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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.
Marijuana contains some compounds that remain in the body after use. Many factors affect how long it stays there. Learn about the marijuana detox process here.
Posted: December 13, 2019, 6:00 pm
Marijuana use can affect different people in different ways, and being 'high' can feel different to different people. Learn about what being high on marijuana might feel like here.
Posted: December 10, 2019, 9:00 pm
A new meta-analysis looks at the potential link between marijuana use and an increased risk of cancer, emphasizing the poor quality of existing studies.
Posted: December 8, 2019, 8:00 am
Alcohol intoxication is a temporary condition that occurs when a person drinks an excess of alcohol. Learn about the signs, treatments, and risks, including alcohol poisoning.
Posted: December 3, 2019, 6:00 pm
New evidence shows that the rate of exposure to natural psychoactive drugs in the United States has increased, putting adult and child health at risk.
Posted: December 3, 2019, 8:00 am
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will hold a teleconference on Wednesday, December 18, to discuss the results of the 2019 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey. The survey, funded by NIDA and conducted by scientists at the University of Michigan, tracks annual drug use and attitudes...
Posted: December 9, 2019, 12:00 am
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) announced that event registration begins today for the 10th annual National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW), to be held March 30 through April 5, 2020. NDAFW is a...
Posted: November 7, 2019, 12:00 am
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A new analysis suggests that teens prefer mint and mango as their vaping flavors of choice for e-cigarettes. Previous research showed that teens were attracted to nicotine vaping by the candy and fruit-flavored products offered by manufacturers....
Posted: November 5, 2019, 12:00 am
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Researchers have discovered a mechanism in rats that links cigarette smoking and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Scientists found a crucial role for a diabetes-associated gene, called transcription factor 7-like 2 (Tcf7l2), in regulating the response to nicotine in the...
Posted: October 16, 2019, 12:00 am
Society for Neuroscience satellite meeting explores notable research on drug and alcohol addiction
What: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), both part of the National Institutes of Health, will host a one-day...
Posted: October 10, 2019, 12:00 am