A resurgence of research into psychedelics has renewed interest in their potential impact on creativity and social connectedness.
People who have suffered from mental illness can go on to develop a long-lasting sense of well-being and achieve a “high-functioning” life.
Can psychological science provide safer approaches to managing chronic pain and overcoming addiction?
A new study finds marriage to a spouse who grew up exposed to parental alcohol misuse increases a person’s likelihood of developing a drinking problem. [August 20, 2020]
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has issued a Notice of Special Interest inviting grant applications proposing to study the social contagion of behavior and substance abuse.
A team of clinical scientists is examining a possible psychological symptom that may heighten craving and risk of replace for people recovering from opioid dependence.dependence.
As marijuana restrictions loosen up, behavioral researchers are finding that some drivers believe driving under the influence of cannabis poses fewer risks than driving while drunk.
With $2.3 million from the National Institutes of Health, Emory University psychological scientist Rohan Palmer is searching for the genetic influences that leave some individuals particularly vulnerable to addiction.
In a new issue of Psychological Science in the Public Interest, researchers propose novel treatment strategies, based on advances in brain science, that could help prevent abuse of opioids and other drugs.
Craving is challenging to measure because it is visceral and difficult to express in words or numbers on a scale. To address this challenge, researcher Crewell and colleagues investigated the effectiveness of a nonverbal measure of craving in heavy smokers.
Among those who used prescription pain relievers regularly, 14.4% reported driving after taking opioids.
An innovative program at Indiana University shows how university generated research can help policymakers tackle real-world issues, including treatment for substance-use disorders.
Drug-dependent people who least take the future into account may, paradoxically, be the ones to benefit the most from certain treatments, a clinical study suggests.
If research on drinking in the wake of the Great Recession is any indication, financial insecurity has a strong influence on drinking habits.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a funding opportunity announcement for research on the prevention of the use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), otherwise known as vapes or e-cigarettes, among adolescents.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has issued a Notice of Special Interest inviting grant applications proposing to research the life and health span effects of alcohol in the context of level of consumption, consumption pattern, and duration of consumption.