Substance Abuse

Traumatic Injury Not a Significant Driver for Continued Opioid Use

Traumatic Injury Not a Significant Driver for Continued Opioid Use

Researchers found only 1 percent of patients prescribed medication still took opioids one year after hospital discharge.

Mechanism of Rapid Antidepressant Effect of Alcohol Elucidated

Mechanism of Rapid Antidepressant Effect of Alcohol Elucidated

By

Acute exposure to ethanol led to antidepressant and anxiolytic behaviors in rodents for up to 24 hours.

Reduced Bone Density Among Heavy Users of Cannabis

Reduced Bone Density Among Heavy Users of Cannabis

Researchers find heavy users have lower bone density than cigarette smokers.

Substance Use Disorders in Autism Revisited

Substance Use Disorders in Autism Revisited

By

Autism is a heritable neurodevelopmental disorder that is approximately 4 times more prevalent in males than females.

Cigarette Smoking Predicts Development of Depression

Cigarette Smoking Predicts Development of Depression

By

Cigarette smoking prevalence among persons with severe mental illness is approximately 3 times greater than the rate observed in the general population.

Global Burden of Disease Study 2015: Drug Abuse and Alzheimer Disease

Global Burden of Disease Study 2015: Drug Abuse and Alzheimer Disease

In America, deaths associated with opioid use increased more than five-fold over the past 25 years.

Alcohol Use Disorder Drug Shows Promise

Alcohol Use Disorder Drug Shows Promise

CDC rank alcohol-attributable mortality as the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States.

DEA Cutting Opioid Painkiller Production

DEA Cutting Opioid Painkiller Production

More than 6 million Americans older than 12 had illegally used prescription medications in the previous month.

FDA Starts App Competition To Help Reduce Overdose Mortality

FDA Starts App Competition To Help Reduce Overdose Mortality

By

No application is currently available to connect carriers of naloxone with nearby opioid overdose victims.

Sign Up for Free e-newsletters