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US cocaine use cut by half, while marijuana consumption jumps

The use of cocaine dropped sharply across the United States from 2006 to 2010, while the amount of marijuana consumed increased significantly during the...

Natural recovery from alcohol problems possible, but more research needed

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health hope to learn how problem drinkers quit misusing alcohol on their own,...

School drug tests don’t work, but ‘positive climate’ might

School drug testing does not deter teenagers from smoking marijuana, but creating a "positive school climate" just might, according to research reported in the...

Stimulant-addicted patients can quit smoking without hindering treatment

Smokers who are addicted to cocaine or methamphetamine can quit smoking while being treated for their stimulant addiction, without interfering with stimulant addiction treatment....

Returning home broken not the norm for U.S. veterans

Two decades of research by Rumi Kato Price, PhD, professor of psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine, shows reason for optimism about...

Why do doctors abuse prescription drugs? ‘Self-medication’ key

Doctors who abuse prescription drugs often do so for "self-medication"—whether for physical or emotional pain or stress relief, reports a study in the October...

Cocaine exposure in the womb: Brain structure is intact but development...

Prenatal cocaine exposure affects both behavior and brain. Animal studies have shown that exposure to cocaine during in utero development causes numerous disruptions in...

Cannabis affects addiction processes in the adolescent brain

The nature of the teenage brain makes users of cannabis amongst this population particularly at risk of developing addictive behaviors and suffering other long-term...

Male Rats’ Cocaine Exposure Affects Their Offspring’s Drug Responses

A father’s drug use can influence his child’s vulnerability to drug use and addiction by the example it sets and the environmental exposures it...

Chronic cocaine use may reduce the body’s ability to store fat

Chronic cocaine use may reduce the body's ability to store fat, new research from the University of Cambridge suggests. The scientists found that cocaine use...

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