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Rates of Non-Medical Prescription Opioid Use and Opioid Use Disorder Has Doubled in 10 Years

Almost 10 million U.S. adults report misusing prescription opioids in 2012-2013.

The research is in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. (full access paywall)

#opioids #psychology #addiction
Summary: According to researchers, non-medical use of prescription opioids has more than doubled among US adults within a 10 year period.Source: NIH.Almost 10 million U.S. adults report misusi
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Pharmaceutical consumers... Keep them coming!
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Why Adolescents Are More Vulnerable to Addiction

Researchers have discovered one reason why adolescents are more prone to drug addiction than adults, with findings that could lead to new treatments for addictive disorders.

The research is in eLife. (full open access)

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Researchers have discovered one reason why adolescents are more prone to drug addiction than adults, with findings that could lead to new treatments for addictive disorders.In two studies with mic
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Shedding Light on Drug Addicts Risk Taking Behaviors

A study out today provides new insight into how the brains of drug addicts may be wired differently. The findings, which appear in the journal Psychopharmacology, show that while drug users have very strong motivation to seek out "rewards," they exhibit an impaired ability to adjust their behavior and are less fulfilled once they have achieved what they desire. Addressing this disconnect between the craving for a drug and the ability to regulate behavior may be one of the keys to breaking the cycle of addiction.

The research is in Psychopharmacology. (full access paywall)

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A study out today provides new insight into how the brains of drug addicts may be wired differently. The findings, which appear in the journal Psychopharmacology, show that while drug users have very
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Treating Depression in Alcoholics

A study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is offering a glimmer of hope to alcoholics who find it hard to remain sober because their abstinence is hounded by stubborn, difficult-to-treat depression.

The research is in Neuropsychopharmacology. (full access paywall)

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A study by researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is offering a glimmer of hope to alcoholics who find it hard to remain sober because their abstinence is hounded by stubborn, difficult-t
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A treatment including exercise, diet, and meaningful relationships seem to address both.
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A 'Back Door' Into Cocaine Addicted Brain

Individuals addicted to cocaine may have difficulty in controlling their addiction because of a previously-unknown ‘back door’ into the brain, circumventing their self-control, suggests a new study led by the University of Cambridge.

The research is in Nature Communications and Biological Psychiatry. (full open access)

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Individuals addicted to cocaine may have difficulty in controlling their addiction because of a previously-unknown ‘back door’ into the brain, circumventing their self-control, suggests a new stud
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The Smell of Alcohol Makes it Hard to Resist

The smell of alcohol may make it harder for people to control their behaviour according to a team of Edge Hill University researchers.

The research is in Psychopharmacology. (full open access)

#alcohol #neuroscience #psychology
The smell of alcohol may make it harder for people to control their behaviour according to a team of Edge Hill University researchers whose findings were published today in the Psychopharmacology jour
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How Drugs and Alcohol Can Hijack Your Brain

The discovery of a brain circuit ‘shortcut’ could explain why some addicts unintentionally relapse, and suggests that a shift in focus for therapies might help those who want to stay off drugs.

The research is in Nature Neuroscience. (full open access)

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The discovery of a brain circuit ‘shortcut’ could explain why some addicts unintentionally relapse, and suggests that a shift in focus for therapies might help those who want to stay off drugs.
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Researchers Identify Dopamine Signaling Pathway that Controls Cocaine Reward in Mice

Researchers have thus far been unable to define how dopamine influences cocaine reward. A recent report published in Neuron has shown that cocaine administration increases dopamine levels in the striatum, activating a signaling pathway that was previously unknown.

The research is in Neuron. (full access paywall)

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Researchers have thus far been unable to define how dopamine influences cocaine reward. A recent report published in Neuron has shown that cocaine administration increases dopamine levels in the stria
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I want to get paid to give mice cocaine and the write "Excitation!" in a Batman action star, dammit.
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Neural Pathway Responsible for Opioid Withdrawal Discovered

Stanford researchers manipulated the brains of morphine-addicted mice and allowed the animals to overcome withdrawal symptoms. The finding could offer a new approach to quieting symptoms that often lead to recurring drug use.

The research is in Nature. (full access paywall)

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Stanford researchers manipulated the brains of morphine-addicted mice and allowed the animals to overcome withdrawal symptoms. The finding could offer a new approach to quieting symptoms that often le
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Cocaine Makes Brain Cells Cannibalize Themselves

Working with mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins have contributed significant new evidence to support the idea that high doses of cocaine kill brain cells by triggering overactive autophagy, a process in which cells literally digest their own insides. Their results, moreover, bring with them a possible antidote, an experimental compound dubbed CGP3466B.

The research will appear in PNAS.

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Working with mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins have contributed significant new evidence to support the idea that high doses of cocaine kill brain cells by triggering overactive autophagy, a process
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