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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....

2012-01-30 14:09:15

When it comes to addiction, sex matters. A new brain imaging study by Yale School of Medicine researchers suggests stress robustly activates areas of the brain associated with craving in cocaine-dependent women, while drug cues activate similar brain regions in cocaine-dependent men. The study, expected to be published online Jan. 31 in the American Journal of Psychiatry, suggests men and women with cocaine dependence might benefit more from different treatment options. "There are...

2012-01-11 15:30:17

Research published by Cell Press in the January 12 issue of the journal Neuron provides fascinating insight into a newly discovered brain mechanism that limits the rewarding impact of cocaine. The study describes protective delayed mechanism that turns off the genes that support the development of addiction-related behaviors. The findings may lead to a better understanding of vulnerability to addiction and as well as new strategies for treatment. Drug addiction is associated with...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.