Treating pain without feeding addiction: Study shows promise of non-drug pain management
17 hours ago
It's a Catch-22 with potentially deadly consequences: People trying to overcome addiction can't get treatment for their pain, because the most powerful pain medicines also carry an addiction risk.
New review concludes that evidence for alcohol causing cancer is strong
Jul 21, 2016
A new review of epidemiological evidence supports a causal association between alcohol consumption and cancers at seven sites in the body: oropharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colon, rectum and female breast. This is a ...
Increase in acute synthetic cannabinoid poisonings
Jul 15, 2016
(HealthDay)—Synthetic cannabinoids are sending increasing numbers of U.S. users to hospitals, according to research published in the July 15 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality ...
Why scientists are calling for experiments on ecstasy
Jul 14, 2016
MDMA, more commonly known as ecstasy, promotes strong feelings of empathy in users and is classified as a Schedule 1 drug—a category reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. But in ...
33 sickened in apparent mass drug overdose in New York City
Jul 13, 2016
More than two dozen people were sickened in an apparent mass drug overdose on a New York City street corner, sparking warnings from police and health officials about the dangers of using K2, also known as synthetic marijuana.
UK government should fund media campaigns that promote quitting, not films that promote smoking
Jul 01, 2016
A letter from leading international tobacco researchers published today by Addiction calls for the UK government to stop subsidising films that they claim promote smoking and spend more on media campaigns that promote quitting.
New study shows a generational shift toward lighter drinking in Australia
Jun 29, 2016
Alcohol consumption in Australia has declined steadily during the past decade, with per capita consumption in 2013-14 reaching its lowest level since the early 1960s. A new study published today by the scientific journal ...
Study uses diverse sample to examine childhood weight's link to age of first substance use
Jun 28, 2016
Girls who were overweight as children are likely to begin using cigarettes, marijuana or alcohol at an earlier age than their healthy-weight peers, according to a new study by researchers in the Indiana University School ...
Alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment is more effective when the family is involved
Jun 28, 2016
Between 50,000 and 150,000 children in Norway live with a parent whose alcohol consumption is in the risk zone. The same might apply to as many as 100,000 spouses or partners.
Developing countries fuel west Africa as cocaine hub
Jun 23, 2016
Developing markets are fuelling an increase in cocaine trafficking through west Africa, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said Thursday in a new report.