Substance in hair may be a marker for alcohol consumption
9 hours ago
A new Drug Testing & Analysis study reveals that measuring levels of ethyl sulphate (EtS), a metabolite of ethanol, in the hair can be used to assess alcohol consumption. In the study, researchers developed a method that ...
Opiate addiction and the history of pain and race in the US
Jun 19, 2018
"I have had little or no sleep, owing to the tooth ache or rather stump ache," Elizabeth Drinker wrote in her diary one night in 1796. "One of my Eye teeth very sore, my face much swelled and painful."
Helping heroin users have healthier babies
Jun 19, 2018
A safer treatment for pregnant heroin-dependent women has been investigated by researchers from the University of Western Australia.
Bone mass may suffer when teenage girls binge drink
Jun 14, 2018
Teenage girls who regularly binge drink may fail to reach their peak bone mass, according to a new study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Potential new treatment for drug addiction relapse revealed
Jun 12, 2018
Research published in Addiction Biology by scientists at the University of Bath reveals a new potential mechanism for combatting drug addiction relapse.
Study examines sickness absence from work among abstainers, low-risk drinkers and at-risk drinkers
Jun 06, 2018
In a recent study, people who reported not drinking any alcohol over several years were absent from work due to illness more often than low-risk drinkers. The findings are published in Addiction.
High schoolers on heroin abuse other drugs, too
Jun 05, 2018
(HealthDay)—High school seniors hooked on heroin are likely to misuse a multitude of other drugs, a new study finds.
Exercise helps treat addiction by altering brain's dopamine system
May 28, 2018
New research by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has identified a key mechanism in how aerobic exercise can help impact the brain in ways that may support treatment—and even prevention strategies—for ...
Using Facebook to help young adults quit smoking
May 24, 2018
A national clinical trial testing a smoking cessation intervention for young adults that was conducted entirely on Facebook has found that smokers are 2.5 times more likely to quit after three months with the Facebook-based ...
In the addiction battle, is forced rehab the solution?
May 23, 2018
The last thing Lizabeth Loud, a month from giving birth, wanted was to be forced into treatment for her heroin and prescription painkiller addiction.