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Johns Hopkins Medicine – February 2, 2017
Study Affirms That Cocaine Makes Users More Likely To Risk Unsafe Sex
Results reinforce need to provide condoms to drug users, researchers say


Johns Hopkins Medicine - December 30, 2016
Researchers Urge Caution around Psilocybin Use
Survey assesses both risky behaviors and positive outcomes

Johns Hopkins Medicine – December 1, 2016
Hallucinogenic Drug Psilocybin Eases Existential Anxiety in People With Life-Threatening Cancer
In a small double-blind study, Johns Hopkins researchers report that a substantial majority of people suffering cancer-related anxiety or depression found considerable relief for up to six months from a single large dose of psilocybin — the active compound in hallucinogenic “magic mushrooms.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine - January 19, 2016
New Evidence in Mice That Cocaine Makes Brain Cells Cannibalize Themselves
Compound counteracts the process


Johns Hopkins Medicine – September 9, 2015
Study with ‘Never-Smokers’ Sheds Light on the Earliest Stages of Nicotine Dependence
Research examines vulnerability to nicotine addiction among nonusers

Johns Hopkins Medicine – August 20, 2015
Study Documents Extent of Unexpected Sexual Consequences for Young Women Who Drink Alcohol 
Could lead to interventions that encourage safer behaviors in young women and men

Johns Hopkins Medicine - June 23, 2015
Medical Marijuana 'Edibles Mostly Mislabeled, Study Shows
Review of small sample of dispensary products suggests buyers at risk of overdosing or being cheated

Johns Hopkins Medicine – May 13, 2015
‘Extreme’ Exposure To Secondhand Cannabis Smoke Causes Mild Intoxication
Nonsmokers sharing an unvented area with heavy marijuana smokers in some cases may not have passed a drug screen

Johns Hopkins Medicine  - March 9, 2015
Psychedelic Drug Use Could Reduce Psychological Distress, Suicidal Thinking


Johns Hopkins Medicine - September 11, 2014
Magic Mushrooms Help Longtime Smokers Quit
More research is still needed to test the role of psilocybin in helping people quit


Johns Hopkins Medicine Press Release - August 1, 2013
New Insight Into How Brain 'Learns' Cocaine Addiction

Johns Hopkins Medicine Press Release - May 22, 2013
Johns Hopkins Scientists Uncover Molecular Roots of Cocaine Addiction In The Brain And Reveal A Promising New Anti-Addiction Drug


Johns Hopkins Medicine Press Release - February 27, 2012
Drug-Free Housing for Substance Abusers Leaving Detox Linked to Fewer Relapses
Housing coupled with day treatment increases chances of abstinence at six months


Johns Hopkins Medicine Press Release - October 1, 2011
Single Dose of Hallucinogen May Create Lasting Personality Change
Johns Hopkins study of ingredient in “magic mushrooms” found participants exhibited more “openness”