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Experts Study the Benefits of Kratom for Treating Cocaine Withdrawal Symptoms by Lena Butler Posted Wed 30 Jan 2013 6:03pm A team of experts is conducting preclinical studies that will determine the value of Kratom in treating cocaine abuse withdrawal symptoms in humans. School of Pharmacy faculty member Christopher R. McCurdy and his colleagues isolated Kratom’s most abundant alkaloid, mitragynine, and tested the pure compound. They found that the compound’s activit ... Read on »
Marijuana Withdrawal by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Thu 11 Sep 2008 8:03pm For Some Users, Cannabis Can Be Fiercely Addictive. For a minority of marijuana users, commonly estimated at 10 per cent, the use of pot can become uncontrollable, as with any other addictive drug. Addiction to marijuana is frequently submerged in the welter of polyaddictions common to active addicts. The withdrawal rigors of, say, alc ... Read on »
Potential new drug for cocaine addicts by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Tue 14 Aug 2012 3:59am Treating the rush, stressRelating to injury or concern. and aversion pathways Addicts suffer from the negative symptoms associated with stress and anxiety. Cocaine temporarily alleviates that stress, and this is the cause of the addiction. It is a form of inappropriate self-medication. It is the retur ... Read on »
Cocaine addiction - help from common beta-blocker propanolol? by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 31 Dec 2010 12:00am - The potential for development of a first-ever pharmacological treatment for cocaine addiction has been found in two separate discoveries by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). In one study, a common beta bl ... Read on »
Treating Cravings and Addictions with Food and Supplements by Dr. Jonny B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Mon 03 Nov 2008 1:18pm You may never have been addicted to drugs, but you might know something about the addiction to food. Or sugar. Or alcohol. Or gambling. Turns out that all these addictions- and the associated cravings- have more in common with one another than you might think. And interestingly enough, the key to managing them might be in your diet. This w ... Read on »
Is Marijuana Addictive? by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:29am 2 Comments The argument continues. Marijuana may not be a life-threatening drug, but is it an addictive one? There is little evidence in animal models for tolerance and withdrawal, the classic determinants of addiction. For at least four decades, million of Americans have used marijuana without clear evidence of a withdrawal syndrome. Most recre ... Read on »
Drugs for Cocaine Addiction by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Mon 21 Jul 2008 10:18am 1 Comment Researchers target GABA, noradrenaline. According toCatalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, a company conducting research on drugs for the treatment of addiction, "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recognized that cocaine addiction is a 'serious, life-threatening condition for which there is no current drug treatment,' and the National Insti ... Read on »
Is Sugar Really the New Nicotine? Consortium of Researchers and Doctors Say Yes and That We Need to Fight It Just Like We Do Cig by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 05 Feb 2014 12:29am  Did you know lots of lip balm has sugar in it? Katy Perry, you’re welcome.  “Sugar is the new nicotine!” proclaims Action on Sugar, a consortium of scientists and doctors whose mission is to reduce sugar consumption and diabetes worldwide, in a new public awareness campaign. According to their press release , “This group wi ... Read on »
No Pill for Stimulant Addiction by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Mon 21 Jul 2008 10:18am Meth and cocaine continue to elude researchers. Despite promising trials of several compounds, methamphetamine addiction remains largely impervious to anti-craving pills and other forms of drug treatment. According to a paper in the June issue ofAddiction Science and Clinical Practice,"currently, no medications are approved by the FDA for the ... Read on »
High Suicide Rates Linked With Increased Substance Abuse Problems by Marilyn Kegley Posted Sun 25 Mar 2012 8:59pm Suicide is the eleventh most common cause of death in the United States. Among suicide rates, substance abuse is the second most common risk factor, next to depression and other psychological disorders. Drug and alcohol abuse tragically accounts for more than 50% of suicides among adolescents. The World Health Organization estimates that suicide ... Read on »