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.
A new infographic from addictionblog.org about the impact of alcohol on the body.
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that, “Researchers led by Catherine Fortier at Harvard Medical School found that chronic alcohol misuse damaged white matter in areas of the brain that are important for self-control and recovery from alcoholism. The findings appeared in the December 2014 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.
A new study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors and reported on health.usnews.com has important implications for parents, educators and health professionals. It found that “among people who use illicit drugs ” those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) start using them one to two years earlier in their youth than those without the disorder.” On average, subjects with ADHD began using alcohol at 13, about 1.5 years before those without the disorder.
“Teens who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are two to four times more likely to use drugs or alcohol, compared with teens with no history of TBI, according to new research published in The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.”
“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 […]
A study published in the August issue of the journal Addiction and summarized on PsychCentral by Richard Taite looked at the impact of second-hand trauma on later substance abuse. Researchers looked […]
“Denial is not an option” Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York, June 18, 2013 1. There is much talk in the media of a heroin “epidemic”. Is the […]
Medscape posted an article on May 8 about remarks made by Dr. Meesha Ahuja, MD,at a press briefing at the American Psychiatric Asociation’s 2014 Annual Meeting. She was the lead […]
See on Scoop.it – Addictions and Mental Health “Young adult smokers may experience changes in the structures of their brains due to cigarette smoking, even with a relatively short smoking […]