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Ecstasy use up sharply; use of many drugs steady, some declines
Use of the drug (2000-12-13)

Crime in a pill only a myth, say researchers
In a study of two Ontario university campuses, researchers found there have been no rape charges involving drinks laced with (2000-12-11)

Nicotine causes selective degeneration in brain, UCLA neuroscientists report
Nicotine causes degeneration in a region of the brain that affects emotional control, sexual arousal, REM sleep, and seizures, UCLA neuroscientists report in the journal Neuropharmacology. (2000-11-05)

Ecstasy use depletes brain's serotonin levels
Use of the recreational drug Ecstasy causes a severe reduction in the amount of serotonin in the brain, according to a study in the July 25 issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2000-07-24)

Researchers announce latest findings on drug dependence and abuse
The College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) will hold its annual meeting of more than 1,000 researchers worldwide to announce the latest findings on drug abuse related to adolescents, gender differences, technology, and treatment. The meeting is June 17-23 in Puerto Rico. (2000-06-14)

Decline in teenage drug use in the UK
Since 1995, drug use among UK teenagers has undergone significant decline, according to a letter in this week's BMJ. (2000-06-01)

Doctors should look for drug misuse in young patients with stroke
The growing pandemic of cocaine use in Western society is providing increasing evidence of its association with intracerebral haemorrhage. In this week's BMJ, Andrew McEvoy and colleagues warn doctors to be alert both for drug misuse and an underlying vascular cause in cases of young patients with haemorrhagic stroke. (2000-05-11)

Anti-drug campaigns aim at racial fears
The latest headlines about the club drug (2000-03-27)

Jefferson scientists show several serotonin-boosting drugs cause changes in some brain cells
Researchers have found changes in brain cells in rats treated with large doses of several anti-depressant or anti-obesity drugs. In some cases, the cells shriveled or took on abnormal corkscrew shapes. While the clinical significance of the findings isn't known, they may raise concerns about prolonged use of some drugs. (2000-02-28)

Drug trends among American teens
With a few notable exceptions, drug use among American adolescents held steady in 1999, according to the latest results from the Monitoring the Future study, conducted at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research (ISR). (1999-12-16)

Club drugs take center stage in new national education and prevention initiative by NIDA and national partners
NIDA and four national partners are launching a multi-media public education strategy to alert teens, young adults, parents, educators, and others about dangers of club drugs. NIDA also is increasing by 40 percent its research funding on club drugs, to a total of $54 million. (1999-11-30)

Yale study of long-term learning deficits resulting from repeated amphetamine exposure could help drug abusers
Repeated exposure to low-dose amphetamines can cause deficits in cognitive performance that last for several years after the exposure ends, offering insight into potential harmful effects of chronic substance abuse in humans, a Yale study has found. Study is the first to demonstrate long-lasting and possible permanent deficits caused by low-dose amphetamine exposure. (1999-10-25)

Chronic, heavy cocaine use associated with long-lasting impaired function
The detrimental effects of heavy cocaine use on an individual's manual dexterity, problem solving, and other critical skills can last for up to a month after the drug was taken, according to a study reported in the Summer issue of The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences (1999-08-01)

Hopkins Study Shows Brain Damage Evidence In "Ecstasy" Users
The common street drug (1998-10-30)

Brain Scan Could Help Resolve Controversy Over Diet Drug
Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a new method for studying an important group of brain cells that they say should help define the cells' functions and help resolve the controversy over the safety of two popular diet drugs (1996-12-01)

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