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April 16, 2019

Mindful body awareness training during treatment for drug addiction helps prevent relapse

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A novel type of body awareness training helps women recover from drug addiction, according to new research from the University of Washington. People in the study made marked improvement, and many improvements lasted for a year.


May 8, 2014

Army drug users twice as likely to use synthetic marijuana as regular marijuana

Package of "Spice," which is synthetic marijuana.

Social work researchers from the University of Washington have found that among a group of active-duty Army personnel who use illicit drugs, the most abused substance is synthetic marijuana, nicknamed “Spice,” which is harder to detect than other drugs through standard drug tests.


October 8, 2013

Major funding awarded for research on drugs taken during pregnancy

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Pharmacists and physicians will be looking at prescription and illicit drugs taken during pregnancy to evaluate risks to mothers and their fetuses.