New technique for identifying alcoholism puts treatment options at patients' and providers' fingertips
Feb 06, 2018
Ninety percent of adults in the U.S. with an Alcohol Use Disorder don't get treatment, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, part of the National Institutes of Health. To help make treatment ...
Benefits of smoking cessation medications diminish over time
Jan 30, 2018
A new Tel Aviv University study published in Addiction finds that only eight out of 100 smokers who take smoking cessation medications will have benefited from taking smoking medications after one year's time. The researchers ...
The comeback and dangers of the drug GHB
Jan 26, 2018
A highly potent drug called GHB is making a comeback in nightlife scenes, along with overdoses and even death. On Jan. 23, 2018, "Storm Chaser" star Joel Taylor died on a cruise ship. Celebrity news site TMZ reported that ...
Study of 3,000 drinkers' attempts to cut down produces sobering results
Jan 25, 2018
January is a popular month for people trying to reduce their alcohol intake but how successful are they in doing so? A new study by the University of Bristol that assessed data on the drinking patterns of nearly 3,000 drinkers ...
Revellers ready for festival drug checks, study finds
Jan 19, 2018
A study of the attitudes and behaviours of young people at music festivals found that a majority were in favour of drug checking, and would reconsider taking a drug if they were aware of its contents.
Recreational marijuana legalization: Do more youth use or do youth use more?
Jan 08, 2018
What impact may legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon have on teen marijuana use? Recent results from an Oregon Research Institute (ORI) study indicate that the influence of legalization on youth may depend on ...
Cigarette smoking is increasing among Americans with drug problems
Dec 19, 2017
While cigarette smoking has declined in the U.S. for the past several decades, since 2002 the prevalence of smoking has increased significantly among people with an illicit substance use disorder, according to a new study ...
Sedative, tranquilizer misuse a strong indicator of future drug abuse
Dec 14, 2017
Misusing sedatives or tranquilizers signals a credible risk for the abuse of more addictive substances in the near future, according to new research from the University of Michigan School of Nursing's Center for the Study ...
Potency, purity of drugs reaching even higher levels
Dec 08, 2017
Ten years ago, the average gram of meth available in the U.S. was 39 percent pure. Today, it is being sold in a nearly pure state, manufactured in Mexican "superlabs" and smuggled across the border to feed an epidemic of ...
Study finds recreational drug users not what we think
Dec 07, 2017
A James Cook University researcher has been investigating why Australians are among the top users of illegal drugs in the world – and has uncovered some revealing new facts about the motivations of recreational drug users.