a group showing addiction impacts drug treatment

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…

A mother and daughter talk about 10 signs you need mental health treatment

10 Signs You May Need Mental Health Treatment

As human beings, we’re all unique in so many wonderful (and sometimes not so wonderful) ways.  Each of us has particular idiosyncrasies and foibles that make us endearing to some and annoying to others.  But if something is “unique”, does that also mean it’s “abnormal”?  After all, “normal” is one of the most subjective words…

Estrogen and the Hormonal Link to Addiction

Men and women react differently to drugs due to physiological differences. An important factor affecting drug abuse and addiction is the hormone estrogen. Research into the biological and physiological factors affecting addiction has been limited, but is growing. Most recently, a study led by an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota found an important…