A therapist talks to a man about the medical must haves for addiction treatment

Three Medical ‘Must-Haves’ for Finding Addiction Treatment That Works

This is the third in a five-part series on “Finding Addiction Treatment That Works.” Read “Part One” and “Part Two.“ Finding addiction treatment that works — “evidence-based treatment” — requires knowing what medical interventions you cannot do without. Addiction, after all, is a “primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry,” according…

A teen sits on the steps with a bottle of beer and wonders why do teenagers drink alone

Why Do Teenagers Drink Alone?

New evidence from a team of American scientists indicates that teenage alcohol consumers may drink alone as a consequence of negative emotional states and an associated inability to resist alcohol intake. So, why do teenagers drink alone? Compared to people who drink in social settings with others, adults and teenagers who consume alcohol on their…

A woman lies awake and thinks about how, when alcohol causes insomnia, suicide is more likely

When Alcohol Causes Insomnia, Suicide Is More Likely

Have you ever wondered, “When alcohol causes insomnia, is suicide more likely?” Unfortunately, we have the answer. Alcohol consumers affected by insomnia have increased chances of contemplating suicide or attempting suicide, according to recent findings from a team of American researchers. Doctors and researchers know that people who habitually drink alcohol in significant amounts have…

teens look at alcohol, and talk about how teen drinking is linked to adult alcoholism

Teen Drinking Linked to Adult Alcoholism

New evidence from a team of American researchers indicates that teenagers who periodically engage in binge drinking may experience changes in the expression of their genetic code that increase the likelihood of serious alcohol problems in adulthood. Learn about how scientists found that teen drinking is linked to adult alcoholism. Researchers and public health officials…