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Researchers’ international study zeros in on gene that limits desire to drink alcohol

DALLAS – In the largest study of its kind, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers and colleagues in Europe identified a gene variant ...

TSRI Scientists Develop Vaccine Against Fatal Prescription Opioid Overdose

LA JOLLA, CA – Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a vaccine that blocks the pain-numbing effects of the ...

Marijuana could help treat drug addiction, mental health

Using marijuana could help some alcoholics and people addicted to opioids kick their habits, a UBC study has found. ... Full story

Preventing adolescent substance use may need to start in early childhood

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Research from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions suggests the approach to preventing alcohol and drug use by some adolescents should begin in early childhood. ... Full story

Cannabis abuse possible cause of psychosis

The risk of developing psychosis is more than tripled for those who abuse cannabis, according to results from a new twin study. ... Full story

La Trobe regional alcohol study

La Trobe University research will explore factors that influence alcohol consumption by regional and rural Victorians. ... Full story

Two existing medications also effective for alcohol dependence

Two currently available medications used to treat depression and nicotine dependence have good potential for treating alcohol dependence. This is the conclusion of a doctoral thesis from Sahlgrenska Academy, which also shows that a newly developed test to measure alcohol consumption through a blood test is significantly better than currently used tests. ... Full story

Exercise could help rehabilitate meth addicts

Exercise coupled with controlled methamphetamine use prior to withdrawal could be a powerful new tool to treat “meth” addiction. ... Full story

Rx opioid poisonings nearly double among toddlers, teens

By Ziba Kashef   (© Thousands of children are hospitalized annually for prescription opioid poisonings, and in recent years, hospitalization rates have nearly doubled among children of ... Full story

Most meth users too embarrassed to seek treatment

The biggest barriers to methamphetamine users seeking treatment are embarrassment or stigma, belief that help is not needed, preferring to withdraw without help and privacy concerns, according to a new study. ... Full story

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