Substance Abuse, Addiction & Deterrence

Mandatory opioid tapers could sometimes do more harm than good, international medical experts warn in an open letter to health authorities.


A study using animal models suggests risks in brain development related to young people's use of stimulant medication non-therapeutically.

A study published this month in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds the United States has more than double the overdose-related deaths of at least 12 comparable countries.

Chronic conditions such as persistent pain and serious mental illness place individuals with disabilities at relatively high risk of opioid misuse, suggests research presented at this month's annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.

People who survive car crashes, falls, and other major traumas that require hospitalization are at increased risk of developing mental health conditions and dying by suicide, according to a study published online.

Use the links here to see all of our coverage of sessions, speakers, and posters at Psych Congress 2018.




“Please elaborate further on the role of dopamine in addiction and drug abuse.”