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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.

My name is Regina Denny, and in 2018, I lost my son Brian to cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS). This is the story of Brian's death from CHS.
Posted: September 19, 2019, 3:00 pm
Weak ejaculation is where the force or amount of a person’s ejaculation is less than usual. Read on to find out the causes, symptoms, and how people treat weak ejaculation.
Posted: September 17, 2019, 2:00 am
Although alcohol affects people in different ways and some people can drink more than others, drinking too much may cause a person to feel drunk. Learn more about the effects of alcohol by stage here.
Posted: September 14, 2019, 12:00 am
A 10-panel drug test is a urine screen that looks for 10 of the prescription or illicit drugs people most frequently abuse. Learn about which drugs it looks for and their detection windows.
Posted: September 11, 2019, 2:00 am
Although people sometimes wish to induce vomiting to treat poisoning, to relieve nausea, or due to an eating disorder, there are no safe ways to do this at home. Learn more about the risks of inducing vomiting here.
Posted: September 5, 2019, 8:00 pm

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


NIDA News

Photo by © iStock/BackyardProduction Data from the 2019 Monitoring the Future Survey of eighth, 10th and 12th graders show alarmingly high rates of e-cigarette use compared to just a year ago, with rates doubling in the past two years. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, scientists who...
Posted: September 18, 2019, 12:00 am
See larger image Newly released Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey data on drug use in college-age adults ages 19-22 shows an increase in marijuana use in the past five years, including vaping with marijuana, as well as a significant increase in nicotine vaping. The survey is funded by the...
Posted: September 13, 2019, 12:00 am
Image by NIDA The practice of co-prescribing the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone to Medicare Part D patients who take opioids for chronic pain increased between 2016 and 2017, though such co-prescriptions were provided to only a small minority of patients who might benefit, according...
Posted: August 6, 2019, 12:00 am
The National Institutes of Health will award 12 grants to form the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) to support research on quality addiction treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) in criminal justice settings nationwide. The awards, totaling an estimated $155 million from the...
Posted: July 24, 2019, 12:00 am
Cannabis use more than doubled among pregnant women in the United States during the period 2002-2017, according to data collected from 467,100 women aged 12-44 who participated in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). After adjusting for age, race/ethnicity, and family income, past-...
Posted: June 18, 2019, 12:00 am