Dating in middle school leads to higher dropout, drug-use rates

Students who date in middle school have significantly worse study skills, are four times more likely to drop out of school and report twice as much alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use than their single classmates, according to new research from the ...

Mar 18

Categories: Addictions, Child Development, Drug Addiction

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Discovery could yield treatments for cocaine addicts

Scientists have discovered a molecular process in the brain triggered by cocaine use that could provide a target for treatments to prevent or reverse addiction to the drug. Reporting in the Journal of Neuroscience, Michigan State University ...

Mar 18

Categories: Addictions

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If You Are Impulsive, Take Modafinil and Count to Ten

Poor impulse control contributes to one's inability to control the consumption of rewarding substances, like food, alcohol, and other drugs. This can lead to the development of addiction. FDA-approved medications for alcoholism, like naltrexone ...

Feb 4

Categories: Addictions, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Drug ...

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Socially Isolated Rats are More Vulnerable to Addiction, Report ...

Rats that are socially isolated during a critical period of adolescence are more vulnerable to addiction to amphetamine and alcohol, found researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. Amphetamine addiction is also harder to extinguish in the ...

Jan 24

Categories: Addictions, Social Isolation

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Graphic warnings on cigarettes effective across demographic groups

Quitting smoking is a common New Year's resolution for Americans each year, but research has repeatedly shown it is not an easy task. Some groups, such as racial/ethnic minorities, have an even harder time quitting. New research suggests ...

Jan 15

Categories: Addictions

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Impaired executive function may exacerbate impulsiveness and risk of ...

Executive function (EF), frequently associated with the frontal lobes, guides complex behavior such as planning, decision-making, and response control. EF impairment due to alcohol dependence (AD) has been linked to alcohol's toxic effects on the ...

Dec 17

Categories: Addictions

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Second Hand Smoke Linked to Children's Behavior Problems

In one of the first studies of its kind, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing examined data from 646 mother-child pairs in China, where more than 70 percent of men smoke, and concluded that 25 percent children of whose ...

Dec 5

Categories: Addictions, Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Cell Phone Addiction Similar to Compulsive Buying and Credit Card ...

Cell phone and instant messaging addictions are driven by materialism and impulsiveness and can be compared to consumption pathologies like compulsive buying and credit card misuse, according to a Baylor University study in the Journal of Behavioral ...

Nov 29

Categories: Addictions

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