Study reveals risk factors for substance use problems, as well as resilience
Oct 16, 2017
A new study finds that, despite a very high prevalence of numerous, serious risk factors and structural and environmental challenges, the rate of substance use problems is low—and comparable to the general U.S. population—for ...
'Sex addict' therapy unlikely to help Harvey Weinstein: experts
Oct 15, 2017
Fallen Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has reportedly checked in to a US rehabilitation center that treats male sex addicts, but experts say such therapy is unlikely to help.
Electrolyte issues with chronic alcohol use span social spectrum
Oct 09, 2017
(HealthDay)—Electrolyte disturbances and acid-base disorders are common occurrences in patients with chronic alcohol-use disorder regardless of social circumstances, according to a review published online Oct. 4 in the ...
Legalising marijuana can increase use: French study
Oct 06, 2017
Legalising marijuana can lead to increased use of the drug, according to a French study that looked at consumption levels in two US states and Uruguay in the midst of a debate over France's narcotics laws.
Cleaning up 'Methadone Mile' and other drug havens
Oct 05, 2017
A young woman crouches on a dusty strip of grass alongside a busy Boston thoroughfare and plunges a needle into her arm. Around the corner, a couple stands zombie-like in the middle of the sidewalk, oblivious to passing pedestrians ...
Risky behaviour and adverse events are increasing among ecstasy users
Oct 04, 2017
A survey to determine trends in the patterns of Australian drug use and the drug market has found a shift towards the higher purity crystal form of MDMA.
Trying to get sober? NIH offers tool to help find good care
Oct 03, 2017
The phone calls come—from fellow scientists and desperate strangers—with a single question for the alcohol chief at the National Institutes of Health: Where can my loved one find good care to get sober?
The real reason some people become addicted to drugs
Oct 02, 2017
Why do they do it? This is a question that friends and families often ask of those who are addicted.
The aftermath of Katrina through the eyes of addiction treatment
Sep 27, 2017
Ten years post-Hurricane Katrina, experts have reflected on the aftermath through the eyes of addiction treatment professionals to become better prepared for future tragedies. Their Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling ...
Interventions for reducing hepatitis C infection in people who inject drugs
Sep 26, 2017
The first global review to quantify the impact of needle syringe programmes (NSP) and opioid substitution treatment (OST) in reducing the risk of becoming infected with the hepatitis C virus is published in Cochrane Library ...