Drug Abuse News

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3/10/2011
Many Find Solace in Charlie Sheen Drama, Expert Contends

Others worry the TV star is losing to addiction or psychological demons

3/9/2011
Follow-Up Deemed Lacking for People Taking Opioids

Study urges doctors to more carefully monitor patients on strong painkillers

3/8/2011
Genes May Affect Severity of Drug Addiction

Finding may someday influence treatment decisions, researcher says

3/2/2011
Pot Use in Youth Ups Risk of Psychotic Symptoms in Later Life

Longer the use, the higher the chance of long-lasting symptoms, study finds

2/4/2011
Hallucinogens Legally Sold as 'Bath Salts' a New Threat

These products can spur self-destructive 'highs' but are legal in most states, experts warn

2/3/2011
Helping Fellow Addicts Can Help Maintain Sobriety

Researchers find 'kinship of common suffering' in Alcoholics Anonymous predicts better recovery

1/13/2011
Health Disparities Persist in U.S., Report Shows

Income, gender and race still influence health status, CDC data finds

1/5/2011
Vaccine Protects Mice From Cocaine's Effects, Study Finds

Injection might one day help humans who are addicted to drugs, researcher suggests

1/4/2011
Pop Star's Use of Salvia Puts Hallucinogen in the Spotlight

Video shows Miley Cyrus smoking herb, which experts say triggers short, intense high

12/29/2010
Drug Abuse Treatment Rates on the Rise: U.S. Report

A 15% drop for alcohol abuse while cases of marijuana, prescription painkiller abuse rise

12/28/2010
Genetic Trait May Predict Cocaine Sensitivity

Whites with gene variant more susceptible to drug abuse, but further research needed, study finds

12/14/2010
Moderate Drinkers at Higher Risk of Amphetamine Abuse?

Study suggests they are more vulnerable than light drinkers

12/7/2010
Parents' Acceptance May Help Protect Gay Teens

Less likely to turn to substance abuse, suicide as they age if they get support in their youth, study finds

11/15/2010
Early 'Pot' Use May Harm Brain More: Study

Smoking before age 16 tied to greater executive function problems

11/11/2010
Women Veterans Less Likely Than Male Peers to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol

But rates of prescription drug abuse are similar, survey finds

11/11/2010
'Fake Marijuana' Users Showing Up in Emergency Rooms

Called 'K2' or 'Spice,' the drug is legal in many states

10/13/2010
Vivitrol Approved to Prevent Opioid Relapse

Injected drug blocks brain's opioid receptors

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