Drug Abuse News

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10/12/2010
Drug Implant for Opioid Addiction Looks Effective

But it's unlikely to revolutionize treatment, expert says

10/9/2010
U.S. Campaign Aims to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

Coalition urges tossing old, unused drugs, locking medicine chests

9/16/2010
Use of Marijuana, Ecstasy, Methamphetamine on Rise in U.S.

Experts blame recession, growing acceptance of pot

9/15/2010
Mental Illness Stigma Hard to Shake, Survey Finds

Awareness campaigns have helped educate public, but discrimination continues, experts say

9/9/2010
Substance Abuse Admissions Double Among Older Adults

And many more are unemployed, unmarried than in early 1990s, study says

8/30/2010
Smoked Marijuana May Ease Chronic Nerve Pain

Trial showed modest benefit for patients with neuropathy, but side effects might be problem

8/27/2010
Prescription Painkillers Could Be New 'Gateway' Drugs

Detox patients hooked on street drugs often addicted to legal meds first, study found

8/12/2010
Monitoring of Kidney Health Urged for Injection Drug Users

Excess protein in urine noted in about 25% who shoot up; rates higher in HIV-positive, study found

7/23/2010
FDA Panels Reject Plan to Curb Opioid Painkiller Abuse

Stumbling block was lack of mandatory training for prescribing doctors, official says

7/22/2010
Giving Kids Booze, Medicines Can Be Child Abuse

Parents' motives range from punishment or sedation to amusement, research suggests

7/19/2010
Researchers Use Ecstasy to Treat PTSD

Small study finds the psychedelic drug may help, but safety issues remain

6/29/2010
More Young Moms-to-Be Treated for Meth, Marijuana Abuse

But alcohol admissions dropped over 15 years, U.S. study finds

6/17/2010
ER Visits Soaring for Prescription Painkiller Misuse

Abuse of OxyContin, Vicodin and the like keeps rising, U.S. government report shows

6/11/2010
Men May Be More Vulnerable to Roller Coaster Ride of Romance

Study found young males felt ups and downs of relationships more deeply than young women

6/10/2010
CDC Warns of Ecstasy Overdose 'Clusters' at Rave Events

In Los Angeles, 1 death, 18 hospitalizations after one such party

6/6/2010
Certain Smokers More Apt to Quit Over Price Hikes

Cost may spur binge-drinkers, drug users and people with mental disorders to kick the habit, study found

6/3/2010
Romance May Steer Young Adults Away From Booze, Pot

Couples less likely than singles to abuse substances after high school, study finds

6/3/2010
Poker Players May Use Drugs to Stay Sharp at the Table

Study found 80% turned to prescription, illicit drugs for edge over competitors

6/3/2010
20% of U.S. High Schoolers Abuse Prescription Drugs

That's more than use cocaine, methamphetamine or ecstasy, CDC report shows

5/31/2010
Club Drug 'Special K' Could Leave Users Incontinent

Heavy use may shrink bladder capacity, trigger pelvic pain, study finds

5/17/2010
Kids' Psychological Problems Have Long-Term Effects

Lower pay, fewer marriages among those who had depression, substance abuse in youth, study finds

5/5/2010
Substance Abuse in Mexican Americans Differs by Gender

Men tend to be treated for alcohol misuse, women for methamphetamine use, report says

4/30/2010
Gender Differences Show in Risk of Narcotic Abuse

Male, female patients taking painkillers have different reasons for misuse, researchers find

4/6/2010
Tougher-to-Abuse Form of OxyContin Approved

These pills are harder to cut and dissolve, maker says

4/6/2010
Prescription Drug Abuse Sending More to Hospitals

Overdoses of painkillers and sedatives up 65 percent in U.S., study finds

3/4/2010
As Temperatures Rise, So Do Cocaine Deaths

N.Y. study finds that weather warmer than 75 degrees poses added risks

3/3/2010
Dental Problems Could Point to Meth Use

The more severe the addiction, the greater the decay, study finds

2/27/2010
Marijuana Use Can Up Psychosis Risk

Study found the longer teens smoked, the more their mental health suffered

2/18/2010
Oxycontin Abusers Often Rely on 'Leftover' Meds From Friends

Utah study emphasizes need for unused pills to be tossed out, experts say

1/31/2010
Workers Fear Stigma of Seeking Mental Health Care

Employers urged to do more to remove barriers to treatment

1/19/2010
Overdoses From Prescription Painkillers on the Rise

Use of opioids such as oxycodone, hydrocodone soaring, researchers say

1/14/2010
1 in 4 U.S. Teen Girls Involved in Violent Behavior

6 percent say they intended to cause harm, survey finds

1/8/2010
Baby Boomers Still Doing Drugs as Seniors

Need for substance abuse treatment could double by 2020, report shows

1/7/2010
Key to Cocaine Addiction May Lead to Treatment

In tests with mice, researchers can track epigenetic processes triggered by chronic use

12/29/2009
In U.S., Prescription Drug Abuse Is Growing

Medicine cabinets have replaced the street as easy source of medications, experts say

12/23/2009
Teen Marijuana Use Might Have Lasting Effects on Mood, Anxiety

Rat study found troubling changes in levels of key brain chemicals well into adulthood

12/18/2009
Marijuana, Alcohol Addiction May Share Genes

But that doesn't predestine anyone to abuse either, researchers say

12/9/2009
Oxycodone Linked to Rise in Opioid-Related Deaths

Most cases are due to 'inadvertent toxicity,' Canadian study finds

11/11/2009
Sharing Prescriptions Can Bring Harm, Not Healing

One in four who borrowed a medication experienced a side effect, researchers report

10/23/2009
Cocaine Use in Pregnancy Linked to Impulsivity in Sons

Monkey research finds that mother's drug use affects male offspring's behavior

10/14/2009
Shared Bed May Raise SIDS Risk

Parental use of alcohol, drugs noted in about a third of deaths, study finds

10/5/2009
Cocaine Addiction Vaccine Shows Some Success

Shot produced desired antibodies in some, but effects were fleeting, scientists say

9/18/2009
Lower Drinking Age Linked to Later-Life Problems

Study finds more alcohol, drug abuse among those who could drink before 21

8/24/2009
Abuse of ADHD Drugs on the Rise

Jump in poison control center calls mirrors increasing prescriptions, study shows

8/19/2009
Medical Heroin Helps Treatment-Resistant Addicts

Controversial approach cuts 'street' drug use and illegal activities, study finds

8/4/2009
Medicines Top Source of Kids' Poisonings

Over 70,000 children per year take painkillers, other drugs and end up in the ER, CDC says

8/3/2009
One in 10 High School Seniors Have Used Narcotic Painkillers

Most wanted to get high, have a good time with friends, researchers say

7/31/2009
Psych Drugs Gaining Widespread Acceptance

But Americans surveyed also expect meds to relieve stress, personal troubles, researchers caution

7/7/2009
Family History Key to Psychiatric Disorder Risk

A look at the relatives reveals clues about course of illness, prognosis, research shows

6/19/2009
Program Helps 1st Graders Stay Safe Long-Term

It cut odds for substance abuse, violence by the time they reached 5th grade