Impact of Pandemic on Addiction Treatment Centers in Latin America
Preliminary report of the study "Overall impact of the pandemic in the Addiction Treatment Centers of Latin America", which aims to explain the overall impact
A new study has found that exposure to alcohol marketing increases the amount and frequency of drinking among young people across Europe. More than 9,000 students in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Poland provided information about their alcohol intake as well as their exposure to a variety of alcohol marketing (e.g. television ads, online marketing, sponsorship of sports, music events, ownership of alcohol branded promotional items, recei
Even though scientific advances over the past decades have supported the concept of addiction as a brain disease, skepticism remains. Recent research has aimed to reinforce the link between addiction and brain functions and broaden the understanding of addiction as a brain disease. A team of leading researchers has shown that regular drug use can lead to:
During the past 2 decades, nearly half of U.S. states implemented policies that sanction marijuana use for medical purposes. Researchers have been hard put, however, to draw firm conclusions about the policies’ public health ramifications. Now, NIDA-supported researchers have found that providing legal and practical access to marijuana may have both positive and negative impacts.
In the first long-term follow-up of patients treated with buprenorphine/naloxone (Bp/Nx) for addiction to opioid pain relievers, half reported that they were abstinent from the drugs 18 months after starting the therapy. After 3.5 years, the portion who reported being abstinent had risen further, to 61 percent, and fewer than 10 percent met diagnostic criteria for dependence on the drugs.
NIDA's infographic outlining the facts around E-cigarettes.
On 3rd September 2015, the UK's Office of National Statistics released a Statistical Bulletin Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and Wales, 2014 registrations. The report's main points included a number of serious statistics demonstrating increases, with the total registered drug poisoning deaths reaching 3,346, the highest since records began in 1993. The report states:
'Addiction' the journal produced by the American Society for the Study of Addiction have created a useful resource for those involved with the study of addiction. They have compiled a list of all their articles published in 2015, with the key finding of each piece. The list can be organised by key issues, or perused in full. Check it out!