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How do recreational opioid users perceive supervised injection sites?

A new study shows that most people who use opioids recreationally in America would actually be willing to utilize supervised injection facilities (SIFs). SIFs are...

Changes in dopamine responses found for the first time in recreational...

Groundbreaking research has revealed that recreational cocaine users may be dangerously close to a substance use disorder. Among those who were not addicted to cocaine,...

New UN report: the US has the highest drug death rate...

The U.S. has the highest number of deaths that are related to drugs in the world, according to the 2017 United Nations Office on...

Opioid manufacturers sued for fraud by Missouri and Ohio

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley filed a suit against Endo Health Solutions, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Purdue Pharma in the Circuit Court of St. Louis....

Painkiller misuse is nearly doubled among the uninsured

Lack of access to health insurance coverage virtually doubles the odds of painkiller misuse, according to the latest edition of the Behavioral Health Barometer...

How are underage drinkers influenced by alcohol ads?

Alcohol is the most used substance by adolescents in the U.S. People who are between 12 and 20 years old drink 11 percent of...

The link between cocaine addiction and vascular disease

Most people are aware of the dangers linked to heart diseases, but blockages of accumulated plaques or cholesterol can actually impact more than the...

Methadone and buprenorphine treatment retention curbs risk of death

Retention during methadone and buprenorphine treatment is associated with significant reductions in risks of death and deadly overdoses among people dependent on opioids, a...

Approaching addiction with responsibility but not blame

Can people accept responsibility but not blame for their actions? A new framework suggests that it’s possible, at least when it comes to drug...

Why are wealthy teens more likely to get addicted?

Going to a prestigious high school, living in a comfortable home or wealthy neighborhood, and having disposable income are some factors that will increase...
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