Where research and personal experiences meet  Kristen Harper – TYR Technical Assistance Coordinator, Interviewer Erin Jones, Principal Investigator,

TYR Research Initiatives, Interviewee Brett Frazier, Georgia Southern University Program 

"We show that repeated binge drinking significantly alters molecular pathways in the nucleus accumbens, a region of the brain linked to addiction. A comparison of activated pathways reveals different responses in each sex, similar to that reported in recent research on male and female mice tested

These new figures, which use data from 2015-2016, demonstrate a substantial increase in marijuana use over the past near-decade -- double the percentage of adults aged 50-64 (4.5 percent) and more than seven times the percentage of adults 65 and older (0.4 percent) reporting use in 2006-2007.

The analysis of national survey data from the Add Health (a school-based study of the health-related behaviors of adolescents and their outcomes in young adulthood) found evidence that Minimum Legal Drinking Age (MLDA) laws produce sharp differences in alcohol consumption and a variety of risky

This research found that:

  • An epigenetic mechanism underlies the powerful cocaine–environment associations that promote relapse.
  • The mechanism may be instrumental in all drug reward–based learning.

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By: Chideha M. Ohuoha, M.D., M.P.H., CAPT (USPHS), Director, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
September is National Recovery Month. We celebrate the millions of Americans who are living their lives

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Last May was pivotal in my recovery. It was the moment I gathered among 499 women in recovery at the She Recovers event in New York City. This innovative event was the first of its kind — hundreds of women like me gathered to explore a diverse range of approaches that focus on holistic recovery.

Every September, the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) partners with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to celebrate National Recovery Month. The goals of Recovery Month are to increase awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use issues, as well as to celebrate

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By: Chideha M. Ohuoha, M.D., M.P.H., CAPT (USPHS), Director, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

Earlier this month there was news that over 90 people overdosed on synthetic marijuana laced


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The findings, published in the European Heart Journal today, also showed that a combination of high alcohol intake and smoking was linked to even greater arterial damage compared to drinking and