In this special feature, we ask whether New Year’s resolutions work and look at some science-backed ways to improve the chances of success.
New research in mice investigates the possibility that MDMA, a potentially addictive drug, may help in the context of mental health therapy.
DMT is the active ingredient of the hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca. New research looks into how this drug affects brain activity, altering consciousness.
A new study offers evidence that mindfulness could boost the effectiveness of traditional therapy for opioid use disorder, improving control over cravings.
Many people use alcohol to reduce anxiety, but it can end up making anxiety worse in the long term. Learn about the link between alcohol and anxiety, and tips for coping here.
Marijuana can act as a depressant, stimulant, and hallucinogen. Learn more about the effects of each type of drug here. We also cover the risks and side effects.
What is the practice of microdosing psychedelic drugs? Does it have any real benefits? Do studies support its therapeutic use? New research investigates.
A first-of-its-kind experiment shows that ignoring addiction-related cues is something that we can control by exercising executive brain functions.
Scientists have compared the brains of people with alcohol use disorder with those of people without the disorder. They also studied rodents.
Researchers have found strong associations between the frequent use of highly potent cannabis and reports of first-time psychotic episodes.