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Underage Drinkers Most Influenced by Alcohol Marketing More Likely to Report Dangerous Drinking Behaviors

Underage youth who cite alcohol marketing and the influence of adults, movies or other media as the main reasons for choosing to consume a specific brand of alcohol are more likely to drink more and report adverse consequences from their drinking than youth who report other reasons for selecting a specific brand, new research suggests.

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TSRI Scientists Find that Nicotine Use Increases Compulsive Alcohol Consumption

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A study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute reveals that, in rat models, nicotine exposure actually promotes alcohol dependence.

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Connection Between Social Anxiety and Drug Use Offers Opportunities for More Effective Treatments

A team led by Case Western Reserve researchers has identified a promising approach to lowering relapse rates among youths addicted to illegal drugs or alcohol. These findings were posted online this month in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

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Opioid Relapse Rates Fall After Jail Release, According to Pilot Study

It has been called a pioneering strategy for treating opioid addiction, and has already been adopted in a small yet growing number of jails and prisons in the United States. Now, a clinical trial published in the journal Addiction by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center finds that the extended-release medication naltrexone (XR-NTX) is associated with a significant decline in relapse rates for a group of mostly heroin-dependent men after their release from New York City jails.

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Babies Exposed to Narcotic Pain Relievers More Likely to Experience Drug Withdrawal Syndrome

A study by a team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center shows that pregnant women are commonly being prescribed opioids -- narcotic pain relievers such as hydrocodone -- which results in an increased likelihood of NAS. In addition, the study found that opioid type and duration of exposure combined with tobacco use or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor use (for treating depression and anxiety) augmented risks for NAS.

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NYU Study Identifies Teens at Risk for Hashish Use

One in ten high school seniors have used hashish, a highly potent form of marijuana. Teens self-described as “hooked” on pot were twice as likely to use hashish

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