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Black and Hispanic Patients Less Likely to Complete Substance Abuse Treatment than White Patients

Roughly half of all black and Hispanic patients who enter publicly funded alcohol treatment programs do not complete treatment, compared to 62 percent of white patients, according to a new study from a team of researchers including the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Comparable disparities were also identified for drug treatment program completion rates.

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Parents’ Addiction, Unemployment and Divorce Are Risk Factors for Childhood Abuse

Adults who had parents who struggled with addiction, unemployment and divorce are 10 times more likely to have been victims of childhood physical abuse, according to a new study prepared by the University of Toronto's Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.

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InterveXion and UAMS Complete First Drug Tests in Humans for Methamphetamine Addiction

InterveXion Therapeutics LLC and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) have successfully completed dosing in the first human safety study of a medication to help methamphetamine users fight their addictions.

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Holiday Spices Often Abused for Cheap Highs, Says Loyola Toxicologist

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Cinnamon, nutmeg and even marshmallows are being intentionally abused in risky behavior, says Christina Hantsch, MD, toxicologist at Loyola University Health System. Once folly for teenagers, pre-teens are now copying what they see from Internet videos with dangerous results.

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Drug to Treat Opioid Addiction Places Children at Risk for Accidental Exposure

As the prescribed use of buprenorphine has dramatically increased in recent years, accidental exposure of children to the drug has risen sharply, placing them at risk for serious injury, and in extremely rare cases even death.

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More Casinos Do Not Mean More Gamblers

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While the number of casinos in Iowa has doubled since 1995, there are fewer gamblers overall, and fewer gambling addicts as well, according to a new study from the University of Iowa. The results suggest the market for gaming facilities, in Iowa and other states, reaches a saturation point. Findings published in the journal Annals of Clinical Psychiatry.

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Tipsy? UW Expert's Tips for Reining in Holiday Drinking

Dennis Donovan, director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington, says that alcohol is a major issue around the holidays for both social drinkers and those recovering from alcoholism. He has advice for how to drink moderately, and treatment approaches he's used with people recovering from alcohol problems.

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High-Dose Opioid Treatment Associated with Mental Health and Medical Comorbidities

A study published by Oregon Health and Sciences University in The Journal of Pain showed that patients on higher doses of opioids had higher rates of psychiatric problems, co-prescriptions of sedatives and health care services utilization.

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Pain Medication Addiction Reaching Epidemic Level

Addiction to pain medication is creating new challenges for physicians. Would you believe -- hydrocodone was the most prescribed drug in America in 2011?

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Attention, Parents: UC Research Reveals A Secret About Your Medicine Cabinet

New research out of the University of Cincinnati suggests boys are more likely than girls to abuse over-the-counter drugs.







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