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A new report by Australia’s Centre for Alcohol Policy Research at La Trobe looked at trends in alcohol consumption across the nation ...

Study: Mandatory Treatment Not Effective at Reducing Drug Use, Violates Human Rights

BOSTON - In an analysis recently published in BMJ, which coincided with the UN High Level Meeting on HIV in New York, ...

Trauma in Childhood Linked to Drug Use in Adolescence

National sample of 10,000 teens showed exposure to abuse and domestic violence in particular increased chances of drug use ... Full story

Trauma in Childhood Linked to Drug Use in Adolescence

National sample of 10,000 teens showed exposure to abuse and domestic violence in particular increased chances of drug use ... Full story

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 University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientist to propose a new theory of addiction. ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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

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