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NIDA launches drug education booklet series for middle school students

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has launched a redesigned series of booklets geared towards educating middle school students…

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NIDA Director outlines potential risks to people who smoke and use drugs during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19: Courtesy of NIAID The precarious intersection of the COVID-19 national health emergency and the concurrent epidemic of drug overdose…

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Landmark study of adolescent brain development renews for additional seven years

With nearly $290M of new funding for seven years to research institutions around the country, the National Institutes of Health…

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Stigma and addiction addressed in New England Journal of Medicine

iStock/janulla In a perspective released today in The New England Journal of Medicine, NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow addresses how…

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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® celebrates 10 years

March 23, 2020—National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) marks its 10th anniversary March 30 through April 5, 2020, encouraging…

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Vaping of marijuana on the rise among teens

Findings from the 2019 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey demonstrate the appeal of vaping to teens, as seen in the…

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National Institute on Drug Abuse to hold teleconference discussing key findings of 2019 Monitoring the Future Survey on teen drug use

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will hold a teleconference on Wednesday, December 18, to discuss the results of…

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Event registration opens for 10th anniversary of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) announced that event…

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NIH-funded study finds teens prefer mint and mango vaping flavors

Courtesy: www.unsplash.com/ Dani Ramos A new analysis suggests that teens prefer mint and mango as their vaping flavors of choice for…

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Nicotine addiction linked to diabetes through a DNA-regulating gene in animal models

Image by NIDA Researchers have discovered a mechanism in rats that links cigarette smoking and the risk of developing type…

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NIDA-NIAAA 2019 Mini-Convention: Frontiers in Addiction Research

Society for Neuroscience satellite meeting explores notable research on drug and alcohol addiction What: The National Institute on Drug Abuse…

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Teen e-cigarette use doubles since 2017

Photo by © iStock/BackyardProduction Data from the 2019 Monitoring the Future Survey of eighth, 10th and 12th graders show alarmingly…

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Marijuana use at historic highs among college-age adults

See larger image Newly released Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey data on drug use in college-age adults ages 19-22 shows…

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Co-prescribing naloxone in Medicare Part D increases

Image by NIDA The practice of co-prescribing the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone to Medicare Part D patients who take…

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NIH establishes network to improve opioid addiction treatment in criminal justice settings

The National Institutes of Health will award 12 grants to form the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) to support…

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Study finds increased cannabis use during pregnancy

Cannabis use more than doubled among pregnant women in the United States during the period 2002-2017, according to data collected…

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Project to deter opioid tampering wins 2019 NIDA Addiction Science Award

A 14-year-old’s innovative approach to prevent tampering and misuse of opioid pills won a first place Addiction Science Award at…

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National Institute on Drug Abuse Intramural Research Program Holds Opioid Symposium

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Intramural Research Program will hold a one-day symposium to summarize the most recent…

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Opioid Dose Variability Associated with Overdose

Photo by ©iStock.com/dptulk As health care providers lower opioid doses for pain patients to minimize the risk of addiction; increase…

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Opioids without the risk of addiction?

Scientists are working to develop medicines that have the pain-relieving effects of opioids without the high risk of misuse and…

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Dr. Jack Stein appointed NIDA Chief of Staff

Jack B. Stein, Ph.D. Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), has appointed Jack B….

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Opioid Overdose Reversal News: FDA-approved naloxone devices produce substantially higher blood levels of naloxone than improvised nasal spray

Naloxone is a potentially life-saving drug commonly used to reverse opioid overdoses and can be injected as a liquid or…

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Serotonin Unexpectedly Regulates Expression of Brain Genes

The brain chemical serotonin can regulate expression of genes within neurons in a very unexpected way, as described in a…

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Monthly buprenorphine injections effective for opioid use disorders

A newly published study suggests the long-acting buprenorphine formulation BUP-XR is more effective than placebo in helping patients struggling with…

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New toolkit for genomic editing holds promise for addiction research

The scientific world has advanced immeasurably by the science of DNA and genetics. Manipulating gene expression to change the way…