Mixing energy drinks, alcohol may affect adolescent brains like cocaine
8 hours ago
Drinking highly caffeinated alcoholic beverages triggers changes in the adolescent brain similar to taking cocaine, and the consequences last into adulthood as an altered ability to deal with rewarding substances, according ...
France to open first safe-injection room for drug addicts
Oct 11, 2016
France will open its first safe-injection room for drug addicts despite years of efforts by conservatives to block the plan.
Many doctors treating alcohol problems overlook successful drugs
Oct 07, 2016
As millions of Americans battle alcohol abuse problems each year, public health officials suggest that two often overlooked medications might offer relief to some.
New treatment for depressed smokers trying to quit
Oct 03, 2016
Researchers pinpoint why depressed smokers have a harder time resisting relapses.
Drug to treat alcohol use disorder shows promise among drinkers with high stress
Sep 30, 2016
A new medication that targets part of the brain's stress system may help reduce alcohol use in people with alcohol use disorder (AUD), according to a new study by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and ...
One-third of emergency patients need help with drug and alcohol problems
Sep 30, 2016
More than a third of people presenting to NSW hospital emergency departments have an underlying drug and alcohol problem requiring intervention, a study led by researchers at UNSW's National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre ...
Study shows upswing in prescription opioid use disorder and heroin use among young adults
Sep 29, 2016
Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found there was an increase in the probability of having a prescription opioid use disorder in the past year among 18- to 34-year-old nonmedical prescription ...
Compared with Europe, American teens have high rates of illicit drug use
Sep 26, 2016
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 ...