Matt LeBlanc

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Leaving The Recovery Bubble

Congratulations! You made it to recovery! You’ve finished treatment, collected your first AA milestone coin, transitioned to methadone, and finally …

Mental Health

"Addiction is not a disease"

Marc Lewis is not your typical former drug addict. Now a highly-regarded neuroscientist, he grew up in Canada as the child of middle-class, …

Mental Health

Some Addiction Treatment Practices are Making Me Sick

Have you heard what’s going on with drug addiction in this country? No, not the 47,055 Americans who are dying from it every year, or the tripling of heroin overdose deaths. Not the 23.5 million Americans who currently have an illicit drug or alcohol abuse issue, or the $700 billion in annual costs …

Teen Brain on Pot: New Study Examines First Exposures

The chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in marijuana is known to trigger responses in brain regions related to thinking, perception, coordination and …

Everyone Calm Down for a Minute About ‘Sugar Addiction,’ Neuroscientists Plead

You have, one assumes, seen the headlines. Like this one: “Sugar addiction like drug abuse, study reveals.” Or this one: “The 15 signs you could be a …

Recovery of dopamine function emerges with recovery from smoking - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Philadelphia, PA, July 28, 2016 – A new study in <i>Biological Psychiatry</i> reports that smoking-related deficits in brain dopamine, a chemical implicated …

Substance Abuse in Bipolar Disorder

Substance abuse and dependence in bipolar disorder is a huge problem. More than half of people with bipolar disorder also experience substance use …

Doctors unprepared for treating drug addiction, some health experts say

Jonathan Goodman can recall most of the lectures he’s attended at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He can recite detailed instructions …

Addiction silences synapses in brain's reward circuits

In addiction, cues in the environment can form strong associations with the drug of abuse. A new study in <i>Biological Psychiatry</i> suggests that …

Neuroscience

A digital detox sounds great. But using the internet mindfully is better | Emily Reynolds

Like many young people, I live much of my life online. While it can be isolating, the internet can also aid mental health<p>Last week, in a largely futile attempt to actually do some work, I installed a browser extension that blocked pretty much any website I could possibly distract myself with. …

What if Addiction Is Not a Disease?

A longstanding debate hampers progress in treatment, but a new research model holds promise.

Help us keep our children safe, B.C. parents ask legislators

Some parents of high-risk children and teens want legislation to enable them to force their children to spend time in treatment and detox even if …

Mental Health

How the ‘war on drugs’ entrenches patterns of drug addiction

Since Richard Nixon famously called for an ‘all-out offensive’ on the war on drugs in 1971, the US government has funnelled a trillion dollars into …

Mindfulness Can Aid Recovery from Stimulant Addiction

Learning to focus full attention to the present moment appears to be an effective strategy to reduce the likelihood of relapse for certain people …

Cocaine Vaccine Approved For Testing In Humans

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —</b> There are an estimated 2 million cocaine users in the United States and a new medical study could provide help and hope for …

NIDA grant to fund new JAX Center for Systems Neurogenetics of Addiction - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

The National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has made a five-year grant totaling $11,714,623 to The Jackson …

Vancouver program offers drug users at-home detox treatment

Vancouver Coastal Health has launched an at-home detoxification program in hopes of reaching drug addicts and alcoholics who want to get clean but are reluctant, or otherwise unable, to attend residential treatment facilities.<p>The two-week program, called the Substance Use Treatment and Response …

Smart drugs: A dose of intelligence

Outlook | Published: 02 March 2016<p>Amber Dance<p><i>Nature</i> <b>volume 531</b>, pages S2–S3 (03 March 2016) | Download Citation<p>Subjects<p>Brain<br>• Medical research<p>As mind …

The Brain

The nanolight revolution is coming

Virus-sized particles that fluoresce in every colour could revolutionize applications from television displays to cancer treatment.<p>At Biopolis, a …