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Teenagers, dating abuse, Dating Violence, Alcohol Use Disorder, Alcohol Abuse, Adolescent Behavior, Maternal Depression, Alcohol Addiction, Marital Conflict, childhood aggression

Parents’ Alcohol Use Can Set the Stage for Teenage Dating Violence, Study Finds

Having a parent with an alcohol use disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teenagers, according to a study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions.

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Opioid Addiction, Buprenorphine, Medication Assisted Treatment, Primary Care

Fighting Opioid Addiction in Primary Care: New Study Shows It’s Possible

For many of the 2 million Americans addicted to opioids, getting good treatment and getting off prescription painkillers or heroin may seem like a far-off dream. But a new study suggests the answer could lie much closer to home, in the primary care clinics where they go for basic medical care.

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Addiction, Autism

New Book Explores Drinking, Drug Abuse, and Addiction in the Autism Community

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The book, titled “Drinking, Drug Use and Addiction in the Autism Community,” explores why addiction is more common among individuals with ASD than it is within the general population and investigates how addiction and autism affect one another.

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Public Health Officials Leverage APL-Developed Disease-Surveillance System to Manage Opioid Epidemic

Public Health Officials Leverage APL-Developed Disease-Surveillance System to Manage Opioid Epidemic

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Substance Abuse Prevention, opioid abuse

Prevention Model Poised to Combat Opioid Misuse, Other Health Challenges

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Youth show lower rates of substance misuse, including prescription opioid misuse, well after high school graduation if they have participated in prevention programs that follow the PROSPER model developed at Iowa State University.

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Cannabis, marijuana smokers, Violence, Psychiatric Care

Long-Term Cannabis Consumption Increases Violent Behaviour in Young People in Psychiatric Care

A new study on cannabis use that involved 1,136 patients (from 18 to 40 years of age) with mental illnesses who had been seen five times during the year after discharge from a psychiatric hospital demonstrates that sustained used of cannabis is associated with an increase in violent behaviour in young people. Moreover, the association between persistent cannabis use and violence is stronger than that associated with alcohol or cocaine.

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HIV and AIDS, Substance Abuse, NIDA, National Institute On Drug Abuse, men who have sex with men, MSM, Minorities, Minorities and AIDS, Minorities and HIV, HIV-positive, HIV-negative, Research, Statistics, data

UCLA Receives $5 Million Grant for Sharing Research on AIDS and Substance Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded $5 million to researchers at UCLA to develop a resource and data center for millions of pieces of research, lab samples, statistics and other data aimed at boosting research into the effects of substance abuse on HIV/AIDS.

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Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Drug Addiction, Nicotine Addiction, Cocaine Addiction

SBP Scientist Receives $10.8 Million Grant to Advance Potential Drug for Substance Abuse

New class of drug may help treat cocaine and nicotine addiction

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Dr. Molly Jeffery, Dr. M. Fernando Bellolio, Emergency Department, kern center, Kern Scholar, Mayo Clinic, Opioid, opioid pre, OptumLabs, science of health care delivery

Larger-Dose Opioid Prescriptions Not Coming From Emergency Departments, Study Shows

Opioid prescriptions from the emergency department (ED) are written for a shorter duration and smaller dose than those written elsewhere, shows new research led by Mayo Clinic. The study, published today in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, also demonstrates that patients who receive an opioid prescription in the ED are less likely to progress to long-term use.

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Opiods, Canada, opiod dependency

The Government of Canada Invests in Lifesaving Opioids Research

7.5M grant will fund research into preventing opioid overdoses and treating opioid dependency.







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