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New Zealand’s National Party announces $82 million crackdown on drugs

New Zealand’s National Party has promised an $82 million crackdown on drugs and gangs if the party is re-elected. The funding, which is also backed...

Using the genetics of addiction to improve treatment

Substance use disorders result from genetic and environmental factors combined, which led researchers to look at changes in gene expressions to predict susceptibility to...

Lack of belief in free will may undermine addiction treatment

A popular view among ordinary people is that individuals with drug addiction do not have the ability to choose between different courses of action....

Helping a parent addicted to painkillers

New data reveals that of the more than 33,000 fatal overdoses linked to opioid painkillers in 2015, over 6,200 were Americans over 55 years...

Economic recessions and unemployment: A path toward drug use

The likelihood of drug use during an economic recession is increased by the distress of unemployment, according to a new review. “In our literature review,...

Chicago mayor announces expansion of opioid addiction treatment

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced plans to increase efforts to overcome the opioid epidemic and increase access to addiction treatment. The city will...

The intricate nature of sleep during addiction treatment

Most issues related to substance use disorders are generally addressed and managed during addiction treatment, but a new study found that healthy sleep patterns...

Over 2 million were addicted to alcohol and drugs in 2014,...

New government data reveals that 2.3 million American adults suffered from both a past-year illicit drug addiction and an alcohol addiction in 2014. The CBHSQ...

Children in welfare programs more likely to use drugs, research

Researchers sought to determine whether childhood welfare participation influenced the likelihood of drug use into young adulthood and discovered that it significantly increased the...

FDA announces public meeting on abuse-deterrent opioids

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has announced that the FDA will host a two-day public meeting to consider whether or not abuse-deterrent...
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