Tag Archives: addiction

McLellan Returns to TRI as Chief Executive Officer

The Treatment Research Institute announced that A. Thomas McLellan, PhD, has returned to continue his leadership role as CEO of the nonprofit organization. …

Medically Prescribed Heroin More Cost-Effective Than Methadone for Treating Heroin Addiction: Study

Treating long-term heroin users with medically prescribed heroin is more cost-effective than methadone, a new study suggests. …

Study: Teens Addicted to the Internet More Likely to Admit to Drug Abuse

A new study suggests teenagers with “pathologic” Internet use are more likely to admit to drug abuse. …

Fifteen Percent of Surgeons Show Signs of Alcohol Problems

A new study shows that alcohol problems are not uncommon among surgeons. …

New Study on Cocaine and the Teen Brain

New findings by a Yale team of scientists may help explain why the risk of drug abuse and addiction increase significantly when cocaine use begins in adolescence. …

Study of Siblings’ Brains Provides Clues to Addiction

A new study of siblings’ brain structure and function may provide clues to addiction. Time reports that the study suggests at least some brain changes seen in addiction are a cause of excessive drug use, not the result. …

Pediatrics Group Releases Updated Guidelines on Neonatal Drug Withdrawal

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released updated guidelines for doctors and hospitals on how they can identify and monitor infants exposed to opioids and other drugs of addiction. …

Commentary: Clergy Matter

Clergy can, should, and must make a difference in the pain and confusion felt by so many of their congregants, but they must first understand the role that alcoholism and drug addiction play in the insidious social and spiritual erosion plaguing so many of their congregation’s families, says Sis Wegner of NACoA. …

Male Offspring of Cocaine-Using Rats Less Likely to Be Attracted to the Drug

Chemical changes caused by cocaine may be passed on to the next generation, a new study of rats suggests. The changes cause male offspring to find the drug less rewarding. …

Prescription Opioid Addiction Can Be Treated with Suboxone, Study Shows

The first large-scale study of treatment for addiction to prescription opioids finds the drug Suboxone (buprenorphine plus naloxone) can be an effective therapy. The study found adding intensive counseling for opioid dependence was not helpful, however. …