Connecticut College psychology professor Joseph Schroeder and four students studied in rats whether high fat, high sugar foods can be as addictive as drugs of abuse.
Dr. K stopped by the Boomer & Carton studios Thursday to give listeners an idea of what to expect as they read about his journey from addiction to incarceration to recovery.
It’s a disturbing trend: Young people ending up in rehab for prescription drug abuse. But it’s not Oxycontin. They’re getting hooked on medications used to treat attention disorders like ADHD.
Erik Ainge has been on a tumultuous journey — marked by years of drug and alcohol abuse — from the University of Tennessee all the way to the NFL as the Jets’ 2008 fifth-round draft pick. But now, he’s here: A recovering drug addict with bipolar disorder.
Psychiatrist Dr. Gary Small said neuroimaging studies have shown teens who text light up the same area of the brain as an addict who uses heroin.