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Why MDMA must be reclassified as a Schedule 2 drug

Why MDMA must be reclassified as a Schedule 2 drug

Amanda Feilding of the Beckley Foundation discusses the organisations new report ‘Roadmaps to Regulation: MDMA’ which recommends rescheduling MDMA to a Schedule 2 drug. MDMA...
Using medical cannabis to address addiction disorders

Using medical cannabis to address addiction disorders

An examination of how medical cannabis could be used to combat the abuse of various substances and addiction disorders. Humans enjoy sampling a variety of...

How does binge drinking affect the body?

With Halloween around the corner, for adults, sweets won’t be the only thing consumed - alcohol and Halloween go hand in hand, but are...
Could the use of psychoactive substances be deterred by certain personality traits?

Could the use of psychoactive substances be deterred by certain personality traits?

The social environment is an influential factor regarding drug addiction and abusing psychoactive substances. However, some living in the same environment become drug users,...
Could cannabidiol reduce the craving and anxiety people with heroin use disorder have?

Could cannabidiol reduce the craving and anxiety people with heroin use disorder have?

According to research conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine, cannabidiol may have the ability to break the cycle of addiction for those with...
Nations are reforming illicit drug policies, but China is unlikely to curb fentanyl exports

Nations are reforming illicit drug policies, but China is unlikely to curb fentanyl exports

Strict strategies traditionally embraced by Asian nations to enforce illicit drug policies are beginning to change, with nations like China, the enforcement mechanisms of...
Kratom effects may not be as safe as you think

Kratom effects may not be as safe as you think

While there is a perception that kratom is safe as a treatment for chronic or acute pain, a variety of serious medical outcomes as...
Treating opioid addiction may be harder than you think

Treating opioid addiction may be harder than you think

OHSU study finds it's easy to get opioids but increasingly difficult to get medical assisted help when it comes to treating opioid addiction. According to...
Did you know that the opioid crisis is predicted to worsen?

Did you know that the opioid crisis is predicted to worsen?

According to the MGH Institute for Technology, USA, the opioid crisis is predicted to get worse, particularly the overdose epidemic. A study from investigators at...
Overprescribing opioids is a thing – its time to stop it

Overprescribing opioids is a thing – it’s time to stop it

A research team from Keele University, UK, has been awarded with a £2.4 million (~€2.7) grant to help reduce the overprescribing of opioids. The National...
Opioid-related social isolation could be solved by activating parts of the brain

Opioid-related social isolation could be solved by activating parts of the brain

Opioid-related social isolation is one of the most challenging aspects of the US opioid crisis, however researchers may have cracked the code to help...
According to NYU School of Medicine, men and women identifying as lesbian, gay, or bisexual are at a higher risk of opioid misuse compared with those who identify as heterosexual.

Levels of opioid misuse may be dependent on sexual orientation

According to NYU School of Medicine, men and women identifying as lesbian, gay, or bisexual are at a higher risk of opioid misuse compared...

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