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Article ID: 704997

Drug wholesalers drove fentanyl's deadly rise, report concludes

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid implicated in nearly 29,000 overdose deaths in the United States last year, most likely spread because of heroin and prescription pill shortages, and also because it was cheaper for drug wholesalers than heroin, according to a report on illicit US drug markets by researchers at UC San Francisco.

5-Dec-2018 3:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 704935

Support group aims to curb fears of talking about addiction at Sandia Labs

Sandia National Laboratories

A Sandia National Laboratories employee started a Family and Friends of Addicts Support Group to give the workforce a place to talk where others "get it."

4-Dec-2018 7:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 704852

Vaping Cannabis Produces Stronger Effects Than Smoking Cannabis For Infrequent Users

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In a small study of infrequent cannabis users, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have shown that, compared with smoking cannabis, vaping it increased the rate of short-term anxiety, paranoia, memory loss and distraction when doses were the same.

4-Dec-2018 12:00 PM EST

Article ID: 704815

Graphic warnings snuff out cigarettes’ appeal to kids

Cornell University

New research from Cornell University suggests graphic warning labels on cigarette ads have the same anti-smoking effect as similar warning labels on cigarette packs.

3-Dec-2018 3:10 PM EST

Article ID: 704765

Drug abuse viewed as the top health problem for Chicago youth

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Chicago adults identified drug abuse, obesity, and child abuse and neglect as the top three big health problems for children and adolescents in the city, according to results from a new survey developed by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH).

3-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST

Article ID: 704679

Study sheds light on alcohol misuse among never-deployed reservists

University at Buffalo

In a study of 174 Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers who hadn’t been deployed, researchers found that more negative non-deployment emotions were associated with a range of alcohol use outcomes.

30-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 704440

Depression, Not Anxiety, Predicts Drinking in Adolescent Girls

Research Society on Alcoholism

Internalizing problems such as depression and anxiety, along with alcohol misuse, increase during adolescence. All three predict poor social, academic, and emotional outcomes – particularly for girls. However, it is unclear what relationships exist among these problems. Do depression and anxiety lead to more alcohol use or does drinking lead to increased depression and anxiety? This study aimed to answer these questions, exploring reciprocal associations between depression and alcohol use and anxiety and alcohol use in girls from ages 13 to 17.

27-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    30-Nov-2018 10:00 AM EST

Article ID: 704518

Stopping Sexual Aggression: Alcohol Can Interfere with Good Intentions

Research Society on Alcoholism

The #MeToo movement that began in 2017 has increased attention to bystander training programs that encourage third-party witnesses to intervene (i.e., become involved in stopping aggression) in high-risk sexual situations. With limited information available on the effects of alcohol on bystander intervention in these situations, bystander training programs rarely train bystanders to intervene to prevent sexual aggression when they are intoxicated. This study tested the impact of alcohol on the likelihood and speed of intervention in witnessed sexual aggression by men who self-reported an intent to help strangers.

27-Nov-2018 8:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 704588

Camden Institutions Partner to Research Genetic and Biological Factors to Fight Opioid Addiction

Coriell Institute for Medical Research

The Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Cooper University Health Care and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) are launching the Camden Opioid Research Initiative (CORI), a first-of-its-kind undertaking to investigate the genetic and biological factors that contribute to the development of opioid use disorder (also referred to as opioid dependence or addiction). Opioid overdoses continue to climb in New Jersey and nationally and the opioid addiction epidemic is one of the most urgent public health concerns of our time. This year is the deadliest year of this epidemic in the Garden State.

29-Nov-2018 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 704573

Study Shows High Costs of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a common condition with a high economic impact in both children and adults, concludes an updated review in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

28-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST

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