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2012-04-19 23:03:52

DrugTestYourTeen.com is pleased to announce that they now offer an in-home drug test to detect Spice/K2, the synthetic cousins of marijuana that are the latest teen craze. The biggest selling point for Spice has been that it is “undetectable”, but this new test changes all that. (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 DrugTestYourTeen.com, a leading supplier of in-home drug tests for parents of teenagers, is pleased to announce that they now offer an in-home drug test to detect Spice (or K2),...

Possible Antidote For Cocaine Overdose Emerges
2012-04-19 06:51:26

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Found in more than 400,000 emergency room visits and related to 5,000 overdose deaths a year in the United States, cocaine is a highly dangerous drug that can lead to death. Scientists at the Scripps Institute of Research decided to tackle this issue head on with a study that examines a solution that can be injected to reverse the effects of cocaine overdose in emergency situations. With the solution´s success in trials with mice, the researchers hope to...

2012-04-18 20:57:39

Scientists are reporting development and successful testing in laboratory mice of a substance that shows promise for becoming the first antidote for cocaine toxicity in humans. According to a report in ACS' journal Molecular Pharmaceutics, the new so-called "passive vaccine" reversed the motor impairment, seizures and other dangerous symptoms of a cocaine overdose, which claims thousands of lives each year among users of the illicit drug. Kim D. Janda and Jennifer B. Treweek explain that...

Study Analyzes Risk Of Death With Drug Use
2012-04-18 07:02:01

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A recent study at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Canada found that those who are addicted to opioids have a higher risk of death than those who are addicted to alcohol and other drugs. Opioid, a psychoactive chemical, increases a person´s risk of death by 5.71 percent. The next highest disorders include addicts of methamphetamine (4.67 percent), cannabis (3.85 percent), alcohol (3.83 percent), and cocaine (2.96 percent)....

2012-04-12 23:02:44

The call made by Beverly Hilton security staff made to authorities on behalf of Whitney Houston has been released. The call echoes what Orange County drug and alcohol treatment center 449 Recovery hears often as a results of prescription pill addiction. San Clemente, CA (PRWEB) April 12, 2012 Today, the 911 call made by the Beverly Hilton security staff regarding singer Whitney Houston's death was released to the public. In the call, a hotel staff member calls and discusses in a hurried...

2012-03-08 15:04:43

Salk scientists discover a single injection of cocaine or methamphetamine produces a long-lasting cellular memory trace that could be the brain's way of resisting powerful psychostimulants A single injection of cocaine or methamphetamine in mice caused their brains to put the brakes on neurons that generate sensations of pleasure, and these cellular changes lasted for at least a week, according to research by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Their findings,...

2012-02-22 11:03:02

When first exposed to cocaine, the adolescent brain launches a strong defensive reaction designed to minimize the drug's effects, Yale and other scientists have found. Now two new studies by a Yale team identify key genes that regulate this response and show that interfering with this reaction dramatically increases a mouse's sensitivity to cocaine. The findings may help explain why risk of drug abuse and addiction increase so dramatically when cocaine use begins during teenage years....


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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