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Advances in understanding adolescent brain development may aid future treatments of mental illness and alcohol and substance use disorders, according to new research. You can read the full article from ScienceDaily here. Share this: FacebookGoogle+TwitterRedditemail

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Society must take collective responsibility to reduce the harm caused by alcohol use disorders, a University of Otago academic says. She argues that by reducing the levels of overall consumption, we have the opportunity to reduce harm to others. Read the full article by clicking here. Share this: FacebookGoogle+TwitterRedditemail

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Cannabis use is riding high on a decade-long wave of decriminalization, legalization and unregulated synthetic substitutes. As society examines the impact, an increasing disparity has become apparent: the risks are different in females than in males. You can click here to read the full news article. Share this: FacebookGoogle+TwitterRedditemail

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A growing body of research has unearthed the therapeutic benefits of alternative therapies such as yoga, art therapy, and massage for people recovering from addiction. As illustration, consider some of the more common holistic features of many current rehab programs and the science behind their effectiveness in this article from US News. Share this: FacebookGoogle+TwitterRedditemail

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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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