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Stigma and addiction addressed in New England Journal of MedicineStigma and addiction addressed in New England Journal of Medicine

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…

1 week ago
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® celebrates 10 yearsNational Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® celebrates 10 years

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…

2 weeks ago
Vaping of marijuana on the rise among teensVaping of marijuana on the rise among teens

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…

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

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…

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

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…

5 months ago
NIH-funded study finds teens prefer mint and mango vaping flavorsNIH-funded study finds teens prefer mint and mango vaping flavors

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…

5 months ago
Nicotine addiction linked to diabetes through a DNA-regulating gene in animal modelsNicotine addiction linked to diabetes through a DNA-regulating gene in animal models

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…

6 months ago
NIDA-NIAAA 2019 Mini-Convention: Frontiers in Addiction ResearchNIDA-NIAAA 2019 Mini-Convention: Frontiers in Addiction Research

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…

6 months ago
Teen e-cigarette use doubles since 2017Teen e-cigarette use doubles since 2017

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…

7 months ago
Marijuana use at historic highs among college-age adultsMarijuana use at historic highs among college-age adults

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…

7 months ago
Co-prescribing naloxone in Medicare Part D increasesCo-prescribing naloxone in Medicare Part D increases

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…

8 months ago
NIH establishes network to improve opioid addiction treatment in criminal justice settingsNIH establishes network to improve opioid addiction treatment in criminal justice settings

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…

9 months ago
Study finds increased cannabis use during pregnancyStudy finds increased cannabis use during pregnancy

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…

10 months ago
Project to deter opioid tampering wins 2019 NIDA Addiction Science AwardProject to deter opioid tampering wins 2019 NIDA Addiction Science Award

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…

11 months ago
National Institute on Drug Abuse Intramural Research Program Holds Opioid SymposiumNational Institute on Drug Abuse Intramural Research Program Holds Opioid Symposium

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…

11 months ago
Opioid Dose Variability Associated with OverdoseOpioid Dose Variability Associated with Overdose

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…

12 months ago
Opioids without the risk of addiction?Opioids without the risk of addiction?

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…

1 year ago
Dr. Jack Stein appointed NIDA Chief of StaffDr. Jack Stein appointed NIDA Chief of Staff

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.…

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

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…

1 year ago
Serotonin Unexpectedly Regulates Expression of Brain GenesSerotonin Unexpectedly Regulates Expression of Brain Genes

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…

1 year ago
Monthly buprenorphine injections effective for opioid use disordersMonthly buprenorphine injections effective for opioid use disorders

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…

1 year ago
New toolkit for genomic editing holds promise for addiction researchNew toolkit for genomic editing holds promise for addiction research

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…

1 year ago
Higher rates of NAS linked with economic conditionsHigher rates of NAS linked with economic conditions

Higher rates of NAS linked with economic conditions

©iStock/brebca A NIDA-funded analysis of eight states showed a significant association between rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and poor…

1 year ago
A whole new view of CB2A whole new view of CB2

A whole new view of CB2

The cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 are key components of the human endocannabinoid system, a biological network involved in regulating physiological…

1 year ago
Cascade of Care model recommended for opioid crisisCascade of Care model recommended for opioid crisis

Cascade of Care model recommended for opioid crisis

Courtesy of NIDA A team of NIDA-funded scientists has offered a critical look at how to build an improved framework…

1 year ago