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  • Country vs. City Addictions: Are They Different?

    Urban and rural addicts don't seem to have a whole lot in common, according to a report published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services ...

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  • Neighborhood Watch: Drug Sales Drive Drug Use

    Community prevention organizations have known for many years that one of the best predictors of drug use is what's known as “perception of ...

    ... study published in the journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention and Policy zeroes in on peer attitudes ... drug sales. Community Influence New York University's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR) ... Learn more

  • Why Don’t We Have Addiction Vaccines?

    After three decades of research, people with addiction still have few medication options. While there are a handful of modestly effective ...

    ... professor and medical director of the Charles O'Brien Center for Addiction Treatment at the University of Pennsylvania. 2 “You ... an effective addiction vaccine have become all too clear since the 1990s. Most of the target ... Learn more

  • Waiting for Treatment in Tennessee: The Doctor Will See You Soon

    Waiting for Treatment in Tennessee: The Doctor Will See You Soon

    It's tragic. People are reaching out for help…and there's no one there. As a nation, we're experiencing a severe shortage of treatment options ...

    ... the drastic wait times faced by those wanting to receive residential treatment (which can stretch up to a year and a half). ... at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He's proposing the addition ... Learn more

  • Chronic Disease Treatment Success Rates

    Testicular Cancer Testicular cancer was perhaps one of the most feared cancers of the 70s and 80s. However, advances in treatment meant that the ...

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  • Smoke Signals: Why Are Cigarettes Such a Hot Commodity in Treatment?

    Years ago, while I was in a nine-month substance abuse treatment program, I realized that everyone around me had one thing in common - they smoked. ...

    ... rest of the general population. And according to two recent studies, these higher rates negatively affect substance abuse treatment success. Let's take a look at those studies now: Study #1 This research , led by ... Learn more

  • Does Methadone Treatment Suppress Testosterone in Opioid Addicts?

    A new study out of McMaster University in Canada has found that common treatments for opioid addiction reduce the level of testosterone in men, ...

    ... office showed that the rate of death for those using Suboxone and methadone as part of opioid substitution treatment is about half of what it is for those using street heroin . Learn more about the symptoms ... Learn more

  • Cryptocurrency: A Payment For Treatment or a Reason For Treatment?

    Cryptocurrency: A Payment For Treatment or a Reason For Treatment?

    Do residential treatment facilities accept cash, charge, insurance - or cryptocurrency? Despite cryptocurrency's newfound popularity, ...

    ... it's widespread enough that Scotland is now home to a hospital that offers residential treatment for dependency on cryptocurrency. The center, Castle Craig Hospital, is the first of its kind, but it likely won't be ... Learn more

  • Want Healthy, Clear Skin? Say No to Alcohol!

    Drinking too much alcohol too often has negative effects on the body, something anyone with nasty hangover experience can validate. Most people ...

    Drinking too much alcohol too often has negative effects on the body, something anyone with nasty hangover experience can validate. Most people are aware that prolonged use of alcohol negatively impacts the liver, ... Learn more

  • New Drug Testing Technology Makes Urine Samples a Thing of the Past

    New Drug Testing Technology Makes Urine Samples a Thing of the Past

    Breathe on this. Spit on that. Provide a urine sample. You know the drill. The methods of drug testing are relatively common and well-known. From ...

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  • Here’s a Simple Way to Decrease Opiate Cravings

    We all know that getting enough sleep is important to your mood and overall health, but it also plays a crucial role in addiction recovery, too. ...

    ... along with researchers at Penn State's College of Medicine, recruited 68 people from the Caron Treatment Center in Wernersville, Pennsylvania, to undergo assessments of relapse risk. Each of the 68 had recently completed ... Learn more

  • Teens Are Smoking and Drinking Less

    National, state, and large urban school district surveys are conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) every two years among high school ...

    ... is struggling with addiction, take action today. Our toll-free helpline can connect you to the best addiction treatment centers to fit your needs. We're available around the clock at 1-888-744-0069 Who Answers? . ... Learn more

  • Everything You Need to Know Inhalant Abuse

    A new study has found an unusual link between inhalant abuse and head injuries, mental illness and traumatic experiences. The findings of ...

