Study: Competitive People Have Higher Risk for Using Drugs

A new study from Spain suggests hostile and competitive people are more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol. “There are still many questions to answer but what we discovered is…

Mindfulness May Help Reduce Opioid Cravings in Chronic Pain Patients

People struggling with opioid addiction and chronic pain may experience fewer cravings and less pain if they use mindfulness techniques along with medication for opioid dependence, according to a new…

Smartphone Addiction in Late Adolescence May Increase Risk for Depression, Loneliness

A new study suggests young people who are hooked on their smartphones may be at an increased risk for depression and loneliness. University of Arizona investigators designed the study to…

Anxiety, Depression Tied to Greater Opioid Use After Surgery

Pain is an unavoidable part of the healing process after surgery. Yet the current opioid crisis has made the standard prescribing practices for painkillers loaded with risk. A new study…

Depression is the Strongest Predictor of Substance Use in Pregnancy

A new Canadian study finds that depression is the single largest driver of substance use during pregnancy, highlighting the need for greater support for the mental health of pregnant women….

Problematic Smartphone Use Tied to Lower Grades, Mental Health Issues in College Students

In a new survey of 3,425 university students, one in five respondents said they engaged in problematic smartphone use which in turn was tied to lower grades, mental health problems…

UK Study Suggests High Rates of Mental Illness, Drug Problems in Homeless Population

A new U.K. study finds alarming evidence of severe mental health problems, drug and alcohol dependence, and high rates of hepatitis C among those in the homeless population. Researchers from…