We’re only in May, but it’s never too late to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions, right? After all, 2020 probably can’t be over soon enough! For those contemplating a January self-improvement kick, a new study offers some food
One of the things about alcohol is that where and how you consume it matters a great deal. Having a beer with a friend? Generally a fun and healthy thing to do. Having a beer while driving? A horrible idea.
Whether it’s addiction to a substance or addiction to a behavior, different types of addiction share certain features. Generally, these involve a strong urge to engage in some type of rewarding behavior despite negative consequences. For psychologists, understanding what ties
You’ve probably already heard that genes play a role in mental illness. If you have a particular psychiatric condition, your children are also more likely to have that condition. But how much do genes matter? Are genes destiny when it
When people are in treatment for substance abuse, the stigma they encounter and the social support they receive may have wide-ranging effects on their mental health. According to a new study published in Psychiatry Research, stigma and social support during
People with ADHD often have comorbid conditions like substance abuse, alcoholism and binge eating. According to some new research from a doctoral candidate at Linköping University in Sweden, a lot of the blame for this unholy alliance between ADHD and
It’s not news that drinking on college campuses is widespread. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), about four out of five college students drink alcohol. And, about half of those students who drink, also consume
Are people who face maltreatment in early life primed for a future of recurring or chronic mental, emotional and physical health issues? More and more studies indicate the answer is unfortunately, yes. The World Health Organization defines child abuse, or child