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2014-06-10 13:18:19

The Kavli Foundation Neuroscientists agree that abuse of drugs hijacks circuits in the brain that are crucial for decision-making, but society as a whole tends to stigmatize addicted people for lacking self-control. Slowly but steadily, scientists say, they are making important progress in changing the perception of addiction as they identify new therapeutic interventions that could render addiction into the equivalent of a manageable disease like diabetes. A group of addiction...

marijuana and insomnia
2014-06-03 09:29:53

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For those who have enjoyed the therapeutic and/or entertaining properties of marijuana, the initial feelings of relaxation and euphoria are not unexpected. Very soon after ingestion, either by smoking or consuming orally via food or beverage, a user's eyes may dilate, providing a visual intensity to colors and textures. Other senses may also be heightened. Each of these feelings and sensations are hard to view as negative. But the...

2014-06-01 23:02:18

Aid in Recovery released a statement today supporting a recent commentary co-authored by various federal health agencies calling for increased funding and expanded health coverage for drug addiction medication treatments. With proper prescription and monitoring, health officials argue that medication treatments can help cut costs and save lives. Stuart, Florida (PRWEB) June 01, 2014 Aid in Recovery, a full service drug and alcohol treatment center servicing south Florida, released a...

2014-05-09 13:22:21

University of Washington Social work researchers from the University of Washington have found that among a group of active-duty Army personnel who use illicit drugs, the most abused substance is synthetic marijuana, which is harder to detect than other drugs through standard drug tests. The research will be published in the July 2014 issue of Addictive Behaviors, but is already online. Synthetic marijuana, sometimes called “Spice,” is made with shredded plant material coated with...

Teens At Higher Risk For Unsafe Driving When Alcohol And Marijuana Are Used Together
2014-04-28 03:54:48

Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs Teenagers who drink alcohol and smoke marijuana may be at increased risk for unsafe driving, according to a study in the May issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Researchers said the findings point to a need for education on the risks of "simultaneous use" of alcohol and marijuana. The study of US high school seniors found that teens who had used both drugs in the past year had higher rates of traffic tickets/warnings and car...

2014-04-25 23:01:55

Teenagers are discovering heroin in record amounts which has facilitated the need for treatment. As teens enter adulthood, drug rehab facilities such as Arizona's The River Source are anticipating no shortage of those seeking help. Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 A disturbing trend is taking form throughout high schools in the United States, and that is a dramatic increase in how many teenagers are both experimenting with and regularly using heroin. It is believed that this surge...

2014-03-31 23:05:01

Dalton Medicinal Chemistry receives notice of renewal of award from NIDA of NIH to fund research of novel series of compounds to treat drug abuse and alleviate pain. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Dalton Medicinal Chemistry has received notice that the award from the National Institute On Drug Abuse (NIDA) to research and discover a novel series of compounds with the potential to treat drug abuse and alleviate pain has been renewed. This work will be supported by NIDA of the National...

2014-03-26 23:33:36

Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is successful, is warning about the dangers of drinking and using prescription drugs in its latest blog post. (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Best Drug Rehabilitation, which offers treatment programs and believes that having family close by during a stay in rehab can make a big difference in whether or not the process is...

2014-03-24 08:28:50

With the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, Denver plastic surgeon Gregory Buford explains, the male community may develop a shapelier figure DENVER, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Some medical professionals believe smoking marijuana can cause a man to develop breasts. Dr. Gregory Buford thinks this may be the least of our problems. As a resident of the mile-high city itself, Dr. Buford first addressed the issue of pot's relation to "man-boobs" on his blog: "As a Plastic...

2014-02-21 12:24:38

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of veterans and other medical marijuana patients nationwide use marijuana to treat symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) is blocking researchers who are seeking to learn more about the risks and benefits of the treatment. A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and University of Arizona Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved protocol for a study of marijuana for...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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