Prescription Drug Misuse Remains a Top Public Health Concern

Jan. 8, 2013 — Prescription drug misuse is second only to marijuana as the nation’s most prevalent illicit drug problem, with approximately 22 million persons nationwide initiating nonmedical pain reliever use ...  full story

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA). "Prescription drug misuse remains a top public health concern." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 8 January 2013. 


August 21, 2013

NIH study finds chronic alcohol use shifts brain's control of behavior

Chronic alcohol exposure leads to brain adaptations that shift behavior control away from an area of the brain involved in complex decision-making and toward a region associated with habit formation, according to a new study conducted in mice by...

 NIAAA Spectrum Volume 5,
 Issue 3   |   September 2013