    ... help to treat an inhalant abuse problem could literally mean the difference between life and death. Although treatment centers that solely focus on inhalant abuse may be hard to find, there are plenty of inpatient ... Learn more

  • Does Opioid Addiction Cause Sexual Dysfunction in Men?

    A new study out of India has found that most men suffering from opioid addiction are also dealing with sexual dysfunction as a result. The ...

    ... is struggling with addiction, take action today. Our toll-free helpline can connect you to the best addiction treatment centers to fit your needs. We're available around the clock at 1-888-744-0069 Who Answers? . ... Learn more

  • When Does Medical Marijuana Use Morph into Full-Blown Addiction?

    In more US states, marijuana is becoming legalized and socially accepted as treatment for a range of illnesses. But, like many medicines, it can ...

    ... marijuana-induced “freak out,” Joseph, now 19, was taken by his brother to a nearby drug treatment center where he entered an inpatient program. After graduating from high school, he relapsed, and found himself hopeless ... Learn more

  • Ibogaine: Can it Cure My Addiction?

    What does it take to quit using heroin or other opioids? It's a question that is very much on the minds of millions of Americans. The ...

    ... factors seriously before deciding on ibogaine as a treatment for your substance addiction. It's important ... Alliance. (n.d.). Is Ibogaine therapy safe? 6. Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). Vital signs: ... Learn more

  • Smoking Around Kids is More Dangerous Than You Think

    Most of us know that exposure to secondhand smoke can produce serious consequences for unborn children, including low birth weight, heart ...

    ... level of secondhand smoke exposure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note that ... to inherent issues in using statistical estimates of populations. Clearing the Smoke If you're ready to quit smoking ... Learn more

  • Turns Out Abusing ADHD Meds Won’t Get You on the Dean’s List

    Lindsay felt overwhelmed. With three finals and a term-paper deadline looming in her near future, she didn't know how she would survive, much less ...

    ... . Third, physicians who prescribe ADHD medications have to get on board. Researchers say doctors must make it clear that selling these medications is illegal, as is using drugs that are not prescribed to you. They ... Learn more

  • Attorney General Nominee Thinks Booze Is Safer Than Pot?

    President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general made serious waves during her confirmation hearing on Jan. 28. Despite statistics and data to ...

    ... is more dangerous than alcohol.” However, Lynch made it clear that she didn't agree with the President's stance ... , liver disease and neurological problems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that 88 ... Learn more

  • Do Women Pay a Higher Price for Smoking Weed?

    Tetrahydrocannibinol, better known as THC, is the most potent component of marijuana. It's the chemical that causes feelings of euphoria and makes ...

    ... . The effects of THC are worse when a woman is ovulating. During this time, there's a very clear spike in drug sensitivity that occurs when estrogen levels have already peaked and are beginning to decline. Craft ... Learn more

  • Can a Label Really Stop the Abuse of Some Prescription Meds?

    Concerns over the risks of combining benzodiazepine and opioid prescriptions has 41 state health officials petitioning the Food and Drug ...

    ... consideration, having an unambiguous black box warning sign should be more effective at providing a clear-cut message and helping to reduce the preventable medication errors sustained each year. Additional Reading ... Learn more

  • CVS Digs Deep into the Trend of Stimulant Abuse

    Although drugs like heroin and cocaine tend to grab flashier and more dramatic headlines in the media, arguably the biggest substance issue ...

    ... survey among young adults. What they found will not only surprise you; it will give you a clear picture of how widespread this problem really is. Who's Abusing Stimulants? Stimulants like Ritalin or Adderall ... Learn more

  • Now the Family Dog is Smoking Weed?

    Would you ever give pot to your pooch? Most of us likely think this idea is, well, barking mad, but a new bill out of Nevada could soon make ...

    ... in dogs that won't eat. However, she was adamantly clear that animals don't get high from ingesting these products. “It ... Downing, hospital director at the Downing Center for Animal Pain Management. While the idea ... Learn more

  • Tooth and Consequences: Alcohol Can Wreck Your Smile

    People who consume alcohol excessively and regularly are at great risk to develop tooth decay and periodontal disease. Even having a few drinks ...

