Compared with Europe, American teens have high rates of illicit drug use
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American youths in 10th grade have a high illicit drug use compared to their European counterparts, but have among the lowest rates of drinking and smoking, according to a new study.
Alcoholics may lack key enzyme
Sep 22, 2016
(HealthDay)—Alcoholics may lack an enzyme that would help them control their impulse to drink, a new study with rats suggests.
Research study to assess neurocognitive mechanisms with problem drinking
Sep 20, 2016
It's a problem of huge proportions affecting millions in the United States and worldwide. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, alcohol use disorder (AUD) is defined as problem drinking that ...
Helping parents of kids with asthma to quit smoking
Sep 20, 2016
Adult smoking rates in the United States have declined substantially in the past 50 years, but 42 million American adults still smoke, and more than 40 percent of children are exposed to secondhand smoke. Secondhand smoke ...
Study links sleep habits to adolescent drug and alcohol use
Sep 19, 2016
A study led by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Pitt Department of Psychology has identified a possible link between adolescent sleep habits and early substance ...
Nearly half of nightclub attendees reported use of at least one of 58 new designer drugs
Sep 15, 2016
Novel Psychoactive Substances are synthetic or "designer" drugs which have increased in popularity in recent years. Such drugs include Foxy, Smiles, "bath salts" such as Flakka and Meow Meow, psychedelics such as NBOMe (pronounced ...
Testing for damage to airways caused by drinking and smoking
Sep 15, 2016
Cells in the lung are constantly exposed to oxygen and intermittently exposed to other environmental factors, resulting in a susceptibility to oxidative injury.
More difficult to achieve controlled drinking than to give up alcohol entirely
Sep 14, 2016
People who are seeking treatment for alcohol dependence and whose goal is to quit drinking entirely are more likely to achieve this goal if they are treated by a care provider who advocates total abstinence. Those who wish ...
Ex-ice users lecturing school kids isn't the answer to preventing drug use
Sep 09, 2016
Australia is following the lead of the United States and sending ex-ice users into schools in the hope they can have an impact on kids' attitudes towards drug use and prevent use.
TAPS tool identifies problem substance use in primary care
Sep 08, 2016
(HealthDay)—The Tobacco, Alcohol, Prescription medication, and other Substance use (TAPS) tool can detect clinically relevant problem substance use, especially tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use disorders, according to ...