Treatment Goal Selection Research & Effective Monitoring Through Mobile Breathalyzers

Research from Alternatives Behavioral Health presented in Baltimore 2015 at the Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Conference Read More…

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. Read More…

Marijuana works partially by activating opioid receptors in the brain

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. Read More…

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. Read More…

A&E's "Intervention" is far from the only way to help

The Show "Intervention" on A&E uses a confrontational model of intervention called the Johnson Institute Model. It looks good on TV but doesn't deliver much. Motivational Interviewing and CRAFT are much more effective at helping people change. Read More…