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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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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