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Glossary : Heroin Detox

Heroin Detox The first step in treating ...

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Glossary : Heroin Detox Centre

Heroin Detox Centre – Heroin Detox Clinic When an individual enters a ...

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Glossary : Heroin Rehab Centre

Heroin Rehab Centre – Heroin Rehab Clinic When an individual enters a heroin rehab centre ...

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Glossary : Heroin Rehab Program

 Heroin Rehab program   Whilst it is possible to get community-based treatment based, research has shown that retention in a residential treatment programme is the option most likely to resu ...

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Glossary : Heroin Treatment

Heroin Treatment There are two approaches to ...

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Information Article : Heroin addiction

Heroin is an extremely addictive drug. Heroin is one of the most misused drugs and heroin addiction is very serious. Heroin is illegal and some forms of the drug bought on the streets can be highly dangerous as they are often cut with other ...

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News Article : NICE suggests more help for steroid users

According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, needle and syringe programmes should help the large number of image and performance enhancing drug users to ensure they have sterile equipment to use in a bid to reduce ...

Article published on 10/04/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : 16 new drugs approved as plans to introduce new drug driving limits edge closer

The government has introduced 16 different drugs, which will consist of 8 general prescribed drugs as well as 8 illicit drugs. They will be introduced into new regulations as of autumn 2014.   Drivers are therefore abl ...

Article published on 28/03/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : 6200 state sponsored drug addicts hooked on heroin substitute

When seeking help for a drug addiction one of the first things any addiction adviser or healthcare professional will do, is to ensure that the individual is as safe as they can be, whether this involves supplying clean needles to prevent ...

Article published on 03/03/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Relapsing into drug addiction Philip Seymour Hoffman

Drug addiction rarely captivates such a wide audience as when it claims the life of someone we know and admire; as was demonstrated on recently by the tragic loss of well known and highly respected actor Phil ...

Article published on 14/02/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Im addicted to cannabis

Many people consider addiction to cannabis to be a drug that people 'don't get addicted to', and therefore safe to use.  However this is cert ...

Article published on 05/02/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Fame and addiction

With the death of well-known actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman as a result of drug abuse, the question of whether celebrities are more prone to becoming addicts is raised yet again. The 46 year-old star was discovered in his apartment after ...

Article published on 04/02/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Long term effects of heroin addiction

People who suffer from heroin addiction may not think a great deal about the future, as many struggle to accept their day to day circumstanc ...

Article published on 27/01/2014 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Lady Gaga admits to cannabis addiction

Many people who use cannabis do so with the mistaken idea that it's not that dangerous and it' ...

Article published on 25/11/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Heroin to be prescribed to help save lives

Heroin addiction has a powerful hold over those who suffer from it.  For many people, the first time they try heroin is the beginning of their downfall, and although it is well known to be dangerous, many people continue to try the ...

Article published on 22/11/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Methadone use continues to rise

For those suffering from a heroin abuse problem, access to the substitute methadone, can be a life line in dark times; it can provide a safer alternative to heroin, allowing them the chance to slowly and safe ...

Article published on 24/10/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Cannabis treatment

Many people view cannabis as one of the least dangerous drugs on the market, and those who misuse it often assume that because it doesn't have a high classification, it must be safe to use. Unfortunately in m ...

Article published on 24/10/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Tobacco regulations

When we think of addictive drugs, many of us immediately begin to think about the hard core street drugs such as heroin or cocaine.  Some of us may think about alcohol and the risks that drug carries, but often we forget that even t ...

Article published on 17/10/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Meth the least of UK's worries

The television series, Breaking Bad, which centres on the production of methamphetamine, has really brought the issue of meth production, distibution and use to the forefront of many people's minds, and has created some concerns that the ...

Article published on 07/10/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : War on drugs failing

Despite the provisions available for those suffering from addiction, and the warnings and advice available to everybody around the risks of drug use and what people can do to prevent and address it, it appears that many officials remain ...

Article published on 07/10/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : E-cigarettes under fire

Sometimes the steps we take to try and make ourselves safer or healthier are very misguided, and may potentially put us in more harm; a classic example is of the overweight individual who stops eating almost entirely to lose weight, and ...

