A new study indicates that adolescent boys who use marijuana on a weekly basis may be at heightened risk for subclinical symptoms of psychosis. Alarmingly, these symptoms appear to persist, even after a year of abstinence from the drug.
“We found that despite significant overdose experiences,nonmedical PO users were uninformed about overdose awareness, avoidance, and response strategies, especially the use of naloxone”. (Pedro Mateu-Gelabert, Ph.D.) Psychcentral News reports […]
Students think Study Drugs Give Them a Harmless Boost: Guest Blogger Mike Shea On the Real Risks of Misuse–and Prevention Strategies
Introduction by Barbara L. Wood, Ph.D. Psychostimulant medications are the most common drugs used to treat symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is a syndrome that can include inattention, distractibility, […]
Science Daily: People mix alcohol and energy drinks for fun and…it doesn’t end well. Neither does using ED’s to sober up.
The results of a survey of 595 university students in Victoria, Australia will be published in the July 2014 online-only issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. The sample consisted of individuals […]
NIDA Report on Marijuana Says that Potential for Addiction and Other Adverse Impacts Underestimated: Teens Especially at Risk
Science Daily reports that an article published on June 5 in the New England Journal of Medicine and authored by scientists from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “describes the science establishing that […]
Medscape reports that an analysis of 247 hospitalized patients who had experienced first episode psychosis (FEP ) indicates that “Heavy marijuana use between the ages of 15 to 17 years, […]
Addiction specialist Dr. Joseph Lee, a spokesman for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and medical director of the Hazelden Center for Youth and Family provided CBS News with 14 ideas […]