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Study identifies potential treatment target for cocaine addiction

Small change in receptor subunit reduces cocaine seeking in an animal model of addiction ...

Australian-born parents more likely to supply their teens with alcohol

A Deakin University study has found that Australian-born parents living in areas with a high number of bottle shops are the most ...

Cell phones may offer help for problem drinkers in college

PULLMAN, Wash. – Help for college students facing challenges with alcohol may be as close as their cell phone. Porismita Borah of Washington State University has received a pilot grant to see how mobile technologies can help encourage safer behavior. ... Full story

Teens playing high-contact sports at risk for using drugs, alcohol

ANN ARBOR—Teens who play sports like football, wrestling, hockey or lacrosse are more likely to drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes or marijuana than student athletes who play noncontact sports, according to a new University of Michigan study. ... Full story

UCSF Researchers Identify Key Factor in Transition from Moderate to Problem Drinking

MicroRNA Lowers Levels of Protective Protein in Brain Regions Important for the Development of Alcohol Addiction ... Full story

For prescription drug addiction treatment, buprenorphine maintenance trumps detoxification

For treating patients with prescription opioid dependence in primary care,buprenorphine maintenance therapy is superior to detoxification, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers published in the Oct. 20 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. ... Full story

Survey to help parents tackle teen drinking challenges

A new online survey developed by researchers from the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Population Health, in collaboration with the Australian Drug Foundation, aims to help families navigate the challenges of teenage alcohol use. ... Full story

University of Chicago establishes national center to study genetics of drug abuse in rats

The National Institute on Drug Abuse awards UChicago $12 million to establish Center of Excellence ... Full story

Online Intervention Tool for Physician Trainees May Improve Care of Patients with Substance Use Disorders

New Study Points to Solution for Early Identification and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders ... Full story

Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

State leaders discuss concerns at Skaggs School of Pharmacy ... Full story

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