Stanford Medicine primary care physician Angie Chen was once a Buddhist nun, now she practices medicine to help others heal.
How menthol cigarette ads target Black people, women and teens￼
As FDA weighs a ban on menthol in cigarettes, study shows how the tobacco industry targeted products to women, teens and Black people.
Report on opioids urges drug reform
Stanford researchers and colleagues issue a report detailing issues of the opioid crisis, including insufficient government policies.
When it comes to legal cannabis, Canada’s doing it right
A Stanford Medicine researcher discusses the pitfalls of the cannabis legalization strategy in the US, pointing to Canada as a better model.
New online game teaches teens about vaping dangers
A Stanford adolescent medicine expert helped develop an educational game to reduce tobacco use in middle school and high school students.
Addictive potential of social media, explained
Stanford psychiatrist Anna Lembke’s book, Dopamine Nation, explains our brain chemistry's role in modern society's addiction to social media.
Expanded opioid addiction care could save lives, cut costs, study shows
Opioid-addiction care of medication and counseling could cut deaths by 16.9% and save up to $105,000 over lifetime of a patient’s care, study shows.
Pot commercialization tied to self-harm by younger men, study suggests
Suicide attempts and other self-harm may increase among men under the age of 40 in states that allow recreational use of marijuana, particuarly those with for-profit dispensaries, Stanford study suggests.
Did COVID affect your use of alcohol? Tobacco? Marijuana? Here are 3 reasons why
Addiction specialist Keith Humphreys explains how the pandemic has affected three factors driving substance use — cues, comfort and convenience.
Prison ‘aha’ moment leads to research into mental health and addiction
Stanford researcher finds that inpatient psychiatric care helps long-term recovery rates for people with both mental illness and addiction.
Improving heart health, decreasing tobacco use in Alaska
Using telemedicine, Stanford Medicine researcher Jodi Prochaska is investigating how to reduce tobacco use in Alaska.
E-cigarette companies use COVID-19 to sell nicotine, study finds
A study from Stanford researchers documents "aggressive and deceptive" ways that companies have used COVID-19 to market vaping products.
How the pandemic is affecting people struggling with addiction
The pandemic has been what one Stanford psychiatrist called “a mixed bag” for people with addiction issues; some find fewer triggers, others face more.
States allow misleading claims that cannabis can treat opioid addiction
Stanford-led research examines state rules allowing dispensaries to make erroneous claims about the effectiveness of cannabis in treating opioid addiction.
Alcoholics Anonymous validated by meta-analysis: ‘It absolutely does work’
Alcoholics Anonymous, the fellowship of sobriety seekers, is the most effective path to abstinence, according to a Stanford researcher and collaborators.
Exposing the effort to glamorize heated tobacco
IQOS, a new way of smoking, has recently arrived in the United States, but a smoking researcher warns it's not clear it's any better than cigarettes.