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Prescription of heroin is less costly for society
Prescribing methadone plus heroin
to chronic, treatment resistant addicts is less co...week's BMJ. The study involved treatment resistant heroin
addicts taking part in methadone maintenance programmes in six cities in the Netherlands. Prior to s...
High rates of sexually transmitted infections found in young drug users
...ors among both of these populations. Non-injection heroin
and/or crack users are rarely the target of sexual or drug risk reduction interventions. Sexually transmitted infection prevention and treatment programs need to target drug users," said Susan G. Sherman, MPH, PhD, corresponding author of the study a...
Young drug abusers suffer brain damage similar to early Alzheimer's, says new research
...f 34 intravenous drug abusers, who had mainly used heroin
and methadone, were examined after death and compa... an increased risk of brain damage associated with heroin
and methadone use, which may be highest in the young, when individuals are most likely to acquire th...
New drug abuse treatment shows promise
...Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Approved for treating heroin
and prescription opiate pain killer abuse in 2002,...ise of bringing new patients into treatment. While heroin
and prescription opiate pain killer abuse has substantially increased over the years, the availabili...
Opiates better than sedatives for treating newborns in withdrawal
...atives for treating infants born to women who used heroin
or methadone while pregnant. Opiates appear to bet... to authors represents some 3,000 current pregnant heroin
users in the U.S., similar to Australian figures. Between 48 percent and 94 percent of infants expos...
One in every hundred Londoners could be crack cocaine users, claim researchers
...te users, part of the increase in use is driven by heroin
users, which has implications for treatment and prevention" The researchers looked at data for 12 London boroughs from a number of sources reporting crack cocaine use, including numbers in specialist drug treatment, arrested, accident and emergency a...
Medication appears effective in treating teen heroin addiction
...o drugs prescribed to treat teenagers dependent on heroin
and other opioids, the drug buprenorphine was more...try, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The use of heroin
among adolescents has more than doubled in the past ten years, and the use of prescription opiates, ...
A recipe for overeating: Studies outline dangers of mixing stress, deprivation and tempting foods
...r liking of food. Yet external substances such as heroin
and morphine mimic endorphins by binding to the sa...treats pain) or block them (naloxone, which treats heroin
addiction). From the rats' responses to these drugs, Boggiano and her colleagues inferred how stress...
New study finds anabolic steroids may be addictive
...was comparable to that for crack cocaine (3.8%) or heroin
Methadone therapy - one dose does not fit all
...een used for more than 30 years as a treatment for heroin
addicts. Doctors have all along struggled to find the best doses to help patients overcome their heroin
cravings without getting them used to higher levels of methadone (itself an dependence-forming subst...
Teens' herbal product use associated with illicit substance use
... IV drugs 8.8 times more likely to have ever used heroin
14.5 times more likely to have ever used steroids than teens who have never used herbal products. "Those numbers could go higher with a survey that includes students who don't attend school regularly or who have dropped out. Those teens are consid...
NDRI researchers report on transitions to injecting drug use among noninjecting heroin users
... Inc. (NDRI) report on a study of street-recruited heroin
users in New York City, who were not injecting, to... The study followed several hundred non-injecting heroin
users longitudinally in order to understand the risk factors for moving from the non-injected use of...
Study links effects of withdrawal to compulsive drug use and craving
...scientists had previously shown that drugs such as heroin
stimulate the brain's pleasure centers and thereby motivate drug consumption, the role of withdrawal-associated inhibitory effects on brain pleasure centers in motivating drug intake had been more difficult to quantify. "This is a missing piece of th...
Study suggests Switzerland's liberal drug policy works
Switzerland's policy of offering heroin
addicts substitution treatment with methadone or b...norphine has led to a decline in the number of new heroin
users in Zurich, according to a paper published in this week's issue of The Lancet. Switzerland has ...
Homeless young people warn researchers about the dangers of cash incentives
...60 to take part in a study one used the money for heroin
and almost died as a result. He reflected the popular view that phone cards, coffee vouchers or useful items like backpacks and clothes were much more appropriate. "Things we need and that won't hurt us" he stressed. "This is an important finding" sa...
Early puberty may mean anxiety, abnormal eating behaviors later
...l stages, had, as adults, higher self-administered heroin
intake under mild stressful conditions than rats not exposed to THC during developmental stages. Those exposed showed neural impairments in brain areas linked to reward, stress and anxiety. These impairments can cause dysregulation of the enkephalin ...
Prescription pain killers involved in more drug overdose deaths than cocaine or heroin in the US
...n, and cocaine. Opioids surpassed both cocaine and heroin
in extent of involvement in these drug overdoses b..., death certificates pointing a finger of blame at heroin
and cocaine also increased by 12.4% and 22.8% respectively. In an accompanying 'comment' article, ...
Drug may help women stop smoking
... such as morphine, it was originally used to treat heroin
addicts. It also helps reduce relapse rates in alcoholics. Scientists suspect that it inhibits the chemical signals within the brain that convey pleasure when people use drugs such as alcohol or nicotine. When the immediate rewards of drinking or s...
Prescription opioids the predominant choice among illicit opioid users
For almost a century, heroin
addiction has been a core element of the illicit d...licit opioid users across Canada). They found that heroin
use has become an increasingly marginal form of drug use and that, instead, use of prescription opio...
OPICAN study in seven Canadian cities reveals prescription opioid abuse more prevalent than heroin
...odan and Tylenol 3 or 4. "Our study suggests that heroin
use has become an increasingly marginal form of dr...ll study sites, there was a significant decline of heroin
use among participants between 2001 and 2005. Dr. Fischer also highlights that in a large number of...