Article published on 07/10/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : New club drug clinic

Often the well-known drugs, such as heroin and cocaine are the ones that grab all the media attention and also receive the most funding to offer treatments for people addicted to these drugs.  This is primarily because these drugs a ...

Article published on 02/09/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Painkillers a gateway for heroin abuse

Heroin is rarely someone's first drug, often people transition on to heroin after using a variety of other drugs first, some people may begin by using cannabis and then progress to more risky substances over a fairly gradual time, wherea ...

Article published on 02/09/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Overdose kits save lives

Is there anything worse for a friend or family member of an addiction sufferer to watch them loose their lives because of their dependency on a drug, and feeling helpless to save them?  Addiction often seems to take over control of ...

Article published on 02/09/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Marijuana is a dangerous drug

It seems to be a never ending debate, one that is fought fiercely on either sides; is marijuana dangerous? And should it be legal?  For those who desire the drug to be legalized they view it as harmless and an enjoyable past-time, b ...

Article published on 08/08/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : New rehab centre opens

Overcoming an opiate addiction is one of the most difficult things to do, the drug can have such a strong hold on people that many never even get to the stage of contemplating getting clean.  However for those who have managed this ...

Article published on 17/07/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Khat to be banned

Often when we think of drugs, we may consider the more high profile and well know varieties, such as heroin, cocaine or cannabis.  But even though these are some of the more widely used drugs on the market, it is important to rememb ...

Article published on 08/07/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Multiple drug use is common

Treating addiction to a certain drug is a hard task, but treating addiction to multiple drugs is even more difficult.  Many people may assume that individuals who suffer from addiction find one drug that they 'enjoy' and only use th ...

Article published on 12/06/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Support following completion of a programme at a rehab clinic

Even when an individual completes a programme at a rehab clinic, they may still require support for their addiction, and this may come in the form of therapy, group meetings, or even continued ...

Article published on 15/01/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Changing treatment options at detox centers

Often when you think of a residential drug detox center, you associate it with the abuse of drugs such as heroin, cocaine or methamphetamine.  But as new drugs are being developed, both medical an ...

Article published on 11/01/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The serious risks of highly addictive methamphetamine

Drug addiction can have serious implications for an individual's health and well-being.   Drug addiction is easy to fall prey to, but it is significantly harder to escape from, and it is for this reason that s ...

Article published on 11/01/2013 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Numbers seeking help for benzodiazepine and narcotic painkiller addiction hits all time high

People choose to access addiction rehab for a variety of reasons, and many people may suffer from addiction to several substances, and this can make the process a little more complex, but seeking help is the ...

Article published on 19/12/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Growing numbers of club drug use

One of the most frustrating things about drug use is that there are so many varieties to choose from and this wide range of choice can make accurate reporting on drug use very difficult.  Trying to get accurate numbers about who is ...

Article published on 05/12/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Increase in use of steroid performance drugs

There are many reasons that people take drugs, and sometimes the drug they choose to take can tell us much about the reasons for it.  Cannabis is often seen as the 'fun' drug, with the least risks associated with it (although this i ...

Article published on 29/11/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : US doctors wary of prescribing any opioid painkillers,

Due to recent concerns about people misusing certain prescription drugs, attempts have been made to clamp down on the prescribing of these medications.  Doctors are now being encouraged to be more strict with their prescriptions and ...

Article published on 09/10/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Prescription painkiller abuse is a very real problem

Prescription painkiller abuse is a very real problem in our society.  Drugs that numb pain are often derived from opiates, and similar in their addictive tendencies to heroin and morphine, thus making them very high risk drugs. &nbs ...

Article published on 09/10/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Accessing suitable detox for new synthetic drug addictions

Drugs have been a long standing problem not only in the UK but all around the world.  Efforts are constantly being made to try and stem the influx of drugs into cities, and to try and prevent people form taking them.  Unfortuna ...

Article published on 27/09/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Concern for how new style drugs are marketed

It is an unfortunate truth that the drugs industry is a huge business, there are many people involved at all levels that keep the wheels turning of this unpleasant business, and due to the fact that for many people it is a business, huge ...

