News file for: Drug Abuse
Australia and New Zealand have the highest rates of cannabis and amphetamine use in the world, according to comprehensive research on illicit drug use.
An attentive, nurturing mother may be able to help her children better resist the temptations of drug use later in life, according to a study published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience.
East Asia and South-East Asia are now major hubs for the illicit manufacture of amphetamine-type stimulants, warns the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Users of heroin and other addictive opioids may be spared from distressing withdrawal symptoms in the future, thanks to a research breakthrough by University of Sydney scientists.
Researchers have found that the majority of young people with history of ketamine abuse have a reduced bladder capacity of up to 37 percent.