From heroin addiction to alcohol-related problems

Posted by - February 28, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteAround 3,000 heroin addicts currently receive opioids such as methadone, buprenorphine or morphine as part of their treatment in the Canton of Zurich. The number of these so-called substitution treatments has remained constant since their introduction in the 1990s. Long-term courses of therapy with methadone or other opioids

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Sons of cocaine-using fathers have profound memory impairments

Posted by - February 23, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteFathers who use cocaine at the time of conceiving a child may be putting their sons at risk of learning disabilities and memory loss. The findings of the animal study were published online in Molecular Psychiatry by a team of researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at

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Studies show that the cerebellum is crucial to understanding vulnerability to drug addiction

Posted by - February 23, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteAn international research team led by the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) has shown that the cerebellum, contrary to what was thought, fulfils functions that go beyond the motor sphere and can be co-responsible for the brain alterations associated with addictive consumption of drugs. The findings, which are shown

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Cocaine addiction leads to build-up of iron in brain

Posted by - February 21, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteCocaine addiction may affect how the body processes iron, leading to a build-up of the mineral in the brain, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. The study, published today in Translational Psychiatry, raises hopes that there may be a biomarker — a biological measure of

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