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People with an opioid addiction had the highest risk of death when compared with rates for alcohol and other drugs, according to a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
Addiction Apr 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The first study to look at methamphetamine's potential lasting effects on children whose mothers used it in pregnancy finds these kids at higher risk for behavior problems than other children.
Addiction Mar 19, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A single injection of cocaine or methamphetamine in mice caused their brains to put the brakes on neurons that generate sensations of pleasure, and these cellular changes lasted for at least a week, according ...
Neuroscience Mar 08, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The street drug commonly referred to as "bath salts" is one of a growing list of synthetic and unevenly regulated narcotics that are found across the United States and on the Internet. New research on this potent drug paints ...
Medical research Feb 23, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have identified a potential target for the development of anti-craving medications for people with addictions to stimulants such as methamphetamine.
Neuroscience Jan 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Use of methamphetamines is on the rise nationally after a decrease a few years ago, according to university researchers.
Health Jan 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- A crude new method of making methamphetamine poses a risk even to Americans who never get anywhere near the drug: It is filling hospitals with thousands of uninsured burn patients requiring millions ...
Health Jan 23, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Better help with battling drug addiction could be at hand as a result of research underway at Victoria University of Wellington.
Medical research Jan 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- A review of recent research on methamphetamine use suggests that claims the drug causes significant cognitive problems are exaggerated. The study by Carl Hart, PhD, and colleagues at Columbia ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
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
A recent study has found that PROMETAT, a popular but controversial treatment for methamphetamine addiction, is no more effective than placebo in reducing methamphetamine use, keeping users in treatment, or reducing cravings ...
Medications Nov 15, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
In the first worldwide study of its kind, scientists from Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found evidence that heavy methamphetamine users might have a higher risk of developing schizophrenia. This ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 08, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- A researcher at the University of Sydney has discovered how the increasingly common street drug mephedrone affects the brain, helping to explain why it is potentially such an addictive substance.
Medical research Oct 31, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Children's Center and elsewhere shows that methamphetamine use can fuel HIV infection risk among teenage boys and young men who have sex with men (MSM), a group that includes openly ...
HIV & AIDS Aug 02, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
People who abused methamphetamine or other amphetamine-like stimulants were more likely to develop Parkinson's disease than those who did not, in a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Jul 26, 2011 | not rated yet | 0