Solving the hepatitis C epidemic among people with substance abuse disorders
12 minutes ago
One of the most dramatic medical success stories in the past few years has been the introduction of new drugs that eradicate hepatitis C virus (HCV). But it's a different story among HCV patients with substance use disorders.
Genetic factors may contribute to adverse effects produced by synthetic cannabinoids
3 hours ago
Synthetic cannabinoid abuse is a growing problem in the United States, with new versions of the drugs coming on the market every year. New research is examining how the body processes these man-made drugs and the role that ...
Opioid addiction increases likelihood of death tenfold in general healthcare settings
Apr 21, 2017
People who are addicted to opioids and receiving their medical care in a general health care setting were more than 10 times as likely to die during a four-year period than people without substance abuse problems, UCLA researchers ...
Do benefits outweigh risk of mind-altering drug use by healthy individuals?
Apr 20, 2017
Psychoactive substances are becoming increasingly available to individuals for treating mental health disorders and enhancing cognition, as well as for purposes of creativity, inner exploration, and enjoyment. A new review ...
Effects of alcoholism on the brain's reward system may be different in women than in men
Apr 20, 2017
A collaborative study between researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) has found evidence implying that alcoholism may have different effects on the reward system ...
Brain imaging shows alcohol dependence severity relates to impulse-control deficiency
Apr 18, 2017
Would you rather receive $55 today or $75 two months from now?
Oxytocin is being tested for treatment of PTSD and alcohol abuse
Apr 14, 2017
Nightmares. Obsessive thoughts. Avoiding particular places. Sudden outbursts. Fearing you're in danger. Survivor guilt.
What is 'success' in drug rehab? Programs need more than just anecdotes to prove they work
Apr 13, 2017
This week's Australian Story was a compelling narrative of redemption. After a long history of problem drug use and related crime, Peter Lyndon-James's life was turned around and he went on to establish a private rehabilitation ...
Drug epidemic: One small-town mayor takes on pill distributors
Apr 07, 2017
In this once prosperous West Virginia coal town of 1,900 people, residents say it's not just the decades-long demise of mining that hurt the community—it's the scourge of drug use that came with it.
New study reveals some women with prenatal opioid dependence are not being treated
Apr 05, 2017
A new study by Queen's University researcher Susan Brogly (Surgery) has revealed that 25 per cent of women suffering from a prenatal opioid dependence were not being treated for their addiction. Using data from the Institute ...