Archived articles


Work Hard/Play Smart
Brain chemistry lesson
Published Oct 13, 2017
Student drug, alcohol abuse awareness campaign begins with talk by Hopkins neuroscientist Linda Gorman
Prescription drugs
The 'moral imperative' of treating opioid withdrawal
Published Jan 9, 2017
After harrowing experience with painkillers, Hopkins bioethicist says doctors must do more to help patients through withdrawal
Drug treatment
Methadone underdose
Published Dec 2, 2016
Study finds connection between lower-than-recommended methadone doses, race of program directors / Carey Business School
Driven to binge
Published May 31, 2016
Researchers locate what could be brain's trigger for binge behavior
Rewarding behaviors
Why breaking habits is hard
Published Feb 11, 2016
Our brains are wired to focus on previously pleasing things, even if we don't realize it
Painkiller abuse
'Pill mill' crackdown saves lives, researchers say
Published Dec 21, 2015
Efforts in Florida appear to dramatically reduce painkiller overdose deaths / School of Public Health
Policy Talk
Experts explore mental health, addiction
Published Oct 22, 2015
School of Public Health event organized in part by new Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research
Painkiller nation?
Published Oct 22, 2015
School of Public Health study finds that most Americans use painkillers but also see abuse as a serious issue / School of Public Health
Nicotine Fix
Addiction predisposition?
Published Sept 11, 2015
Small study sheds light on earliest stages of nicotine addiction / Hopkins Medicine
On drugs
Addiction: Medical condition or 'moral failing'?
Published Oct 1, 2014
Drug addiction viewed more negatively than mental illness, study shows / School of Public Health