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  1. Antidepressant May Ease Meth Addiction

    Nov. 23, 2005 -- The depression drug bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban, Amfebutamone) may help treat addiction to the stimulant methamphetamine, also called "crank," "meth," and "speed." The finding comes from a small, brief study of meth users. It's too early to know if bupropion will become the first d

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  2. Home Drinking: More Alcohol per Drink?

    Nov. 14, 2005 -- Pouring yourself a drink at home may give you more alcohol than you bargained for. A new study shows alcoholic drinks poured at home -- particularly wines and spirits -- vary greatly in size and often contain considerably more than the "standard" amount of alcohol. "Clearly there is

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  3. Environment Influences Age of First Drink

    Oct. 13, 2005 -- When a child has his first alcoholic drink may depend much more on his own behavior and environment than a family history of alcohol problems. A new study shows children's environment and how they react to that environment are more important determinants of the age of first drink th

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  4. Twofold Approach Best Fights Alcoholism

    Oct. 13, 2005 -- Alcoholics Anonymous and alcoholism treatment may work best together, a new study suggests. In the study, people who got professional treatment and participated in Alcoholics Anonymous were more likely to stay sober than those who only tapped one of those resources. The study appear

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  5. Alcoholism Drug May Ease Ringing in the Ears

    Sept. 22, 2005 -- A medication used to treat alcohol dependence may also help treat ringing in the ears. Campral has never been tested before for noise or ringing in the ears (known medically as tinnitus), write Andreia Aparecida de Azevedo, MD, and Ricardo Rodrigues Figueiredo, MD. The doctors, who

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  6. Amphetamines: Teen Use, Adult Addiction Tied

    Aug. 30, 2005 -- Teens who use amphetamines such as "speed" and kick the habit might do themselves a big favor by avoiding those drugs as adults. Australian researchers studying amphetamines in rats found increased addiction risks and heart risks in the rats. First, they gave amphetamines to adolesc

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  7. Feelings of Shame Linked to Substance Abuse

    Aug. 29, 2005 - Feelings of shame may be more likely to drive a person to misuse drugs or alcohol than guilt, according to a new study that links shame to substance abuse. Researchers say the findings suggest that drawing a distinction between shame, defined as feeling bad about oneself, and guilt -

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  8. Drunken Flies Buzzed by Alcohol Gene

    Aug. 10, 2005 -- Fruit flies in a recent study got a double shot of alcohol's effects, courtesy of genetics and ethanol fumes, offering new clues about alcohol tolerance. First, the drunken flies got hyperactive. Then, they got woozy and conked out until their alcohol buzz wore off. It was all in th

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  9. Meth 101

    Use of methamphetamine, a powerful and addictive stimulant, is rampant and spreading across the United States, reaching levels that have been called "epidemic." In places where it hasn't been a problem in the past, it may seem to have come out of nowhere, but methamphetamine has been a fixture of th

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  10. Are You a Risky Drinker?

    July 21, 2005 - Alcoholism is only a small part of America's alcohol problem. Risky drinking affects far more people than alcoholism -- or alcohol dependency, as it's more accurately described. And making things worse is our current way of dealing with alcohol abuse. That's the consensus of an exper

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