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Study Measures Adolescent Marijuana Use and Perceived Risk

Marijuana use among adolescents is an important element to measure. It is also important to understand their perception of risk when engaging in this activity as it can have a significant impact on their likelihood to engage and the frequency of use. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) released a report: Marijuana …

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New Approaches for Cocaine Addiction

Results from two recent studies may offer the promise of new approaches in fighting cocaine addiction. Blocking MCH in brain cells limits cocaine cravings In the first study, which was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, pharmacological researchers at the University of California-Irvine discovered a blocking hormone related to hunger that may …

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Methamphetamines Impacting the Middle Class

For years, methamphetamine has been considered the drug of choice for the lower class. It is cheap to make, easy to acquire and delivers the same euphoric high as more expensive “upper class” drugs such as ecstasy and cocaine. Now that perception is changing as the drug itself has found a comfortable market among the …

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