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Australia tops global list of recreational drug users

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 08:46

Australia has the highest proportion of recreational drug users in the world, according to the UN`s 2014 World Drug Report, media reports said Monday.

Brain signal that may help in drug de-addiction

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 13:54

Researchers have discovered a new form of neurotransmission that influences long-lasting memory created by addictive drugs like cocaine and opioids and the craving for them.

New fast, portable device for cocaine testing

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 16:05

Researchers have developed a backpack-sized device that uses urine samples to accurately test for cocaine and other drugs and provides results in 15 minutes.

Deaths by prescription painkillers on the rise in US, Canada

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 13:30

More people in the US and Canada are dying from common prescription painkillers than from overdoses of heroin and cocaine combined, a study reveals.

New method to treat cocaine addiction effectively

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 19:39

There is hardly any effective medications for cocaine addiction, but researchers have now discovered a new compound that can halt cocaine addiction, raising hope for new treatment for drug addicts.

Novel compound could halt cocaine addiction and relapse behaviours

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:28

Researchers have developed a novel compound that targets an important brain receptor has a dramatic effect against a host of cocaine addiction behaviours, including relapse behaviour.

Youth high on cocaine run stroke risk within 24 hours

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 18:36

Cocaine is not only addictive, it can also lead to disability or death from stroke within 24 hours of use, warn researchers.

Cocaine users enjoy social interactions less

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 12:36

Regular cocaine users have difficulties in feeling empathy for others and exhibit less prosocial behaviour, scientists say.

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