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Prevalence and Pattern of Psychoactive Substance Use among Female Students in North India

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Kaur, Rajbir, Tarundeep Singh, Debasish Basu, and Rajesh Kumar. "Prevalence and pattern of psychoactive substance use among female students aged 18-25 years in universities of North India." International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health 6, no. 2 (2019): 602-609.
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The frequent collection, analysis and publication of data on psychoactive substance use among young people is essential to follow trends which can be used to inform practice and public health policy.

In India, psychoactive substance use is a growing problem among males and female. However, there may be gender differences in the effect of substance use, risk to developing addiction and reason for consumption.

Pre-Conceptional and Peri-Gestational Maternal Binge Alcohol Drinking Produces Inheritance of Mood Disturbances and Alcohol Vulnerability in the Adolescent Offspring

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Brancato A, Castelli V, Cavallaro A, Lavanco G, Plescia F and Cannizzaro C (2018) Pre-conceptional and Peri-Gestational Maternal Binge Alcohol Drinking Produces Inheritance of Mood Disturbances and Alcohol Vulnerability in the Adolescent Offspring. Front. Psychiatry 9:150. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00150
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Although binge drinking is on the rise in women of reproductive age and during pregnancy, the consequences in the offspring, in particular the inheritance of alcohol-related mood disturbances and alcohol abuse vulnerability, are still poorly investigated. In this study, we modeled both Habitual- and Binge Alcohol Drinking (HAD and BAD) in female rats by employing a two-bottle choice paradigm, with 20% alcohol and water.

Trends and Patterns of Marijuana Use in Men and Women Seeking Drug Treatment

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Díaz-Negrete, D., Rodríguez-Kuri, S., Gutiérrez-Lopez, A., Sánchez-Huesca, R., & Fernández-Cáceres, C. (2017). Trends and patterns of marijuana use in men and women seeking drug treatment. Salud Mental, 40(3), 103-110. doi:https://doi.org/10.17711/SM.0185-3325.2017.013
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Abstract

Introduction: Marijuana is the world’s most widely used illegal drug. In Mexico, it is the drug of choice for both male and female users of all ages, and there has been a recent increase in its use. 

Objective: To describe drug use trends in people seeking treatment by sex and age range, and to explore different patterns. 

Gender Differences in the Alcohol-Related Alterations in Cortical Activity

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Kaarre O, Kallioniemi E, Könönen M, et al. Gender differences in the alcohol-related alterations in cortical activity – a combined TMS-EEG study. Presented at: 30th European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress; September 4, 2017; Paris, France. Poster P.6.b.008.
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Background: Long-term alcohol use is known to harm brain functioning in adolescence.

First Licensed Female Drug Treatment & Rehabilitation Center in Bangladesh

On September 18th, 2016 Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) obtained the license for its first Female Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center from the Department of Narcotics Control (DNC). DAM’s Female Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center is the first of its kind in Bangladesh. Mafidul Islam of DNC's Division for Treatment and Rehabilitation handed over the license to Iqbal Masud, Deputy Director and Head of Health Sector of DAM. The Honorable Minister for Home Affairs inaugurated the