Drug Abuse News

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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

2/24/2006
Adult Ecstasy Use Tied to Childhood Depression

The 'club drug' can give sense of connectedness with others, researchers note

2/22/2006
Schizophrenia Drug Might Curb Addiction

Trifluoperazine stopped cravings in mice hooked on morphine

2/22/2006
Loud Music Helps Drive Ecstasy Brain Damage

Rat study shows drug's effects last days longer

2/17/2006
Drug Abuse Raises Brain Hemorrhage Risk

A fifth of younger patients showed evidence of pot, cocaine or other drug use, study finds

2/15/2006
Trigger for Cocaine Addiction Found

Discovery could lead to new treatments, researchers say

2/7/2006
Most Doctors Mishandling Teen Drug Tests

Majority don't follow procedures that ensure accuracy, study finds

2/3/2006
Pot Smoking Could Raise Odds for Bladder Cancer

Small study found nine out of 10 patients had regularly used marijuana

12/22/2005
Marijuana Munchies Hold Weight-Loss Clues

New insights on need to feed that comes with pot smoking

12/13/2005
Anabolic Steroids Might Be Addictive

Animal study suggests brain can grow dependent on performance-enhancing drugs

12/9/2005
Parents Can Sway Teens' Attitudes on Drugs

Tolerance for illicit drugs by parents raises kids' risks, study finds

11/30/2005
Heavy Pot Smoking Might Raise Schizophrenia Risk

It's linked to abnormalities in the adolescent brain, researchers say

10/24/2005
Depression Not Only Factor in Teen Suicides

Study finds other mental disorders, environment also play a role

6/23/2005
High STD Rates Seen in Young Drug Users

Women are especially at risk for herpes and syphilis, researchers found

3/22/2005
Why Drug-Abusing Doctors Relapse After Treatment

Family history, psychiatric problems the big risk factors, study finds

11/3/2004
Cigarette Smokers Face Host of Problems

Many have psychiatric disorders, abuse other substances, study finds

11/3/2004
Gambling Raises Other Risks

Teens, young adults who wager have higher risk of psychiatric, substance abuse problems

11/1/2004
Pediatricians Fail to Recognize Teen Substance Abusers

They underestimate adolescents' alcohol, drug problems

10/27/2004
Anesthesiologists Vulnerable to Drug Abuse

Exposure to narcotics exhaled by patients during surgery may contribute to problem

9/10/2004
Teen Driver's License Ups Chances of Drug Abuse

Study finds being away from adult supervision can lead to trouble

9/7/2004
Early Puberty Linked to Early Substance Abuse

Study found those who matured physically at younger age more likely to experiment

9/4/2004
Inhalant Abuse Rising Among Teens

'Huffing' paint thinner, aerosols kills more than 100 U.S. kids a year

8/10/2004
Meth Users Have Tougher Time in Hospital

They wind up there more and stay longer, study says

8/6/2004
Family Meals Can Fortify Teens' Well-Being

Study found more time spent breaking bread meant less time in trouble

8/4/2004
Two Genes May Fuel Cocaine Addiction

Removing them caused withdrawal symptoms in mice

8/2/2004
Substance Abuse, Mental Woes Strike 1 in 10

Study recommends each should be treated separately

7/21/2004
Amphetamines Dull Your Desire to Win

Users don't care about cash reward for finishing task

7/15/2004
Studies: Overeating Akin to Drug Abuse

Good food acts in the brain 'like a drug,' expert says

4/5/2004
Doctors: Beware Drug-Testing Kits Sold on Web

Parents warned about false readings, harmed relationships

3/1/2004
Combo Therapy Cuts Cocaine Habit

Drug and cognitive behavioral therapy seem to reduce use, study finds

2/19/2004
Common Gene Links Learning and Addiction

Mouse study gives researchers new target for treatment