Substance abuse reduces brain volume in women but not men

Posted by - July 14, 2015

This post was originally published on this site Stimulant drug abuse has long-term effects on brain volume in women, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Brain structures involved in reward, learning and executive control showed vast changes even after a prolonged period of abstinence from drug use. “We found that

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Factors affecting prescription pain reliever misuse identified

Posted by - July 10, 2015

This post was originally published on this site People who misuse prescription pain relievers all have one thing in common, University of Georgia researchers have discovered: a history of recent illicit drug use. How they acquire such drugs varies according to age, however. The findings, published in the journal Addictive Behaviors, may help health care

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Prenatal cocaine exposure linked to adolescents engaging in sex by age 15

Posted by - July 9, 2015

This post was originally published on this siteSince 1994, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have studied mothers–some who used cocaine while pregnant and others who did not–to understand how the drug affected their children’s cognitive and social development. Their latest findings suggest a link between prenatal cocaine exposure and an adolescent’s likelihood to have

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