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Marijuana Use On A Casual Basis Still Linked To Brain Abnormalities
2014-04-16 11:17:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With the movement to legalize marijuana appearing to gain momentum across the US, new attention is being given to the negative effects the drug has on the brain. According to a new study published on Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, even causal use of marijuana can have a significant impact of the shape, volume and density of certain brain regions. The study team also found that the more marijuana a person smoked – the more...

2014-02-05 23:25:58

Dr. Richard Rosenthal of Nexus Vitale comments on the recent legislation of marijuana by Colorado and its risk of increasing pain killer abuse. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Dr. Richard Rosenthal, founder of Nexus Vitale and a 30-year pain management practitioner announced today that Colorado legislators may have taken “insufficient measures” in regulating marijuana access, concerning a potential link between early cannabis use and the rising epidemic of painkiller...

Marijuana At Risk Teens
2013-08-27 09:43:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last year’s legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington served to further fuel the debate over the health benefits versus dangers of pot. Though medical marijuana has long been prescribed for those with painful ailments, some believe the drug is being handed out too freely among dispensaries in Arizona, California, Colorado and other states where it has been legalized for medical use. Researchers from the University of...

2013-08-10 23:02:09

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, heroin use in the U.S. rose an alarming 75 per cent between 2007 and 2011. Heroin abusers can seek the help they need at a detox center such as Harbor Village to start the recovery process. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) August 10, 2013 According to The Daily Mail (8/6) in their news story titled, The new face of heroin: Number of affluent teenagers from the suburbs using the drug is shooting up in alarming numbers, the...

2012-07-06 23:01:42

While marijuana was long the first drug of abuse for many drug initiates, prescription drugs are now catching up — but have deadlier consequences. Canadian, OK (PRWEB) July 06, 2012 The change in the overall pattern of substance abuse is reflected in the types of drugs causing overdose deaths and trips to rehab. Since 2000, the drugs sending people to their graves or to rehab have been shifting away from illicit drugs and toward prescription drugs. The 2011 report on the subject from...

2012-04-05 10:04:57

Until now, illicit drug use has not been common in older people. However, it is likely to become more common as generations that use drugs more frequently reach an older age. New research published today in the journal Age and Ageing has found that the lifetime use of cannabis, amphetamine, cocaine and LSD in 50-64 year olds has significantly increased since 1993 and is much higher than lifetime use in adults aged over 65. The study also found that drug use in inner London was higher than...

2012-02-09 23:24:31

Despite the clichés surrounding the habits of adolescents, the results of a study by the University of Seville show that most young people do not fit the risk profile of taking substances. Some 60% of Spaniards aged 13 to 18 say they do not take drugs and rarely drink alcohol — only in moderation — and at the same time, less than 10% admit to have taken some form of illegal drug. "Although it is important that society, the media, the experts involved and young...

2011-11-04 10:37:15

Cigarettes and alcohol serve as gateway drugs, which people use before progressing to the use of marijuana and then to cocaine and other illicit substances; this progression is called the "gateway sequence" of drug use. An article in Science Translational Medicine by Amir Levine, MD, Denise Kandel, PhD; Eric Kandel, MD; and colleagues at Columbia University Medical Center provides the first molecular explanation for the gateway sequence. They show that nicotine causes specific changes in the...

2011-11-02 21:58:05

NIDA-funded research in mice shows that nicotine primes the brain to enhance cocaine's effects A landmark study in mice identifies a biological mechanism that could help explain how tobacco products could act as gateway drugs, increasing a person's future likelihood of abusing cocaine and perhaps other drugs as well, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. The study is the first to show that nicotine might prime the brain to...

2010-09-02 11:33:52

New research from the University of New Hampshire shows that the "gateway effect" of marijuana "“ that teenagers who use marijuana are more likely to move on to harder illicit drugs as young adults "“ is overblown. Whether teenagers who smoked pot will use other illicit drugs as young adults has more to do with life factors such as employment status and stress, according to the new research. In fact, the strongest predictor of whether someone will use other illicit drugs is their...


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