Topic: Addiction

Medication May Stop Drug and Alcohol Addiction

June 23, 2015
Hitoshi Morikawa

Researchers have successfully stopped cocaine and alcohol addiction in experiments using a drug already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat high blood pressure. 

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Schools Should Accommodate Those Struggling with Addiction

April 2, 2015
Schools Should Accommodate Those Struggling with Addiction

Newspapers and magazines are filed with stories of adolescents and young adults struggling with addiction.

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Peers Against Tobacco Project Focuses on Texas University Students

Feb. 2, 2015

A new multi-university program, Peers Against Tobacco, aims to reduce use of tobacco and alternative tobacco products among one of the country's heaviest user groups: college-age students.

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Everyday Discrimination Impacts Mental Health

Sept. 15, 2014

Researchers have determined that African Americans and Caribbean blacks who experience discrimination of multiple types are at substantially greater risk for a variety of mental disorders including anxiety, depression and substance abuse.

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Mutation Stops Worms From Getting Drunk

July 16, 2014

Neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin have generated mutant worms that do not get intoxicated by alcohol, a result that could lead to new drugs to treat the symptoms of people going through alcohol withdrawal.

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