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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
New research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) found that long-term exposure to anabolic-androgenic steroids may be associated with substantial impairment of the heart, including a reduction in pumping performance and damage to the...
Posted: May 23, 2017, 12:00 am
A project applying the science of epigenetics to demonstrate the health dangers of hookah smoke won a first-place Addiction Science Award at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)—the world’s largest science competition for high school students. The awards are coordinated...
Posted: May 19, 2017, 12:00 am
Dr. Nora Volkow to receive APA Special Presidential Commendation
To help address the ongoing prescription opioid overdose epidemic, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will host sessions on the management and treatment of pain as it relates to substance use disorders at the 2017 American...
Posted: May 11, 2017, 12:00 am
A newly published study showed that buprenorphine is more effective than morphine in treating withdrawal symptoms in newborns prenatally exposed to opioids, known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Unlike morphine, buprenorphine did not affect breathing rates, although medications were...
Posted: May 4, 2017, 12:00 am
An analysis of national survey data indicates that laws legalizing medical marijuana use are associated with increases in illicit cannabis use and cannabis use disorders among adults. The research was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse...
Posted: April 26, 2017, 12:00 am
Addiction News -- ScienceDaily
Read current medical research articles on drug addition including nicotine, prescription drugs and illegal drugs. Find out about addiction treatment.
Many people believe that having a glass of wine with dinner -- or moderately drinking any kind of alcohol -- will protect them from heart disease. But a hard look at the evidence finds little support for that. That's the conclusion of a new research review in the May 2017 issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Posted: May 22, 2017, 12:08 pm
Smokers who received frequent, tailored emails with quitting tips, motivational messages, and social support had cessation rates rivaling that of the most effective medication available for cessation.
Posted: May 18, 2017, 6:38 pm
Fetal alcohol exposure (FAE) reduces the taste system’s responsiveness to the bitter flavor and burning sensation of many varieties of alcoholic beverages, new research shows. These factors make alcohol unappealing to some people, but, for reasons that are unclear, are less of a deterrent in young people exposed to alcohol before birth.
Posted: May 18, 2017, 5:49 pm
Physical pain -- often "self-medicated" without help from healthcare professionals -- is an important contributor to non-medical prescription opioid (NMPO) use by young adults.
Posted: May 17, 2017, 9:44 pm
One in three high school students reports riding with a driver who has been drinking, while nearly one in five was in a car where the driver had consumed marijuana, according to a new study.
Posted: May 17, 2017, 2:11 pm