• Missouri Scientist to Discuss Overdose Crisis, Need to Improve Addiction Treatment Systems, Policies
    April 18, 2022 - LAWRENCE

    Longtime disinvestment in health and social supports, roadblocks to treatment, historical trauma and the addition of fentanyl to the drug supply have combined to put Black communities at great risk for drug-related consequences. Dr. Rachel Winograd (University of Missouri-St. Louis) will discuss three Missouri-based projects to reduce drug overdoses and deaths at 10:30 am on Friday, April 22.














         KU Addiction Scientists co-author Cambridge HandbookA field guide to research, scope and etiologyThe Cambridge Handbook of Substance and Behavioral AddictionsEdited by Steve SussmanCo-authored by Michael Amlung, David Jarmolowicz, and Derek ReedCambridge University Press







  • New Study Offers Data-Driven Definition of Unhealthy Yet Pervasive "Hyper-Palatable Foods"
    November 5, 2019 - LAWRENCE

    A popular U.S. brand of potato chips once promoted itself with the slogan “betcha can’t eat just one!”
    Maybe that’s because potato chips, like so many foods in the American diet, can pack a mix of ingredients apt to light up people’s brain-reward neural circuitry and overpower mechanisms that are supposed to signal when we’ve had enough to eat.






  • Training Your Working Memory May Help Curb Chronic Health Conditions
    August 27, 2019 - LAWRENCE

    Working memory is essential for complex brain tasks such as comprehension, learning and reasoning. It contributes to our ability to successfully navigate the world, like how to plan and execute complex activities, to attend to important information and to multi-task.




  • Addiction Treatment Program for Community Members Set to Expand
    July 8, 2019 - LAWRENCE
    A free University of Kansas program that helps community members with addictions is set to expand through a local grant and support from Douglas County. Established by the Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment, the program draws as many as 20 people to the Lawrence Public Library at 5 p.m. Wednesdays to learn about and receive help with overcoming addictions.