    ... process continues (and more alcohol is continually added to the mix), plaque and bacteria encounter the soft center of the tooth known as the pulp. The pulp houses nerves and blood vessels that when exposed, lead ... Learn more

  • Weed: The Vocabulary Killer

    Have you ever struggled to recall a word or phrase? You know the perfect term exists for what you are trying to describe, but you can't extract ...

    ... you can't extract that word from your brain. You might even have a perfect visual, but the verbal communication center in your brain just isn't cooperating. While all of us get a little tongue-tied every now and then ... Learn more

  • Mirror Mirror: Landmark Study Paints a Portrait of Synthetic Drug Users

    Use of synthetic psychoactive drugs like “ bath salts ” and “Flakka” has been growing in the U.S. and across the world in recent years. The ...

    ... is using these drugs. Groundbreaking Study In the first study on the demographics of synthetic drug users, NYU's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR) examined the self-reported use of 57 synthetic “new” drugs ... Learn more

  • Alcohol Poisoning Deaths are Occurring at an Alarming Rate

    The perception that it's the college crowd most given to binge drinking and alcohol poisoning has just been proven false, thanks to a study ...

    ... to binge drinking and alcohol poisoning has just been proven false, thanks to a study recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Cause of a Deadly Problem Of the 2,221 reported ... Learn more

  • Smoking Can be a Serious Pain…in the Back

    If you have chronic back pain and are a long-time smoker, the latter may be causing the former, according to a study released by the Feinberg ...

    ... by smoking, according to another body of research published in October in JAMA Internal Medicine . The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also names smoking as the number one cause of preventable deaths ... Learn more

  • Taking Action: How to Intervene During an Overdose

    Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accident death in the United States. According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), 43,982 drug ...

    Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accident death in the United States. According to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), 43,982 drug overdose deaths occurred in 2013 across the nation. That's two times the ... Learn more

  • Study: Abuse of ADHD Meds is Beginning Earlier

    The abuse of ADHD medication is commonly associated with black-market Ritalin or Adderall on campus to aid last-minute cramming sessions. However, ...

    ... are between 16 and 19 should be concerning to those who understand how drug dependence works.” The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has seen a steady increase in ADHD diagnoses over the years. In 2011 ... Learn more

  • Psychedelic Drugs and Prayer Have Similar Effects on Brain

    When it comes to “out-of-body” experiences, plenty of people have reported having them during both religious awakenings and while tripping on ...

    ... ” from these experiences. His conclusions came from a study that examined the brains of nuns who used the “centering prayer” in order to achieve “oneness with God” in their lives. “I always use the analogy about me ... Learn more

  • What's Your Generation’s Drug of Choice? Let’s Find Out…

    Every generation has its trends. From hairstyles, to music, and yes, even drugs. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) has been ...

    ... II trend when amphetamines were frequently prescribed as a treatment for depression . Sedatives: At their peak use, ... : Looking at the data, it's clear that Millennials have a strong preference for painkillers ... Learn more

  • 5 Scary Side Effects of Ambien Sleeping Pills

    5 Scary Side Effects of Ambien Sleeping Pills

    We've all been there—you can't sleep, and you're left tossing and turning in your bed. You know that getting a good night's sleep is one of the ...

    ... of insomnia. 1 An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , about 4% of Americans use a prescription sleep aid. 2,3 Ambien ... Learn more

  • Let's Talk Dirty: Opiates, Addiction and Constipation

    Although opioids are effective pain relievers, they can do a number on your health and overall body systems. One of the most negatively affected ...

    ... You Do? Fortunately, there are several treatments to combat opioid-induced constipation, ranging ... the Office of Drug Evaluation III in the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Take Proactive Healthy Steps ... Learn more

  • When Does a Moderate Drinker Turn into an Alcoholic?

    Although there are many factors which bring a person from being a moderate social drinker into an alcoholic, new research has found that a ...

    ... a moderate amount. Will this Data Help the Treatment Process? “When there is a breakdown in [ ... abuse problems. Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center released their findings last month involving 135 ... Learn more

  • Mind Over Matter: The Psychological Grip of Addiction

    For most people addicted to drugs or alcohol, the compulsive desire to use is complex. That urge is often triggered by certain environments, ...

