Safe space for illegal drug consumption in Baltimore would save $6 million a year

Posted by - May 25, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteA new cost-benefit analysis conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and others suggests that $6 million in costs related to the opioid epidemic could be saved each year if a single “safe consumption” space for illicit drug users were opened in Baltimore. It would

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Cost-effective ways to combat HIV risk among intravenous drug users identified

Posted by - May 24, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteWith the abuse of opioids on the rise in the United States, Stanford University researchers are concerned that increased HIV transmission from shared needles won’t be far behind. “There’s an opioid epidemic in our country, and there’s a real public health crisis associated with injecting,” said Cora Bernard,

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Benefits of medical marijuana for treatment of epilepsy examined

Posted by - May 24, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteAlthough cannabis had been used for many centuries for treatment of seizure disorders, medical use became prohibited in the 20th century. However, with the loosening of laws regarding medical marijuana, research and clinical use of marijuana-derived substances are increasing. This has prompted the editors of Epilepsy & Behavior

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Recreational cocaine: Brain area involved in addiction activated earlier than thought

Posted by - May 23, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteEven among non-dependent cocaine users, cues associated with consumption of the drug lead to dopamine release in an area of the brain thought to promote compulsive use, according to researchers at McGill University. The findings, published in Scientific Reports, suggest that people who consider themselves recreational users could

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