Article published on 27/09/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : HIV threat can provide wake up call to attend addiction rehab

There are many complications that can arise from using illicit drugs.  It could come in the form of problems with family, altercations with the justice system, or even serious health conditions.  Many of these issues can be rec ...

Article published on 21/09/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Withdrawal symptoms make drug addictions extremely hard to overcome

Trying to beat a drug addiction can be a long haul process, and while all drug addictions have their complications, making them difficult to overcome, there are certain drugs that have a greater physical impact on the body, making it act ...

Article published on 14/09/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : No drug should be considered safe

There is often much confusion about the risks of marijuana.  There are those who state that the risks are relatively few, while other studies have identified sever cognitive impairments and behavioural difficulties as a result of ma ...

Article published on 16/08/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Advanced testing method detects new drug

One of the biggest difficulties in trying to protect people from drug abuse is that the drugs industry can change at the drop of a hat.  Although there has been a crack down on well known illicit drugs such as heroin and cocaine, dr ...

Article published on 31/07/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Removing criminals from drug addiction

 The dangers that are associated with drug use are wide and varied.  It does not end with the physical dangers to health, there are also risks that come as a result of trying to get hold of the drugs or trying to pay for them.& ...

Article published on 05/07/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The dangers of new synthetic drugs

Despite the warnings we hear about well known drugs, such as cannabis, cocaine and heroin, some of the most dangerous drugs that people can get their hands on are actually the ones we know very little about.  Some people are turning ...

Article published on 05/07/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Alternative therapy may be suitable

When people choose to undergo a drug detox, at present the only option available in many facilities is the use of medications to help handle the withdrawal symptoms ...

Article published on 21/06/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Addiction to cannabis can be overlooked

 For some people use of cannabis is only a temporary state of affairs, for others it is a starting point towards more damaging behaviours, including the use of more 'hard-core' drugs like heroin or c ...

Article published on 08/06/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Continued rise in number of legal highs

Trying to encourage individuals to stop misusing drugs is an extremely difficult challenge, and although the government is trying to make it as difficult as possible to access drugs, in an attempt to protect people, those who are determi ...

Article published on 22/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Younger people abuse prescription drugs

Trying to protect teenagers and young individuals from drug addiction is a difficult task.  As a parent or carer it is hard to get the balance right between concern and discipline, as when you get it ...

Article published on 22/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The direct negative impact of marijuana use

Those who seek treatment for addiction to drugs such as heroin and cocaine, which are often considered to 'heavy hitters' in the drug community, have often gone thro ...

Article published on 17/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The benefits of entering treatment

Often people who decide to access treatment at an addiction center have reached a point in their lives where the negative effects of their substance misuse have gotten so bad they are desperat ...

Article published on 17/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Binge eaters likely to suffer from other addictions

Understanding what leads to an addiction is a key part of developing suitable treatment programs, and there have been a great deal of new interventions that have evolved as a result of our new knowledge.  The more we understand abou ...

Article published on 10/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Learn how to handle temptation during rehab

One of the essential skills that people learn during rehab is to learn to handle temptations and develop their will power when faced with drug cues.  However, this is often not as easy as it seems as the ...

Article published on 02/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Constant source of new drugs fuels addiction

One of the biggest potential problems with addiction is that there are always new and different drugs becoming available for people to try, and may possibly become addicted to.  In some ways, well known drugs such as cocaine and her ...

Article published on 02/05/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The drug high outweighs the negative effects

One reason why drug addiction is so prevalent in our society and why people continue to use drugs despite the well known negative effects, is the high they receive as a result.  On some level we can all understand how that can be ap ...

Article published on 19/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Personality changes caused by drug addiction

Drug addiction have have a variety of effects on an individual.  It can cause ill effects on a person's health and social activities, and it can also have quite drastic effects on a person's personality.  Those close to someone ...

Article published on 12/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Common belief held by those addicted to drugs

Research has found that a common characteristic of drug users tend to be a belief that their actions are controlled by external forces (Quan, Liu, & Li, 2001).  This belief that outside forces, whether from spiritual beliefs, forced ...