    ... , insomnia, extreme drug cravings, obsession, anxiety or panic attacks, depression and suicidal tendencies. The treatment for PAWS can also include medications like acamprosate, naltrexone, Suboxone , or methadone . ... Learn more

  • Can a Hormone Make You “Hungry” for Alcohol?

    New findings suggest that ghrelin, a natural hormone traditionally associated with healthy appetite and food intake, might also increase hunger for ...

    ... this context, future studies may explore the potential of blocking ghrelin signaling as a new promising treatment for alcoholism .” The Role of Alternate Hormones Other hormones have also been linked to drug and ... Learn more

  • An Uncomfortable Truth: Drug Abuse Raises STD Rates

    A new study claims that swingers play a major role in the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STD), but in addition to the sex, it's their ...

    ... . It's suggested that heavy alcohol consumption could weaken immune responses to HPV. If you or someone you know struggles with alcohol abuse, learn more about the available treatment options . Elite Images Learn more

  • Alcohol: The Breast Cancer Risk in a Bottle

    Can drinking alcohol cause breast cancer? That's the question multiple experts, research teams, scientists, and medical oncologists have set out to ...

    ... published research from the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, the more alcohol you consume, the ... , learn more about the signs, symptoms and treatment options for alcohol abuse . Image Source: deathtothestockphoto ... Learn more

  • Why Do Binge Drinkers Have a Hard Time with Healing Wounds?

    The term binge drinking applies when a pattern of alcohol consumption results in the rapid increase of blood-alcohol content that meets or exceeds ...

    ... patients,” the researchers concluded. If you or someone you know struggles with binge drinking, learn more about alcohol abuse signs, symptoms and treatment options . Image Source: deathtothestockphoto.com Learn more

  • Your Brain on Drugs: Studying Cocaine's Effect on Blood Flow

    Stimulant drugs like cocaine can cause serious blood flow problems within the brain. When there is an insufficient flow of rich, oxygenated blood ...

    ... deficit disorders, and strokes. Researchers hope this imaging breakthrough will eventually lead to better treatment options for recovering drug addicts, improve brain-cancer surgery techniques, and boost tissue ... Learn more

  • The Siver Lining for Meth-Exposed Newborns Starts Here

    Thousands of pregnant women in the U.S. are abusing meth during pregnancy. In fact, about 25 percent of all pregnant women seeking treatment at ...

    ... S. are abusing meth during pregnancy. In fact, about 25 percent of all pregnant women seeking treatment at federal facilities are methamphetamine users. The result is hundreds of thousands of babies at risk. Previous ... Learn more

  • Occasional IV Heroin Abuse Worsens HIV Symptoms

    It's common knowledge that injecting drugs like heroin poses a huge risk for transmission of the HIV virus. In fact, around 30 percent of all ...

    ... of heroin and other opioids on other aspects of immune function” for future research projects and potential treatment methods . Desperate for Solutions In 2003, the Canadian city of Vancouver opted to take a new ... Learn more

  • New Study Reveals Cocaine Robs You of Loss

    A new study has found that cocaine abuse affects brain circuits so drastically that some users can't even recognize personal loss in their ...

    ... in the initial stages of research, scientists say the cocaine antidote would likely be used a supplement to drug treatment , not an overall cure. Many experts say the antidote would work in the same way that methadone ... Learn more

  • Meet the Silent Generation: Adult Children of Alcoholics

    Twenty-eight million children in the U.S. today have alcoholic parents. One in eight Americans is an adult child of an alcoholic (ACoA). That means ...

    ... Why? The experience of growing up with an addicted parent has silenced them. While their parent may have gotten treatment, it is likely these victims of addiction did not. As a society, our focus is on getting help ... Learn more

  • Got 15 Minutes to Spare? Why Not Spend it Reducing Impulsive Drinking?

    Do you want to cut down on drinking? Would you like to be able to say “no” more often? Guess what? There's an app for that. Well, there's ...

