Inhalant drug abuse and early drug problems – This article talks about a drug use problem that often gets ignored – inhalants – the most commonly used drug by 8th grade and a category of drugs used by over 1 million adults in the United States every year. See an interview with Dr. Jaffe on the topic here as well.

Marijuana works partially by activating opioid receptors in the brain – This article discusses research showing that THC use activates the same receptors in the brain as heroin and that it is this activation that is likely responsible for marijuana’s subjective pleasure effects. The issue of marijuana’s addictive potential is discussed.

What are blackouts and why do they occur? – A short summary of research behind the occurrence of blackouts – time-limited lapses in memory related to heavy drinking.