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When Parents Share Their Drug Abuse Stories, Kids Follow In Their Footsteps
2013-02-24 06:52:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online When parents sit down to discuss drugs and substance abuse with their children, they might not want to volunteer information about their own past drug-related habits, according to new research originating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jennifer Kam, an assistant professor of communications at the school, and colleagues surveyed more than 500 sixth- through eighth-grade middle school students throughout the...

2013-02-13 23:00:43

Challenge of initial stop by North Carolina drug crimes defense attorney Patrick Roberts of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, leads to dismissal of drug trafficking charges. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 13, 2013 Raleigh criminal defense lawyer Patrick Roberts of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, in Raleigh, successfully argued for dismissal of drug charges after a routine traffic stop resulted in an illegal search of the defendant´s home. The client was facing up to 84 months in prison on cocaine...

2013-02-13 17:27:52

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara are researching cocaine addiction, part of a widespread problem, which, along with other addictions, costs billions of dollars in damage to individuals, families, and society. Laboratory studies at UCSB have revealed that the diminished brain function and learning impairment that result from cocaine addiction can be treated —— and that learning can be restored. Karen Szumlinski, a professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences...

2013-02-13 17:25:02

Canada-US-Italian research team develops a cocaine biosensor inspired from nature Since the beginning of time, living organisms have developed ingenious mechanisms to monitor their environment. As part of an international study, a team of researchers has adapted some of these natural mechanisms to detect specific molecules such as cocaine more accurately and quickly. Their work may greatly facilitate the rapid screening–less than five minutes–of many drugs, infectious diseases,...

2012-11-28 22:47:02

Medication development efforts for cocaine dependence have yet to result in an FDA approved treatment. The powerful rewarding effects of cocaine, the profound disruptive impact of cocaine dependence on one's lifestyle, and the tendency of cocaine to attract people who make poor life choices and then exacerbate impulsive behavior all make cocaine a vexing clinical condition. In this battle, many candidate pharmacotherapies have been tested, but none have succeeded sufficiently to be adopted...

Cocaine Linked To Heart Attack Risk
2012-11-07 20:31:57

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online I said to a guy, “Tell me, what is it about cocaine that makes it so wonderful,” and he said, “Because it intensifies your personality.” I said, “Yes, but what if you're an [expletive deleted]?” Bill Cosby, in his seminal stand up performance ℠Bill Cosby: Himself´, talked about what it is about cocaine that attracts an often loyal audience that uses the drug recreationally....


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  • To talk saucily.
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