Article published on 05/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Research into cocaine addiction

 Trying to develop new treatment options for addiction is a never ending endeavour.  However, whereas there have been a relatively large amount of drug treatment options for alcoholism and even heroin addiction, those who are s ...

Article published on 05/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Avoid transfer of addiction when detoxing

There has been some recent discussion about the dangers associated with how we classify and treat addictions.  Although it is now becoming recognised that addiction is a disease of the brain, some are concerned about how this affect ...

Article published on 05/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Mexxy a new street drug in the UK

One of the most frustrating things about the war on drugs is that it is never ending.  No matter what provisions the government puts in place to help protect people from the danger of drugs, it never appears to be enough.  In m ...

Article published on 05/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : New research into cocaine addiction

We often hear about the devastation of heroin addiction, and the research and provisions available to treat it.  However, despite the high prevalence of cocaine addiction in some areas of the UK, it receives relatively little intere ...

Article published on 05/04/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Awareness of cannabis use dangers required

Partly due to the long term debate about the possible legalization of cannabis, people are under the impression that it is not a dangerous drug.  Many people who use cannabis do so in the belief that it is comparatively no more dang ...

Article published on 27/03/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Dutch heroin addicts using Scottish rehab clinc

A large number of Dutch heroin addicts have been reported to be using a rehab clinic in Scotland, as Scottish authorities are reluctant to pay for local residents to use to service.  Inst ...

Article published on 12/03/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The hidden dangers of prescription drug addiction

When people think about drug addiction they will often conjure up images of heroin users or those who use cocaine.  However, there are other drug addictions that in some ways are more dangerous, that of prescription drug addiction.& ...

Article published on 05/03/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The link between crime and addiction

People have always assumed a link between addiction and crime.  It is relatively understandable why people jump to this conclusion, in the case of illicit drugs, the mere action is in fact a crime.  However it is not just illeg ...

Article published on 02/02/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Detoxing abroad via a holistic approach

In order to prepare for a rehabilitation programme it is often important for someone suffering from a drug addiction to go through a detox in order for them to be free of all substances as this increases the likelihood of a successful re ...

Article published on 02/02/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Pregnant women struggle to find suitable detox facilities

When we consider those suffering from addiction, we may often think of disheveled individuals who will do anything in order to obtain their next 'fix', and we may feel sorry for that individual or anger towards them and how they are hurt ...

Article published on 02/02/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Changes in recreational drug use

The trends in drug use have varied over recent years, and can be reflective of a number of things including culture, cost and accessibility of different types of drugs. The DrugScope Street Drug Trends Survey (2009) found that more peopl ...

Article published on 25/01/2012 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Types of heroin addiction treatment available

There are many different types of treatment available for heroin addiction, ranging from residential rehab centers UK to community based detox maintenance programmes. During treatment there ar ...

Article published on 06/12/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : The impact of heroin addiction

The impact of a heroin addiction both on the individual’s health and lifestyle, including social issues around criminal activities have led to a range of treatment options being explored. Alongside residential treatment at ...

Article published on 06/12/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : High numbers of patients lapse within one month of discharge

Most residential treatment rehab programmes will be abstinence based. However, some international studies have found that the majority of patients lapse within one month of discharge. A lapse ...

Article published on 06/12/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Increasing detoxification access for heroin users

In order to increase detoxification access for heroin users, and minimise frequent relapse typical to heroin dependent users, it is important to consult and recognise the views of those attempting to access a heroin detox. Resear ...

Article published on 06/12/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Benefits and disadvantages of community based programmes

Recent policy changes have begun to try to incorporate approaches that are more person-centred and individualised (Best et al., 2010). With more emphasis on the recovery approach being made in community settings concerns have been raised ...

Article published on 06/12/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Addictions Centres and Interventions

Brief motivational interventions refer to discussions with alcohol and substance users which aim to bring about positive changes in their substance use related behaviour. Bernstein et al. (2005) note that these interventions have often b ...

Article published on 06/12/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : addiction clinics

Hepatitis C is a blood-borne viral infection that is common among injecting drug users. In Ireland, as in other developed countries, injecting drug use accounts for most Hepatitis C infections, with prevalence rates of 62%-81%. Therefore ...

