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Medical News Today
Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs News From Medical News Today
Substance addiction is a complex disorder characterized by compulsive drug use. While addiction is difficult to understand, all abused substances share one thing in common - repeated use could change the way the brain looks and functions. Some people can use recreational or prescription drugs without ever experiencing negative consequences or addiction. For others, substance use can cause problems at school, work and home, and in relationships.
Addiction to social media is a real and growing problem. A recent study attempted to develop a picture of the personality traits that increase the risk.
Posted: March 17, 2018, 7:00 am
In a new study, researchers dissect the metabolic interactions of coffee within the human body. They find an unexpected link with cannabis.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 7:00 am
Pinpoint pupils are pupils that remain very small even in bright light. They can signify many issues, including drug use, poisoning, or a hemorrhage.
Posted: March 15, 2018, 11:00 am
A new study suggests that teenagers who use electronic cigarettes may be putting their health at risk by exposing themselves to carcinogenic compounds.
Posted: March 7, 2018, 7:00 am
We look at the best ways to sober up fast. Included is detail on safe approaches to drinking, and the best ways to avoid intoxication in the first place.
Posted: March 3, 2018, 7:00 am
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
With diverse proposals focused on everything from natural killer cells to therapeutic vaccines to treat HIV, three recipients have been selected for the 2018 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. The...
Posted: March 13, 2018, 12:00 am
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A scientific study finds that close to half of residential fraternity members had symptoms of alcohol use disorder (AUD) by age 35, and that living in a fraternity or sorority at college is associated with continued binge drinking and marijuana use through early midlife...
Posted: February 15, 2018, 12:00 am
Treatment is the Key
A state-led initiative created within the Rhode Island correctional system showed that offering medication to inmates with opioid use disorders reduced fatal overdoses once the inmates were released. The reduction in fatal overdoses was large enough to have a significant...
Posted: February 14, 2018, 12:00 am
The National Institutes of Health today released to the scientific community an unparalleled dataset from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. To date, more than 7,500 youth and their families have been recruited for the study, well over half the participant goal. ...
Posted: February 13, 2018, 12:00 am
Dr. Redonna Chandler
Dr. Redonna Chandler has been named director of the AIDS Research Program at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this role, she will be responsible for the development, planning, and coordination of high priority...
Posted: January 8, 2018, 12:00 am