Category results for "Drugs"

Drug Used to Prevent Spasms May Help Prevent Cocaine Relapse

The drug baclofen, used to prevent spasms in patients with spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders, may be able to help prevent relapses in people treated for cocaine addiction, a new study suggests.

The Way a Person Smokes Marijuana May Predict Future Dependence on the Drug

The way a person smokes marijuana is more important than how potent the drug is, or how much of the active ingredient THC it contains, in predicting whether the person will become dependent on the drug, a new study suggests.

More States Soften Approach to Low-Level Drug Use

A growing number of states are changing their approach to low-level drug users, emphasizing treatment instead of incarceration, according to The Washington Post. The change is a result of both reduced budgets and shifting views on drug use.

Frequent Involvement in Spiritual Activities Helps Drug and Alcohol Treatment: Study

Frequent involvement in spiritual activities appears to help in the treatment of drug and alcohol abuse in young people, a new study suggests.

Study Challenges Claims That Medical Marijuana Leads to Higher Crime Rates

Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have found no increase in crime in states that legalized medical marijuana. They analyzed rates of murder, rape, assault, robbery, burglary, larceny and auto theft.

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Young Adults Who Occasionally Use Cocaine or Amphetamines Show Brain Changes

Young adults who occasionally use stimulants including cocaine, amphetamines or prescription drugs such as Adderall show brain changes on scans, according to researchers at the University of California, San Diego.

Teen Inhalant Use Decreasing: Government Report

Fewer American teens are abusing inhalants, such as spray paint, glue and gasoline, according to a new government report.

Republicans Who Oppose Mandatory Minimum Sentences Say They’re Costly, Ineffective

Republicans, who have traditionally taken a tough approach on crime, are increasingly opposing mandatory minimum sentences, The New York Times reports. They see the sentences as ineffective, as well as too costly and punitive.

Medical Marijuana Researchers One Step Closer to Starting PTSD Study

Medical marijuana researchers are a step closer to being able to start a study on whether the drug helps treat post-traumatic stress disorder, after the Public Health Service gave its approval to the study. The Drug Enforcement Administration must still approve the research.

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