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Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

Contents PrefaceIntroductionDrug Misuse and AddictionPreventing Drug Misuse and Addiction: The Best StrategyDrugs and the BrainAddiction and HealthTreatment and RecoveryAdvancing Addiction Science and Practical SolutionsReferences Preface How Science Has Revolutionized the Understanding of Drug Addiction For much of the past century, scientists studying drugs and drug use labored in the shadows of powerful myths and misconceptions…

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Is video game addiction really an addiction?

Mark Zastrow, Science Writer Adding video gaming to the list of recognized behavioral addictions could help millions in need. It could also pathologize a normal behavior and create a new stigma. Science fiction is replete with notions of losing oneself inside a digitally generated alternate reality. But for millions around the world, that dystopic vision…

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Comorbidity: Substance Use Disorders and Other Mental Illnesses

What is comorbidity? Comorbidity describes two or more disorders or illnesses occurring in the same person. They can occur at the same time or one after the other. Comorbidity also implies interactions between the illnesses that can worsen the course of both. Is drug addiction a mental illness? Yes. Addiction changes the brain in fundamental…

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In the News

August 2019

August Spotlight

Catch up with SafeSpace in the August Newsletter

August 2nd, 2019

Palo Alto Weekly

'Mental health doesn't go away over the summer:' Local organizations see spike in demand for services

August 24th, 2019

The Daily Journal

'Safespace Expands to San Mateo'

Menlo Park BACA Affiliate
Therapy Center

Therapeutic services provided through our affiliate partner BACA (Bay Area Clinical Associates).

Address: 1162 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: 650.304.3906

Community Engagement Center

Offering peer to peer support groups, educational services, and community outreach.

Address: 708 Oak Grove Ave, Menlo Park, CA
Phone: 650.714.4417

San Mateo SafeSpace Community Engagement Center

Offering peer to peer support groups, education and community outreach for youth.

Address: 11 North Ellsworth Ave, San Mateo, CA
Phone: 650.714.4417