A new study from Duke University researchers suggest treating teens for major depression could reduce their chances for developing drug or alcohol abuse problems later on.
The same gene variations that make it difficult to stop smoking also increase the likelihood that heavy smokers will respond to nicotine-replacement therapy and drugs that thwart cravings, a new study shows.
Addiction is on the rise in Europe. An increasing number of young people are unable to control their use of drugs, alcohol, sex, computer games, technology, shopping, dieting or exercise.
New research from Yale could help explain why cocaine addiction, abuse and dependency is dramatically increased in people who began using the drug during their teenage years, as opposed to later in adulthood.
Research undertaken by scientists at Baylor College of Medicine takes big steps in helping to explain why it is so hard for smokers to quit their addiction. Smoking enhances dopamine release, and when a smoker attempts to quit, dopamine levels lower significantly. The lapse in dopamine levels can prompt a relapse for smokers who are trying to quit. The authors suggest medications which could elevate dopamine levels when a smoker is trying to quit, could be key to a non-smoking life style and help to prevent relapse.
A new report produced by Cardiff University explores the link between happy hour in bars and pub violence. The research, which was conducted across five different cities in the UK, found that establishments with the highest levels of violence were most likely to have promotional prices on alcohol. Additionally, bars with higher reported levels of violence tended to have higher levels of customer intoxication between entering and exiting the venue.
Researchers at the University of Buffalo have discovered that 31 out of 75 patients hospitalized for opioid detoxification first became hooked on drugs after being prescribed medication for pain.