Drug Abuse News

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1/19/2010
Overdoses From Prescription Painkillers on the Rise

Use of opioids such as oxycodone, hydrocodone soaring, researchers say

1/14/2010
1 in 4 U.S. Teen Girls Involved in Violent Behavior

6 percent say they intended to cause harm, survey finds

1/8/2010
Baby Boomers Still Doing Drugs as Seniors

Need for substance abuse treatment could double by 2020, report shows

1/7/2010
Key to Cocaine Addiction May Lead to Treatment

In tests with mice, researchers can track epigenetic processes triggered by chronic use

12/29/2009
In U.S., Prescription Drug Abuse Is Growing

Medicine cabinets have replaced the street as easy source of medications, experts say

12/23/2009
Teen Marijuana Use Might Have Lasting Effects on Mood, Anxiety

Rat study found troubling changes in levels of key brain chemicals well into adulthood

12/18/2009
Marijuana, Alcohol Addiction May Share Genes

But that doesn't predestine anyone to abuse either, researchers say

12/9/2009
Oxycodone Linked to Rise in Opioid-Related Deaths

Most cases are due to 'inadvertent toxicity,' Canadian study finds

11/11/2009
Sharing Prescriptions Can Bring Harm, Not Healing

One in four who borrowed a medication experienced a side effect, researchers report

10/23/2009
Cocaine Use in Pregnancy Linked to Impulsivity in Sons

Monkey research finds that mother's drug use affects male offspring's behavior

10/14/2009
Shared Bed May Raise SIDS Risk

Parental use of alcohol, drugs noted in about a third of deaths, study finds

10/5/2009
Cocaine Addiction Vaccine Shows Some Success

Shot produced desired antibodies in some, but effects were fleeting, scientists say

9/18/2009
Lower Drinking Age Linked to Later-Life Problems

Study finds more alcohol, drug abuse among those who could drink before 21

8/24/2009
Abuse of ADHD Drugs on the Rise

Jump in poison control center calls mirrors increasing prescriptions, study shows

8/19/2009
Medical Heroin Helps Treatment-Resistant Addicts

Controversial approach cuts 'street' drug use and illegal activities, study finds

8/4/2009
Medicines Top Source of Kids' Poisonings

Over 70,000 children per year take painkillers, other drugs and end up in the ER, CDC says

8/3/2009
One in 10 High School Seniors Have Used Narcotic Painkillers

Most wanted to get high, have a good time with friends, researchers say

7/31/2009
Psych Drugs Gaining Widespread Acceptance

But Americans surveyed also expect meds to relieve stress, personal troubles, researchers caution

7/7/2009
Family History Key to Psychiatric Disorder Risk

A look at the relatives reveals clues about course of illness, prognosis, research shows

6/19/2009
Program Helps 1st Graders Stay Safe Long-Term

It cut odds for substance abuse, violence by the time they reached 5th grade

6/18/2009
Teens of Dads Who Drink Too Much Tend to Follow Suit

Report found these kids were more likely to abuse alcohol, drugs

5/28/2009
Brain Scans Show Differences in Cocaine Addicts

Regions affected when thinking about drugs could be targets for treatments, researchers say

5/28/2009
Protein Involved in Addiction Changes Brain Circuitry

Study in rats finds that even one injection leads to dependent behavior

5/21/2009
Methamphetamine Use Triples Among Pregnant Rehab Patients

A quarter of those seeking treatment are addicted to the drug, study shows

5/19/2009
Substance Abuse Raises Crime Risk in Schizophrenics

Those who don't use alcohol, drugs much less likely to be violent, study finds

5/14/2009
Cocaine Spurs Long-Term Change in Brain Chemistry

Study in mice finds drug alters gene activity, points to new methods for treatment

5/8/2009
Protein Might Mute Effects of Methamphetamine

Manipulation may be used someday against Parkinson's, too, expert suggests

4/15/2009
Fetal Exposure to Methamphetamine May Harm Child's Brain

Scans show neurological differences in toddlers born to drug abusers

3/17/2009
Narcolepsy Drug Might Be Addictive

Finding comes as use of stimulant for enhanced mental function is on the increase

3/17/2009
Admissions for Prescription Painkiller Abuse on Rise

Alcohol treatment still heads list but figures decline, report finds

2/20/2009
1 in 10 Ex-NFL Players Used Steroids, Poll Reports

Finding comes from confidential survey in research that highlights drugs' damage to long-term health

2/18/2009
Nausea Drug Shows Promise Against Opioid Addiction

Ondansetron relieves withdrawal symptoms without side effects, early study shows

2/9/2009
Painkiller Abuse Increases Among Young Adults

But adolescent use of prescription pain relievers has dropped, report shows

1/27/2009
Substance Abuse Hinders TB Treatment

Almost 1 in 5 users have more contagious disease that's harder to control, study says

1/6/2009
Teens Divulge Risky Behavior on Social Networking Sites

But e-mail intervention may spur some adolescents to change, study finds

12/30/2008
Resolving to Break an Addictive Habit?

5 key steps might make it easier to start 2009 with less dependency

12/11/2008
10% of U.S. High School Seniors Use Vicodin

And the decline in marijuana use among teens is slowing, survey finds

12/9/2008
Painkillers Linked to Increase in Overdose Deaths

More popularity, availability of these medications may be reason, study suggests

12/3/2008
School-Based Program Can Change Kids' Lives

A Seattle project was linked to better education, mental health 15 years later

11/24/2008
5 Million People a Year Use Self-Help Addiction Programs

U.S. report finds 2.3 million of them currently abstain from alcohol, drugs

10/6/2008
ADHD Stimulant Meds Cut Young Girls' Drug Abuse Risk

Study mirrors previous findings in boys, researchers say

9/26/2008
3M Injected Drug Users Worldwide Could Be HIV-Positive

In some countries, prevalence of infection may be as high as 40%, study suggests

9/11/2008
'Abuse-Resistant' Form of OxyContin May Be Near

Remoxy won't give abusers the quick high they seek, study suggests

9/10/2008
Teen Brain Might Get Hooked Easier on OxyContin

Study in adolescent mice suggests developing mind more sensitive to the painkiller

9/4/2008
'Street' Drug Use Down, Rx Drug Abuse Rising: U.S. Report

Survey shows young adults moving away from coke, meth but toward prescription meds

7/30/2008
Deportation Tied to Higher HIV Risk for Men Injecting Drugs

Study in Tijuana points to need for cross-border prevention, treatment programs

7/25/2008
Drug Test Cheaters Turning to Web

Report finds dozens of products on more than 1,000 sites

7/10/2008
A Young Life Lost to Prescription Drug Abuse

Harrison Neal, 17, is one of a growing list of victims from this addiction, experts say

7/1/2008
Drug Use Increasingly Common in All Countries

U.S. has one of the highest rates, international survey finds

6/27/2008
Drug Helps Heroin Addicts Stay Clean

Those taking buprenorphine lasted almost twice as long until using again, study says