December 23, 2021
7 Signs of Potential SUDs in Family Members
Drug and alcohol addictions (now more properly called substance use disorders or SUDs) afflict a significant proportion of the American population today. According to NIDA’s National Survey […]
December 21, 2021
Why Did US Cocaine Use Drop Since the 2000s?
The focus of the American Drug War has shifted radically since it was declared in the 1970s, from marijuana to cocaine to fentanyl. Marijuana is often […]
December 9, 2021
How Does Alcohol Change The Brain?
Most of us have heard that alcohol “kills your brain cells”. But what actually happens to your brain when you drink alcohol, and how does alcohol […]
November 25, 2021
Should the Legal Drinking Age Be 21?
Probably. Given that we now know that biological adolescence ends at 25, there are even some who are clamoring to raise it even further, by four […]
November 11, 2021
Why Do College Students Binge on Drugs and Alcohol?
Thanks to the high concentration of colleges and universities here in the Greater Boston area, most locals are keenly aware that many college students have problematic […]
November 9, 2021
Ketamine and Mental Health
In the past few years, the sedative ketamine has received considerable hype as some kind of mind-opening wonder drug. While it’s true that recent studies have […]
November 2, 2021
Can Prozac Be Misused?
Prozac (generic name fluoxetine) is one of the most prescribed psychiatric medications in the United States. In 2019, it was prescribed 27,110,302 times to 5,143,421 patients, […]
October 21, 2021
Warning Signs a Loved One May Have an Substance Use Disorder
Substance use disorder (SUD) is the term used in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) to covers the mental […]
October 19, 2021
What is “End-stage Alcoholism?”
“End-stage alcoholism” is an outdated though still widely-used term used to describe advanced alcohol use disorder (AUD). While still used among laypeople and some medical professionals, […]