‘Moulin Rouge’ and the absinthe myth

Absinthe is a distillate of different herbs, most notably Artemisia absinthium (wormwood), which contains several highly toxic molecules and some with hallucinogenic effects.


The ever-present placebo effect

Almost anything can induce a placebo effect: the point is to create an expectation of improved health.


Gambling addiction: myth or reality?

Interest in gambling disorder (pathological gambling) has been growing in both the clinical and scientific community. This has permitted a better understanding of the pathology and the design of potential therapeutic options.

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Medications against drugs

Substance use disorder (SUD) is a significant public health concern. Unfortunately, there are few safe and effective medications to treat SUD and efficacy is suboptimal.


Towards recovery

The best treatments for alcohol dependence are currently those developed within multidisciplinary programmes, which include psychological, sociological, and medical dimensions. It is important to consider recovery as the culmination of a process of change.


Why do we consume alcohol despite its harmful effects?

Alcohol is like any other type of drug, except more widespread and accepted. It is important to contextualise the importance of social behaviour in its consumption.

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Alice in Hallucinationland

Alice goes on a journey during which peculiar characters tell her what to eat or drink. Then, strange things happen. Doesn't all this seem like a drug-induced psychedelic journey?