Study finds medical cannabis is effective at reducing opioid addiction
Nov 17, 2017
A new study conducted by researchers at The University of New Mexico, involving medical cannabis and prescription opioid use among chronic pain patients, found a distinct connection between having the legal ability to use ...
Reversing opioid overdose: Concentrated naloxone nasal spray as good as injection
Nov 16, 2017
A new study published by the scientific journal Addiction has found that a concentrated 2mg intranasal naloxone spray delivers naloxone as effectively, over the critical first 15 minutes, as the standard 0.4mg intramuscular ...
Drug deaths increase as fewer people access treatment
Nov 09, 2017
The latest drug-treatment figures from Public Health England show that the UK's current approach is failing to reduce drug-related deaths, which are now at an all-time high.
New care model closes significant gap in addiction treatment
Nov 08, 2017
A new program at Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction is showing that connecting patients to addiction treatment when they are hospitalized for other conditions can be a powerful tool in closing a gap in addiction ...
Insomnia linked to alcohol-use frequency among early adolescents, says new psychology study
Nov 08, 2017
Insomnia is linked to frequency of alcohol use among early adolescents, according to new Rutgers University–Camden research.
Team finds marijuana use associated with cognitive dysfunction in people with HIV
Nov 01, 2017
Marijuana use is associated with cognitive dysfunction in people with HIV infection who have an alcohol or other drug use disorder, according to a new study from researchers at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), ...
Almost half of those who resolve a problem with drugs or alcohol do so without assistance
Nov 01, 2017
A study from the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has estimated, for the first time, the number of Americans who have overcome serious problems with the use of alcohol or other drugs. More ...
Large declines seen in teen substance abuse, delinquency
Oct 25, 2017
More than a decade of data indicates teens have become far less likely to abuse alcohol, nicotine and illicit drugs, and they also are less likely to engage in delinquent behaviors, such as fighting and stealing, according ...
Study finds smokers wrongly believe Natural American Spirit cigarettes are healthier
Oct 24, 2017
In the supermarket, foods labeled "organic" carry premium prices. Consumers generally believe that organic food is healthier, and in many cases they're right. But what does it mean when the word "organic" is on a cigarette ...
Adolescents underreport amphetamine use, likely unaware that adderall is amphetamine
Oct 23, 2017
High school seniors appear to be underreporting their nonmedical use of amphetamine, despite reporting using Adderall without a doctor's orders, finds a study by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU ...