drug addiction

A used injection needle on a city street.
October 27, 2022

A study recently published in Harm Reduction Journal examined a Seattle-based organization’s efforts to introduce heroin pipes as a

December 8, 2021

Overdose death rates with the drug are similar for those under and over 30 – a break from patterns involving heroin and prescribed opioids. 

October 7, 2021

Researchers are examining neurons and hormones associated with eating too much.

September 1, 2021

In a paper published in Nature Neuroscience, researchers pushed the science forward on our reward pathways.

August 19, 2021

Offering directly observed therapy with a video smartphone app did not improve buprenorphine engagement or outcomes, study finds.

May 11, 2021

Lab uses protein found in lamprey to turn neurons on and off; discovery may lead to therapies for mood disorders, addiction.

March 23, 2021

Advice comes from past decade of working with people at Seattle homeless shelters to reduce drinking.

January 20, 2020

Patients upload videos of themselves ingesting medication for opioid-use disorder.

December 2, 2019

Rodent study successfully targeted cell populations in a region of the brain called the nucleus accumbens.

Mike and Lynn Garvey
October 3, 2019

UW Medicine is creating the Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions to develop effective new treatments for brain disorders, with foundational funding of $50 million from philanthropists Lynn and Mike Garvey.


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