Scientists Discover Key in Treating Cocaine Addiction

Researchers are continually studying brain function and ability with regards to addiction, believing that there are fundamental elements that can hold the keys to more effective treatments. One new study recently focused on the infralimbic cortext and its role in cocaine addiction. According to the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers at the University of Iowa found that this portion of the …

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Anxiety and Depression Patients More Likely to Take Opioid Medications

A recent report published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine reveals that patients struggling with two of the most common mental disorders are also more prone to take opioid medications. Researchers at Dartmouth and the University of Michigan have discovered that anxiety and depression patients receive more painkillers than others at more than triple the rate. …

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Ohio Community Considering Tough Policy for Repeat Overdose Calls to 911

The City of Middleton, Ohio, is feeling the effects of the opioid crisis like so many other municipalities in the US. Under a proposed plan by a City Council member, people who dial 911 for help for a person who is overdosing on opioids may be told that help is not on the way. Councilman Dan Picard has put forth …

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Women More Likely to be Hospitalized for Opioids than Ever Before

More long term studies are being published on the effects of opioids in the United States. As researchers are able to obtain a broader scope of the damage, the data is revealing more about what could help combat the opioid crisis. For instance, a new report shows that women are being admitted into emergency rooms across the country at a …

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Number of People Seeking Marijuana Addiction Treatment Rising

Now that marijuana possession has been decriminalized in a number of US states, there are fewer instances where people are being sent to marijuana treatment programs by the legal system. Even though the number of instances of court-ordered treatment is dropping, survey results are showing that numbers are up for those seeking help voluntarily. Court-Mandated Public Sector and Overall Marijuana …

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Rich Kids at Higher Risk for Addiction, According to New Study

The results of a new study have found that teens who come from an upper-middle class background are at higher risk for drug or alcohol addiction than the national average. The researchers found that in their mid-twenties, young adults from a well-to-do background were two-to-three times more likely to be diagnosed with an addiction. The study results were published in …

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