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What's the Impact of New Marijuana Laws? The Data So Far…

How has new legislation affected marijuana use in the United States? The best available data suggest that marijuana use is increasing in adults but not teens, with a decrease in marijuana-related arrests but an increase in treatment admissions, according to an update in the January/February Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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The Dose Makes the Poison: Opioid Overdose Study Supports Call for Caution in Prescription Levels

When it comes to prescription painkillers, the difference between controlling pain and dying from an overdose may come down to how strong a prescription the doctor wrote, according to a new study in veterans. And the threshold for safe prescribing may be lower than most people think – or than most guidelines recommend.

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Alcohol Withdrawal Adds Challenges to Caring for Critically Ill Patients

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Alcohol withdrawal adds challenges to caring for critically ill patients, and nurses must be diligent at each stage of care to minimize complications, according to an article in the clinical practice journal, Critical Care Nurse. The article provides much-needed guidance to critical care nurses and other clinicians whose patients may have alcohol use disorder, including abuse and dependency conditions of varying severity.

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#Smoking Expert Available to Discuss #JAMA Study Comparing Nicotine Patch, Varenicline and Combo Nicotine Replacement

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Use of Psychosocial Treatments in Conjunction with Medication for Opioid Addiction—Recommended, but Supporting Research Is Sparse

Psychosocial interventions, used together with effective medications, are a key part of recommended treatment for opioid addiction. But while research generally supports the effectiveness of psychosocial treatments, there are major gaps in the evidence on their use in conjunction with medications, according to a review and update in the January/February Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Incidence of Psychiatric Disorders Has Increased in a Shrinking Population of Smokers

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and New York State Psychiatric Institute have found that while cigarette smoking rates have declined among younger people in the United States, those who do smoke are more likely to have a psychiatric or substance use disorder compared with those who began smoking in earlier decades.

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Experts Available to Discuss Increasing Rates of Food Addiction and Its Role in Obesity Epidemic

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Study Finds Opioid Prescriptions Down at Temple University Hospital

The implementation of a voluntary prescribing guideline aims to reduce addiction to and overdose from addictive painkillers.

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Drug Curbs Marijuana Use, but with Tough Side Effects

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Combining the drug topiramate with psychological counseling curbed marijuana use among young smokers significantly more than did counseling alone, according to newly published results of a small randomized, controlled trial at Brown University. The results come with a caveat, however: many study volunteers couldn't tolerate the medicine's side effects.

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Flipping Molecular ‘Switch’ May Reduce Nicotine’s Effects in the Brain

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Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have discovered that a lipid (fat molecule) in brain cells may act as a “switch” to increase or decrease the motivation to consume nicotine.

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Cocaine Addiction: Scientists Discover 'Back Door' Into the Brain

Individuals addicted to cocaine may have difficulty in controlling their addiction because of a previously-unknown 'back door' into the brain, circumventing their self-control, suggests a new study led by the University of Cambridge.

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Long-Term Opioid Use Associated with Increased Risk of Depression

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Opioids may cause short-term improvement in mood, but long-term use imposes risk of new-onset depression, a Saint Louis University study shows.

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Study: Adolescents Who Find E-Cigarette Ads Effective Are More Likely to Try Them

Adolescents are more likely to say they will try electronic cigarettes if they perceive TV ads for these products as effective, according to a new study by RTI International researchers.

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Liver Hormone Works Through Brain’s Reward Pathway to Reduce Preference for Sweets, Alcohol

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A liver hormone works via the brain’s reward pathway to reduce cravings for sweets and alcohol in mammals, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found.

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Wired for Gaming: Brain Differences in Compulsive Video Game Players

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Brain scans from nearly 200 adolescent boys provide evidence that the brains of compulsive video game players are wired differently. Chronic video game play is associated with hyperconnectivity between several pairs of brain networks. Some of the changes are predicted to help game players respond to new information. Other changes are associated with distractibility and poor impulse control. The new findings, a collaborative effort between the University of Utah School of Medicine, and Chung-Ang University in South Korea, were published online in Addiction Biology on Dec. 21, 2015.

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Teens with Fewer Mental Health Issues Turn to e-Cigarettes

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Adolescents with moderate emotional health problems do not smoke, but they may vape, USC study finds.

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An App to Digitally Detox From Smartphone Addiction: Lock n' LOL

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KAIST researchers have developed an application that helps people restrain themselves from using smartphones during meetings or social gatherings.

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The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

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Genes Influence Choice Between Small Rewards Now or Bigger Ones Later

Opting for smaller rewards immediately instead of waiting for bigger payoffs later is associated with problems such as impulsive behavior and addiction to food, drugs and alcohol. Washington University School of Medicine researchers are reporting that such decision-making tendencies have a genetic link to brain pathways that underlie those disorders.