WeConnect's app helps addicts navigate the journey to recovery
Jul 26, 2017
Daniela Luzi Tudor was running her first tech startup in California when her co-founder confronted her: Tudor needed to get help for a drug and alcohol addiction. Until she did, her co-founder said, their close friendship ...
Incorporating 12-step program elements improves youth substance-use disorder treatment
Jul 26, 2017
A treatment program for adolescents with substance-use disorder that incorporates the practices and philosophy of 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) produced even better results than the current state-of-the ...
Concern with potential rise in super-potent cannabis concentrates
Jul 21, 2017
University of Queensland researchers are concerned the recent legalisation of medicinal cannabis in Australia may give rise to super-potent cannabis concentrates with associated harmful effects.
Findings link aldosterone with alcohol use disorder
Jul 18, 2017
A new study led by scientists at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, demonstrates that aldosterone, a hormone produced in the adrenal glands, may contribute ...
Depression among young teens linked to cannabis use at 18
Jul 17, 2017
A study looking at the cumulative effects of depression in youth, found that young people with chronic or severe forms of depression were at elevated risk for developing a problem with cannabis in later adolescence.
New book provides guide to evidence-based practices in addiction treatment
Jul 10, 2017
A new book will provide a definitive guide to the findings from cutting-edge clinical research on addiction to front-line clinicians.
On-site ecstasy pill-testing services may reduce user risks at concerts and raves
Jul 10, 2017
Johns Hopkins scientists report that data collected over five years by volunteers who tested pills free of charge at music festivals and raves across the United States suggest that at least some recreational users of illegal ...
Why does prenatal alcohol exposure increase the likelihood of addiction?
Jul 07, 2017
One of the many negative consequences when fetuses are exposed to alcohol in the womb is an increased risk for drug addiction later in life. Neuroscientists in the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions are ...
Deaths among patients with opioid disorders may be cut by one-third by better care
Jun 27, 2017
Following three possible recommendations in providing medical care to people with an opioid addiction may cut deaths among such patients by as much as one-third, according to a new RAND Corporation study.
Iran drug addicts double in six years
Jun 25, 2017
The number of drug addicts in Iran has more than doubled in six years, with opium the country's most popular narcotic, local media reported Sunday.