What Data Says

Marijuana Usage During Pregnancy May Have Lasting Implications for Children

Marijuana has been proven to have a host of medicinal uses, one of which is to cease, or at least curb, nausea. Pregnant women are often susceptible to this at some point in their pregnancy, and many have turned to marijuana in order to endure it. Due to the drug’s public reputation of having few…

Surgeon General Report Urges Action on Substance Use

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy released a report regarding the U.S. addiction crisis. Murthy accompanied the release of this report with a statement that emphasizes the magnitude of the crisis, and implores the nation to accept their responsibility to take care of one another. The report has three basic themes: Addiction is a chronic neurological disease,…

Facts and Figures on Substance Use Disorder, Globally, Nationally and Locally

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association offers substance use and mental health data by state, region or metropolitan area as well as other reports. National Institute on Drug Abuse Learn about the science of drug use and addiction and national trends and statistics. World Health…

Is Addiction a Chronic Brain Disease?

Addiction as a chronic brain disease continues to be debated, but a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine asserts that neuroscience supports addiction as a chronic brain disease. Not everyone views addiction as a chronic brain disease. Marc Lewis, PhD, neuroscientist and former addict, declares in his book, “The Biology of Desire:…