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Naltrexone Implant Helps HIV Patients With Opioid Dependence Prevent Relapse

Mar. 21, 2019 — A new study shows that a naltrexone implant placed under the skin was more effective at helping HIV-positive patients with an opioid addiction reduce relapse and have better HIV-related outcomes ... read more

Does Alcohol Consumption Have an Effect on Arthritis?

Mar. 20, 2019 — Several previous studies have demonstrated that moderate alcohol consumption is linked with less severe disease and better quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, but a new study ... read more

Is Anxiety in Childhood and Adolescence Linked to Later Alcohol Use Disorders?

Mar. 20, 2019 — Investigators found some evidence for a positive association between anxiety during childhood and adolescence with later alcohol use ... read more

Medical Marijuana Laws Linked to Health and Labor Supply Benefits in Older Adults

Mar. 19, 2019 — A study that examined older Americans' well-being before and after medical marijuana laws were passed in their state found reductions in reported pain and increased hours worked. The study ... read more

Adolescents Are More Likely Than Adults to Use Fruit And Candy-Flavored E-Cigarettes, Study Finds

Mar. 12, 2019 — As the FDA looks for more information on e-cigarettes and e-juice flavors, a new study shows that adolescents and young adults cite appealing flavors as a main reason for using e-cigarettes, that ... read more

Potential Way to Improve Cancer Surgery Outcomes by Managing Nontraditional Risk Factors

Mar. 11, 2019 — In a study of 142 patients preparing for cancer surgery, researchers say they have evidence that psychological or social risk factors such as depression, limited resilience and lack of emergency ... read more

Social Anxiety Disorder May Increase Risk of Alcoholism

Mar. 6, 2019 — New research indicates that, unlike other anxiety disorders, social anxiety disorder may have a direct effect on ... read more

Heroin Users Aware of Fentanyl, but at High Risk of Overdosing

Mar. 5, 2019 — Most heroin users in Baltimore, a city heavily affected by the opioid epidemic, recognize that the heroin they buy is now almost always laced with the highly dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl, ... read more

Menstrual Cycle Phase Influences Cocaine Craving

Mar. 5, 2019 — Menstrual cycle may influence addiction risk in women, according to a new ... read more

Young People at Risk of Addiction Have Differences in Key Brain Region

Mar. 4, 2019 — Young adults at risk of developing problems with addiction show key differences in an important region of the brain, according to a new ... read more

Is Alcohol Consumption More Helpful Than Harmful? It Depends on Your Age

Feb. 28, 2019 — Studies of health effects of alcohol consumption may underestimate the risks of imbibing, particularly for younger people, according to a new ... read more

Smoking and Alcohol: Double Trouble for the Brain?

Feb. 27, 2019 — Along with many other harmful health consequences, smoking tobacco causes chemical changes, oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain. Excessive alcohol use can have similar effects. ... read more

Feb. 27, 2019 — Synthetic biologists have created an enzymatic network in yeast that turns sugar into cannabinoids, including tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol, but also novel cannabinoids not found in the ... read more

Why Environmental Cues Make Drug Addiction Extra Hard to Beat

Feb. 27, 2019 — Besides triggering the brain's emotional and stimulus-response systems, environmental cues activate areas where memories are processed, according to this study. Prompting these memory processing ... read more

New Mothers Reduce Their Alcohol Intake, but This Change Is Short-Lived

Feb. 27, 2019 — Most women dramatically reduce their alcohol intake on learning they are pregnant, but by the time their child is five they are back to their pre-pregnancy drinking levels, a new international study ... read more

Feb. 25, 2019 — In contrast to studies of mice and rats, new research investigating the effect of methylphenidate (Ritalin) on neuronal activity in monkeys has found no effect of the drug on the prefrontal cortex. ... read more

A 'Joint' Problem: Investigating Marijuana and Tobacco Co-Use

Feb. 22, 2019 — A survey of marijuana and tobacco co-users investigators found that co-users with high degree of interrelatedness between their use of the two substances had greater tobacco dependence and smoked ... read more

Drinking Contexts Associated With Early Onset of Alcohol Intoxication Among Adolescents

Feb. 16, 2019 — New research has begun to identify the circumstances by examining relationships between early age of first intoxication (less than 15 years), drinking in different contexts such as one's own ... read more

UK Sales of Xanax and Other Prescription Psychiatric Drugs Increasing Via the Darknet

Feb. 13, 2019 — Sales of prescription psychiatric drugs such as Xanax and diazepam via darknet online drug markets have increased in the UK at an alarming rate, according to new ... read more

Drinking and Drug-Use Dreams in Recovery Tied to More Severe Addiction History

Feb. 12, 2019 — Vivid dreams involving drinking and drug use are common among individuals in recovery. A study finds these relapse dreams are more common in those with more severe clinical histories of alcohol and ... read more

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