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National conference focuses on drug abuse and addiction in minority communities
On September 24-26, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will host (2001-09-21)
Integrated medical/substance abuse treatment increase odds patients continue treatment
Substance abusers given required medical care, integrated with substance abuse treatment are more likely to enter outpatient drug treatment programs upon completion of hospitalization than substance abusers who did not. (2002-06-27)
Health care providers should be prepared for high prevalence of co-occurring disorders
People who have major mental illnesses often have co-occurring substance abuse disorders. (2004-05-03)
Yale research program on women and drug abuse established with $2.5 million NIDA grant
Drug abuse among women will be the focus of a new five-year, $2.5 million grant recently awarded to Yale University researchers in the Department of Psychiatry. (2000-11-13)
NIDA to host two-day neuroscience symposium
The National Institute on Drug Abuse is hosting a symposium, (2003-03-26)
NIDA to host two-day conference in September
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will host a two-day conference, (2003-04-02)
Study of twins reveals changes in attention and motor skills after heavy stimulant abuse
In a study supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), researchers studied 50 pairs of twins; in each pair, one twin had a history of abusing cocaine and/or methamphetamine and the other had no history of drug abuse. (2003-04-09)
Next generation of Latino drug abuse experts at UH to learn, teach
National experts on drug abuse in the Latino community will be at the University of Houston for a weeklong conference to address current issues and research, and guide new scholars as they study the problem. (2007-05-16)
Physicians report less professional satisfaction in treating substance-abusing patients
Based on a survey of primary care physicians, researchers at Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health, report that residents and faculty physicians find less satisfaction caring for patients with alcohol or drug problems than managing patients with hypertension. (2002-06-27)
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. (2007-04-04)
National conference on drug abuse in minority communities
On September 24-26, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will host (2001-09-24)
Pitt Researchers Link Trauma With Adolescent Alcohol Abuse
The majority of adolescents with alcohol dependence or alcohol abuse may have been exposed to traumatic events such as physical violence or sexual abuse, say researchers at the Pittsburgh Adolescent Alcohol Research Center of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. (1997-11-25)
NIDA grants will improve knowledge about inhalant abuse
NIDA has awarded more than $2 million to fund seven grants focusing on issues related to inhalant abuse. (2002-11-05)
Science education: bringing neurobiology and addiciton research to the public
A NIDA-supported workshop designed to provide science teachers with tools to introduce school-aged children and adults to issues related to drug abuse and addiction. (2001-06-11)
Georgia State: Health provider awareness can curb prescription drug abuse
Increasing health care providers' level of concern about prescription drug abuse in their communities may be an effective public health tool in fighting America's prescription drug abuse epidemic, according to a study by researchers from the School of Public Health and the Department of Sociology at Georgia State University. (2016-02-18)
Marijuana use amongst youth stable, but substance abuse admissions up
While marijuana use amongst youth remains stable, youth admission to substance abuse treatment facilities has increased, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2017-08-15)
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 bmj.com today. (2008-07-22)
Adopting 12-step philosophy may enhance outcomes of counseling for cocaine addiction
Study results suggest that encouraging patients to adopt the (2004-05-03)
Risk for drug abuse in adopted children appears influenced by family, genetics
In a national Swedish adoption study, the risk for drug abuse appears to be increased among adopted children whose biological parents had a history of drug abuse, according to a report published Online First by Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2012-03-05)
Prescription pain medication abuse on surprising increase, with unexpected geographic distribution
Researchers at Rush University Medical Center found prescription pain medication (PPM) abuse is a rapidly growing problem with surprising and often unpredictable distribution patterns. (2006-10-16)
More than a million Americans abuse prescription drugs
Nearly 1.3 million Americans 12 and older abuse prescription drugs and require treatment for their problem, a new study concludes. (2004-04-20)
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 US The report appears in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. (2011-05-11)
Illegal use of human growth hormone common among young male weightlifters
A new study published in the American Journal on Addictions reveals that illicit use of HGH (human growth hormone) has become common among young American male weightlifters. (2011-01-20)
CHPA president and leading physician available to comment on NIDA 'Monitoring the Future'
Linda A. Suydam, D.P.A. president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, is available to comment on today's release of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (2006-12-21)
Walking a Good Path: 2001 calendar
Several American Indian Organizations and the National Institute on Drug Abuse have produced a free, science-based calendar on drug abuse and addiction. (2000-11-14)
Leading toxicologist warns against new drug of abuse
An internationally recognized toxicologist at the University of Newcastle has warned of the dangers of abusing the drug benzylpiperazine. (2007-04-27)
NIDA to host symposium: 'MDMA/Ecstasy research: advances, challenges, future directions'
A scientific conference, hosted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, will feature an array of international experts in the area of Ecstasy research. (2001-07-11)
Teaching children in schools about sexual abuse may help them report abuse
Children who are taught about preventing sexual abuse at school are more likely than others to tell an adult if they had, or were actually experiencing sexual abuse. (2015-04-16)
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 US. (2010-07-22)
NIDA to look at drug-impaired decision-making and HIV transmission
The National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, is holding a two-day meeting to explore wide-ranging issues related to drug abuse, impaired decision making and HIV/AIDS. (2007-04-09)
Almost one-third of Canadian adults have experienced child abuse
Almost one-third of adults in Canada have experienced child abuse -- physical abuse, sexual abuse or exposure to intimate partner (parents, step-parents or guardians) violence in their home. (2014-04-22)
Teen alcohol and illicit drug use and abuse examined in study
A survey of a nationally representative sample of US teenagers suggests that most cases of alcohol and drug abuse have their initial onset at this important period of development, according to a report published in the April issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, a JAMA Network publication. (2012-04-02)
Teen drug use linked with later health problems
A long-term study has linked adolescent drug use with health problems in early adulthood. (2002-07-31)
More than 10 percent of adults abuse or become dependent on drugs during their lifetime
Approximately 10.3 percent of US adults appear to have problems with drug use or abuse during their lives, including 2.6 percent who become drug dependent at some point, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2007-05-07)
Abuse of painkillers can predispose adolescents to lifelong addiction
Rockefeller University researchers reveal that adolescent mice exposed to the painkiller Oxycontin can sustain lifelong and permanent changes in their reward system -- changes that increase the drug's euphoric properties and make such adolescents more vulnerable to the drug's effects later in adulthood. (2008-09-10)
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. (2007-04-02)
Researchers find group therapy benefits homeless veterans prone to violence
A new study examines the rates of violence among homeless veterans and their partners and the significant results of group therapy. (2009-09-25)
NIDA clinical toolbox provides the latest information about drug treatment strategies
The National Institute on Drug Abuse is sending its new (2000-09-17)
Conference focuses on drug abuse effects on neuroimmunity, infectious diseases
The 9th Conference on Neuroimmune Circuits & Infectious Diseases will be held Oct. (2002-09-25)
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