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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.

New research finds that 'hangxiety,' the experience of anxiety during a hangover, is higher among shy, introverted people than it is in extroverted people.
Posted: December 9, 2018, 8:00 am
Doctors do not fully understand what causes prostate cancer. This disease may have an association with alcohol, but scientists need to do more research to confirm the potential link. Here, learn more about the risks of alcohol, how doctors screen for and treat prostate cancer, and the survival rates for this disease.
Posted: December 5, 2018, 7:00 pm
Recent discoveries about the brain circuitry that drives depression and addiction may point to new clinical targets for the treatment of these issues.
Posted: November 30, 2018, 8:00 am
New research reveals five problem drinking 'profiles,' and shows that these types of drinking patterns are more prevalent at different ages.
Posted: November 27, 2018, 4:00 pm
Study using game theory model finds that MDMA increases cooperative behavior toward trustworthy people and affects brain regions tied to social cognition.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 5:00 pm

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


NIDA News

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will hold a teleconference on Monday, December 17, to discuss the results of the 2018 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey. The survey, funded by NIDA and conducted by scientists at the University of Michigan, tracks annual drug use and attitudes...
Posted: December 6, 2018, 12:00 am
The National Institutes of Health announced today that enrollment for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study is now complete and, in early 2019, scientists will have access to baseline data from all ABCD Study participants. An ABCD participant in South Carolina preparing for...
Posted: December 3, 2018, 12:00 am
Chat Day is part of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® Registration is now open for the 12th annual National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day, a live web chat between high school teenagers and addiction and mental health scientists. Chat Day will be held on January 24, during National...
Posted: November 30, 2018, 12:00 am
Society for Neuroscience satellite meeting explores notable research in addiction ranging from data science to early life adversity impact on substance use disorders to opioid receptor function and pain What: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on...
Posted: October 25, 2018, 12:00 am
Illustration made by Dr. Marco Venniro, NIDA IRP A new study published in Nature Neuroscience finds that social interactions can have a profound effect on behaviors related to addiction, and on the brain’s response to drug-associated cues. These findings have implications for...
Posted: October 15, 2018, 12:00 am