Latest National Institute on Drug Abuse Stories

Students Offered Cocaine To Study Effects On Human Body
2013-02-24 07:45:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Students at one UK university will be using cocaine in the name of science — specifically, they will be participating in a clinical study to better understand how the substance impacts the human body. The research will be taking place at King´s College London, where hundreds of undergraduate students have received emails inviting them to participate in a study “involving nasal administration” of the Class A...

2013-02-23 23:01:53

The new Family Help Guide from Narconon International can help guide families through the hard decisions about treating addiction. (PRWEB) February 23, 2013 Addiction to drugs or alcohol is one of the most destructive forces on earth. When loved ones are struggling with this problem, families often spend more than a decade, trying one thing after another to solve the problem before they ever decide on rehab services. Narconon International now offers families a new tool that can help them...

Dopamine Receptor Gene Variant Linked To Longevity
2013-01-04 10:02:42

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A study by brain researchers at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) recently found that a dopamine-receptor gene variant that is related to personality traits can also impact healthy aging. Their findings were published in the January 2 edition of The Journal of Neuroscience. In the paper, the researchers described how the gene variant, known as DRD4 7R allele, is associated with both active personality traits and longer...

2012-12-30 05:02:20

In most media discussion of the triggers to violence in America, there has been silence about the causative effects of epidemic substance abuse. Celebrate Radio and its weekly Reaching Up series will concentrate on this cause as well as mental illness and the proliferation of guns in interviews and psas and help get sponsorship for Teen-Anon youth recovery groups. Portland, OR (PRWEB) December 29, 2012 In the wake of the horrific December and earlier mass shootings and the national...

Ole Miss Talks About Pot
2012-12-29 10:55:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Even though the use of marijuana was recently legalized in the states of Colorado and Washington, and is currently available for medical purposes in 18 different states as well as the District of Columbia, possession of it remains a federal crime - except at the University of Mississippi. According to Jared Robert Senseman of The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger, that's because in 1968, the Oxford, Mississippi-based school...

Teenagers Becoming Less Concered With Dangers Of Marijuana Use
2012-12-19 17:08:10

[Watch Video: Teens Less Concerned With Marijuana Dangers] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new survey, fewer teens see smoking pot as harmful, but the increase in everyday smokers is starting to level out. The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) found that 36 percent of high school seniors surveyed in 2012 said they smoked marijuana at least once in the previous year. Marijuana has been the most-popular illicit drug, and for the past...

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