New Discovery on the Brain’s Reward Pathway

“Substance use disorders are related to dysfunction in the brain’s motivational and reward processes, so understanding how the brain’s reward system works is key to finding new therapies.” Click here to read the full article from the National Institute on Drug Abuse

New high-resolution, non-invasive imaging techniques produce detailed diagrams of neural tracts, enabling new analyses of how
brain regions are connected. Credit: Washington University – University of Minnesota Human Connectome Project consortium

Substance Use During Adolescence

The U.S. Surgeon General states, “The science is clear. We know that there is a neurobiological basis for substance use disorders. To end the addiction crisis we must change attitudes and begin treating addiction like the chronic illness it is. And we’ve done it before. Cancer and HIV used to be surrounded by fear and judgement. Today, they are regarded as medical conditions.


Maine Consumption Fact Sheet- September 2016

Maine State Epidemiological Outcomes Workgroup (SEOW) Substance Use in Maine – September 2016 Consumption Fact Sheet