Trauma-exposed veterans with PTSD and comorbid externalizing psychiatric disorders, such as substance abuse or antisocial personality disorder are at greater risk for early death.
Positive psychology exercises have significant benefit in boosting mood for those recovering from substance addiction, a new study reports.
Researchers have identified a significant role dopamine plays in the development of heroin addiction. The study reports dopamine appears to directly cause drug reinforcement and, when dopamine neurons are silenced, mice are less likely to self administer the drug.
Gene therapy shows promise for future treatment of addiction in humans, a new study reports.
Researchers suggest a method of biologically manipulating neural circuitry could lead to a new pharmacological approach which could weaken cocaine withdrawal.