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 Among Immigrants
A research letter published in JAMA Network Open suggests immigrants are at increased risk of using opioids as they spend more time in the United States. (psychiatryadvisor.com)
3. In states where recreational marijuana is legal, problematic use increased among adults and teens
Problematic use of marijuana among adolescents and adults increased after the legalization of recreational marijuana use, according to a new study from NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. (sciencedaily.com)
4. Needle Exchange Programs Guard Against HIV
Needle exchange programs in two large U.S. cities prevented thousands of new HIV infections and saved hundreds of millions of dollars, researchers say. (usnews.com)
5. Father arrested after son, 5, brings heroin to school, says tasting it turns him into Spider-Man
A Massachusetts father was arrested and charged Friday after his 5-year-old son allegedly brought a bag of heroin to kindergarten and told his teacher he turns into Spider-Man when he tastes it. (foxnews.com)
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