Substance Abuse News

Anti-Craving Drug, Counseling Help Homeless Cut Back

May 25th, 2014
Anti-Craving Drug, Counseling Help Homeless Cut BackHomeless alcoholics who received monthly injections of an anti-craving medication experienced fewer cravings and lowered their consumption of alcohol, according to a preliminary study from the University of Washington. Participants ...

Repeated Sexual Assault Victims Face Greater Psychological Consequences

May 24th, 2014
Repeated Sexual Assault Victims Face Greater Psychological ConsequencesA new study shows that victims who experience repeated forms of sexual violence — including rape -- experience greater levels of psychological and behavioral consequences than previously ...

Mental Illness May Be More Deadly Than Smoking

May 24th, 2014
Mental Illness May Be More Deadly Than SmokingAccording to Oxford University researchers, about one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem sometime during the year, while fewer than that ...

Study Finds Safety in Numbers When Drinking

May 23rd, 2014
Study Finds Safety in Numbers When Drinking Researchers have discovered that social drinking as part of a group is less risky than when an individual drinks alone. In the study, psychologists from the University of ...

Alcohol + Energy Drinks = Recipe for Harm

May 21st, 2014
Alcohol + Energy Drinks = Recipe for HarmA popular practice among adolescents and young adults is mixing alcohol with energy drinks (A+ED), and a new Australian study looks at motivations for this dangerous behavior. Researchers discovered young ...

Most ER ‘Super-Frequent Users’ Are Addicts

May 18th, 2014
Most ER ‘Super-Frequent Users’ Are AddictsA new study has found that a majority of “super-frequent users” of hospital emergency rooms are addicted to drugs or alcohol. A patient is considered a super-frequent user if they ...

Single Drinking Binge Can Be Far From Harmless

May 16th, 2014
Single Drinking Binge Can Be Far From HarmlessNew research suggests a single alcohol binge can have significant negative health effects. Scientists from the University of Massachusetts Medical School discovered a single episode of binge drinking ...

Mentally Ill Are Far More Likely to Use E-cigarettes

May 15th, 2014
Mentally Ill Are Far More Likely to Use E-cigarettesEmerging research suggests people living with depression, anxiety, or other mental disorders are much more likely to have tried e-cigarettes. Specifically, investigators report that such people are ...

ADHD Treatment May Lower Smoking Risk

May 13th, 2014
ADHD Treatment May Lower Smoking RiskConventional stimulant medications for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have a secondary benefit; they may lower smoking rates in youth. As discussed online in the journal Pediatrics, Duke Medicine researchers ...

Parents Play Role in Teens’ Prescription Drug Abuse

May 13th, 2014
Parents Play Role in Teens' Prescription Drug AbuseInvestigators believe parental beliefs on drug use may help to explain racial/ethnic variations in prescription drug misuse among teens. "Our findings add support to growing evidence that parents ...