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Month: November 2019

Addiction Weekly Roundup

Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – November 4th Week

Weed: Can it kill you? While marijuana may have both short and long term adverse side effects, there is limited research as to whether using it can cause death. (medicalnewstoday.com)   Calls Increase to Poison Control For Psychoactive  Exposure to natural substances with psychoactive effects — including marijuana, kratom, magic mushrooms, and nutmeg — triggered […]

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Addiction Weekly Roundup

Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – November 3rd Week

  1. Mechanism Connects Early Binge Drinking to Adult Behaviors Nov. 18, 2019 — Intermittent exposure to high levels of alcohol in adolescent animals leads to increased levels of microRNA-137 in the brains of adults. Blocking microRNA-137 helps to reverse or the lasting effects…(sciencedaily.com)   2. PCSK9 inhibition as a novel therapeutic target for alcoholic […]

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Addiction Weekly Roundup

Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – November 2nd Week

1. Relevant social stimuli may reduce interest in drugs Researchers of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Malaga (UMA) specializing in addictive disorders have demonstrated in an animal model that the presence of a relevant social stimulus reduces interest in cocaine. (medicalxpress.com) 2. Time Spent in the United States Linked to Opioid Use […]

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Addiction Weekly Roundup

Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – November 1st Week

1. All Professions, Construction Workers Most Likely to Use Opioids and Cocaine Construction workers are more likely to use drugs than workers in other professions, finds a new… (sciencedaily.com) 2. VA investigates the impact of opioids, sedatives on veterans Veterans who simultaneously take opioids for chronic pain and benzodiazepines for anxiety and insomnia are at […]

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