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Article ID: 625006

Baby Cries Show Evidence of Cocaine Exposure During Pregnancy

University of North Carolina Health Care System

A new study conducted by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers provides the first known evidence of how a similar acoustic characteristic in the cry sounds of human infants and rat pups may be used to detect the harmful effects of prenatal cocaine exposure on nervous system development.

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22-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT
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    21-Oct-2014 4:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 624839

Researchers Identify Key Factor in Transition from Moderate to Problem Drinking

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

A team of UC San Francisco researchers has found that a tiny segment of genetic material known as a microRNA plays a central role in the transition from moderate drinking to binge drinking and other alcohol use disorders.

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17-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT
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    8-Oct-2014 6:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 624254

Online Intervention Tool for Physician Trainees May Improve Care of Patients with Substance Use Disorders

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Online learning interventions and small group debriefings can improve medical residents’ attitudes and communication skills toward patients with substance use disorders, and may result in improved care for these patients, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University College of Medicine published online in Academic Medicine.

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6-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 624245

Mother’s Behavior Has Strong Effect on Cocaine-Exposed Children

University at Buffalo

It is not only prenatal drug exposure, but also conditions related to drug use that can influence negative behavior in children, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions.

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6-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 624045

Treatment of Substance Abuse Can Lessen Risk of Future Violence in Mentally Ill

University at Buffalo

A new study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) suggests that reducing substance abuse has a greater influence in reducing violent acts by patients with severe mental illness.

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1-Oct-2014 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 624024

Public Feels More Negative Toward People with Drug Addiction Than Those with Mental Illness

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

People are significantly more likely to have negative attitudes toward those suffering from drug addiction than those with mental illness, and don’t support insurance, housing, and employment policies that benefit those dependent on drugs, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests.

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1-Oct-2014 9:30 AM EDT
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    29-Sep-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 623756

AAN: Risks of Opioids Outweigh Benefits for Headache, Low Back Pain, Other Conditions

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

According to a new position statement from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the risk of death, overdose, addiction or serious side effects with prescription opioids outweigh the benefits in chronic, non-cancer conditions such as headache, fibromyalgia and chronic low back pain. The position paper is published in the September 30, 2014, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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25-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 623260

Concept of Time May Predict Impulsive Behavior, Research Finds

Kansas State University

New study finds that individuals with impulsive behaviors have poor timing abilities. Researchers hope this finding will lead to behavioral interventions for clinical disorders like substance abuse and obesity that are linked to impulsive behavior.

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15-Sep-2014 9:15 AM EDT
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Article ID: 622864

JAMA Internal Medicine Article Discusses New American Board of Addiction Medicine

American Board of Addiction Medicine

In a new JAMA Internal Medicine article, three leading addiction experts document the need for an addiction medicine specialty, trace the history of physicians specializing in addiction treatment, and discuss current efforts by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and The ABAM Foundation to train and certify physicians, and to become recognized and accredited within the larger medical community.

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4-Sep-2014 5:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 622798

Cocaine Rewires the Brain: New Study to Unlock Keys That Could Disrupt Addiction

University at Buffalo

Why do cocaine addicts relapse after months or years of abstinence? The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded a University at Buffalo scientist a $2 million grant to conduct research that will provide some answers.

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4-Sep-2014 8:25 AM EDT
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