Hormone and neurotransmitter systems disturbed in alcoholics' brains
Apr 29, 2016
The brain tissue of persons with alcohol dependence shows a variety of changes compared to non-alcoholic control persons. All alcoholics' brains share some characteristics, but some are exclusive to the brain tissue of anxiety-prone ...
Synthetic cannabinoids versus natural marijuana—a comparison of expectations
Apr 27, 2016
An article entitled "Comparison of Outcome Expectancies for Synthetic Cannabinoids and Botanical Marijuana," from The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, studied the expected outcomes of both synthetic and natural ...
Top tobacco control experts to FDA: Studies of e-cigs suggest more benefit than harm
Apr 25, 2016
Seven top international tobacco control experts are prompting regulators at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to have a broad "open-minded" perspective when it comes to regulating vaporized nicotine products, especially ...
Study points to how low-income, resource-poor communities can reduce substance abuse
Apr 21, 2016
Cocaine use has increased substantially among African Americans in some of the most underserved areas of the United States. Interventions designed to increase connection to and support from non-drug using family and friends, ...
What causes the excess rate of death associated with alcohol use disorders?
Apr 20, 2016
To what degree does the excess rate of death in individuals with alcohol use disorder (AUD) happen because of a predisposition in the person who develops AUD compared with the direct effect of the AUD itself?
Increasing use of internet to buy and sell drugs
Apr 20, 2016
Findings from the latest Illicit Drug Monitoring System (IDMS) study show 72 per cent of frequent drug users report increased buying and selling drugs via social media and encrypted websites.
New research reveals surprising insight into British drinking culture
Apr 19, 2016
New research into the UK's alcohol consumption has revealed a surprising picture of Britain's drinking culture.
Self-understanding helps criminal substance abusers
Apr 15, 2016
Impulsiveness, crime and problems with social interaction. Many substance abusers also struggle with antisocial personality disorders, which makes it difficult for them to complete a drug or alcohol treatment programme. New ...
Team leads world-first new treatment for alcohol addictions
Apr 14, 2016
Alcohol addiction causes almost 3.8 per cent of deaths worldwide but a study led by QUT researchers offers new hope in the form of a drug already approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Low-risk drinking guidelines vary widely among countries, study finds
Apr 13, 2016
People monitoring their alcohol intake often rely on governmental guidelines to assess whether how much they're drinking is likely to have adverse health effects.