Drug Abuse News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

1/30/2004
Drugs May Be Fueling Russia's HIV Infections

Alcohol and drug dependence behind surge in cases, study says

11/21/2003
Battling Drug Abuse as a Family

New substance abuse treatment approach may help parents and children

10/16/2003
Painkillers May Have Caused Limbaugh's Deafness

Abuse of Vicodin has been linked to hearing loss in others

9/26/2003
Genetic Links to Psychiatric Disorders

Twins study finds four sets of risk factors for most mental illnesses

9/22/2003
Epilepsy Drug May Treat Cocaine Addiction

Small study suggests GVG works, but others are dubious

9/12/2003
Better AIDS Treatment Boosts Risky Sex

IV drug users less likely to wear condoms

9/3/2003
Heroin Addicts Find Treatment in Doctor's Office

Study finds drug effective with no humiliating visit to clinic

8/18/2003
ADHD Raises Risk of Substance Abuse

Severity of disorder in children is key, study says

8/13/2003
The Roots of Addiction

Study identifies brain area linked to drug addiction

7/25/2003
What Makes Teens Do Drugs

Genes cause abuse in teenage girls while boys more influenced by family and friends

7/15/2003
Marijuana Use Not Raising as Many Eyebrows

While more are now tolerant of pot, U.K. survey finds different opinions on other drugs

7/8/2003
Pot Doesn't Dull Senses

Long-term marijuana use has minimal effect on central nervous system, study claims

7/1/2003
Methadone Blamed in Dozens of N.C. Deaths

Study finds sixfold increase in four years

5/28/2003
'Rapid Detox' Breaks Drug Habits Quickly

Advocates say it's better than traditional methods, but some say it carries risks

5/19/2003
Campaign: Helping Panhandlers Harms Their Health

But San Francisco homeless advocates say it picks on already vulnerable people

4/4/2003
Strong Faith Steers Kids Away From Drugs

Religion provides buffer against life hardships, study finds

3/10/2003
Damage of Drug Use Lingers

Attention, motor skills impaired for year after use of cocaine, amphetamines

2/20/2003
Drug May Offer Alternative for Heroin Addicts

Study finds buprenorphine less addictive than methadone

1/6/2003
ADHD Drugs Not Tied to Later Substance Abuse

Researchers say Ritalin and kin may actually protect

12/9/2002
An Unusual Treatment for Cocaine Addiction

Cystic fibrosis drug may help curb cravings