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Impulsivity Levels Help Identify At-Risk Offspring of Alcoholics

Researchers know that youth with a family history of alcoholism have a greater risk of developing an alcohol use disorder; this heightened vulnerability may be due to impulsive behavior. For this study, researchers examined “waiting” impulsivity – a tendency toward prematurely responding to a reward, and previously associated with a predisposition to drinking. The study sample comprised young, moderate-to-heavy social drinkers who were either positive (FHP) or negative (FHN) for a family history of alcoholism. Impulsivity was assessed after an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink.

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UCLA Experts Are Available for Interviews About Marijuana-Related Topics

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UCLA experts are available for interviews about marijuana-related topics

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THC Makes Rats Lazy, Less Willing to Try Cognitively Demanding Tasks

New research from the University of British Columbia suggests there may be some truth to the belief that marijuana use causes laziness-- at least in rats.

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We Are All ‘Wired’ For Addiction, Says Texas A&M Researcher

Drug addicts and non-addicts may have more in common than ever thought, according to a researcher at Texas A&M University who found that to some degree, everyone’s brain is “wired” to become addicted.

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Vaccine, Opioid, Addiction, U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services, Heroin, Roger Crystal, Opiant Pharmaceuticals, substance abuse disorders, addictive disorders, Eating Disorders, NARCAN® Nasal Spray, Adapt Pharma

Expert: Vaccines to Counter Opioid Addiction Showing Promise

Expert can speak on the promise of vaccines to counter heroin addiction and broader efforts to address opioid addiction. Roger Crystal, M.D., CEO of Opiant Pharmaceuticals, has an interest in this area inspired by his company’s own efforts to develop opioid antagonist nasal sprays and other innovative formulations for the treatment of substance abuse disorders, addictive disorders and eating disorders.

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New NIH-Funded Study to Identify Risks for Vulnerability to Drug Addiction

A new study aims to better understand what makes some individuals particularly vulnerable to developing drug addiction. A team of researchers from across the country will look at how genes that influence brain function cause risk for addictions. J. David Jentsch, Empire Innovation Professor of psychology at Binghamton University, is part of the team of investigators awarded a new grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct the research.

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New Drug Target Could Prevent Tolerance and Addiction to Opioids, Study Finds

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Researchers have identified a brain mechanism that could be a drug target to help prevent tolerance and addiction to opioid pain medication, such as morphine, according to a study by Georgia State University and Emory University.

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Watching Thoughts — and Addiction — Form in the Brain

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More than a hundred years ago, Ivan Pavlov conducted what would become one of the most famous and influential psychology studies — he conditioned dogs to salivate at the ringing of a bell. Now, scientists are able to see in real time what happens in the brains of live animals during this classic experiment with a new technique. Ultimately, the approach could lead to a greater understanding of how we learn, and develop and break addictions.

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Study Finds Better Definition of Homelessness May Help Minimize HIV Risk

Being homeless puts people at greater risk of HIV infection than those with stable housing, but targeting services to reduce risk behaviors is often complicated by fuzzy definitions of homelessness.

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TSRI Study Supports New Strategy to Fight Cocaine Addiction

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An international team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has found strong evidence supporting a new strategy against drug addiction.

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Researchers Develop Safer Opioid Painkiller From Scratch

An international team of researchers has developed a new opioid drug candidate that blocks pain without triggering the dangerous side effects of current prescription painkillers. Their secret? Starting from scratch — with computational techniques that let them explore more than four trillion different chemical interactions.

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UGA expert available to discuss DEA decision on reclassifying marijuana

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David Bradford's recent research showed medical marijuana is having a positive impact on the bottom line of Medicare's prescription drug benefit program.

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TSRI and NIH Scientists Show Molecule in Brain May Drive Cocaine Addiction

A new study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, suggests increased levels of a molecule in the brain, called hypocretin, may contribute to cocaine addiction.

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Case Workers Need More Holistic Approach to Identifying Chronic Child Neglect

A new study by researchers at the University at Buffalo suggests that Child Protective Services (CPS) caseworkers may need to use a more all-encompassing approach to improve how they respond to cases of chronic neglect.

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Riverview Medical Center Receives Significant Donation to Support Patients in Emergent Need of Substance Abuse Treatment

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Riverview Medical Center Foundation is honored to announce a gift of $120,000 from the Tigger House Foundation that will support the addition of an Addictions Counselor in the hospital’s emergency department. The majority of patients seeking help for addiction arrive in the Alton A. Hovnanian Emergency Care Center in a state of crisis. The addition of a licensed chemical dependency counselor would provide timely and critical assessment and outreach to patients during this severe time of need.

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Rats with Drinking Problem Provide Genetic Basis for Alcoholism

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Rats bred to abuse alcohol accumulated numerous genetic differences, many of which occurred in regulatory regions of the genome, reports Feng C. Zhou at Indiana University in Indianapolis and William Muir at Purdue University in West Lafayette Indiana, and colleagues in a study published on August 4 in PLOS Genetics.

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FDA Regulations of E-Cigarettes Go Into Effect August 8; E-Cigarette Researchers Available for Comment

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Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic Extends Beyond the United States

There is a high rate of prescription pain reliever abuse in Europe, largely accounted by opioids, according to the first comparative study of prescription drug abuse in the European Union, which was conducted by researchers at RTI International and published in BMC Psychiatry.

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Pacific University (Ore.) Pharmacy Professor John Harrelson Awarded More Than $375,000 to Research New Therapies for Tobacco Addiction

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Pacific University (Ore.) Pharmacy Professor John Harrelson Awarded More Than $375,000 to Research New Therapies for Tobacco Addiction

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Study Using Animal Model Provides Clues to Why Cocaine Is So Addictive

Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are one step closer to understanding what causes cocaine to be so addictive.







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