Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PSTA new study suggests long-term, consistent heavy drinking may cause arteries to age prematurely and increase cardiovascular risk, especially in men.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PSTNicotine the primary compound found within tobacco smoke is known to change the grouping of some subtypes of nicotinic receptors, but the mechanisms for nicotine addiction remain unclear.
Sat, 11 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PSTUsing amphetamines may accelerate aging of the heart, suggest researchers. They emphasize that stimulant abusers do physiological and cardiovascular harm.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PSTTaking one oxycodone tablet together with even a modest amount of alcohol increases the risk of a potentially life-threatening side effect known as respiratory depression, which causes breathing to...
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PSTIt may be difficult for addicted individuals to learn when they can expect a reward.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PSTScientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found that deep brain stimulation (DBS) can greatly reduce the compulsion to use heroin in standard rat models of addiction.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PSTA new review summarizes the adverse health effects linked to synthetic cannabinoids - drugs often marketed as a safe and a legal alternative to marijuana.
Sat, 28 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTSymptoms of bulimia nervosa may be reduced through the delivery of electricity to certain areas of the brain, according to King's College London.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTScientists have made a discovery that explains why 'acid trips' last for so long when LSD molecules are cleared from the bloodstream in a couple of hours.
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTMany people use marijuana as for pain relief, so might it be used as treatment for fibromyalgia? Learn about what research has to say about the drug.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PSTLong-term heavy use of alcohol in adolescence alters cortical excitability and functional connectivity in the brain, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTWorldwide, an estimated 119,000 children are born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) each year, a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PSTThe National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have analyzed over 10,000 studies to better understand the benefits and harms of cannabis.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PSTLearn if marijuana affects ADHD and if medical marijuana is available as a treatment. What are the risks, and can marijuana treat children with ADHD?
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTThe U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has reported that cannabis use by persons over age 50 has outpaced recent growth observed across all other age groups.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTA team of researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has found an epigenetic modification that might be the cause of 15% of adult cancers of the throat...
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PSTLeading public health experts warn that youth around the world are exposed to extensive alcohol marketing, and that current controls on that marketing appear ineffective in blocking the association...
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PSTResearch has shown that internet addicts do not always feel guilty about their usage, and in many cases, they do not even perceive their usage as problematic.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PSTIndividuals with opioid use disorder who are treated with buprenorphine, a commonly prescribed drug to treat addiction, are more likely to disengage from treatment programs if they are black or...
Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PSTGambling addiction activates the same brain pathways as drug and alcohol cravings, suggests new research.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PSTMarijuana use increased and the drug's perceived harmfulness decreased among eighth- and 10th-graders in Washington after marijuana was legalized for recreational use by adults but there was no...
Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTA few minutes of counseling could steer people away from risky drug use.The misuse of both prescription and illicit drugs is so prevalent in Tijuana and East Los Angeles that community clinics...
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTStates that enacted medical marijuana laws, on average, experienced reductions in traffic fatalities, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTRecent findings appear to reconfirm evidence of a two-way link between schizophrenia and cannabis use, suggesting that one leads to the other.
Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PSTWhat is CNS depression and how common is it? What are the symptoms of CNS depression, how is it diagnosed, and what treatments are available?