How Service-Industry Jobs Can Push Workers to Drink
New research finds that people whose jobs constantly call on them to feign friendly emotions often turn to the bottle after work.
Beer Before Liquor Won't Make You Sicker, New Study Finds
New research finds that hangovers result from heavy drinking, no matter the combination of beverages.
Pot Is Edging Out Alcohol and Cigarettes as the Teenage Drug of Choice. Is That a Good Thing?
By many measures, pot is far safer than alcohol. But that doesn't necessarily mean it's good for you, some public-health experts say.
How Fraternity Culture Encourages Excessive Drinking
New research finds alcohol consumption is higher in chapters where members are expected to assert their masculinity.
Today's Teens Love Songs About the Sex They're Not Having
References to sex have increased in pop music over the decades, even as actual sexual behavior among adolescents has declined.
Personalized Medicine Is Coming to Addiction Treatment
Using gene testing to find the right drug for the right person at the right time is medicine's cutting edge. Addiction researchers are identifying promising genetic targets for treatments for alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs.
Addictions Vary Depending on Where in the World You Live
A new compilation of data finds Eastern Europe is a leader in both alcohol and tobacco consumption.
Think Alcohol's Good for You? Not So Fast, Researchers Say
It turns out the benefits of light to moderate drinking might have been exaggerated.
Never Before Has Our Approach to Drugs Improved So Much, So Fast
We're winning: More progress has been made toward enlightened drug policies and treatment in the past five years than in the previous 25. Here's an advocacy agenda to take us even closer to the future we need.
The Future of Addiction: Predictions for the Next 40 Years
My book Love and Addiction, published in 1975, proved prescient in the decades that followed. How optimistic should we be as we look further ahead?