A mind-altering trip through the archives
We've trawled through our archive to find the best articles in The Psychologist and in the Research Digest on psychology and drugs...
A brave new world for psychology?
David Nutt introduces a special issue considering the use of hallucinogens in research and therapy…
- A brief history of psychedelic psychiatry – Moheb Costandi
- Heavenly and hellish – writers on hallucinogens – Dirk Hanson
- Experiences of hallucinogen treatment – Charles Grob, Ira Byock and Erica Rex
- When the trip doesn’t end – Henry David Abraham
- Cultures of chemically induced hallucinations – Vaughan Bell
- How do hallucinogens work on the brain? – Robin Carhart-Harris, Mendel Kaelen and David Nutt
- A public and private trip to understand the mind – Sue Blackmore
‘Everyone has something to add to this conversation’
Personal perspectives introduce a special issue on alcohol use…
- Challenging the language of alcohol problems – James Morris and Claire Melia
- ‘Your number one problem substance is alcohol’ – an interview with Michael Kelleher
- Finding moderation online – Emma L. Davies, Zarnie Khadjesari, Olga Perski and Claire Garnett
- A threadbare patchwork of support – Will Haydock
Room for improvement?
Gillian Shorter on 'drug consumption rooms'
Opium and the people
Joanna Moncrieff examines the socio-economic history of psychoactive drug use
Ruth Ogden and Catharine Montgomery on the effect of drugs on the perception of time
Drug taking – for better or for worse?
Andy Parrott looks at the paradox of psychosocial drug taking self-medication that can make you feel worse
Busting myths about drugs
We extract some myths from Suzi Gage’s book ‘Say Why to Drugs'
‘It’s an exciting time to be researching and writing about drugs’
Suzi Gage answers questions about her book 'Say Why to Drugs'
You can teach an old dog new tricks
Jenny Svanberg with an exclusive chapter from 'The Psychology of Addiction'
Addiction and the importance of belonging
Genevieve Dingle takes a social identity route in and out of substance use
Nick Heather challenges the brain disease model
Let’s confront the challenge of addiction together’
Caomhán McGlinchey with a personal take on problematic drinking and his route out of it
The results do the talking
Kate Johnstone reviews 'Magic Medicine' and interviews the director Monty Wates
Why is it so hard to quit smoking?
Lynne Dawkins explores the role of nicotine and non-nicotine contributions to smoking and considers a promising new device for kicking the habit
Can't take my eyes off of you
Matt Field on attentional bias in addiction and anxiety disorders
Beating the odds of addiction
Dana Smith on opiate use
The pros and cons of caffeine
Can caffeine actually keep you fit and healthy into old age? Rebecca Thompson and Karen Keene investigate
Sorted: Ecstasy facts and fiction
Jon Cole, Harry Sumnall and Charles Grob argue that the long-term effects of Ecstasy use are far from clear, and that psychologists are muddying the waters. With peer commentaries from Michael Morgan, Rodney Croft, and Andy Parrott.
Plus find loads of digested studies on this topic on our Research Digest…
Caffeine causes widespread brain entropy (and that’s a good thing) – Christian Jarrett
Coffee cravings can play havoc with your memory – Christian Jarrett
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