substance abuse

Opium Study Raises Questions About Opium-Derived Painkillers

A new study that links opium use with serious health problems, including cancer, circulatory diseases and respiratory problems, has implications for opium-derived painkillers such as morphine and codeine, CNN reports. The study of more than 50,000 people in Iran found an 86 percent increased likelihood of death from major causes…

Feelings of Immaturity Accompany Alcohol Misuse Into Adulthood

Tipping back one too many cocktails during an individual’s early 20s doesn’t correlate to a personal sense of immaturity; however if this habit doesn’t stop as they reach age 30, young adults can feel psychologically underdeveloped, according to a University of Missouri study. Helping young adults acknowledge their mental impulse…

Internet Gamblers More Likely to Use Alcohol, Marijuana Than Offline Gamblers

People who engage in Internet gambling, such as online poker, are more likely to use alcohol and marijuana than those who gamble offline, a new study suggests. Online gamblers also were found to be involved in more types of gambling, and spent more money and time playing, PsychCentral.com reports. Researchers…