Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse

Genome-Wide Studies Aid Investigation of Dual Diagnosis of Schizophrenia and Substance Use Disorder
Several new genome-wide investigations of schizophrenia and substance-use disorders are helping researchers understand how these two conditions may be related,... Read More
Researchers Uncover Neural Circuit that Underlies Interest in Novelty
A portion of the brain called the interpeduncular nucleus (IPN) is at the heart of a neural circuit that controls... Read More
Studying Psychotic Symptoms in Marijuana Smokers at High Psychosis Risk
A small pilot study published September 17, 2017 in Psychiatry Research finds that marijuana can cause a temporary increase in... Read More
In Alcoholic Men, Gene Activity in Two Key Brain Regions Resembles that Seen in Infant Brains
According to new research reported March 15 in the journal Scientific Reports , certain patterns of gene activity in the... Read More
Pregnant Woman walking away
As marijuana use among U.S. adults doubled between 2011 and 2013 and 22 states legalized the drug for medical or... Read More