    ... will help you to choose non-alcoholic drinks in the future. Additional versions have been developed for treatment of anxiety, depression and other issues. The goal is to redirect negative thought patterns so you can ... Learn more

  • Listen To Your Gut: It Could Save Your Liver

    Do you know what's swimming around in your gut? Bacteria. What else is in there? Antibiotics. And no , not prescription meds like doctors give ...

    ... of REG3G in our intestines, we could help decrease liver damage. This could be used as a treatment for those with alcoholic liver disease. These results also encourage future studies of bacteria. Researchers note it ... Learn more

  • Study: Medical Marijuana Cuts Use of Prescription Drugs

    Study: Medical Marijuana Cuts Use of Prescription Drugs

    A recent study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, revealed medical marijuana users take fewer other medicines - ...

    ... researchers think medical marijuana could be an effective alternative to prescription painkillers. An Effective Treatment Option? The study was conducted at Depaul and Rush universities and consisted of thirty ... Learn more

  • Could This Inexpensive Medication Reduce Your Withdrawal Symptoms?

    Could This Inexpensive Medication Reduce Your Withdrawal Symptoms?

    Withdrawal. It's a huge hurdle on the path to recovery. Those struggling to leave opioids behind know they'll eventually have to face the ...

    ... the study plan to continue their work and hope this new insight will lead to the creation of a more effective treatment method for the symptoms of withdrawal. Dr. Trang says their next steps will be to determine the drug ... Learn more

  • You Might Want to Cut Back on the Energy Drinks. Here’s Why…

    You Might Want to Cut Back on the Energy Drinks. Here’s Why…

    Years ago, I spent an entire summer behind a small desk in an upstairs room at my dad's house, studying for the Bar Exam. Cramming 18 different ...

    ... drinks have the potential to lead to substance abuse down the road, but some in the treatment industry warn these drinks can negatively affect people in recovery, believing they can provide a convenient replacement ... Learn more

  • Addiction and Your Hormones: Pointing the Finger at Estrogen

    Could a hormone imbalance be to blame for your chemical dependency ? The answer might surprise you. If you're a woman, chances are you're ...

    ... are treatable. If you find yourself frequently relapsing, lacking the energy or motivation to complete your treatment program , or feeling stressed out at the thought of long-term sobriety, get your levels checked ... Learn more

  • The Confusion Continues: Can Baclofen Treat Alcoholism or Not?

    What happens when researchers deliver conflicting results? What should we believe? A recent study examining the effectiveness of baclofen in ...

    ... leading many physicians to prescribe the drug. In France, baclofen has been widely used for alcohol dependence treatment since 2014. This latest study suggests this prescribing trend may be a little premature and less ... Learn more

  • What You Need to Know About Secondhand Drinking

    Lisa Frederiksen likens the public's understanding of secondhand drinking to 30 years ago when doctors proved that lung cancer in nonsmokers was ...

    ... support from their loved ones. At American Addiction Centers, we have programs and professionals skilled in assisting ... by learning more about the available treatment options . Image Source: deathtothestockphoto. ... Learn more

  • Legalizing Marijuana Decreases Fatal Opiate Overdoses, Study Shows

    According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. In an effort to relieve that constant ...

    ... addiction rates and fatal opiate overdoses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has officially labeled ... 're looking for a specific type of rehab treatment, substance related info or additional guides, below ... Learn more

  • Detour: Teens in Rural Areas More Likely to Abuse Painkillers

    When you think about the drug trade in America's big cities, it seems like it might be easier for teenagers to abuse drugs like prescription ...

    ... ,” said Monnat. “Often, emergency rooms or urgent care clinics might be the only place for someone to receive treatment in a rural area.” There are a small number of factors set up to prevent painkiller abuse in rural ... Learn more

  • Total Alcohol Abstinence vs Moderation: Which One Wins in the End?

    Sara knew she drank too much . After years of struggling, she decided she needed help. She admitted she was dependent on alcohol and started ...

    ... study conducted at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden found that the Reagans of the world are more successful in treatment than the Saras. Simply put; those who want to learn to drink in moderation are less likely to ... Learn more

  • Who Will Win the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge?

    Who Will Win the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge?

    $6.5 million is up for grabs. The state of Ohio recently launched its Opioid Technology Challenge, calling on healthcare providers, scientists, ...

