In a randomized controlled trial, a brief talk with a counselor helped ER patients reduce drug misuse, and a “virtual therapist” on a tablet also showed promise.
Addiction and Mental Illness
A long-term study of young marijuana users shows measurable changes in the brain’s reward system, shifts that may put them at risk for addiction.
Who gets hooked on drugs and who stays clean? New research identifies some differences in vulnerability to cocaine addiction and relapse.
A new study shows promise in preventing risk-taking that could lead to pain pill overdoses.