Alcohol can interact with some antibiotics. This interaction can reduce their effectiveness or cause mild to severe side effects. In this article, we look at whether people should limit alcohol or avoid it completely when taking various antibiotics.
New research suggests that a drug that scientists initially developed to treat major depressive disorder may be an effective therapy for opioid addiction.
The most memorable and joyous moments of my life are laced with a dark cloak of anxiety. Read about my journey to recovery from both anxiety and addiction.
Marijuana has several potential physical and psychological effects on the body, such as lung irritation and increased appetite. Learn more about the effects of marijuana on the body here.
Scientists have compared the brains of people with alcohol use disorder with those of people without the disorder. They also studied rodents.
A large cohort study in a Chinese population contradicts previous findings suggesting that moderate alcohol intake can protect against stroke.
A recent investigation into health conditions that develop in people recovering from addiction reveals that more than one-third have a chronic disease.
Efforts to lose weight may not work for a range of reasons. A person may be following an ineffective fad diet, or consuming sugary drinks, or exercising more but making no dietary changes, for example. Learn more here.
Caffeine withdrawal symptoms can occur when a person abruptly stops consuming caffeine. Symptoms can last for a week or more and include headaches, fatigue, mood changes, concentration difficulties, and constipation. Learn more about caffeine withdrawal here.
Researchers have found strong associations between the frequent use of highly potent cannabis and reports of first-time psychotic episodes.
Ibuprofen is a common medication that people use to reduce pain and inflammation. In this article, we discuss the risks of mixing alcohol and ibuprofen.
A recent study charts the effect of recreational marijuana laws on the purchase of junk food. Their findings provide new evidence for the 'munchies.'
New research finds that environmental cues related to drugs can strengthen memories and implicitly make addictive habits harder to kick.
A new study investigates the potential protective effects of alcohol at different ages. They find that it is not a level playing field.
I remember my doctor telling me, 'Now, don’t get hooked on these sweetheart,' but it was too late. I already was. This is the story of my opiate addiction.
The case of a 70-year-old man who had a heart attack after eating a marijuana lollipop has caused concern in the medical community.
Love can be an exhilarating feeling, but it can also lead to psychological distress. We look at some of the adverse effects of intense romantic feelings.
The results of a new study show that Australian women remain unaware of the fact that alcohol consumption really does increase breast cancer risk.
Warfarin is a blood thinner that can be more effective when restricting foods that are vitamin K-rich. Examples of these include broccoli and asparagus. Learn more about foods to avoid on the warfarin diet here.
Current treatments for alcohol use disorder are unsatisfactory, but recent research points toward a new intervention that may also benefit mood disorders.
Substance addiction is a complex disorder characterized by compulsive drug use. While addiction is difficult to understand, all abused substances share one thing in common - repeated use could change the way the brain looks and functions. Some people can use recreational or prescription drugs without ever experiencing negative consequences or addiction. For others, substance use can cause problems at school, work and home, and in relationships.Subscribe to Addiction feed