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Beating addiction: a nondrug approach

A runner in long black tights ties on a running shoe.

A veteran U researcher’s work underlies much of the progress in understanding and treating addiction.

Tackling substance abuse together

Young people talk with a middle-aged counselor.

A Duluth pharmacy faculty member helps a northern Minnesota community fight heroin and opioid addiction.

U of M to host Minnesota Sparks event in Willmar


MN Sparks brings U researchers—who are tackling the state's critical issues—into conversation with the community. 

Long night’s journey into day

Several dancers bedevil a recumbent Jonathon Young.

Northrop presents Betroffenheit, a searing odyssey from trauma and addiction to recovery.


Steering the brain toward abstinence

Artist’s conception of a bright orange neuron.

U researcher Mark Thomas is learning how to stimulate the brain to promote recovery from addiction.

Three Good Things about addiction recovery

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U researcher Amy Krentzman finds that simply being grateful can help.

Opioid prescriptions in the crosshairs

Pinar Karaca-Mandic

U researcher Pinar Karaca-Mandic seeks to root out drug abuse and overdoses related to prescription opioids.

Smashing the silence

A female doctor talks to an adolescent girl.

U pediatrician Pamela Gonzalez challenges fellow doctors to confront the problem of youth opioid addiction.

Finding better pain relievers

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George Wilcox and Carolyn Fairbanks draw on the U of M’s deep expertise in developing better pain medications.