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Genes May Dictate Smoking Cessation Treatment

June 5th, 2008

A recent study supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and published in the Archives of General Psychiatry found genetic variants that seem to indicate which smokers trying to quit might benefit from certain treatments and which may not.
The treatments in question were the prescription […]

Cocaine Research Focused on Brain’s Chemical Balance

June 4th, 2008

There are currently no approved medications to treat cocaine abuse, but one medical school is out to try and change that. The University of Texas Medical School […] Continue Reading…

Vancouver’s Medicinal Heroin Trial Ending

June 2nd, 2008

The first medically prescribed heroin trial in North America is drawing to a close after almost a full year.
The $8-million North American Opiate Medication Initiative (NAOMI), funded […] Continue Reading…

Computer Programs May Help Addicts Stay Sober

May 23rd, 2008

Computer-based training, when combined with traditional therapy, may give addicts in treatment a better chance at recovery.
A Yale University study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, […] Continue Reading…

Campral Tested for Gambling Disorders

May 15th, 2008

Researchers at University Hospitals in Iowa City and at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha have begun to study the potential effectiveness in using Campral to treat […] Continue Reading…

Probuphine Offers Hope for Long Term Opioid Addiction

May 5th, 2008

Titan Pharmaceuticals is in phase III of its clinical trials for Probuphine, the company’s opiate addiction treatment that, by using its proprietary ProNeura drug delivery system, delivers buprenorphine at […] Continue Reading…

Conference Focuses on Mental Illness and Addiction

May 1st, 2008

Organized by Mayor Sam Sullivan and the city of Vancouver, Collaboration for Change’ is bringing together a number of experts from different fields, including academics, city officials, health managers […] Continue Reading…

Teen Drinking Likely To Cause More Problems in Adulthood

April 19th, 2008

The results of a four-year study published in the journal Pediatrics makes some dire conclusions about the long-term effects of teen drinking.
In short, the studies’ authors concluded […] Continue Reading…

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Drug Addicted Babies Prone to SIDS and ADHD

April 18th, 2008

The number of children born to mothers addicted to drugs is on the rise and has been for a number of years. Experts have continually warned that abusing […] Continue Reading…

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Researchers Uncover Smoking and Lung Cancer Gene

April 9th, 2008

Researchers at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston believe they have uncovered a genetic variation that may predispose some people towards cigarette addiction and make them more susceptible […] Continue Reading…

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