Hospital-wide program for delirium, alcohol withdrawal and ...

Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that developing and implementing an interdisciplinary care improvement initiative improves outcomes.

Jul 2

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction, Suicide Prevention

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Environmental factors account for the link between cannabis and ...

A great deal of previous research has suggested a link between cannabis use and psychotic episodes. New research suggests that this association is due mostly to shared environmental factors rather than direct causation or shared genetic risk factors.

Jun 12

Categories: Drug Addiction

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Careful of your painkillers, it might just kill your positivity

A new study finds Acetaminophen/Tylenol/Paracetemol could just kill positive emotions. The painkiller could blunt both physical and psychological pain. This is the first time one tries to test the popular painkiller’s effect on both negative and ...

Apr 18

Categories: Drug Addiction, Emotional Abuse, Pain management

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Are e-cigarettes useful?

E-Cigarettes were invented to help smokers to quit smoking. But it is getting increasingly popular with teenagers, even those who have never smoked. Over 10,000 children were surveyed about their use of e-cigarettes. Using it at least once was more ...

Apr 18

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction, Teenage Issues

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Meth Damages Adolescent Brains Far More than Those of Adults

Adolescents who chronically use methamphetamine suffer greater and more widespread alterations in their brain than adults who chronically abuse the drug–and damage is particularly evident in a part of the brain believed to control the "executive ...

Feb 12

Categories: Drug Addiction

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People with Opioid Dependence in Recovery Show 'Re-Regulation' of ...

The study by Scott C. Bunce, PhD, of Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, and colleagues provides evidence of "physiological re-regulation" of disrupted brain and hormonal responses to pleasurable stimuli—both drug- and ...

Dec 11

Categories: Drug Addiction

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Transparent brains reveal effects of cocaine and fear

New Study looks at the effects of cocaine and exposure to fear.

Nov 21

Categories: Drug Addiction

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Study shows Marijuana's long-term effects on the brain

The effects of chronic marijuana use on the brain may depend on age of first use and duration of use, according to researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Nov 12

Categories: Drug Addiction

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ADHD, substance abuse and conduct disorder develop from the same ...

Researchers at the University of Montreal and CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre have traced the origins of ADHD, substance abuse and conduct disorder, and found that they develop from the same neurocognitive deficits, which in turn explains why ...

Aug 13

Categories: Addictions, Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ...

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Marijuana dependence alters the brain's response to drug paraphernalia

New research from The University of Texas at Dallas demonstrates that drug paraphernalia triggers the reward areas of the brain differently in dependent and non-dependent marijuana users.

Jul 17

Categories: Drug Addiction

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Brain activity in sex addiction mirrors that of drug addiction

Pornography triggers brain activity in people with compulsive sexual behaviour – known commonly as sex addiction – similar to that triggered by drugs in the brains of drug addicts, according to a University of Cambridge study.

Jul 15

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction, Sexual Problems / Sex Therapy

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The Ice age

Rising crime rates are the tip of an insidious iceberg, as methamphetamine abuse cases soar in Australia. The methamphetamine drug called ice is the drug of choice among young people, and so powerful that it can take just one hit for its users to ...

Apr 11

Categories: Drug Addiction

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Drug addiction: The complex truth

Drugs are scary. The words “heroin” and “cocaine” make people flinch. It’s not just the associations with crime and harmful health effects, but also the notion that these substances can undermine the identities of those who take them. One ...

Sep 16

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction

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Ritalin Shows Promise in Treating Addiction

A single dose of a commonly-prescribed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug helps improve brain function in cocaine addiction, according to an imaging study conducted by researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. ...

Jun 28

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction

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Are children who take Ritalin for ADHD at greater risk of future drug ...

UCLA research has shown that that children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are far more likely than other kids to develop serious substance abuse problems as adolescents and adults. But do stimulant medications used to treat ADHD ...

May 31

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

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