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Brain on a Binge: A New Theory of Addiction

Madison, Wisconsin - Experiments that caused rats to eat impulsively after their brains were infused with an opioid peptide have led a ...

FDA approves first buprenorphine implant for treatment of opioid dependence

Expanded use and availability of medication-assisted treatment is a top priority of federal effort to combat opioid epidemic ...

Novel nicotine inhaler doubles smoking quit rates

A study by researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington shows that smokers who used a nicotine inhaler were twice as likely to quit smoking as smokers using a placebo inhaler. ... Full story

Researchers find more ambulance calls in areas with lots of licensed alcohol establishments; calls peak at the end of the month; assaults linked to last call

By Leslie Shepherd - Researchers found a 7.8 times higher risk of ambulance calls for patients with trauma in areas with the highest density of bars and restaurants licensed to serve alcohol, compared to a low density of such establishments. ... Full story

Study Arms Sheriff’s Deputies with Nasal Spray for Drug Overdose Victims

Program to test effectiveness of deputies using drug and referring victims to treatment center ... Full story

Clinicians need to screen ‘nicotine naïve’ teenagers for vaping, says UB addictions expert

By screening teens early for at-risk behaviors, clinicians can stage interventions before vaping leads to the use of other tobacco products. ... Full story

Friends 'better than morphine'

People with more friends have higher pain tolerance, Oxford University researchers have found. Katerina Johnson, a doctoral student in the University's Departments of Psychiatry and Experimental Psychology, was studying whether differences in our neurobiology may help explain why some of us have larger social networks than others. ... Full story

Risk of abuse lower for teens prescribed stimulant medications early in life

ANN ARBOR—Teens who take prescribed stimulant medications such as Ritalin, Adderall, Concerta and methylphenidate within a medical context early in life are at lower risk for developing substance use problems in adolescence, according to a new University of Michigan study. ... Full story

Study Points to How Low-income, Resource-poor Communities Can Reduce Substance Abuse

UC Riverside-led research focused on African Americans in the Arkansas Mississippi Delta ... Full story

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