Study confirms prescription weight-loss medication helps with opiate addiction recovery
Mar 24, 2017
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have confirmed that a prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone.
Could OTC medicines be the answer to alcoholism?
Mar 21, 2017
Researchers have long wondered if medications could treat alcohol abuse. Ihsan Salloum, M.D., chief of the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, hopes to answer that question ...
Drug against alcoholism works, researchers claim
Mar 17, 2017
French researchers provided fresh evidence Friday to support claims that a drug touted as a miracle cure for alcoholism, and prescribed for this purpose in France, actually works.
Interview: US hails UN plan to monitor fentanyl market
Mar 14, 2017
The chief U.S. State Department counter-narcotics official on Tuesday hailed a pending United Nations move to control substances used to make a deadly synthetic drug, but acknowledged it will not put an immediate dent in ...
Wastewater study flushes out drug habits
Mar 13, 2017
In the first wastewater study of drug use in New Zealand, methamphetamine was the most commonly detected illegal drug in Auckland.
Drug use drops after ER visits used as 'teachable moments'
Mar 10, 2017
An emergency room visit for an illness or injury may seem like a strange time to try to motivate someone to cut back on using drugs.
Should parents give their children alcohol?
Mar 10, 2017
Children and teens who are given alcohol by their parents are twice as likely to be drinking full serves of alcohol by age 15 or 16, but are much less likely to binge drink, a UNSW study shows.
Young people do not associate e-cigarettes with increased likelihood of smoking
Mar 08, 2017
New peer-reviewed research published today in Drugs Education Prevention and Policy shows that e-cigarettes are not increasing the likelihood of tobacco consumption and may in fact be contributing to negative perceptions ...
Giving up cigarettes linked with recovery from illicit substance use disorders
Mar 07, 2017
Smokers in recovery from illicit drug use disorders are at greater risk of relapsing three years later compared with those who do not smoke cigarettes. Results of the study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman ...
Becoming tobacco-free is feasible, boosts safety in a mental health hospital
Mar 06, 2017
A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) showed positive changes in attitudes and a reduction in patient agitation after implementing a fully tobacco-free environment at Canada's largest mental health ...