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Treatment Rate Jumps for Addiction to Benzodiazepines and Narcotic Pain Relievers

Treatment admissions for people addicted to both benzodiazepines and narcotic pain relievers jumped 569.7 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to a new government report. Overall, substance abuse treatment admissions increased 4 percent over the same period.

Synthetic Version of “Magic Mushrooms” Tested As Treatment for Alcoholism, Smoking

Scientists are testing the synthetic version of the active compound in “magic mushrooms,” psilocybin, for a variety of purposes, including treatment of alcoholism, according to The compound is also being studied as a smoking cessation aid.

Opioid Overdose Treatment and Prevention: Often Overlooked at Community Level

While many programs aimed at prescription drug abuse focus on how to stop diversion of medications, an often overlooked but critical issue is preventing and treating opioid overdoses, according to a Brown University researcher.

Men and Women Are Helped Differently by Alcoholics Anonymous

Men and women benefit in different ways from Alcoholics Anonymous, a new study suggests.

Report: Federal Government Not Doing Enough to Help Smokers Quit

The federal government missed several important opportunities to improve access to smoking cessation medications and counseling this year, according to a new American Lung Association report. States’ records were more mixed, but many failed to ensure coverage, the group says.

Government Report: Thousands of Prisoners Wait Months for Drug Treatment

Thousands of prisoners wait months to enter drug education or rehabilitation programs, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office. The delay is caused by staff shortages and limited resources.

Increase in Cigarette Taxes May Influence Heavy Smokers to Cut Back

An increase in cigarette taxes may lead heavy smokers to cut back more than people who smoke fewer cigarettes, a new study suggests.

Psychiatric Association Creates Category of “Substance Use and Addictive Disorders”

The American Psychiatric Association has approved a new edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders that combines substance abuse and dependence into a single category of “substance use and addictive disorders.”

Drug Combination May Help Treat Cocaine Addiction, Study Suggests

A new study suggests combining the anti-seizure drug topiramate with amphetamines may help treat cocaine addiction.

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