Article published on 06/12/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Drug Treatment Centres

Drug Treatment Centres According to the National Treatment Agency (NTA) for Substance Misuse, approximately 3.8 million people throughout England and Wales use at least one illegal substance each year. Further, c ...

Article published on 04/08/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Drug Rehab Centres

DRUG REHAB CENTRES Generally there is a distinct lack of research into drug rehabilitation centres in the UK and it is assumed that this is because there is a lack of research interest and funding in this area. That said, the res ...

Article published on 14/07/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Region of the brain activated during drugs relapse

Region of the brain activated during drugs relapse US scientists have identified an area ...

Article published on 18/03/2011 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Number of babies exposed to drugs effectively reduced by 'recovery coaches'

About 11% of the 4 million babies born in the US each year have been exposed to alcohol or illicit drugs in the womb, according to a June 2006 report by the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare. If removed from the home by c ...

Article published on 13/01/2009 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : DrugScope responds to NTA figures on young people in treatment for substance misuse

DrugScope recently welcomed the publication of new figures from the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA) on the numbers of young people who have received specialist support for drug and alcohol misuse. Until now, reliable da ...

Article published on 04/01/2009 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Study assesses success of anti meth adverts

An independent review investigating the effectiveness of a publicly funded graphic anti-methamphetamine advertising campaign has found that the campaign has been associated with many negative outcomes. The review was published in the Decemb ...

Article published on 24/12/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : SAMHSA releases new data on drug related hospital emergency department visits

The latest Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) report - drawn from a sample of hospital emergency departments across the Nation - indicates that more than 1.7 million visits for treatment were associated with some form of substance misuse or ...

Article published on 19/12/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Study will seek to break cycle of chemical dependence and incarceration

After serving time, prisoners battling heroin addiction, mental illness and HIV face many challenges as they re-enter society. As part of an effort to make this transition easier on both the prisoner and the community, researchers at the Ya ...

Article published on 16/12/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Working towards recovery, Getting problem drug users into jobs, UKDPC report released

A new UK Drugs Policy Commission has been published - Working towards recovery, Getting problem drug users into jobs. The review reaches a wide range of conclusions on getting problem drug users 'fit for the job' and addressing employers' c ...

Article published on 10/12/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : More support needed for employers to hire addicts, says research

A review and research findings published today by the UK Drug Policy Commission (UKDPC) concludes that Government efforts to get drug users into jobs through welfare reform proposals announced recently may not work unless more radical steps ...

Article published on 08/12/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : New figures on drug related deaths published by np SAD

The National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths (np-SAD) recently published its annual report on drug-related deaths in the UK.Some of the main findings of the report include: Notifications of 1,539 drug-related deaths oc ...

Article published on 30/11/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : New charity partnership looks to support service users with complex needs

Improving outcomes for service users with complex needs is top of the agenda for a new partnership of charities working around social exclusion. Homeless Link, Clinks, DrugScope and Mind are working together to promote and influ ...

Article published on 25/11/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Innovative drugs of abuse testing system announced

Concateno plc, Europe's largest provider of drug and alcohol testing programmes, and Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHI) have recently announced an innovative handheld drugs-of-abuse detection device.Concateno-Philips ...

Article published on 16/11/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Extended treatment with combination medication for opioid addicted youths shows benefit

Adolescents addicted to opioids who received continuing treatment with the combination medication buprenorphine-naloxone had lower rates of testing positive or reporting use of opioids compared to youths who went through a short-term detoxi ...

Article published on 14/11/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Avigen initiates opioid withdrawal trial

Avigen, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVGN), a biopharmaceutical company innovating therapeutics for neurological care, recently announced the launch of an exploratory study of the company's pipeline product, AV411 (ibudilast), for the treatment of opioid ...

Article published on 29/10/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : New national statistics reveal more drug addicts in treatment, and they are staying the course

Figures published today by the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA) show that more than 202,000 people were recorded in drug treatment for 2007/08, which over-achieves the target set by the government. More than ...

Article published on 29/10/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Could brain abnormality predict drug addiction

Scientists at The University of Nottingham are to use MRI technology to discover whether abnormalities in the decision-making part of the brain could make some people more likely to become addicted to drugs. In a three-year stud ...

