Drug Abuse News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

5/17/2001
Needle Use Soars In Young Heroin Users

Reverses 15-year trend; disease spread a concern

5/11/2001
Maker Halts Some Shipments of Painkiller

Abuse concerns leave largest dose of OxyContin on hold

5/10/2001
Why Reformed Cocaine Addicts Can Relapse

Brain behaves differently in craving and reward

5/2/2001
Missing Clue to Cocaine Addiction Found

Cutting off dopamine and serotonin shuts down the 'high'