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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.

A new review finds the existing research to be biased and suggests that moderate drinking does not stave off heart disease after all.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 2:00 pm
New large-scale, long-term study suggests that a popular weight loss surgical procedure may raise the risk of alcohol dependence, years after surgery.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 7:00 am
A new study finds a correlation between a loss of chest muscle mass and death risk among smokers with and without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 7:00 am
A new psychological study suggests that, contrary to popular belief, our 'drunk' and 'sober' personalities do not differ that much.
Posted: May 20, 2017, 7:00 am
Nearly 32 million adults in the United States (13 percent of the U.S. population aged 18 and older) consumed more than twice the number of drinks considered binge drinking on at least one occasion...
Posted: May 19, 2017, 7:00 am

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


NIDA News

A project applying the science of epigenetics to demonstrate the health dangers of hookah smoke won a first-place Addiction Science Award at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)—the world’s largest science competition for high school students. The awards are coordinated...
Posted: May 19, 2017, 12:00 am
Dr. Nora Volkow to receive APA Special Presidential Commendation To help address the ongoing prescription opioid overdose epidemic, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will host sessions on the management and treatment of pain as it relates to substance use disorders at the 2017 American...
Posted: May 11, 2017, 12:00 am
A newly published study showed that buprenorphine is more effective than morphine in treating withdrawal symptoms in newborns prenatally exposed to opioids, known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Unlike morphine, buprenorphine did not affect breathing rates, although medications were...
Posted: May 4, 2017, 12:00 am
An analysis of national survey data indicates that laws legalizing medical marijuana use are associated with increases in illicit cannabis use and cannabis use disorders among adults. The research was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse...
Posted: April 26, 2017, 12:00 am
©Shutterstock/Stephen Orsillo An analysis of national survey data indicates that students attending college are at a significantly higher risk of beginning to use marijuana than those not enrolled in college, underscoring the need for improved prevention efforts. The research, conducted by...
Posted: April 21, 2017, 12:00 am