addiction
FDA Approves Drug to Ease Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal
FDA Approves Drug to Ease Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal
Catherine Offord | May 17, 2018
Lucemyra is the first non-opioid drug to be approved in the U.S. specifically for this purpose.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2018
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Different Alcoholic Drinks Tied to Different Moods
Different Alcoholic Drinks Tied to Different Moods
Catherine Offord | Nov 22, 2017
An online survey finds that people report feeling most relaxed with a glass of red wine or beer, and most aggressive when drinking spirits.
Kyle Smith Shines a Light on Addiction
Kyle Smith Shines a Light on Addiction
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2017
The Dartmouth College professor uses optogenetics to probe the neurological routes of habitual behavior.
FDA Study Halted After Jane Goodall Objects
FDA Study Halted After Jane Goodall Objects
Bob Grant | Sep 26, 2017
The primatologist had written to the agency that the trial, which involved observing the effects of nicotine addiction in squirrel monkeys, was “cruel and unnecessary.”
Decoding the Tripping Brain
Decoding the Tripping Brain
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2017
Scientists are beginning to unravel the mechanisms behind the therapeutic effects of psychedelic drugs.
National Academies Detail the State of Weed Science
National Academies Detail the State of Weed Science
Bob Grant | Jan 12, 2017
A new report summarizes what we know about the impacts of marijuana use, as more states have legalized the drug for both medical and recreational purposes.
Curbing Alcohol Dependence by Blocking a Neural Network
Curbing Alcohol Dependence by Blocking a Neural Network
Bob Grant | Sep 11, 2016
Researchers short circuit the urge to consume alcohol in rat models of compulsive drinking by shutting down specific neurons wired to the brain’s reward system.
CDC Offers Advice to Limit Opioid Scripts
CDC Offers Advice to Limit Opioid Scripts
Kerry Grens | Mar 17, 2016
Aimed at primary care providers, the recommendations encourage non-narcotic alternatives or short-term opioid prescriptions and patient monitoring.
Christie Fowler: Addicted to Research
Christie Fowler: Addicted to Research
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2016
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior University of California, Irvine. Age: 39