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Wayne State to Train Social Workers and Nurses New Approaches in Substance Abuse Screening

Wayne State University Division of Research

Wayne State University has been awarded a three-year, $945,000 grant from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to train 100 undergraduate and graduate students each year in Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT).

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23-Sep-2015 3:05 PM EDT
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    22-Sep-2015 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 640125

Around the World, Those Treated for Addiction Far More Likely to Smoke

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Review of studies from 20 countries indicates that tobacco use is not addressed in substance abuse treatment programs, says UCSF professor

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18-Sep-2015 6:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Scripps Florida Scientists Identify a Key Morphine Regulator that May Reduce Risk of Pain-Killer Abuse and Addiction

Article ID: 640212

Scripps Florida Scientists Identify a Key Morphine Regulator that May Reduce Risk of Pain-Killer Abuse and Addiction

Scripps Research Institute

A new study from The Scripps Research Institute has shown that a specific molecule controls morphine receptor signaling in a small group of brain cells. The findings could lead to a new drug target for developing less-addictive pain medications.

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22-Sep-2015 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Substance Abuse Recovery Odds Increase in a Community Setting

Article ID: 640172

Substance Abuse Recovery Odds Increase in a Community Setting

DePaul University

Following substance abuse treatment, individuals who live in a collaborative housing setting with community rules and responsibilities have their substance abuse treated more effectively than those not provided supportive housing, according to research led by Leonard Jason, a community psychologist at DePaul University.

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21-Sep-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 639990

Psychology Research Links Distress to Perceived Internet Pornography Addiction

Case Western Reserve University

A study of Internet pornography users suggests a person’s own feeling of being addicted to online pornography drives mental health distress, not the pornography itself. Researcher Joshua Grubbs, a doctoral candidate at Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Psychological Sciences, said the finding adds a fresh perspective to commonly held concerns that Internet pornography can be a threat to mental health. The research, funded by the John Templeton Foundation, suggests that feeling addicted to Internet pornography is associated with depression, anger, and anxiety, but that actual use of pornography is not.

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16-Sep-2015 5:30 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Newswise: Expert: Nine Tips To Help You Break Away From Your Smartphone

Article ID: 639481

Expert: Nine Tips To Help You Break Away From Your Smartphone

Baylor University

You’ve tried to escape it. You really have. But, the constant stream of dings and buzzes from incoming texts and emails are just too much to take. And, before you know it, you’re scanning your smartphone. Again. Can the cycle be broken? Can people really put down their smartphones?

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3-Sep-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 639421

Reward, Aversion Behaviors Activated Through Same Brain Pathways

Washington University in St. Louis

New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis may help explain why drug treatments for addiction and depression don’t work for some patients. The conditions are linked to reward and aversion responses in the brain. And the research suggests that some treatments simultaneously stimulate reward and aversion responses, resulting in a net zero effect.

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2-Sep-2015 4:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 639073

Expert: In Wake of Obama’s Heroin Initiative, New Treatment Options Are Needed

BioDelivery Sciences International Inc.

Expert can discuss the need to address the issue of heroin and prescription opioid abuse by developing innovative medical treatments. Specifically, he can describe the features and benefits of an inside-the-cheek format of buprenorphine for the maintenance treatment of opioid addiction.

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27-Aug-2015 8:45 AM EDT

Law and Public Policy

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Article ID: 638750

Surge in Heroin Use Tied to Prescription Opioid Abuse, According to CDC

Texas A&M University

Heroin use has increased 63 percent over the last 10 years according to (CDC). That increase, according to the agency, is closely tied to the growing abuse of prescription opioids such as oxycodone (Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin) and codeine. An alarming 45 percent of Americans addicted to heroin are also addicted to prescription opioids.

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18-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 638706

Smoking Cessation Drug Not Boosting Number of Smokers Who Quit

University of California San Diego Health

The introduction of a new prescription smoking-cessation aid, varenicline, in 2006 has had no significant impact on the rate at which Americans age 18 and older successfully quit smoking, according to a study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

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17-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT

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