Written by Dr. Vivekanand, MBBS | 
Medically Reviewed by dr. reeja tharu, M.Phil.,Ph.D on Jul 15, 2019

Latest Publications and Research on Drug Abuse

J. Clin. Virol.    

Community viral load and hepatitis C virus infection: Community viral load measures to aid public health treatment efforts and program evaluation.

Jordan AE, Perlman DC, Cleland CM, Wyka K, Schackman BR, Nash D

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the most prevalent blood-borne infection and causes more deaths than any other infectious disease in the US. Inci... Read More

Source: PubMed

Addict Behav    

Craving mediates the effect of impulsivity on lapse-risk during alcohol use disorder treatment.

Coates JM, Gullo MJ, Feeney GFX, McD Young R, Dingle GA, Clark PJ, Connor JP

Rash impulsiveness, the propensity for approach behaviour despite potential negative consequences, is associated with stronger alcohol craving in pati... Read More

Source: PubMed


Adolescent cannabis exposure increases heroin reinforcement in rats genetically vulnerable to addiction.

Lecca D, Scifo A, Pisanu A, Valentini V, Piras G, Sil A, Cadoni C, Di Chiara G

On the basis of epidemiological studies it has been proposed that cannabis use plays a causal role in the abuse of highly addictive drugs (Gateway Hyp... Read More

Source: PubMed

Cell  2020 Jan 28  

Cryo-EM Structure of the Human Cannabinoid Receptor CB2-Gi Signaling Complex.

Xing C, Zhuang Y, Xu TH, Feng Z, Zhou XE, Chen M, Wang L, Meng X, Xue Y, Wang J, Liu H, McGuire TF, Zhao G, Melcher K, Zhang C, Xu HE, Xie XQ

Drugs selectively targeting CB2 hold promise for treating neurodegenerative disorders, inflammation, and pain while avoiding psychotropic side effects... Read More

Source: PubMed

J Womens Health (Larchmt)  2020 Jan 31  

Sex Differences, Cocaine Use, and Liver Fibrosis Among African Americans in the Miami Adult Studies on HIV Cohort.

Zarini G, Sales Martinez S, Campa A, Sherman K, Tamargo J, Hernandez Boyer J, Teeman C, Johnson A, Degarege A, Greer P, Liu Q, Huang Y, Mandler R, Choi D, Baum MK

Background: HIV infection disproportionally affects African Americans. Liver disease is a major cause of non-HIV morbidity and mortality in this popul... Read More

Source: PubMed


Ayandiran Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The information is good,simple and direct to the points,highly educative.but what are date of publication,especially reference purpose

Ovadje Friday, October 14, 2011

THE EFFECTS ON THE SOCIETY Drugs and alcohol can cause effects on the society like:- illness… As a result of all these abuse of drugs in our planet earth today, there are so many economical problems as it can lead to mental illness like psychoses or neurological illnesses. From Engr. Spark Victory Ovadje 2347060834856

bety5 Monday, November 22, 2010

what about the social causes eg peer pressure

mag823 Sunday, August 9, 2009

my daughter is intreatment as of this letter.she is a drug abuser of all drugs and she told me that she was born with an addicted personality.dont't we all have some kind of addiction be it coffee,video games etc?my probelm understanding this comment from her is that she used the drugs time and again,but had she never did these drugs,she would not have this addiction?

guest Saturday, June 7, 2008

Hi, Drug rehab centers facility can be defined as unrestrained substance intake. It is uncontrolled substance consumption over a long period of time. Drug rehab centers facility may result in withdrawal tendencies and can lead to various mental as well as physical problems. It also places the drinker at risk of accidents, arrests, poor job performance or other social problems. It can create kidney and liver damage and high blood pressure and even heart disease. It can also bring about depression and in some cases lead to death. Studies indicate that over 100,000 people die in the United States per year of substance-related causes. The craving that a substance abuser feels for substance can be as strong as the need for food or water. A substance abuser normally continues to drink despite serious family, health, or legal problems that he / she is facing. Substance addicts normally show few early signs and symptoms of substance abuse. ========= julie Problem With Drugs or Alcohol? This Drug Rehab has Helped Thousands of Individuals to Recover. Drug Rehab

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