New enzyme therapy shows proof of concept as treatment for cocaine overdose

Posted by - November 9, 2015

This post was originally published on this siteA long-acting enzyme that rapidly and safely metabolizes cocaine in the blood stream is currently being investigated in animal models as a possible treatment for cocaine overdose. This research is being presented Oct. 29 at the 2015 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition. The

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More than 25 percent of women giving birth who test positive for marijuana also using other drugs

Posted by - October 23, 2015

This post was originally published on this siteAs an increasing number of states legalize marijuana for medical or recreational use, health officials expect consumption of tetrahydrocanabis (THC) during pregnancy to increase. A new study suggests a mother’s use of marijuana while pregnant could indicate other drug use as well. An Arizona study found that 26

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Heavy drinkers, drugs users underestimate their levels of consumption compared to others'

Posted by - October 19, 2015

This post was originally published on this siteHeavy drinkers and users of illegal drugs downplay their relative levels of consumption, when comparing themselves to others, reveals research by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Published in the journal Social Science and Medicine, the research

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Primary care-based addiction treatment lowers substance dependence in people with HIV

Posted by - September 29, 2015

This post was originally published on this siteA program developed at Boston Medical Center (BMC), which integrates addiction treatment into primary care for patients with or at risk for HIV, has been shown to lower patients’ substance dependence and encourage their engagement in treatment. The findings are published online in the Journal of Substance Abuse

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