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Entries for May 2010

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) researchers are studying whether additional clues to the environmental factors associated with addiction can be uncovered by tracking addicts' whereabouts through GPS technology.
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Parent complaints that two United Kingdom television ads featuring children discussing drinking's negative effects might upset young viewers have failed to block the ads' airing.
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Reports of heavy drinking by sports stars appear to have little influence on young people's own drinking behavior, but use of athletes in alcohol advertising carries considerably more weight.
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Researchers at an Israeli clinic offering methadone maintenance treatment have found that the treatment for opiate addiction appears to protect individuals against subsequent hepatitis C infection.
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A research team at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is targeting the brain’s opiate receptor system in trying to answer the age-old question of why some people can remain social drinkers while others who drink develop serious alcohol problems.
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Americans’ general support for medical uses of marijuana does not extend to their embracing of initiatives to legalize the drug outright, according to an Associated Press-CNBC poll.
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Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rosie O'Donnell, Tony Shalhoub, Hector Elizondo, Timothy Hutton and Kevin McKidd received PRISM Awards for individual performances in film and television at the 14th Annual PRISM Awards ceremony .
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New research suggests that high levels of substance use among young adults may increase the likelihood of problematic levels of indoor tanning, perhaps because of a similar addictive process for the two behaviors.
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The highly controversial Project Prevention, a North Carolina charity that gives cash payments to drug addicts who undergo sterilization or start on long-term birth control, is receiving a similar mixed reception as it expands into the United Kingdom.
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA) staffers have questioned whether a proposed new drug that would add the B vitamin niacin to oxycodone in order to combat abuse would be effective and safe.
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