Study Supports Combining Smoking Cessation and Addiction Treatment Programs
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Smoking cessation efforts in addiction treatment programs help people quit without compromising overall treatment outcomes. Full Story

Cocaine Addiction Treatment
Cocaine Addiction: New Meds Seem to Help © Kirainet

A 2 drug combo of topirimate and amphetamines worked twice as well as placebo for cocaine addicts looking to quit.

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12 Steps Meetings
Study: Young Adults Benefit in AA with Older Adults © Mr. Theklan

Because so many young adults use drugs or alcohol young people sometimes have trouble forging sober social support networks after treatment. AA and NA can provide this sober support, but many groups are comprised of middle aged adults. A new research study suggests that this age gap does not matter and that 12 steps meetings do offer younger adults effective social support.

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Cocaine Addiction Treatment Medications
Diabetes Med Stops Cocaine High © Okko Pyykko

The diabetes medication Exendin-4 may become the first effective medication against cocaine addiction.

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Costs of Addiction Treatment
Study: Alcoholism Treatment Saves Money © 401(K) 2012

Addiction treatment costs money, but do you ever make that money back? That’s what German researchers wanted to know, and the answer they discovered, was a resounding YES!

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AA/NA
Researchers Say AA and NA Help Addicted Teens © Pastries71

Teens with substance abuse problems who get involved in AA or NA during the first year of recovery are more likely to maintain abstinence than teens who do not.

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Opiate Addiction Treatment
Study: Detox Alone Doesn’t Work © 85mm.ch

John Hopkins researchers found that people who got treatment and recovery housing after detox were more than 10 times more likely to remain abstinent after a month than people who went through the detox without a treatment follow-up.

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Drug Cravings
The Sex Differences of Drug Cravings © White RIbbons

Want to get and stay clean? If you’re a man, then you’d better work on minimizing your exposure to drug cues and if you’re a woman it’s stress that you’ve got to watch out for.

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Screening Tests
Screening Test Predicts Your Recovery Chances © Albertogp123

By testing for your unconscious beliefs about the positive and negative consequences of drug use a newly develop screening test reveals how likely you are to benefit from addiction treatment.

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Addiction Treatment
Holidays Cause Spike in Demand for Treatment © Rebecca Lader

Addiction treatment workers say that requests for treatment surge over the holidays as more people struggle with relapse and excessive drinking and drug use.

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Alcohol Abuse
Intervention Text Messages Reduce Drinking © Stephen Geyer

Researchers in Pennsylvania say that text messages may be an effective delivery system for alcohol abuse interventions to heavy drinking young adults. Heavy drinking young adults drink substantially less when they get periodic text messages containing strategies to reduce consumption.

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