Drug Abuse News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

11/22/2002
Bleach May Guard Against Hepatitis C

Study finds it can reduce risk of infection among injection drug users

11/13/2002
Comedy Is the Source of Pain for Jerry Lewis

Says people like him who constantly hurt will never walk alone

11/5/2002
Adolescent Drug Use Creates Long-Term Imbalance

Even commonly prescribed amphetamines may lead to addictive behavior.

10/21/2002
Some Anti-Drug Campaigns Ineffective

Study finds community programs may do more harm than good

10/17/2002
Methadone Riskier Than Thought

Study says use of drug for those addicted to popular painkiller may have backfired

10/9/2002
New Drug May Help Break Cocaine Habit

Works much like methadone does for heroin addicts, researchers say

10/3/2002
Study: Don't Avoid Opioids to Treat Back Pain

Drugs are sometimes abused, but they have great benefits

9/27/2002
Doctors Abuse Drugs, Too

Stricter controls and education don't seem to ease problem, study finds

9/18/2002
Teen Suffers Seizure After Snorting Antidepressant

The drug, Wellbutrin, acts as a stimulant

9/13/2002
Survey Finds 'Denial Gap' on Drug Abuse

Says 4.6 million Americans need help but don't get it

8/23/2002
Ecstasy Is Anything But

Club drug is a popular coping strategy of the lonely, study finds

7/29/2002
Alcohol, Mental Problems Rife in U.S. Workforce

Study finds 25% have a substance or mental disorder each year

7/22/2002
Ecstasy: Short-Term High, Long-Term Damage

Club drug's effects can last two years, study says

7/8/2002
Addiction May Be in the Mind

Internal cues can trigger drug tolerance, explain binges

6/14/2002
Test Can Quickly Identify Substance Abuse in Teens

Study finds one in six has a diagnosable problem

5/30/2002
Reward Mechanism Found in Brain

Malfunction can cause obsession, addiction

3/22/2002
Club-Goers Embrace Ecstasy/Prozac Combo

Health experts call it misguided bid to protect against brain damage

12/5/2001
Attacks Spark Rise in Substance Abuse Treatment

Group says stress-related drug, alcohol problems will worsen

12/4/2001
'Enhancer' Knocks Bodybuilders for Loop

Study shows body-building supplement GBL causes severe withdrawal symptoms

11/16/2001
Campaign Aims to Shame Kids Abusing OxyContin

Drug manufacturer uses language teenagers are more likely to listen to

11/16/2001
Risky Inhalants Make a Comeback

Use of 'poppers' on rise among gays in San Francisco

11/9/2001
Should Primary Care Docs Treat Addicts, Too?

Relapse rates plummet when treatment, regular care combined

11/2/2001
DEA Links OxyContin to 110 Deaths

Report suspects painkiller in 172 more fatal overdoses

10/19/2001
The Urge Will Reemerge

Ashtrays, tinkling ice cubes can unleash powerful cravings for a former addiction

10/14/2001
ER Chest Pains Could Signal Cocaine Use

Docs need to be aware of drug's symptoms to ensure proper treatment

9/27/2001
20,000 Britons Addicted to OTC Products

Codeine preparations most abused

9/6/2001
Reading, Writing…and Drugs?

American students report drugs readily available at school

7/31/2001
Date Violence Common For Adolescent Girls

Related to drug use, pregnancy, suicide

7/25/2001
OxyContin Death Draws Guilty Plea

Va. man was charged with murder in friend's overdose of controversial painkiller

7/11/2001
Addiction's Grip Strengthens During Withdrawal

After quitting, rats' yearning for cocaine grows over time

6/13/2001
An Rx Overdose

Doctors prescribe medicines too much, some say

5/30/2001
Cocaine Runs 'Round the Brain After the High

One dose triggers dopamine, addiction in mice

5/18/2001
Heroin Use Leaves Trail of Troubles

Study follows 33 years of addiction, suggests early treatment