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Personal Cues Can Have a Strong Effect on Craving in Individuals With Addiction

May 4, 2015 — Unique person-specific cues -- such as the presence of a specific friend or hearing a specific song -- appear to have a robust effect on craving addictive substances, a recent study shows. The study ... read more

Oxycodone Overdose Deaths Drop 25 Percent After Launch of Prescgram

Apr. 15, 2015 — Oxycodone-related deaths dropped 25 percent after Florida implemented its Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in late 2011 as part of its response to the state's prescription drug abuse ... read more

Major Occupational Health Groups Publish Guidance for Employers on the Impact of Marijuana in the Workplace

Apr. 13, 2015 — Experts have published guidance for employers aimed at helping them better understand the implications of marijuana use on the workforce as attitudes toward marijuana and laws restricting it continue ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — At the cellular level, pain and pain relief are caused by two different signaling pathways. But the two pathways aren't necessarily independent of one another, according to a study. The ... read more

Medical Marijuana Liquid Extract May Bring Hope for Children With Severe Epilepsy

Apr. 13, 2015 — A medicinal liquid form of marijuana may show promise as a treatment for children with severe epilepsy that is not responding to other treatments, according to a new ... read more

Identifying Teens at Risk for Hashish Use

Apr. 13, 2015 — One in ten high school seniors has used hashish, a highly potent form of marijuana. Teens self-described as "hooked" on pot were twice as likely to use ... read more

Apr. 6, 2015 — Cocaine-specific disruptions have been seen in a part of the brain circuitry thought to play an important role in arousal regulation, a new study of newborns with prenatal drug exposure finds. ... read more

Common Cholesterol Drug Stimulates the Same Receptors as Marijuana

Apr. 1, 2015 — If you want the benefits of medical marijuana without the 'unwanted side effects' of cannabis, new research should leave you on a high note. According to a research, fenofibrate, also known ... read more

Just Slip out the Back, Jack: Are Humans Hardwired to Break-Up and Move On?

Mar. 25, 2015 — When it comes to romantic relationships, a research review article suggests humans are wired to break-up and move on. Drawing largely upon the field of evolutionary psychology, they say men and women ... read more

Legally High? Teenagers and Prescription Drug Abuse

Mar. 24, 2015 — Legal drugs such as OxyContin now kill more people than heroin and cocaine combined. While awareness of the dangers of illegal drugs has increased, many teens are still ignorant of the significant ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — A new technique, named Wooden-tip Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry (WT-ESI-MS), has been developed for rapid and reliable detection of four common drugs-of-abuse, including ketamine, ... read more

Legalizing Marijuana and the New Science of Weed

Mar. 23, 2015 — More than a year into Colorado’s experiment legalizing marijuana, labs testing the plants are able for the first time to take stock of the drug’s potency and contaminants – and openly paint a ... read more

Schools Using out-of-School Suspension Drug Policy Show Increased Likelihood of Marijuana Use

Mar. 19, 2015 — Schools where administrators report using out-of-school suspension to enforce drug policy and where students report low policy enforcement, regardless of the type of drug policy adopted, show an ... read more

Mar. 18, 2015 — MDMA (3,4-methyenedioxymethamphetamine), a Class A substance that is usually found in a tableted form, is a psychoactive drug which is structurally similar to methylamphetamine and acts as a central ... read more

How Cannabis Use Affects People With Bipolar Disorder

Mar. 13, 2015 — The first study to examine the use of cannabis in the context of daily life among people with Bipolar Disorder has shown how the drug is linked to increases in both manic and depressive ... read more

Mar. 11, 2015 — A study of the brains of rats exposed to lead has uncovered striking similarities with what is known about the brains of human schizophrenia patients, adding compelling evidence that lead is a factor ... read more

Mar. 11, 2015 — A reformulation of OxyContin that makes it less likely to be abused than the older formulation has curtailed the drug’s illicit use. But researchers have found that a significant percentage still ... read more

One in Six College Students Misuse ADHD Stimulant Drugs

Mar. 10, 2015 — One in six college students misuse the stimulant drugs prescribed for ADHD, such as Ritalin and Adderall, considerably more than reported in several of the earlier studies, a meta-analysis shows. ... read more

Researchers See Way Cocaine Hijacks Memory

Mar. 10, 2015 — A mechanism in the brain that facilitates the pathologically powerful role of memory in drug addiction has been identified by a group of researchers. Their discovery opens a new area of research for ... read more

Teens, Adults Hazy on Washington Marijuana Law, Study Shows

Mar. 9, 2015 — Only 57 percent of Washington parents surveyed knew the legal age for recreational marijuana use and just 63 percent knew that homegrown marijuana is illegal under the law, a new study ... read more

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