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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.
High-potency natural and synthetic cannabinoids were found to trigger seizures in mice, say researchers, with the latter posing the strongest effects.
Posted: September 25, 2017, 9:00 am
New research shows that when non-smokers use nicotine-based e-cigarettes for the first time, there are measurable, negative changes in cardiac activity.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 7:00 am
New research in mice shows that blocking a receptor in the brain's immune system substantially reduces the desire to consume alcohol, especially at night.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 2:00 pm
Many pregnant women wonder how much alcohol is safe to drink. Find out what a new study advises and why experts criticize the lack of good-quality data.
Posted: September 16, 2017, 7:00 am
For the first time, researchers measure binge drinking-related changes in brain activity during rest. They mirror those seen in chronic alcoholics' brains.
Posted: September 15, 2017, 7:00 am
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New research suggests that marijuana users may be more likely than nonusers to misuse prescription opioids and develop prescription opioid use disorder. The study was conducted by researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health,...
Posted: September 26, 2017, 12:00 am
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The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) announced that the latest Monitoring the Future (MTF) national survey results of drug use among full-time college students and their non-college peers are now available online, highlighting that daily marijuana use is at the highest...
Posted: September 8, 2017, 12:00 am
A NIDA-funded randomized clinical trial found that primary care patients with opioid and alcohol use disorders (OAUD) who were offered a collaborative care intervention were more likely to receive evidence-based treatment and refrain from using opioids and alcohol six months later, compared to...
Posted: August 28, 2017, 12:00 am
There is a clear body of research assessing sex and gender differences in risk behaviors among people who inject drugs, however little or no research has investigated sex differences in hepatitis C (HCV) susceptibility. A newly published analysis examining data from...
Posted: August 25, 2017, 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 next National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW), to be held Jan. 22-28, 2018. NDAFW is an annual, week-long series of...
Posted: August 23, 2017, 12:00 am