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Young people in England aren’t just drinking less alcohol – a new study shows that more of them are never taking up alcohol at all, and that the increase is widespread among young people, suggesting that this behavior may be becoming more acceptable. You can read the full article from ScienceDaily here. Share this: FacebookGoogle+TwitterRedditemail

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An article from Psychology Today examines why authentic and healthy relationships are essential to overcoming addiction. You can read more about it here.  Share this: FacebookGoogle+TwitterRedditemail

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A new study shows that beyond the role of cognition in vulnerability to substance use, the lasting effects of adolescent cannabis use can be observed on important cognitive functions and appear to be more pronounced than those observed for alcohol. Click here to read the full article. Share this: FacebookGoogle+TwitterRedditemail

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A report by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University called out “the failure of the medical profession at every level — in medical school, residency training, continuing education and in practice” to adequately address addiction. You can read the full article by New York Times here. Share this: FacebookGoogle+TwitterRedditemail

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According to a new study, changes in a brain signaling system contribute to the development of alcohol addiction-like behaviors in rats. This discovery has the potential to help improve treatment of alcohol dependence. You can read the full article here. Share this: FacebookGoogle+TwitterRedditemail

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Yale researchers have identified racial disparities in the treatment of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain. Black patients who receive opioids long-term are more likely than whites to be tested for illicit drug use. Of those who test positive, blacks are more likely to have their opioid prescriptions discontinued, said the researchers in […]

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Mandatory drug treatment is supported by many family members desperate to help a loved one with substance use disorder get sober, but clinicians are split on whether court-ordered drug treatment actually has its intended effect. Read the full article from US News here. Share this: FacebookGoogle+TwitterRedditemail

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Exercise can help prevent relapses into cocaine addiction, according to new research led by University at Buffalo’s Panayotis (Peter) Thanos, PhD. Read the full article from ScienceDaily here. Share this: FacebookGoogle+TwitterRedditemail

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Addiction, experts say, is not a question of free will or a correctable character flaw, as a lot of people would like to believe. Rather, it is an affliction of the brain that needs to be treated as one would any chronic illness. One treatment option that has been proposed is an experimental vaccine, which […]

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Passaic County’s drug court helped Amanda Zita triumph over her addictions to oxycontin and heroin. But first she had to confront a childhood trauma. Read more about Amanda’s recovery story here. Share this: FacebookGoogle+TwitterRedditemail

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