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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.

Brain research that featured at a recent conference suggests that the potential benefits and harms of marijuana or its compounds vary with age and disease.
Posted: November 13, 2018, 5:00 pm
Addiction is complicated, and the main psychological treatment body has a range of specific criteria for recognizing and treatment it. The first step towards receiving a diagnosis is recognizing a problem with substance use. Read on to learn more about how to receive a diagnosis of addiction.
Posted: November 2, 2018, 8:00 am
Addiction is a harmful, ongoing disorder that only gets worse over time without treatment. A range of interventions and rehabilitation programs is available, but treating addiction often requires active participation from the person with the condition. Read on to learn more.
Posted: November 2, 2018, 8:00 am
Addiction is a complex and chronic mental health disorder that has a range of interlocking causes, including brain chemistry, environmental influences, and underlying psychological difficulties. Read on to learn more about the causes of addiction.
Posted: November 2, 2018, 8:00 am
A new study investigates how visual and auditory cues increase risk-taking behavior. The findings provide a much-needed insight into gambling addiction.
Posted: November 1, 2018, 11:00 am

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


NIDA News

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 people with...
Posted: October 15, 2018, 12:00 am
Photo by ©iStock.com/sshepard The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) today announced the availability of informational resources for clinicians interested in initiating buprenorphine treatment in emergency department settings. Buprenorphine is one of several medicines available for use...
Posted: October 3, 2018, 12:00 am
See larger image The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) announced that the latest Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey results on substance use trends as teens transition to adulthood are now available online, comparing substance use patterns of full-time college students to their non-...
Posted: September 5, 2018, 12:00 am
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) announced today that event registration is open for the next National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW), to be held on Jan. 22-27, 2019. NDAFW is an annual, week-long series of...
Posted: August 29, 2018, 12:00 am