Methylphenidate, sold as Ritalin for treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, causes changes to neurons in the reward areas of the brain similar to those seen in cocaine users, according to new research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)….
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The suicide rate among U.S. soldiers reached a 30-year high in 2008, surpassing the civilian rate for the first time since the Vietnam War.
While more returning U.S. soldiers struggle with addiction to painkillers prescribed by Army doctors to treat their combat injuries, the U.S. Army's approach to treating addicted soldiers is drawing increasing criticism.
As Barack Obama was inaugurated with great fanfare and drug czar John
Walters and other Bush Administration officials exited the halls of power in
Washington, D.C., the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
quietly released the 2009 National Drug Control Strategy and Making the
Drug Problem Smaller, 2001-08, a report on drug-use trends during the Bush
Confidence in fundraising has plunged to the lowest level since at least 1998, according to the latest data from the Philanthropic Giving Index (PGI). Nonprofit fundraising professionals surveyed by researchers at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University gave an…
Ingesting the amount of caffeine contained in seven cups of instant coffee could cause drinkers to experience hallucinations, according to researchers at Durham University. Bloomberg reported Jan. 14 that individuals who consumed more than 330 mg of caffeine daily were…
Just days before the inauguration of Barack Obama, President George Bush named the White House's point person on drug supply reduction to serve as acting director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Needle-exchange programs have been credited with saving many lives by preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS among injection-drug users, but some counselors at the harm-reduction programs have been fatally tempted by easy availability of heroin, the Wall Street Journal reported Jan….
In an effort to encourage soldiers to seek addiction treatment, military officials have proposed to eliminate the requirement that commanding officers be notified if a soldier seeks voluntary counseling.
The U.S. government and experts from academia are looking for new ways to treat the growing number of American troops with addiction problems and post-traumatic stress disorders.