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Studies shed light on development, current demographics of heroin use


Drug addiction has attracted several negative stigmas in recent years, none more damaging than the image of the down-and-out urban dweller who has nowhere else to turn but to substance abuse. Needless to say, this stereotype is not true, and several recent studies have explored the true demographics of drug abuse in the U.S. According to two studies…

Newly approved painkiller Zohydro draws criticism, regulation from states


The common image of substance abuse in the U.S. is of some disaffected youth turning to drugs and alcohol out of rebellion or lack of awareness of the true effects of his or her actions. While this image has faded away as more scientific evidence on addiction comes to light, some people still believe that…

Study finds 11 genes that may predict alcohol addiction risk


There is no single factor that determines whether or not people will develop a substance abuse problem. For decades, the medical community believed that addiction was an active choice made by those with the condition, but further research uncovered the physical toll of substance abuse on the mind and body of the user. Research has also shown…

Enjoyment of alcohol’s effects linked to substance abuse risk


Substance abuse addiction is such a complex condition that even medical experts have trouble identifying a single issue that causes people to develop destructive behaviors with drugs and alcohol. While mental and emotional troubles factor into the presence of unsafe habits with dangerous substances, the problem is often much deeper than this. One contributing cause to addiction is…

Web-based intervention system may help people stay in treatment


The first step that most people take on their journey to leave substance abuse behaviors in the past is an intervention. With the support of family and friends, those with drug and alcohol addictions can receive the medical assistance that they need. From there, professional counselors and therapists can equip people with the skills to…