Americans reach for their smartphones dozens of times per day. Northeastern philosophy professor John Basl says that tech companies should warn consumers about the potentially addictive nature of their products. But he also notes that “the internet has opened up new avenues for social interaction.”
Research from University Distinguished Professor Lisa Feldman Barrett’s lab confirms what singers and filmmakers have known all along: Love is a drug. It affects our behaviors—and our brains—in the same ways as addiction.
In a randomized clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health, assistant professor Christina Lee will study the impact of motivational interviewing on alcohol problems in Boston’s Latino community.
Hortensia Amaro, a nationally renowned researcher in substance abuse and treatment, discusses issues raised by the recent death of pop singer Amy Winehouse.