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Category: Addiction Studies

Childhood Abuse Can Lead To Suicides For Drug Abusers

Childhood Abuse Can Lead To Suicides For Drug Abusers

A recent study found that those who experienced severe childhood abuse are much more likely to experience a suicide attempt later in life. The study reported a suicide rate about five times higher than in the general population. The American Journal of Public Health published the results, which reflect “how...

Alcoholism And PTSD Can Be Treated At The Same Time, Study Says

Alcoholism And PTSD Can Be Treated At The Same Time, Study Says

A new study found that doctors can safely treat alcoholism and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at the same time. “What we found is that those people that got (medication) plus prolonged exposure therapy for alcohol dependence together with the treatment for PTSD did the best for maintaining their low...

Some People Are More Likely To Become Alcoholics, New Study Says

Some People Are More Likely To Become Alcoholics, New Study Says

A new study conducted at McGill University reports people who are at risk of experiencing alcohol abuse exhibit a distinctive brain response when drinking alcohol. Alcohol abuse can cause serious health issues up to and including death for drinkers and innocent bystanders. In fact, about 11,000 people are killed each...

High Powered People More Likely To Become Drug Addicts, Study Says

High Powered People More Likely To Become Drug Addicts, Study Says

A top neuroscience professor, David Linden, PhD, a neuroscience professor at Johns Hopkins’ School of Medicine, says that the traits that make a good CEO such as drive for success and obsession are exactly what makes someone an addict. Linden says, “My strong, strong suspicion is that what makes some...

Report: Most Young Marijuana Smokers Know Drug Risks

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In a study of 12,000 young Swiss men, it was found that most young marijuana smokers know the risks of marijuana and other drugs while consuming them. Over 70 percent of the men surveyed who consume addictive substances say their knowledge of alcohol and drug abuse is good, which is...

Report: Binge Drinking Can Cause Older Adults To Lose Sleep

Report: Binge Drinking Can Cause Older Adults To Lose Sleep

A new research study published in the online journal SLEEP, found that frequent binge drinking may cause insomnia in older adults. The results spoke for themselves. It was revealed that if a study participant binged on an average of more than two days a week, he or she had an...

Study: Most Pregnant Women On Methadone Taking Illegal Drugs

Study: Most Pregnant Women On Methadone Taking Illegal Drugs

Most women who are already on methadone maintenance are consuming illegal substances and then giving birth to drug exposed babies. A study published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal & Neonatal Edition stated its findings after interviewing and testing 56 mothers for a variety of illegal drugs....

Study: Drinking Beer Can Create The Urge To Consume More Alcohol

Study: Drinking Beer Can Create The Urge To Consume More Alcohol

A research study has found that drinking a small amount of beer may trigger a part of your brain’s reward system and give one the urge to consume more alcohol. Researchers have found that when someone drinks, there are sensory cues that may affect certain parts of the brain, which...

Report: 70% Of Americans On Prescription Drugs

Report: 70% Of Americans On Prescription Drugs

The Mayo Clinic has reported that nearly 70% of Americans are taking at least one prescription drug and more than 50% are on at least two prescriptions. Twenty percent are on at least five prescription drugs. The study is uncovering important information on how drugs are used in this country....

Four States “Significantly Positive” For Latino Success At Drug Treatment Centers

Four States “Significantly Positive” For Latino Success At Drug Treatment Centers

According to a recent study, four states—Florida, Texas, Kansas and Oregon have minority success rates significantly positive for Latinos in relation to white clients for completing drug abuse treatment programs. A University of Iowa study, which was published in the May Drug and Alcohol Dependence journal, found that were wide...