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Modifying an Obesity Drug Could Reduce Side Effects Like Anxiety and Depression

Apr. 28, 2016 — A new version of an obesity drug that caused serious psychiatric side effects could help people lose pounds without experiencing the anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts previously associated ... read more

Synthetic Cannabinoids Versus Natural Marijuana: A Comparison of Expectations

Apr. 27, 2016 — A new study evaluated the expected outcomes of both synthetic and natural ... read more

Psychedelic Drugs May Reduce Domestic Violence

Apr. 26, 2016 — Psychedelic drugs may help curb domestic violence committed by men with substance abuse problems, according to a new study. The study found that 42 percent of US adult male inmates who did not take ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Cocaine use has increased substantially among African Americans in some of the most underserved areas of the United States. Interventions designed to increase connection to and support from non-drug ... read more

New Study Examines the Effect of Ecstasy on the Brain

Apr. 18, 2016 — The effect ecstasy has on different parts of the brain has been the focus of recent study. Researchers found that ecstasy users showed significant reductions in the way serotonin is transported in ... read more

In the Face of Chronic Pain, Clinicians Seek Best Practices for Management While Evading Opioid Abuse

Apr. 16, 2016 — Researchers have discussed best practices in management of chronic pain in people with ... read more

Some Drug Addicts More Likely to Relapse Than Others: Study

Apr. 13, 2016 — Opioids are highly addicting and liable for abuse. Methadone maintenance treatment is the most common intervention for those with drug addiction, but relapse is common, with 46% of patients ... read more

Simultaneous Cocaine, Alcohol Use Linked to Suicide Risk

Apr. 8, 2016 — A new study of hundreds of emergency department visits finds that the links between substance misuse and suicide risk are complex, but that use of cocaine and alcohol together was particularly ... read more

Cannabis Use in Pregnancy Linked to Low Birthweight and Intensive Care

Apr. 5, 2016 — Use of cannabis during pregnancy is linked to low birthweight and the need for intensive care, reveals an analysis of the available evidence. As cannabis becomes more socially acceptable, it's ... read more

Effects of Alcohol, Methamphetamine, and Marijuana Exposure on the Placenta

Apr. 5, 2016 — In the United States, prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is the most common preventable cause of developmental delay. Animal studies have shown some of the adverse effects of PAE on placental ... read more

Rat Study Reveals Long-Term Effects of Adolescent Amphetamine Abuse on the Brain

Mar. 30, 2016 — A study of rats given regular, high doses of amphetamine finds that those exposed to the drug at an age corresponding to human adolescence experience long-term changes in brain function that persist ... read more

Prenatal Steroids Reduce Risk of Brain Bleeding in Preemies, Stanford Study Finds

Mar. 24, 2016 — Prenatal steroid treatment reduces by half a premature baby's risk for a severe form of brain hemorrhage after birth, a study has found. The research, on nearly 26,000 premature infants, ... read more

Treating Withdrawal Symptoms Could Help Cannabis Users Quit, Study Finds

Mar. 23, 2016 — Treating symptoms of cannabis withdrawal could help heavy users stay clean longer, finds a new study. Marijuana's long half-life and users' reports of primarily psychological withdrawal ... read more

White Delinquent Youth More Likely to Abuse Hard Drugs Than Blacks

Mar. 17, 2016 — Abuse and dependence on 'hard drugs' (cocaine, hallucinogen or PCP, opiate, amphetamine and sedatives) are less common among delinquent African American youth than those who are ... read more

How Kappa Opioid Receptors Drive Anxiety

Mar. 17, 2016 — A cellular mechanism has been discovered by which kappa opioid receptors (KORs) drive anxiety. These proteins inhibit the release of the neurotransmitter glutamate in a part of the brain that ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — The percentage of Americans who reported using marijuana in the past year more than doubled between 2001-2002 and 2012-2013, and the increase in marijuana use disorders during that time was nearly as ... read more

New Technique Could More Accurately Measure Cannabinoid Dosage in Marijuana Munchies

Mar. 15, 2016 — As more states decriminalize recreational use of marijuana and expand its medical applications, concern is growing about inaccurate dosage information listed on edible products. So, scientists have ... read more

Variation in Medical Marijuana Program Regulations Impacts Enrollment

Mar. 7, 2016 — A new study found that while 14 of the nation's 24 medical marijuana programs were essentially nonmedical in practice, they enrolled more than 99 percent of overall participants. Fewer than one ... read more

Group Identifications Affect Likelihood of Teenagers Smoking, Drinking and Taking Cannabis

Mar. 7, 2016 — Teenagers who interact positively with their family, school and friends are far less likely to smoke, binge drink and use cannabis than peers who fail to identify with these social groups, according ... read more

Cannabis Use in Psychotic Patients Linked to 50 Percent Higher Hospital Admission Risk

Mar. 4, 2016 — Cannabis use among people experiencing a first episode of psychotic illness is linked to a 50 per cent heightened risk of hospital admission -- including compulsory detention (sectioning) -- as well ... read more

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