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Cannabis use before age 15 and subsequent executive functioning
Background Many studies have suggested that adolescence is a period of particular vulnerability to neurocognitive effects associated with substance misuse. However, few large studies have measuredExpand
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Profile of cocaine and crack users in Brazil.
This article aims to systematize the profile of cocaine and crack users in Brazil. The study adopted a literature review of the MEDLINE, LILACS, Cochrane Library databases and CAPESExpand
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Prevalence of cocaine use in Brazil: data from the II Brazilian national alcohol and drugs survey (BNADS).
OBJECTIVE To determine the current prevalence rates of cocaine use and dependence in a representative sample of the Brazilian population, and to investigate possible associations withExpand
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Alcohol use patterns among Brazilian adults.
OBJECTIVE To describe patterns of alcohol consumption in the adult Brazilian population. METHOD Multicluster random sample of 2,346 subjects 18 years of age or older, selected nationwide.Expand
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A dopamine transporter gene functional variant associated with cocaine abuse in a Brazilian sample.
The dopamine (DA) transporter DAT1 is a major target bound by cocaine in brain. We examined the influence of functional genetic variants in DAT1 on cocaine addiction. Repeat polymorphisms, includingExpand
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The impact of maternal experience of violence and common mental disorders on neonatal outcomes: a survey of adolescent mothers in Sao Paulo, Brazil
BackgroundBoth violence and depression during pregnancy have been linked to adverse neonatal outcomes, particularly low birth weight. The aim of this study was to investigate the independent andExpand
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The effect of restricting opening hours on alcohol-related violence.
OBJECTIVE We investigated whether limiting the hours of alcoholic beverage sales in bars had an effect on homicides and violence against women in the Brazilian city of Diadema. The policy to restrictExpand
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Cocaine effects on mouse incentive-learning and human addiction are linked to α2 subunit-containing GABAA receptors
Because GABAA receptors containing α2 subunits are highly represented in areas of the brain, such as nucleus accumbens (NAcc), frontal cortex, and amygdala, regions intimately involved in signalingExpand
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Alcohol consumption in late-life--the first Brazilian National Alcohol Survey (BNAS).
To investigate the alcohol consumption in later life in Brazil and its association with socio-demographic characteristics. This study was a cross-sectional analysis of nationally representativeExpand
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The transtheoretical model and substance dependence: theoretical and practical aspects.
OBJECTIVE This paper aims to present and discuss the Transtheoretical Model and its importance for the treatment of substance abuse disorders. METHOD A literature review was made based on articlesExpand
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