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BUSM Researchers Find Anti-Seizure Drug May Reduce Alcohol Consumption

BUSM Researchers Find Anti-Seizure Drug May Reduce Alcohol Consumption ...

Casual Marijuana Use Linked to Brain Abnormalities

First study to show effects of small time use; more “joints” equal more damage ...

BRAIN CHANGES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH CASUAL MARIJUANA USE IN YOUNG ADULTS

Preliminary study suggests effects of drug even in those who are not addicted ... Full story

Is the Increased Risk of Death Due to Alcohol Intake Greater for Women or Men?

New Rochelle, NY —The increased risk of death associated with alcohol intake is not the same for men and women. A study that compared the amount of alcohol consumed and death from all causes among nearly 2.5 million women and men showed that the differences between the sexes became greater as alcohol intake increased, as described in an article in Journal of Women’s Health, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. ... Full story

More teens abstaining from alcohol

A broad change in drinking behaviour has occurred among Australian adolescents in the last decade. The percentage of Australians aged 14-17 who do not drink alcohol has increased from almost 33% in 2001 to over 50% in 2010, research from UNSW's National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) shows. ... Full story

Teen binge drinking influenced by adults

Teenage binge drinking is influenced heavily by the role of adults in endorsing and facilitating unsafe behaviours, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia Business School. ... Full story

Cutting treatment times for alcohol detox

Research helps hospitals reduce patient stay ... Full story

National Survey Links Teen Binge Drinking and Alcohol Brand References in Pop Music

Lebanon, NH - Binge drinking by teenagers and young adults is strongly associated with liking, owning, and correctly identifying music that references alcohol by brand name according to a study by the University of Pittsburgh and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center. ... Full story

Temple to examine disease management and substance use

People with substance-use disorders often either have mixed feelings about seeking treatment or face significant barriers in engaging in proper treatment. To help them, the Treatment Research Institute (TRI) and the School of Medicine at Temple have received a $2 million award to study the use of specialized, community disease management to reduce substance use and hospital readmissions. ... Full story

MARIJUANA, PRESCRIPTION DRUGS POSE GREATEST THREAT TO ADOLESCENT MEN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -In recent months, there has been a growing conversation about marijuana use. Should it be legalized for recreational use or is it a “gateway” drug to more addictive substances? ... Full story

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