Findings link aldosterone with alcohol use disorder
Jul 18, 2017
A new study led by scientists at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, demonstrates that aldosterone, a hormone produced in the adrenal glands, may contribute ...
Depression among young teens linked to cannabis use at 18
Jul 17, 2017
A study looking at the cumulative effects of depression in youth, found that young people with chronic or severe forms of depression were at elevated risk for developing a problem with cannabis in later adolescence.
New book provides guide to evidence-based practices in addiction treatment
Jul 10, 2017
A new book will provide a definitive guide to the findings from cutting-edge clinical research on addiction to front-line clinicians.
On-site ecstasy pill-testing services may reduce user risks at concerts and raves
Jul 10, 2017
Johns Hopkins scientists report that data collected over five years by volunteers who tested pills free of charge at music festivals and raves across the United States suggest that at least some recreational users of illegal ...
Why does prenatal alcohol exposure increase the likelihood of addiction?
Jul 07, 2017
One of the many negative consequences when fetuses are exposed to alcohol in the womb is an increased risk for drug addiction later in life. Neuroscientists in the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions are ...
Deaths among patients with opioid disorders may be cut by one-third by better care
Jun 27, 2017
Following three possible recommendations in providing medical care to people with an opioid addiction may cut deaths among such patients by as much as one-third, according to a new RAND Corporation study.
Iran drug addicts double in six years
Jun 25, 2017
The number of drug addicts in Iran has more than doubled in six years, with opium the country's most popular narcotic, local media reported Sunday.
Researchers say U.S. policies on drugs and addiction could use a dose of neuroscience
Jun 23, 2017
Tens of thousands of Americans die from drug overdoses every year – around 50,000 in 2015 – and the number has been steadily climbing for at least the last decade and a half, according to the National Institute on Drug ...
Losing train of thought or it's hard to multi-task? You may be having one drink too many
Jun 20, 2017
Impairments in processing and using information that help with decision-making and planning simple tasks such as grocery shopping are linked with one's frequency of alcohol or drug use according to a new study. Researchers ...
Marijuana use among college students on rise following Oregon legalization, study finds
Jun 14, 2017
College students attending an Oregon university are using more marijuana now that the drug is legal for recreational use, but the increase is largely among students who also report recent heavy use of alcohol, a new study ...