State-level legalization of recreational cannabis does not increase substance use disorder or encourage the use of other illicit drugs, a new study of twins reveals. Additionally, legalized recreational cannabis can reduce alcohol consumption.
A new study links substance use disorder to specific personality traits and certain psychological disorders. Researchers found those who scored high for the personality trait of neuroticism and those with depression and anxiety were at greater risk of SUD.
Using psychiatric medications to treat mental health disorders in children and adolescents does not increase the risk of developing substance use disorders later in life. In fact, pharmacological interventions reduce the risk of developing SUD for those with MDD, ADHD, and psychotic disorders.
Over 22% of adults who were chronically exposed to parental domestic violence as children developed major depressive disorder later in life. 1 in 6 adults who witnessed PDV developed anxiety disorders, and over 25% later developed substance use disorders.
Contrary to previous research, a new study reveals a prior history of mental health disorders or substance abuse does not prevent a person from thriving and leading a high-functioning life.
The majority of 18 year-olds with substance abuse disorder who were followed as part of a longitudinal study for 32 years still had symptoms of SUD during adulthood.
Study reports 1 in 5 teens and young adults who seek treatment for alcohol and substance use disorders may have previously unrecognized social impairments characteristic of ASD.
The association between alcohol use, smoking, antisocial behavior, and depression was stronger in Gen Z teens than millennials during their teenage years.
People with a history of substance use disorder are more susceptible to COVID-19 infection and have an increased risk of experiencing worse outcomes, a new study reports.
People with mood and substance use disorders have reduced lifespan compared to their peers without a mental health disorder. Those with mood disorders have an increased death risk as a result of health conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. Men with mood disorders experience a reduced life expectancy of 7.9 years, and women 6.2 years, compared to those with no history of depression or anxiety.
An intervention treatment called Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy, or MABT, helps women recover from, and prevents relapse, in substance use disorder when used in conjunction with community-based programs.