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By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on September 02, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
Everyone knows someone who has used technology to keep tabs on a partner. Research shows such surveillance can be a risk factor in an abusive relationship—especially when drinking.
By Robert A. Lavine Ph.D. on August 13, 2019 in Neuro Behavioral Betterment
Anxiety and alcohol use disorders may partially reflect genetic factors. Fruit flies provide a novel way to study this.
By Jonathan Avery, MD, and Joseph Avery, JD, MA on August 13, 2019 in Substance Use, Stigma, and Society
Substance use and addiction stigma impact many American workers, but a few key steps can save lives, careers, and businesses.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on August 04, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
Would you tell a pregnant woman to put out her cigarette? Or put down her glass of wine? Why well-intentioned wisdom is not always well received.
By Meg Selig on August 01, 2019 in Changepower
What are the "secondhand harms" of drinking? Find out how drinking can be hazardous to your health, whether you drink or not.
By Peg O'Connor Ph.D. on July 25, 2019 in Philosophy Stirred, Not Shaken
Each person can author her own conversion and become a new person in the process.
By Jonathan Avery, MD, and Joseph Avery, JD, MA on June 25, 2019 in Substance Use, Stigma, and Society
Are you listening to your patients? Failure to connect and empathize with individuals with substance use disorders may drive them away from care.
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on June 18, 2019 in Balanced
An estimated 8 percent to 10 percent of individuals in the U.S. 12 years of age or older (between 20 to 22 million people) are addicted to at least one substance.
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on June 13, 2019 in Balanced
Scientists are exploring the potential of the drug found in "magic mushrooms" to help patients with anxiety, depression, and addiction. Here's what they have seen.
By Ross E O'Hara, Ph.D. on June 06, 2019 in Nudging Ahead
College students engage in all kinds of risky behaviors, from smoking to excessive alcohol use. Could colleges use text messaging as a way to motivate students to be healthier?
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on May 14, 2019 in Balanced
Part 2 of an ongoing series offering guidance to friends and family worried that someone they know may harm themselves or others.
By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on May 02, 2019 in Think, Act, Be
Weigh the pros and cons as you decide if the teetotaling lifestyle is for you.
By Arash Emamzadeh on April 09, 2019 in Finding a New Home
A new study examines behavioral reasons why people with trauma (PTSD) develop depression.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on April 01, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Availability of recreational substances presents parents with yet one more important topic of concern with their teenager. This should be an ongoing conversation.
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on March 05, 2019 in All About Addiction
The power of social relationships and of the influence of others in addiction is well known, so why do we keep pretending that it's all about the drugs?
By Cortney S. Warren Ph.D. on February 28, 2019 in Naked Truth
Why are middle-aged women are dying from drug overdoses at such high rates? Cultural pressure to be thin is a contributing factor.
By Peg O'Connor Ph.D. on February 21, 2019 in Philosophy Stirred, Not Shaken
People who struggle with alcohol and drugs offer novel arguments against having a problem.
By Renee Engeln Ph.D. on February 11, 2019 in Beauty Sick
Evidence is piling up that researchers and health practitioners can no longer ignore this toxic mix of disordered eating and dangerous drinking.
By Cami Rosso on January 29, 2019 in The Future Brain
Breath analyzers to detect alcohol have been around for over half a century. Why not apply the same concept to detect diseases? A New AI analyzer can detect 17.
By Christopher Bergland on January 20, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
New research identifies three quick and easy writing exercises that can significantly increase in-the-moment happiness.
By Sean Grover L.C.S.W. on January 06, 2019 in When Kids Call the Shots
A youth was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for a friend's overdose.
By John F. Kelly Ph.D., ABPP on December 21, 2018 in Addiction & Recovery 101
Managing holiday parties with guests who are in recovery.
By D. B. Dillard-Wright Ph.D. on December 10, 2018 in Boundless
Feeling stressed and depressed over the holidays? Take time out for self care.
By John F. Kelly Ph.D., ABPP on December 10, 2018 in Addiction & Recovery 101
As a tidal wave of worry about opioid overdose engulfs the nation, what even larger tragedies have been swept out to sea?
By Josh Gressel Ph.D. on December 02, 2018 in Putting Psyche Back Into Psychotherapy
We may think our relationship misery is unique, but our struggles fall into classic patterns. One of the most common: The Serenity Prayer Couple.
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