Drug Abuse News

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11/19/2007
Cannabis Compound May Stop Metastatic Breast Cancer

But patients can't get enough CBD from just smoking pot, scientists add

11/11/2007
Cocaine Use Dulls Brain's Sensitivity to Rewards

Findings suggest why even positive incentives don't help ease addiction

11/6/2007
Nicotine Plus Alcohol Makes Quitting Tougher

The two habits work together to maintain addiction, study suggests

10/31/2007
Right Dose of Pot Can Ease Pain

But too much can actually boost discomfort, study finds

10/25/2007
Brain Region Tied to Amphetamine Addiction

When the insula was switched off, rats lost the craving, scientists say

8/13/2007
U.S. Culture Boosts Hispanic Immigrants' Substance Abuse Risk

Rates of illegal drug use rose 13-fold after 'acculturation,' study found

7/27/2007
Pot Ups Risk for Mental Illness

The more you smoke, the greater the odds, researchers report

7/13/2007
Major Study Will Assess Painkiller Detox

Addiction to opioids such as OxyContin is rampant across U.S., experts say

7/2/2007
Medicaid Recipients Have Trouble Finding Mental Health Care

Substance abuse programs, too, are concentrated in community, not hospital, settings

6/19/2007
European Kids Using Banned Sports-Doping Drugs

3% of French 15-year-olds have tried salbutamol, steroids, study finds

6/15/2007
Meth Use Among U.S. Youth Higher Than Expected

Almost 3% of college-age Americans have tried the drug, new study finds

6/1/2007
Poor Bond With Siblings May Boost Depression Risk

The exact nature of the link isn't clear, study's authors say

5/9/2007
Bipolar Spectrum Disorder Under-Recognized

And only about 40% of patients receive proper meds, study finds

4/17/2007
Marijuana Compound May Fight Lung Cancer

In cells and in mice, THC shrank tumors, scientists say

4/13/2007
Teens' 'Competence Skills' Key to Avoiding Drug Abuse: Study

Strong self-image, ability to say 'no' deciding factors in resisting peer pressure

4/9/2007
Meth, Cocaine Abuse Boosts Stroke Risk

The drugs trigger spasms in blood vessels, researchers say

4/2/2007
Urine-Based Drug Tests Too Flawed for Widespread Use: Study

Error rate is just too high, researchers say

3/29/2007
First-Time DWI Offenders Often Have Multiple Problems

Besides alcohol use, they often abuse drugs, have psychiatric ills, study finds

3/18/2007
U.S. Opens Study of Prescription Drug Abuse Treatments

6 million Americans reported nonmedical opioid use in previous month, experts say

3/1/2007
Some Brains May Be Predisposed to Substance Abuse

Less dopamine encourages impulsivity and addiction, rat study suggests

2/15/2007
More Teens Abusing Prescription Drugs

But marijuana use is down substantially, White House report finds

2/13/2007
Marijuana May Ease AIDS Patients' Foot Pain

The smoked drug lessens a burning numbness that accompanies the illness, study finds

2/9/2007
Dealers, Family Biggest Sources of Illegal Prescription Painkillers

Study refutes notion Internet is major supplier of Oxycontin, other opiods

2/8/2007
Health Tip: Symptoms of Addiction

Warning signs that your child may need help

2/7/2007
Marijuana-Like Brain Chemicals Ease Parkinson's Symptoms in Mice

The treatment is much more targeted than smoking marijuana, researchers say

1/31/2007
LSD Study Probes Hallucinogen's Effect on Brain

Experiments with mice may lead to new psychiatric drugs, researchers say

11/24/2006
Prescription Painkillers Top Heroin as Drugs of Abuse in Canada

Many users are getting them from contacts within medical system, study finds

11/7/2006
Anabolic Steroids May Boost Crime Rate

But study finds no increase in violent criminality linked to their use

11/2/2006
Mom's Meth Use Passes Drug to Fetus

Hair sampling shows equal exposure in mother, infant

10/30/2006
Drug-Slang Quiz Helps Parents Help Kids

Use of terms like 'fry stick' or 'schwagg' are clues youngsters are in trouble, experts say

10/18/2006
Marijuana-Like Compound May Slow Alzheimer's

And the club drug Ecstasy is giving scientists clues to Parkinson's disease

10/9/2006
Pot's Active Ingredient Could Fight Alzheimer's

Marijuana's 'THC' molecule looks promising in the lab, researchers report

10/5/2006
New Sleep Drug May Be Less Prone to Abuse

Ramelteon less addictive, with fewer side effects, than older medications, study finds

9/20/2006
Study Confirms Testing Reduces Worker Drug Use

But bosses may be overestimating true value, best uses of policy, researchers say

9/5/2006
Programs Help Teens Avoid 'Crystal Meth'

Results come after just a few sessions, researchers say

8/25/2006
Bad Habits May Run in the Family

Kids of smokers, drinkers especially prone to these behaviors, study finds

8/11/2006
Battle of the Sexes: Body Health Is What They See

Companion studies show how men and women differ in diet, exercise behaviors to alter looks

7/27/2006
Cheaper Strategy Works to Fight Heroin Addiction

Once-a-week treatment, counseling as effective as more frequent intervention, study finds

7/11/2006
Drug Abuse Could Be in the Genes

Twins study suggests vulnerability is there regardless of culture

7/6/2006
Depressed Teens at Higher Risk for Pregnancy, STDs

They're more likely to forego condoms or contraceptives, study finds

6/29/2006
Alcohol a Bigger Threat to U.S. Youth Than Drugs

Yet public attention and funding focuses on preventing drug abuse, experts say

6/1/2006
Drug Use a Factor in Two-Thirds of Sexual Assaults

'Date-rape' drugs play role in about 5% of cases, study finds

5/24/2006
Heavy Pot Smoking Doesn't Increase Lung Cancer Risk: Study

Researchers also found no link to throat, mouth, esophageal tumors

4/21/2006
FDA Opposition to Medical Marijuana Fuels Controversy

While supporters laud stance, opponents call drug a valuable tool

4/13/2006
Amphetamine-Linked Free Radicals Damage the Brain

Study suggests drugs like ecstasy and methamphetamine do long-term harm

4/12/2006
Amphetamines Have Bigger Impact on Male Brain

Finding may explain why men abuse these drugs more than women

3/23/2006
Teens' Use of Herbals May Raise Drug Abuse Risk

Study finds strong association, although exact link remains unclear

3/14/2006
Chronic Pot Smoking May Cloud Intellect

Long-term users fared worse on tests for decision-making, memory, study found

3/2/2006
Adults Not Likely to Abuse ADHD Drugs, Study Suggests

Delayed-release stimulants like Concerta don't produce typical addictive effects

2/24/2006
Child Care Needs Keep Poor Addicts From Treatment

The problem is especially tough among the homeless, study finds