reduce the likelihood of relapse while also decreasing treatment costs. Investigators from Washington University School
New research suggests the convenience of smartphones can facilitate overuse and addiction. San Francisco State investigators suggested many users are also addicted to the constant pings, chimes, vibrations and other
New research from the University at Buffalo in New York finds that among baby boomers, more education is linked to greater risk of misusing prescription opioids. The study, which surveyed
In a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, researchers investigated the efficacy of a new educational strategy designed to help older adults taper off sedative
When it comes to fighting substance abuse, research suggests that the company you keep can make the difference between recovery and relapse. While group intervention programs can play an important
In a new study, researchers explored how the interaction of specific personality traits can impact the likelihood of developing compulsive Internet use, in particular to social networking sites. “There has