Article Category: Research

More Young Adults Are Abstaining From Alcohol

Suzette Gomez ❘

Alcohol use among young adults decreased by 50% from 2002 to 2018. Millennials and Gen Z are now drinking less than ever before.

Medicaid Coverage Expansion Leads To Less Opioid Deaths

Hayley Hudson ❘

A 2020 study found that expanding Medicaid coverage resulted in less opioid overdose deaths from heroin and synthetic opioids.

Scientists Discover A Cannabinoid More Potent Than THC

Ginni Correa ❘

A team of Italian scientists have discovered a cannabinoid in the cannabis plant which may be more potent than THC or CBD.

New Research Examines Connection Between Opioid Addiction And Early Life Adversity

Krystina Murray ❘

Difficult experiences in childhood may increase the likelihood of opioid addiction later in life, according to a study on early life adversity.

Research Compares Opioid Addiction In Germany And The United States

Nathan Yerby ❘

Germany is second only to America in opioid prescriptions, yet far fewer Germans develop opioid use disorders or suffer opioid overdoses.

FDA Approves Cocaine Nasal Spray As Study Casts Doubt On FDA Standards

Nathan Yerby ❘

The FDA just approved Numbrino, a surgical nasal spray which contains cocaine. A new study has shown the agency is taking less time to approve drugs.

Cancer Mortality Rates Decline In The U.S. As Smoking Subsides And Treatment Improves

Nathan Yerby ❘

An American Cancer Society study has reported a decline in the rate of fatalities attributable to cancer, especially lung cancer and melanoma.

New Study Reveals Drastic Increase In Meth And Fentanyl Use In The Past 6 Years

Nathan Yerby ❘

New research shows that the use of meth and fentanyl has increased substantially from 2013 to 2019, often as co-occurring substance use disorders.

New Study Disproves Notion That Women With Children Binge Drink More Often

Nathan Yerby ❘

Nationwide alcohol trends do not support "mommy drinking culture," the common idea that women with children are more inclined to binge drink.

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