Latest Substance-related disorders Stories

2012-05-19 23:01:29

A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report reveals extraordinary loss of life due to prescription drug abuse in New Mexico and West Virginia. Canadian, OK (PRWEB) May 19, 2012 Recent figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal the extraordinary loss of life to prescription drug overdoses is being suffered by families in some states. This report shows that New Mexico has the highest rate of overdose deaths and West Virginia has the second highest...

2012-05-17 23:04:21

Passages Rehab is proud to support SAMHSA's first annual National Prevention Week, which is held from May 21-25. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 Passages Malibu and Passages Ventura, the world´s leading drug and alcohol rehab centers, are proud to support the first annual National Prevention Week, which is held from Monday, May 21, 2012 through Friday, May 25, 2012. This health observance is an opportunity for community members and leaders to learn more about behavioral health issues...

2012-05-17 12:21:28

Researchers have found evidence that early drug and alcohol use is associated with lower levels of educational attainment. Studying male twins who served in the military during the Vietnam era, they found that those who began drinking or using drugs as young teens or who became dependent on alcohol, nicotine or marijuana, were less likely to finish college than those who didn't use alcohol or drugs until later in life and never became dependent. The study, by investigators at Washington...

2012-05-16 10:04:27

-Resiliency is a measure of a person's ability to flexibly adapt their behaviors to fit the surroundings in which they find themselves. -New findings suggest that resiliency in early adolescence is associated with better working memory performance and may protect against later alcohol problems and drug use. -This protective factor may work through basal ganglia structures of the brain. Resiliency is a measure of a person's ability to flexibly adapt their behaviors to fit the surroundings...

2012-05-16 09:46:26

-Researchers know that the use of various substances is associated with reduced educational attainment. -A new study has examined substance use and education among male twins from a veteran population. -Results indicate a strong relationship among early alcohol use, alcohol dependence, daily nicotine use, and fewer years of educational attainment. Although various kinds of substance use are associated with reduced educational attainment, these associations have been mixed and may also be...

Chronic Cocaine Use Triggers Changes In Brain's Neuron Structure
2012-05-09 14:26:44

Chronic exposure to cocaine reduces the expression of a protein known to regulate brain plasticity, according to new, in vivo research on the molecular basis of cocaine addiction. That reduction drives structural changes in the brain, which produce greater sensitivity to the rewarding effects of cocaine. The finding suggests a potential new target for development of a treatment for cocaine addiction. It was published last month in Nature Neuroscience by researchers at the University at...

New Spray Makes You Instantly Drunk, Instantly Sober
2012-05-07 07:53:04

How would you like to get instantaneously intoxicated and then return to sobriety almost as fast without the effects of nauseating hangovers? If you answered yes to that question, then there is a new product coming to market that is just for you: The WAHH Quantum Sensations device. But, before you run to the nearest store to get your hands on this revolutionary new alcoholic sensation, you may want to hear all the details first. The WAHH Quantum Sensations device, designed and developed...

Infants Suffering From Opiate Addiction Withdrawal On The Rise
2012-05-01 09:34:18

Opiate withdrawal among infants increased three-fold between 2000 and 2009 due to prescription painkiller abuse among mothers-to-be, according to a first-of-its-kind study in the United States. The research, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, also found that the number of women testing positive for illegal or legal opiates increased fivefold in the same period. That´s more than 13,500 infants per year, or one drug-addicted baby born every hour, said lead...

Word of the Day
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.