Drugs

Study: We Need More Heroin “Injection Clinics”

A new study said cities in America and worldwide should set up so called “injection clinics” where addicts can legally inject illicit drugs. According to a report onFoxNews.com, one such facility operates in Vancouver — the only one in North America. Heroin and cocaine addicts can go to the Insite clinic and get free needles ….

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Professionals: The New Heroin Users

The image many of us have of the typical heroin user is a burned-out lowlife huddled in a squalid apartment injecting his drug of choice. But one report said that is no longer the case – professionals are now turning to heroin. WLWT-TV in Cincinnati reports on a new rehabilitation center that has just opened, and ….

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Obama Administration Favors Drug Treatment Over Prison

The Obama administration says it supports drug treatment instead of prison for some criminals, after new data showed a definite link between drug use and crime. The Office of National Drug Control Policy’s 2010 Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Annual Report showed more than 50% of men arrested tested positive for at least one drug. Ten ….

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Novel New Research Into Heroin Addiction

Most research into heroin addiction deals with how to get people to stop using the drug. Well, a new research effort in Chicago is trying to determine if you can stop people from using the drug in the first place. According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, the research is funded by an Illinois ….

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First Ever Drug Treatment For Cocaine Addiction?

A potential huge breakthrough in the treatment of cocaine addiction – a common beta-blocker could become the first-ever drug treatment for cocaine. According to a report from Asian News International, the beta-blocker, propranolol, is currently used to treat people with hypertension and anxiety. But researcher Devin Mueller of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee said in animal testing, ….

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Vaccine Against Heroin Addiction?

Researchers in California have made a huge leap in the quest for a vaccine to fight heroin addiction. They say they have come up with a vaccine that prevented lab rats from becoming addicted. The Washington Post reports that researchers at Scripps Research Institute say their vaccine not only eliminated the pain-killing action of heroin, ….

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Cell Phone Photos Help In Meth Treatment

Researchers have come up with a simple and apparently effective way for doctors to make sure their methamphetamine patients are taking their medication to fight their addiction – cell phone photos. According to a report from Newswise, researchers from the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute gave 20 meth patients camera-equipped cell phones. They told them ….

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Do You “Like” Your Meds?

Facebook has taken over the world. Well, not exactly, but it has changed the face of communication and marketing as much as the computer, the telephone, and the printing press. It’s a modern marvel that connects people around the world almost instantly. It started with a small group of college students and then expanded widely. ….

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Doctors Take Back Responsibility

The rise of prescription drug abuse is a bit of an embarrassment for the medical community. The reason is simple – prescription drugs are manufactured as part of the legitimate medical supply chain. These drugs aren’t being grown in Columbia or the fields of Afghanistan; they are made (usually in the US) and only then ….

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The Biological Drive Underlying Addiction

Imagine how hard it would be to kick the normal biological drives as if they were addictions. It would mean things like ignoring your drive to eat when hungry, drink when thirsty, or sleep. These are built in biological imperatives, nearly impossible to resist. A study out of Duke University this past summer linked addiction to ….

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