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W-18: A Dangerous and Addictive Drug

  April 28, 2016   No comments

Health officials are growing concerned about the drug W-18, a powerful painkiller medication that is making its way into North America. The drug was developed in Canada over 30 years

ADHD Linked to Video Game Addiction

  April 27, 2016   No comments

A study finds that men with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are likely to use video games as an escape from their disorder. The study, published in the journal Psychology of

Many Older Adults Being Prescribed Narcotic Medications

  April 26, 2016   No comments

A study published earlier this year in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology finds that the older population is more sensitive to narcotics and their side effects, but this population

Low Income Areas Need Recovery Resources

  April 25, 2016   No comments

Drug use in low-income and resource-poor communities is much more prevalent than in communities with access to employment and strong family relationships, finds a study published in Substance Use and

Lean On Me

  April 18, 2016   No comments

Blog post by: Alumni Relations Specialist I can remember at the end of my active addiction, my run was lonely and depressing. I only had friends that wanted to use

Smoking Waterpipe Damages Lung Airways

  April 15, 2016   No comments

Data published in a study in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care of Medicine states that hookah and waterpipe users have high lung function abnormalities.

Substance Misuse Linked to Suicidal Behaviors

  April 13, 2016   No comments

A study led by the University of Massachusetts Medical School finds that suicidal behaviors are linked to substance misuse. The study analyzed data from 874 emergency department patients from 8

Canadian Doctors Dangerously Prescribing Fentanyl

  April 8, 2016   No comments

According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Manitoba and published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, half of physicians do not follow safety guidelines when prescribing

Synthetic Drugs Causing Overdoses in California

  April 6, 2016   No comments

A fatal batch of fentanyl-laced pills are circulating around California, specifically in the Sacramento County area. As of last week, there have been over 35 overdoses related to these dangerous

Amphetamine Alters Brain Signaling

  March 31, 2016   No comments

Prolonged use of amphetamine during adolescence can lead to changes in brain functions that last into adulthood, according to a study published in the journal Neuroscience. Psychostimulant drugs like amphetamine