Polysubstance Abuse: What You Need to Know

Polysubstance Abuse: What You Need to Know

We often think of addiction in singular terms, with someone being purely an “alcoholic,” “cocaine addict,” or “heroin addict,” but the truth is that addiction often is not so cut-and-dry. In fact, addiction can and often does center around more than one substance. The...

Addiction as a Learning Disorder

Recently, a new book has come out about addiction, and it’s creating a lot of buzz. Maia Szalavitz’s book Unbroken Brain is part memoir and part manifesto. Coupled with her personal experiences with drugs and addiction is a passionate argument to change the way we see...