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High rates of sexually transmitted infections found in young drug users

...ors among both of these populations. Non-injection heroin and/or crack users are rarely the target of sexual or drug risk reduction interventions. Sexually transmitted infection prevention and treatment programs need to target drug users," said Susan G. Sherman, MPH, PhD, corresponding author of the study a...

Nicotine triggers the same brain reward circuitry as opiates

...the same neural pathways that give opiates such as heroin their addictively rewarding properties--including associating an environment with the drug's reward. However, unlike opiates, nicotine does not directly activate the brain's opiate receptors, but activates the natural opioid reward pathway in the bra...

Opiates Better Than Sedatives For Treating Newborns In Withdrawal

...atives for treating infants born to women who used heroin or methadone while pregnant. Opiates appear to be... to authors represents some 3,000 current pregnant heroin users in the U.S., similar to Australian figures. Between 48 percent and 94 percent of infants expos...

Researchers discover new route to hemoglobin synthesis

...atives for treating infants born to women who used heroin or methadone while pregnant. Opiates appear to be... to authors represents some 3,000 current pregnant heroin users in the U.S., similar to Australian figures. Between 48 percent and 94 percent of infants expos...

Continued reduction in the number of drug-related deaths in the UK

...mented "the cultivation of opium and production of heroin in Afghanistan continues to have its impact on the drug-related deaths in the UK and we need to continue to do everything possible on prevention of drug trafficking and the protection of our young people from the scourge of drug abuse problems" ...

War on terror meets war on cancer

...r Ecuador. Similar analysis of carbon isotopes in heroin and chemicals used to process it made it possible to learn where heroin poppies were grown and processed. Ehleringer and Kreuzer-Martin later showed that the oxygen isoto...

Pleasure and pain: Study shows brain's 'pleasure chemical' is involved in response to pain too

...arch has shown that certain drugs like cocaine and heroin amplify this effect ?an action that may lie at the heart of drug addiction. Now, a new study from the University of Michigan adds a new twist to dopamine's fun-loving reputation: pain. Using sophisticated brain-scanning and a carefully controll...

Study highlights new and cheaper way to treat heroin addiction

Costly methadone treatment for heroin addicts could be replaced by a substitute painkill...to treat the majority of patients withdrawing from heroin and requiring maintenance treatment, but dihydrocodeine offers an alternative treatment for those wh...

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