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Article ID: 567677

Drug Addicts Get Hooked via Prescriptions, Keep Using ‘To Feel Like a Better Person’

University at Buffalo

If you want to know how people become addicted and why they keep using drugs, ask the people who are addicted. Thirty-one of 75 patients hospitalized for opioid detoxification told University at Buffalo physicians they first got hooked on drugs legitimately prescribed for pain.

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20-Aug-2010 11:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 567476

Amphetamine Use Increases Risk of Aortic Tears in Young Adults

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Young adults who abuse amphetamines may be at greater risk of suffering a tear in the main artery leading from the heart, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found.

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16-Aug-2010 11:25 AM EDT
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Article ID: 567447

New Report Pinpoints Substance Use Problems in Individual Localities Throughout the Nation

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)

A new report shows that behavioral health problems affect every community throughout America – but in unique, and sometimes surprising ways.

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13-Aug-2010 9:15 AM EDT
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Article ID: 567290

Youth Exposure to Alcohol Ads in Magazines Declining

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Youth exposure to alcohol advertising in magazines declined by 48 percent between 2001 and 2008, according to a new study by the Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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10-Aug-2010 10:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 567294

Chemical System in Brain Behaves Differently in Cocaine Addicts

UT Southwestern Medical Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a chemical system in the brain that reacts differently in cocaine addicts, findings that could result in new treatment options for individuals addicted to the drug.

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10-Aug-2010 10:00 AM EDT
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    3-Aug-2010 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 566963

Brief Interventions in Emergency Departments May Reduce Violence and Alcohol Abuse Among Adolescents

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Brief interventions among adolescents reporting to emergency departments may be associated with a reduction in the experience of peer violence and alcohol misuse in this population, according to a study in the August 4 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights.

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30-Jul-2010 12:55 PM EDT

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Article ID: 567066

What Can be Done to Help Lindsay Lohan?

University at Buffalo

A University at Buffalo expert on DUI offenders and recidivism is available to comment on Lindsay Lohan's treatment.

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3-Aug-2010 1:55 PM EDT

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    2-Aug-2010 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 566968

Pathological Internet Use Among Teens May Lead to Depression

JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association

Teens who use the Internet pathologically appear more likely to develop depression than those who do not, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the October print issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

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30-Jul-2010 1:10 PM EDT
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Article ID: 566826

Quantifying Sobriety on Campus

Texas Tech University

New book discusses strategies for supporting collegiate recovery programs.

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26-Jul-2010 1:30 PM EDT

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Article ID: 566718

Anguish Of Romantic Rejection May Be Linked To Stimulation Of Areas Of Brain Related To Motivation, Reward And Addiction

Stony Brook University

Study by team at Stony Brook University found biological evidence as to why emotions related to breaking up are so difficult to control.

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21-Jul-2010 4:45 PM EDT

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