    ... are currently struggling with an opioid use disorder . More than half of those struggling aren't receiving treatment. Clearly, whatever we're currently doing (or not doing) isn't working. We need some new ideas ... Learn more

  • Shocking Report: Bars and Liquor Stores Impact Suicide Rates

    Suicide is tragic no matter what the circumstances. When compared to the general population, however, reports indicate the heartbreaking act is a ...

    ... to being the sole culprit. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that: 31 ... and psychiatric staff will work with you to create a treatment plan that will lessen symptoms of stress and anxiety ... Learn more

  • Ibogaine: Miracle Cure or Dangerous Botanical?

    Ibogaine: Miracle Cure or Dangerous Botanical?

    We all know healthcare providers and researchers are desperate to find solutions to the opioid crisis, but are they overlooking a possible cure? ...

    ... potential for abuse,” the potential benefits and side effects of ibogaine remain unknown. Is Ibogaine an Effective Treatment Option? “There is no shortage of people wowed by reports of ibogaine cures; I've seen it ... Learn more

  • Women More Likely to Get Hooked on Cocaine - But Why?

    Women are generally more vulnerable to cocaine addiction than men, according to a recent study published in the journal Nature Communications. ...

    ... on addiction has been conducted in male subjects,” Calipari said in a statement. This, in turn, will affect treatment methods, since what could work for males might not be as effective for females. “We need to ... Learn more

  • The Price Tag of Heroin in America: $51 Billion

    If you're hooked on heroin, you'll spend an average of $150 a day to support your habit. That's nearly $55,000 per year. Heroin abuse comes with ...

    ... billion for all 15 million patients. The total cost for diabetes treatment is over $248 billion, but that breaks down to just ... deadliest drug worldwide. Stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention support ... Learn more

  • Drug Addiction is Killing a Huge Number of Inmates

    It's common knowledge that a vast majority of the U.S. prison population is suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Despite having months, ...

    ... safely hold offenders, they also have a responsibility to rehabilitate and help them become productive citizens. Drug treatment is a key component to helping address a number of the issues that land people in prison and ... Learn more

  • Outlook on Opiate Abuse: There’s Good News and Bad News

    It's no secret that the abuse of prescription opioid painkillers, like OxyContin and Percocet , has reached epidemic levels in the United States. ...

    ... includes inpatient, outpatient, hospital, office, emergency room, jail or self-help center treatment options. Treatment of opioid addiction frequently requires medication, like the opioid substitutes Methadone or ... Learn more

  • Curing Alcoholism: We’re Finally Putting MDMA to the Test

    It seems ironic that one of the first drugs I used on my way to full-blown addiction is now being used in a study to cure alcoholism. Last week, ...

    ... relapse at a rate of 90 percent within three years. This approach is drastically different from traditional treatment modalities, like the 12 steps. Once the patient goes through alcohol detox , they have two therapy ... Learn more

  • The 25 Best Sources for Drug Addiction Research

    1. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) : Aims to bring effective substance abuse prevention to every community; works to improve ...

    ... community; works to improve accessibility to and quality of substance abuse prevention services. 2. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) : Aims to improve the lives of those affected by substance abuse and ... Learn more

  • Cocaine Addiction: Have Scientists Finally Found a Cure?

    Cocaine Addiction: Have Scientists Finally Found a Cure?

    The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports an estimated 1.5 million Americans use cocaine. In 2015, our nation saw more than 6,700 ...

    ... for other things that stimulate the brain's reward centers. Researchers are hopeful these findings will eventually lead to the development of a medication-assisted treatment for cocaine dependency - a drug that could ... Learn more

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Ryan Kelley is a nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician and the former managing editor of the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS). During his time at JEMS, Ryan developed Mobile Integrated Healthcare in Action, a series of in-depth articles on Community Paramedicine programs across the country that go beyond transporting patients to emergency rooms and connects specific patients, such as repeat system users, the homeless and others with behavioral health issues and substance use disorders, to definitive long-term care and treatment. In his current capacity as Medical Editor for American Addiction Centers, Ryan works to provide accurate, authoritative information to those seeking help for substance abuse and behavioral health issues.

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