Two discoveries — one in the brains of people with heroin addiction and the other in the brains of sleepy mice — shed light on chemical messengers that regulate sleep and addiction, UCLA researchers say.
UCLA study indicates a need to improve detection and treatment in primary health settings.
The roots of America’s widespread opioid addiction are multifaceted and extend to the economy, bad medicine and corrupt pharmacists, said UCLA legal scholar and health policy expert Jill Horwitz.
UCLA and Zócalo Public Square will host a disccussion on what can be done to stop what's been called the worst drug crisis in U.S. history, with death rates rivaling the AIDS scourge at its peak.
UCLA study shows that meditation and similar strategies may reduce the likelihood of relapse for certain people struggling with addiction.
Prescription drug monitoring programs and laws aimed at preventing opioid abuse are not doing much to stem this growing threat to public health.
Sociology major Kevin Hale discovered his aptitude for counseling people with addictions while in treatment for alcohol abuse. This fall, the graduating senior will start his master’s studies in social welfare.
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and UCLA psychologist Patricia Greenfield were part of a panel discussing the downside of the digital revolution at a Zócalo/UCLA event at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
The short conversations, educational literature and follow-up phone calls that are part of Project QUIT helped people reduce their risky drug use by a third.
Dr. Timothy Fong, UCLA psychiatrist and director of the UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic, offers guidance on helping a friend or family member struggling with an addiction to get the treatment he or she needs.
UCLA is marking the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 20 by introducing a new technology tool to help smokers seen in the UCLA Health System quit for good.