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Heavy alcohol use in adolescence alters brain electrical activity

ong-term heavy use of alcohol in adolescence alters cortical excitability and functional connectivity in the brain, according to a new study from ...

Teen use of any illicit drug other than marijuana at new low, same true for alcohol

Contact Jared Wadley, 734-936-7819, [email protected] or Janice Lee 734-647-1083, [email protected] ANN ARBOR—Teenagers' use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco declined significantly in 2016 at ...

Fifty years after landmark methadone discovery, stigmas and misunderstandings persist

Methadone, the first pharmacological treatment for heroin addiction, was pioneered 50 years ago by Rockefeller University’s Mary Jeanne Kreek and her colleagues. Since then the ... Full story

Heavy alcohol use changes adolescents’ brain

Heavy alcohol use during adolescence alters the development of brain, according to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. ... Full story

Opioid users treated in drug detention centers more likely to relapse

By Ziba Kashef (© stock.adobe.com) Individuals who are dependent on opioids are more likely to relapse after treatment in a compulsory drug detention center versus a voluntary ... Full story

Epigenetics may help explain link between prenatal smoking and adolescent substance use

New research from King’s College London and the University of Bristol has found that smoking during pregnancy is associated with substance use in adolescence, and that this link may be partially explained by epigenetic changes evident at birth. ... Full story

Adolescent Perceptions about Smoking Have Changed Over Decade

Youth Today are More Likely to Say Smoking is Risky and Could Get Them in Trouble ... Full story

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 that suppresses the desire to drink alcohol. ... Full story

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 opioid drugs oxycodone (oxy) and hydrocodone (hydro) in animal models. The vaccine also appears to decrease the risk of fatal opioid overdose, a growing cause of death in the United States. ... Full story

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

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