Nearly a half-million Americans die every year from smoking and tobacco use. Might a little-used legal remedy save those lives?
March 2, 2021 • ~6 min
Chronic pain affects up to 40% of Americans. A low dose of naltrexone could offer relief without the risk of addiction.
Feb. 17, 2021 • ~5 min
People often worry about whether they may be addicted to digital devices, but addiction to a substance is far different from the habitual behavior that typically underlies digital usage.
Feb. 2, 2021 • ~9 min
Weed withdrawal: More than half of people using medical cannabis for pain experience withdrawal symptoms
Weed, though far less dangerous than many other drugs, is not entirely without risk. Some 59% of people treating pain with medical cannabis experience moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms
Jan. 28, 2021 • ~5 min
They don't come as pills, but try these 6 underprescribed lifestyle medicines for a better, longer life
Lifestyle medicine targets the root of chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Experts explain why everyone should embrace these free prescriptions for good health.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~10 min
Even people who consider themselves casual or light smokers may be addicted to nicotine, researchers say.
Dec. 24, 2020 • ~5 min
A new report offers ways to reduce the toll of two public health crises—the opioid crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic—at the same time.
Dec. 23, 2020 • ~7 min
A non-hallucinogenic version of the psychedelic drug ibogaine called TBG has potential for treating addiction and depression, research with mice suggests.
Dec. 14, 2020 • ~5 min
Possessing heroin, cocaine, meth and other drugs for personal use is no longer a criminal offense in Oregon. The idea is to get people with problem drug use help, not punishment.
Dec. 10, 2020 • ~10 min
A drug originally used to treat high blood pressure can help people with alcohol withdrawal symptoms reduce or eliminate their drinking, researchers say.
Nov. 19, 2020 • ~4 min