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August 17, 2014
A federal law enacted to combat the use of “club drugs” such as Ecstasy -- and today’s variation known as Molly -- has failed to reduce the drugs’ popularity and, instead, has further endangered users by hampering the...
August 16, 2014
Current efforts to prevent prescription drug misuse among young adults need to consider peers — but not peer pressure — according to a new study.
August 12, 2014
The origins of ADHD, substance abuse and conduct disorder have been traced, and researcher have found that they develop from the same neurocognitive deficits, which in turn explains why they often occur together. The...
August 4, 2014
New, nationally projectable survey results released today by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids confirmed a significant increase – a doubling – in the reported lifetime use of synthetic human growth hormone (hGH) among...
July 21, 2014
One-third of all completed suicides involve heavy use of alcohol before the attempt, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
July 17, 2014
A new study finds smokers are two to four times more likely than nonsmokers to commit suicide. State public health interventions such as indoor smoking bans and cigarette taxes could reduce suicide rates by as much as...
July 10, 2014
Treatment for heroin addiction is most effective if it includes both inpatient and outpatient therapy, according to a new study. Researchers at Boston Medical Center compared two groups of patients addicted to heroin:...
June 30, 2014
Excessive alcohol use accounts for one in 10 deaths among working-age adults ages 20-64 years in the United States, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published today in Preventing...
May 15, 2014
Overdose deaths from prescription narcotics tripled from 2009-2010, compared with a decade earlier, according to a new government report. Almost half of Americans are taking one or more prescription medications, the...
May 15, 2014
An extended-release drug to treat alcohol and opioid dependence can lead to savings in healthcare costs, even though the drug itself is expensive, a new study concludes. The drug, extended-release Naltrexone, is...

 

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