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Addiction Severity Impacts Effectiveness of Drug Treatment

Research shows that the effectiveness of drug treatment for addiction may depend on the phase of the addiction. Researchers found that their subjects responded differently to drug treatment depending on whether their cocaine addiction was in its early stages or fully-fledged. Currently, there are no drug treatments available for cocaine addiction in humans. However, researchers…

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Does Alcohol-Related Stigma Increase Risk for Mental Health Problems?

Psychologists and mental health experts use the term stigma to identify the negative associations that society places upon certain groups for their appearance, behaviors, or characteristics. People who are affected by alcohol abuse or alcoholism often experience this stigma either before or after they seek treatment. Researchers have examined the potential role of stigmas in the…