STUDY: The 'Love Drug' Oxytocin May Keep You Sober

One study reveals that the "feel-good" chemical oxytocin reduced issues related to alcohol intoxication.

Long-Term Effects of Anti-Depressants on Addicts

Since the 1980s, diagnosing and treatment for depression has come to be a big part of recovery for millions of addicts. The controversy surrounding medication for depression and when and how it is determined necessary has created an ongoing conversation that can, from time to time, be addressed with

Treating Addiction as a Chronic Disease

Research has shown that drugs and alcohol can negatively affect the brain, often making it impossible to quit without professional and/or medical intervention.

Can Your Brain Size Indicate Risk for Addiction?

A recent study investigates the correlation between brain volume and likelihood of addiction.

Alternative Rehab Centers Increase in Popularity

Alternative rehabs have been highly successful, as more and more people are turning to alternative health therapies for health and happiness.

What Marijuana Does to the Casual Smoker

Smoking marijuana recreationally can have long-term effects to the heart, lungs and other organs, studies suggest.

Feds Push States To Provide Medical Treatment for Heroin Addicts

New funds being provided through SAMHSA will provide funds for programs in states which provide medication-assisted treatment protocols.

Cocaine's Effects on the Brain: Impulsive Behavior

In attempt to end cocaine addiction, medical researchers have searched for a medication that can help end cocaine dependency.

Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern

According to a recent CDC report, the number of U.S. babies born withdrawing from narcotic painkillers has tripled since 1995.

SAMHSA Releases New Guidelines for Treating Alcohol Use Disorder

Currently, there are four medications recognized to be the most appropriate treatment for alcohol dependence.