(Medical Xpress) -- For the first time, scientists have proven that cannabis harms the brain. But the same study challenges previously-held assumptions about use of the drug, showing that some brain irregularities predate ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 12, 2011 | 3.6 / 5 (14) | 7 |
People who take cocaine over many years without becoming addicted have a brain structure which is significantly different from those individuals who developed cocaine-dependence, researchers have discovered. New research ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 17, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Quitting cannabis use in your 20s significantly reduces the chance of progressing to other illicit drugs, according to research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
Health Jul 19, 2011 | 1.7 / 5 (6) | 0
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, ...
Medical research Nov 02, 2011 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Long term users of the popular recreational drug ecstasy (MDMA) risk structural brain damage, suggests preliminary research published online in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.
Neuroscience Apr 07, 2011 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Long-term use and abuse of opioid painkillers, such as OxyContin and Vicodin, has markedly increased in the United States in the last two decades. Of note, prescription opioids constitute 86.9 percent of prescription drug ...
Medications Jun 06, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
Some 27 million people worldwide are problem drug users, with almost one percent every year dying from narcotics abuse, while cannabis remains the most popular drug, a UN report showed Tuesday.
Addiction Jun 26, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 1
The public does not value drug treatment generally but believes detoxification and rehabilitation is a better approach to drug treatment than methadone maintenance, according to a University of Aberdeen study, ...
Addiction Sep 07, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
Illicit drug overdose deaths in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside dropped by 35 per cent after the establishment of Insite, North America's first supervised injection facility, according a new study by researchers at the University ...
HIV & AIDS Apr 18, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The use of varenicline to stop smoking is associated with a 72% increased risk of a serious adverse cardiovascular event, states an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Cardiology Jul 04, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP) -- Danish researchers can offer some reassurance if you're concerned about your cellphone: Don't worry. Your device is probably safe.
Health Oct 21, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
The UK government's decision to promote abstinence for drug users "is about saving money not science" argues a senior doctor in the BMJ today.
Medications Mar 21, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A Brazilian investigative team, collaborating with a Simon Fraser University researcher, is citing an urgent need for targeted interventions among young crack users in cities throughout Brazil, identified as the world's biggest ...
Addiction May 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Experienced clubbers are more likely to add the former 'legal high' mephedrone to their drug repertoires rather than use it to replace popular established club drugs such as ecstasy and cocaine, according to new research ...
Addiction Apr 23, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 1
The dire physical and mental health effects of injecting methamphetamine are well known, but there's been little research about suicidal behavior and injecting meth. In a recent study, researchers at Columbia University's ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Dec 22, 2011 | 2 / 5 (1) | 2