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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.
Researchers have found strong associations between the frequent use of highly potent cannabis and reports of first-time psychotic episodes.
Posted: March 20, 2019, 2:00 pm
Ibuprofen is a common medication that people use to reduce pain and inflammation. In this article, we discuss the risks of mixing alcohol and ibuprofen.
Posted: March 5, 2019, 8:00 pm
A recent study charts the effect of recreational marijuana laws on the purchase of junk food. Their findings provide new evidence for the 'munchies.'
Posted: March 3, 2019, 7:00 am
New research finds that environmental cues related to drugs can strengthen memories and implicitly make addictive habits harder to kick.
Posted: February 28, 2019, 3:00 pm
A new study investigates the potential protective effects of alcohol at different ages. They find that it is not a level playing field.
Posted: February 28, 2019, 10:00 am
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Jack B. Stein, Ph.D.
Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), has appointed Jack B. Stein, Ph.D., to be the NIDA Chief of Staff, a newly created position to support and assist the Director with coordination and strategic planning of key institute initiatives....
Posted: March 20, 2019, 12:00 am
Naloxone is a potentially life-saving drug commonly used to reverse opioid overdoses and can be injected as a liquid or delivered as a nasal spray. The fastest method of delivery is through an intravenous (IV) dose, but many first responders, police, families or friends are not well equipped...
Posted: March 15, 2019, 12:00 am
The brain chemical serotonin can regulate expression of genes within neurons in a very unexpected way, as described in a NIDA-funded paper just published in the journal Nature. It is all part of the marvel of DNA and how it works to form our individual biological maps. The mechanism...
Posted: March 13, 2019, 12:00 am
The scientific world has advanced immeasurably by the science of DNA and genetics. Manipulating gene expression to change the way that cells such as neurons function has helped scientists create very specific tools to use for understanding and developing treatments for human diseases. For human...
Posted: February 19, 2019, 12:00 am
A newly published study suggests the long-acting buprenorphine formulation BUP-XR is more effective than placebo in helping patients struggling with addiction to opioids. BUP-XR is a monthly extended-release injection.
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Daily dose buprenorphine was...
Posted: February 19, 2019, 12:00 am