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Key Signaling Protein Associated with Addiction Controls the Actions of Oxycodone in Pain-Free and Chronic Pain States

RGS9-2, a key signaling protein in the brain known to play a critical role in the development of addiction-related behaviors, acts as a positive modulator of oxycodone reward in both pain-free and chronic pain states

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Expert Available to Join Lethal Injection Debate and Discuss Ricky Gray Execution

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More with Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders Have Health Insurance

Significantly more people with mental illness and substance use disorders had insurance coverage in 2014 due to the expansion of health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but many barriers to treatment remain, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

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Seeing Vape Pen in Use Boosts Desire to Smoke Among Young Adults

The newer e-cigarette vape pens (AKA vaporizers) may not look like cigarettes, but they stimulate the urge to smoke as powerfully as watching someone smoke a traditional tobacco cigarette.

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Decreasing Cocaine Use Leads to Regression of Coronary Artery Disease

People who use cocaine regularly are at high risk of coronary artery disease. A study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), reports that stopping or reducing cocaine use can potentially reverse the process of coronary atherosclerosis. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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In Teens, Strong Friendships May Mitigate Depression Associated with Excessive Video Gaming

Teenagers who play video games for more than four hours a day suffer from symptoms of depression, but frequent use of social media and instant messaging may mitigate symptoms of game addiction in these teens, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health-led research suggests.

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Alcohol Abuse, Elder Care, Alcoholism, Depression, Health, Social Work

Problem Drinking in Older Adults

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Older adults suffering from multiple chronic health conditions and depression are nearly five times as likely to be problem drinkers as older adults with the same conditions and no depression.

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Marijuana Use, Alcohol Use Disorder, alcohol use disorder development, Adolescents, young adult, high risk families, peer influence, parental influence, maternal alcohol use

Legal or Not, Marijuana Can Increase the Risk of Developing Alcohol Use Disorders

Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) develop with time and in stages. Following the initiation of drinking, some people progress to problem drinking, and then develop a “cluster” of specific problems to comprise an AUD. However, not all stages of AUD development have been studied equally. This report examines high-risk families to understand underlying influences across multiple stages of AUD development.

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Researchers Reveal Connection Between Female Estrogen Cycle and Addictive Potential of Cocaine

Study shows how high estrogen release during the estrus cycle increases the pleasure felt via the brain’s reward pathway

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Daily Folic Acid Supplementation Remains Important for Prevention of Birth Defects

Despite the mandatory addition of folic acid to enriched grain products in the United States, many women still do not consume adequate amounts of this important vitamin, according to an editorial written by Laura E. Mitchell, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.

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Evidence Growing of Link Between Youth Exposure to Alcohol Marketing and Youth Drinking

A new analysis of 12 long-term studies published since 2008 from across the globe finds that young people under the legal drinking age who are more exposed to alcohol marketing appear more likely to start drinking early and also to engage in binge drinking.

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Alcohol Prevents Ability to Extinguish Fearful Memories in Mice

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Experiments in mice by researchers at Johns Hopkins suggest that if the goal is to ease or extinguish fearful emotional memories like those associated with post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol may make things worse, not better. Results of their study demonstrate, they say, that alcohol strengthens emotional memories associated with fearful experiences and prevents mice from pushing aside their fears.

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Binghamton, Binghamton University, SUNY Binghamton, State University of New York at Binghamton, Management Information Systems, Management, Addiction, online addiction, Internet, Social Media, cognitive dissonance, Psychology, Internet Addiction, Social Networking, Technology, tech addiction, IT, Information Technology

New Framework Could Help Online Addicts Reduce Their Usage

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Research has shown that internet addicts do not always feel guilty about their usage, and in many cases, they do not even perceive their usage as problematic. A new model developed by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York could help addicts realize that their usage is a problem and reduce it.

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Drunk Driving, sobriety checkpoints, criminal penalties, DWI, Risk Perception, legal consequences

Police Sobriety Checkpoints Can Reduce Drunk Driving Better Than Increased Penalties

Driving while impaired (DWI) causes more than 10,000 deaths per year in the United States. Although enforcing criminal sanctions for DWI is the traditional response, the success of these measures has been inconsistent. This study looked at risk perceptions as a method of reducing the frequency of DWI - in other words, whether the threat of being apprehended for DWI can deter people from engaging in this behavior.

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Ignition Interlock Laws Reduce Alcohol-Involved Fatal Crashes

State laws requiring ignition interlocks for all drunk driving offenders appear to reduce the number of fatal drunk driving crashes, a new study by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Colorado School of Public Health researchers suggests.

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Fewer See E-Cigarettes as Less Harmful Than Cigarettes

The perception that e-cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes fell between 2012 and 2014, a sign that fewer people see them as a safe alternative to smoking tobacco, a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests.

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UIC to Continue Study of Risky Behavior by Sexual-Minority Women

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The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing has received a $3.25 million federal grant to continue its research to identify risk and protective factors related to drinking and drinking-related problems among sexual-minority — lesbian or bisexual — women.

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Gambling Addiction Triggers the Same Brain Areas as Drug and Alcohol Cravings

Gambling addiction activates the same brain pathways as drug and alcohol cravings, suggests new research.







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