Feature Channels

Addiction

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

Spouses of Alcoholics Can Benefit From Online Help, Study Finds

View | Comment

Researchers at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) have found that women with alcoholic partners who face barriers to seeking help may benefit from an Internet-based, interactive support program.

Medicine

Life

Law and Public Policy

Channels:

Keywords:

Raising Tobacco Sales Age to 21 Is Best Way to Prevent Lifelong Addiction

View | Comment

Raising the minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21 would save lives by preventing adolescents from ever taking up smoking, a new report suggests. The minimum age to buy tobacco products in most of the country is 18.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Discovery About Beliefs Could Prove a Useful Tool in Addiction Treatment, Researchers Say

View | Comment

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have discovered that beliefs can regulate the effects of nicotine on the human brain.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

Powder vs. Crack: NYU Study Identifies Arrest Risk Disparity for Cocaine Use

View | Comment

Crack users are much more likely to experience arrest than powder cocaine users, and being poor is the true overwhelming correlate, not being black or a minority.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Menthol Increases Nicotine Exposure, Worsens Addiction

View | Comment

SvenJordt.jpg

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Meth Messes Up Brains of Youths Far More than Adults

View

In a study with chronic adolescent and adult meth users in South Korea, MRI brain scans showed decreased thickness in the gray matter of younger users’ frontal cortex. Adult brains showed less damage.

Medicine

Channels:

University of Kentucky Opiate Addiction Researcher Available to Discuss Heroin Epidemic

View | Comment

MichelleLofwall.jpg

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Cocaine Users Have Impaired Ability to Predict Loss

View | Comment

Cocaine addicted individuals may continue their habit despite unfavorable consequences like imprisonment or loss of relationships because their brain circuits responsible for predicting emotional loss are impaired, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published today in The Journal of Neuroscience.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

UK Neonatologist's Study Trial Supports Alternative Therapy for Drug-Addicted Babies

View | Comment

CryingBaby.jpg

University of Kentucky neonatologist Henrietta Bada recently published a pilot study examining the effectiveness of a non-opiate drug clonidine to treat neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Rutgers Research Finds Smokers Have Strong Support for Many E-Cigarette Policies

View | Comment

ecigarette12DVogel14.jpg

As the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is preparing to issue a final ruling on whether it will extend its tobacco regulatory authority to electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), researchers from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Public Health have identified strong support for a number of e-cigarette policies among smokers. Findings included strong support for advertising restrictions and placing warning labels for potential risks on the devices.