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Mindful Awareness in Body-Oriented Therapy Proves Useful in Women Treated for Substance Use Disorder

Mindful Awareness in Body-Oriented Therapy (MABT) improved emotion regulation, reduced craving, and promoted abstinence in women with a history of trauma and emotional problems receiving outpatient treatment for substance use disorder.

Basic Science

THC Exposure in Adolescence Disrupts Brain Maturation in Animals

Exposing adolescent rats to THC disrupted normal maturation of a key set of neurons in a brain area that corresponds to the human prefrontal cortex. The disruptions produced structural differences that resemble patterns which have been observed in people with addiction and schizophrenia.

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Drug Use and Its Consequences Increase Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults

The spread of marijuana use and the opioid epidemic over the past 10 years have affected middle-aged and older Americans. In addition, prescription opioid and benzodiazepine misuse increased older adults’ risk of suicidal thoughts.

Basic Science

El consumo de marihuana en la adolescencia está vinculado a alteraciones en el circuito neural y en los síntomas del estado de ánimo

Un estudio encontró que el consumo de marihuana en la adolescencia está vinculado a alteraciones en el circuito neural.

Basic Science

Adolescent Marijuana Use Is Linked to Altered Neural Circuitry and Mood Symptoms

Some teens' marijuana use has been linked to disrupted communication between two key regions in the brain’s reward circuitry at age 20. Disrupted communication between the regions was associated with poorer psychosocial functioning at age 22.

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