Article published on 11/10/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Toward a fast, life saving test for identifying the purity of heroin, Analytical Chemistry Journal

Scientists in Spain are reporting an advance toward a new method for determining the purity of heroin that could save lives by allowing investigators to quickly identify impure and more toxic forms of the drug being sold on the street. Unli ...

Article published on 24/09/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Nature or nurture, are you who your brain chemistry says you are

Researchers using positron emission tomography (PET) have validated a long-held theory that individual personality traits - particularly reward dependency - are connected to brain chemistry, a finding that has implications for better unders ...

Article published on 18/08/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Drug helps heroin addicts stay clean

Buprenorphine helps heroin addicts stay clean, and widespread use of the drug could prove to be an effective public health measure, U.S. researchers say.Their study of 126 detoxified heroin-dependent patients compared 24 weeks o ...

Article published on 12/08/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Addiction largely determined by our genes, annual meeting of the Royal College of Psychiatrists

The mystery of why one person becomes hooked on alcohol, heroin, sex or gambling, and another remains free of addiction, lies deep in the brain and is largely determined by our genes according to one expert. Professor Wim van de ...

Article published on 18/07/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Research shows those who are fit fight drugs better

Research by a Davidson College neuroscientist and students demonstrates that the benefits of regular exercise include a lowered tendency to become addicted to illegal drugs.The online version of the journal "Drug and Alcohol Dep ...

Article published on 15/07/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Pregnant substance users can deliver healthy babies with early treatment

Pregnant women who receive treatment for substance abuse early in their pregnancy can achieve the same health outcomes as pregnant women with no substance abuse, according to a study published online in the Journal of Perinatology. ...

Article published on 09/07/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : New Clinical Study for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence

Alkermes, Inc. recently announced the initiation of a phase 3 clinical trial of VIVITROL® - a drug for the treatment of opioid dependence. The multi-centre study is designed to assess the efficacy and safety of VIVITROL in approximately 200 ...

Article published on 03/06/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Drug addicts can learn to save lives

Drug users can be taught to identify and quickly respond to overdoses of heroin or other opioids as effectively as medical experts, a Yale University study suggests.The study supports efforts of some drug counsellors, physicians ...

Article published on 02/06/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : New Light Shed On Heroin Addiction

Researchers from the Howard Florey Institute in Melbourne have identified a factor that may contribute towards the development of heroin addiction by manipulating the adenosine A2A receptor, which plays a major role in the brain's 'reward p ...

Article published on 02/06/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Heroin use is rising amongst the young

Drug workers in South Wales have expressed concern that more and more young people are taking heroin, including children as young as six.Information obtained by BBC Wales revealed that the youngest person arrested in recent year ...

Article published on 02/05/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Call for better treatment of drug addicts

Concerns about the type of care received by drug addicts in Scotland have been raised by a government advisory committee.The Scottish Advisory Committee on Drug Misuse has suggested that ministers rethink their drug treatment poli ...

Article published on 25/03/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Report criticises imprisonment of drug addicts

A new report from the UK Drug Policy Commission has criticised the treatment of drug addicts in Britain's prisons.The think tank recommended more community sentences for criminals with substance abuse problems, arguing that too ma ...

Article published on 18/03/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : 'One fifth' of US students abusing prescription drugs

US students are turning to prescription drugs for recreational use, leading to many being at risk of addiction, new figures have suggested.A study has revealed that around 20 per cent of students in America are using medicines suc ...

Article published on 07/03/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : Club drug effects compared to brain injury

Use of the popular recreational drug Ecstasy inflicts damage to the brain akin to a traumatic brain injury, researchers claim. Scientists from the University of Florida have found similarities between the chemical effects of drug' ...

Article published on 23/02/2008 by Addiction Advisor

News Article : New alcohol addiction drug receives patents

A new drug for the treatment of conditions arising from long term addiction to both alcohol and drugs has been awarded a patent.The Russian Agency for Patents and Trademarks granted a patent for Ropren to cover the active ingredie ...

Article published on 09/01/2008 by Addiction Advisor



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