1. 5 Years, No Fatal Odds: Study Finds ‘safe Injection Sites’ Can Save Lives
Safe injection sites for users of illicit drugs such as heroin: They’ve been tried and legalized in countries such as Canada and the Netherlands. ( Usnews.com )
2. Rats’ Brain Activity Reveals Their Alcohol Preference
The brain’s response to alcohol varies based on individual preferences, according to new research in rats published in eNeuro. ( medicalxpress.com )
3. Covid-19 Addiction News: Global Responses To Lock-Down
In the last month, there has been a huge increase in COVID-19 related addiction news. Although the current situation is unprecedented, many of the policy responses have well-established precedents including forms of prohibition, regulation and outreach treatment. Perhaps the most common policy option has been to ban substances, particularly alcohol. ( Addiction-ssa.org )
4. Environmental Enrichment During Forced Abstinence From Cocaine Self-Administration Opposes Gene Network Expression Changes Associated With The Incubation Effect
Environmental enrichment (EE) is a robust intervention for reducing cocaine-seeking behaviors in animals when given during forced abstinence. ( Nature.com )
5. Does Medical Marijuana Help Or Harm Kids With Cancer?
Parents are increasingly interested in whether medical marijuana can help their children with problems like cancer-related pain and nausea. ( usnews.com)
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