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Imphal Hosts Cycle Rally to Spread Drug Abuse Awareness

...cs Control strategy report there are overa million opiate users in India. Traffickers have little difficulty in converting opium, which is easily available, to smack or heroine. The entire conversion process takes less than an hour. The problem has been further compounded by Indias location, which lies ...

Researchers Identify Five Distinct Subtypes of Alcoholism

...ettes and marijuana, and many also had cocaine and opiate addictions. More than one-third of them sought help for their drinking. Functional alcoholics were typically middle-aged, well-educated people with stable jobs and families. About one-third of them had a multigenerational family history of alcoholi...

Detecting Cold, Feeling Pain: Study Reveals Why Menthol Fresh

...eral, nervous system, rather than centrally, where opiate receptors act, he says. The finding is a milestone in an investigation the team began several years ago. In 2002, the researchers discovered that the receptor was activated by chemical cooling agents such as menthol, a natural product of mint, and ...

A New Approach to Manage Opiate Addiction

...r studies, the researchers mimicked the pattern of opiate addiction and withdrawal in mice that were genetically deficient in a receptor called CRF1. Receptors are proteins on the cell surface that trigger reactions in the cell when activated. CRF1 is a trigger for the corticotrophin-releasing factor syst...

Naltrexone Packs a Punch for Women Smokers Who Wish to Quit

...smoking habit, has made a successful finding//. An opiate blocker used in combination with a nicotine patch and counseling might be a productive way to help women quit smoking. The medication in question, naltrexone, is a well known drug in the market in circulation for over 3 decades, for the treatment o...

Drug Approved to Curb Alcohol Dependency

...with their alcohol addiction. Naltrexone acts on opiate receptors while acamprosate has its effect on a neurotransmitter. They both have been approved by Food and Drug Administration approval. Naltrexone, made by Alkermes Inc. as an injectable form, to be taken monthly, will be marketed by Cephalon Inc. ...

Wider Addictive Choices – Now, Tanned Addicts

...he medication are consistent with symptoms of mild opiate withdrawal." This finding is extremely significant, due to its resemblance with other types of addictive/risky behaviors. The research is published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology Source: Eureka...

Inhibition of morphine tolerance by spinal melanocortin receptor blockade

...which is one of the major problems associated with opiate treatment. Possible modulation of opioid effects by melanocortin receptor ligands has been recently demonstrated. Researchers from Poland, writing in the October issue of the journal Pain, investigated the influence of repeated intrathecal injectio...

Morphine Withdrawal Complicates Hepatitis C Infection in Drug Abusers

... and epidemiological studies to define the role of opiate abuse in promoting HCV disease. These findings further support the need for methadone maintenance treatment as an additional benefit for opioid abusers. ...

Drug abuse may affect brain like Alzheimer’

...t the brain damage can be significantly related to opiate abuse, as they had no history of head injury. Reference: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology, June 2005...

Heroin to Treat Addiction

... sound crazy, but researchers say giving heroin to opiate addicts can help them become less dependent on the drug. Researchers in the Netherlands conducted two separate studies of more than 500 heroin addicts who did not respond to methadone maintenance treatment. Participants were either injected with or i...

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