woman using microscope to see genetic influence in alcohol use disorder

New Study Finds Genetic Influence in Alcohol Use Disorder

It is commonly held in modern science that a person’s genetics influence the risk of psychiatric disorders. But while genetic factors underlying addiction—i.e., alcohol and substance abuse disorder—clearly play an important role in the disease’s development, it can be hard figuring out the specifics of those factors in any given individual’s case (e.g., how does…

Teens Suffering from Psychosis Due to Marijuana Use

The United States is steadily accepting marijuana as a legal recreational drug, but is it the right choice when it comes to vulnerable teens? Marijuana-related psychosis is slowly creeping into emergency rooms and addiction treatment centers. Patients suffering from THC related psychosis are getting younger and younger, too. Older teens are entering alcohol and drug…