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…