Heroin Use Back on the Rise

A very popular drug in the 60s and 70s, heroin is finding its popularity growing once again. This time, it is appealing to younger children in suburban areas, according to an IndyStar article. The trend has been noted by police, prosecutors, defense lawyers, coroners and treatment centers. “It’s not just something we thought we’d see,…

New Approaches for Cocaine Addiction

Results from two recent studies may offer the promise of new approaches in fighting cocaine addiction. Blocking MCH in brain cells limits cocaine cravings In the first study, which was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, pharmacological researchers at the University of California-Irvine discovered a blocking hormone related to hunger that may…