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Mixing energy drinks, alcohol may affect adolescent brains like cocaine

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Drinking highly caffeinated alcoholic beverages triggers changes in the adolescent brain similar to taking cocaine, and the consequences ...

No Uptick in Marijuana Use by Adolescents After States Pass Medical Marijuana Laws

Adults over the age of 25 increased their use of marijuana after their home states made changes to medical marijuana laws, according ...

New research seeks to discover how vaping can help smokers quit

The rapid emergence of vaping (e-cigarette use) has led a University of Queensland researcher to seek Australian participants for a large-scale international study. School of Public ... Full story

Could exercise help meth addicts recover? Tantalizing results from UB study on circadian rhythms

Exercise and methamphetamine combined could be a powerful new way to treat addiction, animal study finds ... Full story

Breakthrough in mapping nicotine addiction could help researchers improve treatment

DALLAS – A scientific blueprint to end tobacco cravings may be on the way after researchers crystallized a protein that holds answers to how nicotine addiction occurs in the brain. ... Full story

Tracking Opiate Addiction in New Brunswick

Rutgers surveys find high rates of heroin use, panhandling and homelessness ... Full story

Compared with Europe, American teens have high rates of illicit drug use

ANN ARBOR—American youths in 10th grade have a high illicit drug use compared to their European counterparts, but have among the lowest rates of drinking and smoking, according to a new study. ... Full story

Smokefree researchers call for stronger regulation of roll-your-own tobacco

Smokefree researchers at the University of Otago are calling on policy makers to develop stronger regulation of roll-your-own (RYO) tobacco. ... Full story

More difficult to achieve controlled drinking than to give up alcohol entirely

People who are seeking treatment for alcohol dependence and whose goal is to quit drinking entirely are more likely to achieve this goal if they are treated by a care provider who advocates total abstinence. Those who wish to learn to drink in moderation are not as successful, even when they are treated by a care provider who works with controlled consumption. These are the results of a study carried out at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. ... Full story

E-cigarettes may have helped 18,000 people quit smoking in 2015

E-cigarettes may have helped about 18,000 people in England to give up smoking in 2015, according to new research by UCL which was published in the British Medical Journal. ... Full story

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