Getting high in senior year: Researchers examine whether reasons for smoking pot are associated

Posted by - June 29, 2015

This post was originally published on this siteMarijuana is the most prevalent drug in the U.S. Approximately 70% of the 2.8 million individuals who initiated use of illicit drugs in 2013 reported that marijuana was their first drug. Despite extensive research examining potential links between marijuana use and other drug use, the literature is currently

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Medication may stop drug, alcohol addiction

Posted by - June 23, 2015

This post was originally published on this site Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have successfully stopped cocaine and alcohol addiction in experiments using a drug already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat high blood pressure. If the treatment is proven effective in humans, it would be the

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More evidence for possible link between cocaine use and HIV infection

Posted by - June 19, 2015

This post was originally published on this siteNew UCLA research offers further evidence that cocaine use disrupts the immune system, making people who use it more likely to become infected with HIV. In research published online June 18 in the peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports, researchers with the UCLA AIDS Institute and Center for AIDS Research

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Brain receptor found to significantly affect cocaine addiction

Posted by - June 18, 2015

This post was originally published on this siteResearchers at the University at Buffalo have discovered a previously unknown neural pathway that can regulate changes made in the brain due to cocaine use, providing new insight into the molecular basis of cocaine addiction. “Addiction is a life-long affliction manifested by episodes of relapse, despite prolonged abstinence,”

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