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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.

Catnip is the most famous stimulant for cats. How does it work, why does it not affect all cats, and are there any catnip alternatives? We investigate.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 4:00 pm
New research in pigs examines how sugar intake affects the brain's reward circuits and finds that changes are noticeable after just 12 days.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 8:00 am
The exact length of time that molly, or MDMA, stays in a person's system depends on several factors, including how much of the drug they have taken. Learn more here.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 7:00 am
Alcohol is a depressant and can amplify or trigger depression symptoms in some people. Learn more about the links between depression and alcohol in this article.
Posted: January 10, 2020, 8:00 pm
A new study sees fewer post-treatment complications among returning military service personnel with chronic pain who received nondrug therapy.
Posted: January 2, 2020, 8:00 am

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


NIDA News

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has launched a redesigned series of booklets geared towards educating middle school students about substance use. The Mind Matters series consists of nine booklets on various drug topics. The series was designed to help students in grades 5...
Posted: May 1, 2020, 12:00 am
With nearly $290M of new funding for seven years to research institutions around the country, the National Institutes of Health renewed its commitment to the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study, the largest long-term study of brain development and child health ever conducted in...
Posted: April 15, 2020, 12:00 am
iStock/janulla Perspective written by NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow, M.D. In a perspective released today in The New England Journal of Medicine, NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow addresses how stigma against people who use drugs can sabotage effective treatment. In Stigma and the Toll of...
Posted: April 2, 2020, 12:00 am
COVID-19: Courtesy of NIAID The precarious intersection of the COVID-19 national health emergency and the concurrent epidemic of drug overdose deaths is outlined in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week by Dr. Nora D. Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part...
Posted: April 2, 2020, 12:00 am
March 23, 2020—National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) marks its 10th anniversary March 30 through April 5, 2020, encouraging communities around the country to SHATTER THE MYTHS® about substance use and addiction. NDAFW is a joint initiative of the National Institute on...
Posted: March 23, 2020, 12:00 am