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History of Substance Abuse Predicts Misuse of Therapeutic Opioids

Feb. 23, 2015 — There is significant linkage between non-opioid substance abuse disorders, such as misuse of alcohol and illegal drugs, and therapeutic opioid abuse, a new study ... read more

Accelerated Cellular Aging Caused by Methamphetamine Use Limited in Lab

Feb. 11, 2015 — The ravaged faces of methamphetamine addicts tell a terrible tale -- abusing the drug dramatically accelerates aging. Now scientists have discovered how this occurs at the cellular level and ... read more

Antiretroviral Therapy Benefits HIV-Infected Stimulant Users

Oct. 10, 2014 — A total of 341 HIV-infected men who reported using stimulants such as methamphetamine or cocaine derived life-saving benefits from being on antiretroviral therapy that were comparable to those of ... read more

Zoning Regulations Impact Where Marijuana Dispensaries Can Locate

Aug. 18, 2014 — Municipal zoning regulations may push marijuana dispensaries into low income, minority areas, according to a new ... read more

May 27, 2014 — In 2013, wastewater samples from European cities were tested for drug traces for the third time. Basel, Berne, Geneva, St. Gallen and Zurich were among the 42 cities which took part in the study. ... read more

Risky Decision Making on Brains of Methamphetamine Users Examed With Imaging

May 21, 2014 — Methamphetamine users showed less sensitivity to risk and reward in one region of the brain and greater sensitivity in other brain regions compared with non-users when performing an exercise ... read more

Can Exercise Help Reduce Methamphetamine Use?

Apr. 27, 2014 — Exercise may help reduce methamphetamine use, researchers have concluded after a recent study. The abuse of amphetamine type psychomotor stimulants remains a critical legal and public health problem ... read more

Children Exposed to Methamphetamine Before Birth Have Increased Cognitive Problems

Mar. 18, 2014 — Youngsters exposed to methamphetamine before birth had increased cognitive problems at age 7.5 years, highlighting the need for early intervention to improve academic outcomes and reduce the ... read more

U.S. Cocaine Use Cut by Half, While Marijuana Consumption Jumps

Mar. 10, 2014 — A new study shows that the use of cocaine dropped by half across the United States from 2006 to 2010, while use of marijuana jumped by more than 30 percent during the period. Studying illegal drug ... read more

Stimulant-Addicted Patients Can Quit Smoking Without Hindering Treatment

Dec. 11, 2013 — Smokers who are addicted to cocaine or methamphetamine can quit smoking while being treated for their stimulant addiction, without interfering with stimulant addiction treatment, according to new ... read more

Natural Compound Mitigates Effects of Methamphetamine Abuse

Nov. 19, 2013 — Researchers have found that resveratrol may also block the effects of the highly addictive drug, ... read more

Crystal Methamphetamine Use by Street Youth Increases Risk of Injecting Drugs

Oct. 15, 2013 — The use of crystal methamphetamine by street-involved youth is linked to an increased risk of injecting drugs, with crystal methamphetamine being the drug most commonly used at the time of first ... read more

Stress Steroid Mediated Withdrawal Anxiety in Methamphetamine Dependent Rats: Reversible by Flumazenil

Oct. 7, 2013 — New findings demonstrate a reproducible pathology that may help shed light on anxiety and mood volatility in methamphetamine ... read more

Study Implicates Dopamine in Food Restriction, Drug Abuse

Aug. 20, 2013 — Why are food-restricted animals more vulnerable to the effects of drugs of abuse? Researchers found a clue: dopamine neurons in a specific brain region fire bursts more than twice as frequently in ... read more

'Bath Salts' Stimulant Could Be More Addictive Than Meth, Study Shows

July 10, 2013 — Scientists have published one of the first laboratory studies of MDPV, an emerging recreational drug that has been sold as "bath salts." The researchers confirmed the drug's powerful ... read more

Native Hawaiians Have Bleeding Strokes at Earlier Age, Independent of Meth Use

Feb. 6, 2013 — Native Hawaiians have more bleeding strokes at an earlier age than other people independent of methamphetamine abuse. Besides genetics, environmental factors -- such as diet, stress, unhealthy ... read more

Drug Tests in Humans for Methamphetamine Addiction

Dec. 19, 2012 — Scientists have successfully completed dosing in the first human safety study of a medication to help methamphetamine users fight their ... read more

Treating Cocaine Dependence: Promising New Pharmacotherapy

Nov. 28, 2012 — Medication development efforts for cocaine dependence have yet to result in an FDA approved treatment. The powerful rewarding effects of cocaine, the profound disruptive impact of cocaine dependence ... read more

Meth Vaccine Shows Promising Results in Early Tests; Blocking a Meth High Could Help Addicts Committed to Recovery

Nov. 1, 2012 — Scientists have performed successful tests of an experimental methamphetamine vaccine on rats. Vaccinated animals that received the drug were largely protected from typical signs of meth ... read more

Pain Pill Abuse: Research Sheds Light on Potential Habit-Forming Properties of Tramadol

Sep. 26, 2012 — A study by a team of University of Kentucky researchers has shed new light on the potential habit-forming properties of the popular pain medication ... read more

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