In Wasted filmmaker Maureen Palmer and her partner Mike Pond start a new conversation about the science of addiction. They discussed how The long term effects of marijuana on the brain can be deleterious. They examine the biological origins of addiction and why some old models of treatment don’t work for… Read more »
Month: January 2016
Substance Use Disorder is a disease of youth. Yet we don’t often think of it that way. According to a study in the New York Times, “of 40,000 who began drinking before the age of 14, nearly half had become alcohol dependent by the age of 21. In contrast,… Read more »
Want to know how much your genes will influence whether you develop an Alcohol Use Disorder? Dr. Marc Schuckit, a psychiatrist at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, is a world leader in understanding the genetics of alcoholism. Here’s what his research tells us.