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Plays promote prevention of drug abuse
A new study finds that theatrical drama is an educational tool in the fight against drug addiction and abuse. Research published today in Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention and Policy, shows that after watching the play Tunnels - a series of six vignettes depicting the effects of alcohol and drug abuse - over half of the audience left the theatre wanting to get involved directly in drug and... View News Article (2007-04-05)

Easily led 'ash-tray': Adolescent smokers prone to drug abuse
It is common knowledge that smoking is a health risk but why do teens become addicted to smoking more easily than adults? In an evaluation for Faculty of 1000 Biology, Neil Grunberg looks into why adolescents are more prone to substance abuse. View News Article (2009-12-11)

Toward a vaccine for methamphetamine abuse
Scientists are reporting development of three promising formulations that could be used in a vaccine to treat methamphetamine addiction - one of the most serious drug abuse problems in the U.S.  View News Article (2011-05-12)

VCU study: Bad environment augments genetic risk for drug abuse
The risk of abusing drugs is greater - even for adopted children - if the family environment in which they are raised is dysfunctional, according to a new study conducted by a collaborative team from Virginia Commonwealth University and Lund University in Sweden.  View News Article (2012-03-06)

Strokes may be associated with cocaine and amphetamine abuse
The use of stimulant drugs, including cocaine and amphetamines, may be linked to a higher risk for stroke, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. View News Article (2007-04-03)

Drug abuse accounts for a third of the deaths behind Scotland's higher mortality rate
Drug abuse accounts for a third of the deaths behind Scotland's higher mortality rate, according to a study published on today. View News Article (2008-07-23)

More than 10 percent of adults abuse or become dependent on drugs during their lifetime
Approximately 10.3 percent of U.S. adults appear to have problems with drug use or abuse during their lives, including 2.6 percent who become drug dependent at some point. View News Article (2007-05-08)

The malicious use of pharmaceuticals: An under-recognized form of child abuse
Child abuse is a serious problem that affects nearly one million children a year in the United States alone. View News Article (2010-07-22)

Impact of narcotics is greater on mentally ill
Narcotics have an irreversible effect on the brains of people already suffering from mental illness. View News Article (2009-02-06)

Most ecstasy-related deaths occur among white males
Most people who die after taking ecstasy are white males in their late twenties, finds a study in this week's BMJ. Researchers at St George's Hospital analysed data on drug-related deaths collected for the National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths. They identified 81 ecstasy-related deaths occurring in England and Wales between 1997 and 2000. Most people who died from taking ecstasy were... View News Article (2003-01-08)

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