News tagged with illicit drugs

More opioid dependence treatment needed

A new report from Simon Fraser University researcher Bohdan Nosyk calls for the expansion of heroin and opioid medical treatment to stem the increase of overdose deaths.

Aug 06, 2013
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Smoking abstinence research receives major financial boost

Warren Bickel, an internationally recognized addiction expert at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, recently received a $3.2-million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse for research on improving self-control ...

Aug 05, 2013
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Australia cracks down on synthetic drugs

Australia imposed an interim ban on 19 synthetic cannabis and cocaine-like drugs on Sunday as part of a crackdown on the psychoactive substances which mimic the highs of their illegal counterparts.

Jun 16, 2013
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Even a little pot use ups college dropout risk

(HealthDay)—College students who use marijuana and other illegal substances, even occasionally, are more likely to leave school than students who don't dabble in drugs, new research finds.

Mar 22, 2013
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