Posts Tagged ‘addiction’

October 8th, 2019

Researchers investigate why certain brains are more vulnerable to addiction

Study authors say advancements in brain science can help identify vulnerable individuals before they’re exposed to addictive substances like opioids.  Contact: Jenesse Miller at (213) 810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu In a report published today, researchers in neuroscience, addiction and behavioral health laid out the latest research into what makes individuals vulnerable to substance abuse and dependency, […]

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August 1st, 2019

American epidemic: USC experts discuss the opioid crisis

The American opioid epidemic killed nearly 400,000 people from 1999 to 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against drug companies; a recent investigation revealed they distributed 76 billion oxycodone and hydrocodone pain pills from 2006 through 2012. What caused America’s deadliest drug crisis and what […]