Tag Archives: addiction

Small Study Suggests Ritalin May Help Treat Cocaine Addiction

A single dose of Ritalin may help improve brain function in people addicted to cocaine, according to a small study published in JAMA Psychiatry. …

Animal Study Links Missing Brain Enzyme with Addiction to Painkillers

A new animal study suggests a missing brain enzyme increases concentrations of a protein related to opioid addiction, Science Daily reports. …

Family Physicians Group Offers Doctors Online Tools for Addiction Treatment

The American Academy of Family Physicians, in cooperation with the National Institute on Drug Abuse, is offering its members online tools to help them care for patients and families struggling with addiction. …

Betty Ford Center and Hazelden Foundation Pursuing Alliance

The boards of the Betty Ford Center and the Hazelden Foundation, two of the nation’s biggest addiction treatment providers, are considering a formal alliance, the Pioneer Press reports. …

Many Medical Residents Give Poor Marks to Addiction Training: Survey

More than half of internal medicine residents at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston say they were not adequately trained in addiction and other substance use disorders, according to a new survey. …

Children of Addicted Parents More Likely to be Depressed in Adulthood: Study

Children whose parents are addicted to drugs or alcohol are more likely to be depressed as adults, a new study suggests. …

FDA Asks For Additional Data on Implant to Treat Opioid Addiction

The Food and Drug Administration this week asked for more information on an implant designed to treat opioid addiction, before making a decision on whether to approve the drug, according to Bloomberg News. …

Researcher Uses Virtual Reality to Reduce Addiction Cravings

A Duke University researcher is studying whether virtual reality can be used to reduce cravings in people who are addicted. The goal is to help them develop coping strategies that they can use in the real world, Popular Science reports. …

David Sheff, Author of Clean, Interview: Part 2 of 2

Join Together chats with David Sheff, author of the new book, "Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy," to discuss his exploration into the science, prevention and treatment of addiction. …

Cocaine Cravings Turned Off and On With Laser Light in Rat Study

Scientists have used laser lights to turn cocaine cravings off and on in a study of rats. The findings suggest new directions for treatment of addiction in humans, the researchers say. …