Larissa Mooney, M.D.

In The Media


"Marijuana Moms Say Smoking Pot Makes Them Better Parents” Today Show Interview, August, 2017

“As Complaints About Licensed Rehab Centers Rise, What Should You Look Out For?”, AirTalk KPCC live interview with Larry Mantle, May 21, 2017.

“N-acetylcysteine (NAC) as a Treatment for Marijuana Dependence”, The Next Step.” Expert commentary in Vimeo video series, January, 2016.

“Press Play” live interview with Madeline Brand, NPR (KCRW), October 16, 2015.

“High Hitler and his Nazi Supersoldiers.” Expert commentary, American Heroes Channel, Blink Films, August, 2015.

“Record Border Meth Seizures”, KFI AM640 live interview with Bill Carroll, January 6, 2015.

“Recovering Addicts Often Use Food to Satisfy Cravings” Good Morning America interview, December 29, 2014.

“Drugs Made Me Do It”, Bio Channel, June, 2013.

"Your Body on Drugs," Curiosity Series, Discovery Health Channel, November 2011.

“Addiction: A Disorder of Choice?”, KPCC AirTalk radio show, July 22, 2009.

“Addiction Treatment: The N

ew Gold Rush. ‘It’s Almost Chic’”, Quoted in article by Teri Sforza, Orange County Register, June 16, 2017.

“Sobering Truth About Addiction Treatment in America.” Quoted in article by author David Sheff,, May 8, 2017.

“Babies Born with Drug Withdrawal Symptoms Skyrocketing in Rural Areas”. Quoted in article by David Mills,, December 12, 2016.

“Can Anything Stop America’s Opioid Addiction?”

Panelist, UCLA-Zocalo and C-SPAN Event Moderated by Lisa Girion, Americas Top News Editor, Reuters. Los Angeles, CA, November, 2016.

“Medications to Treat Alcohol Abuse are Often Overlooked.” Quoted in article by Mary Brophy Marcus, CBS, October 4, 2016.

“Fearful of Opioid Addiction, Some Under-Medicate.” Quoted in article by Rebecca Plevin, KPCC News Blog, August 17, 2016.

“Man Made Drugs like ‘Spice’ are Far More Dangerous than Users Realize”,, March 22, 2016.

“25% of all Overdoses are from Heroin.” Quoted in article by Nadia Kounang,, February 24, 2017.

“US Drug Overdose Deaths Continue to Rise.” Quoted in article by Rachael Rettner,, February 24, 2017.

“Broader Availability of Opioid Overdose Drug is Saving Lives.” Interview for UCLA Newsroom, February 9, 2016.

“Marijuana Abuse Doubles Among US Adults.” Quoted in article by Mary Brophy Marcus,, October 21, 2015.

“Ask Well: Depression and Alcoholism”, quoted in New York Times column by Karen Weintraub, September 25, 2015.

FDA Approval of OxyContin for Children Raises Concerns.” Quoted in article by Mark Wolfenbarger, Tampa Bay Times, TBO.Com, August 23, 2015.

"Drugs of Abuse: What Clinicians Need to Know”, Medscape, March 27, 2015

"The risks of alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs, explained", Vox Science and Health, February 25, 2015

"Are Modafinil's Brain-Boosting Benefits Hype Or Science?",, November 17, 2014

“State PDMP Regulation Important for Opioid Control”,, July 18, 2014.

"Mixing energy drinks and alcohol can 'prime' you for a binge",, July 17, 2014

"The Unhappy Side of Anti-Depressants", The Fix: Addiction and Recovery Straight Up, June 3, 2014

"Autopsy Conducted on Hoffman, Answers Sought on Actor’s Drug Use”, Reuters, February 4, 2014

“Shocking Mug Shots Reveal Toll of Drug Abuse”,, February 25, 2011.

“Risk Factors for Opioid Misuse Among Pain Patients Differ by Sex”, Medscape News, May 4, 2010.

“Face2Face Computer Program Shows Kids Consequences of Meth Use”,, January 5, 2010.