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Neuroscience

Anterior insula activation restores prosocial behavior in animal model of opioid addiction

A new study in animals suggests that the social and interpersonal problems associated with opioid addiction might be reversible.

HIV & AIDS

Higher alcohol intake may harm bone health in HIV patients

(HealthDay)—Greater alcohol consumption is associated with lower serum levels of bone formation markers among patients living with HIV and substance use disorder, according to a study published online March 2 in Alcoholism: ...

Addiction

CDC: 2016 to 2017 saw increases in nonfatal overdoses

(HealthDay)—From 2016 to 2017, there were increases in nonfatal drug overdoses, with significant increases for all drug types except those involving benzodiazepines, according to research published in the April 3 issue ...

Addiction

Heavy drinking into older age adds 4 cm to waistline

More than half of drinkers aged 59 and over have been heavy drinkers and this is linked to a significantly larger waistline and increased stroke risk, according to a new UCL study.

Medications

Life saving overdose-reversing drug still not being accessed

Despite now being available over the counter, take-home naloxone programs designed to be used by potential overdose witnesses to prevent opioid-related harms, are not being bought in increased numbers, according to the authors ...

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Past-year methamphetamine use 6.6 per 1,000 in 2015 to 2018

The estimated rate of past-year methamphetamine use was 6.6 per 1,000 adults during 2015 to 2018, according to research published in the March 27 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and ...