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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


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©Shutterstock/NeydtStock A study found no evidence that smokers who used e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) in the United States were more likely to quit smoking cigarettes than smokers who do not use these products. The study, looking at 2015-2016 data, found...
Posted: July 9, 2018, 12:00 am
Courtesy of Ben Lawson/ CC BY-NC-ND A proposal to study how drug users who are part of social networks influence their own communities has been given the 2018 Avenir award for HIV/AIDS research by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The Avenir (the French word for “future”) awards...
Posted: July 2, 2018, 12:00 am
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network has unveiled a new scientifically validated, online screening tool designed to assess a patient’s risk for substance misuse and substance use disorder, and assist the health care provider with prevention and treatment...
Posted: June 28, 2018, 12:00 am
A case-based clinician training module designed for the evaluation of acute pain and opioid management for adults is now available through the Centers of Excellence in Pain Education (CoEPE) program, coordinated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Opioid Management for Acute Pain in...
Posted: June 27, 2018, 12:00 am
©iStock/ChesiireCat A comprehensive analysis of health insurance coverage of non-opioid and opioid medications to treat chronic low back pain concluded that some insurance plans have missed important opportunities to steer patients towards safer and more effective treatments than prescription...
Posted: June 22, 2018, 12:00 am

 

Science Daily


Addiction News -- ScienceDaily

Read current medical research articles on drug addition including nicotine, prescription drugs and illegal drugs. Find out about addiction treatment.

A new study has found that about 40 percent of adults in the United States who drink alcohol do so in amounts that risk health consequences, and identifies a range of factors associated with starting or stopping drinking too much.
Posted: July 17, 2018, 6:30 pm
Childhood adversity permanently alters the peripheral and central immune systems, increasing the sensitivity of the body's immune response to cocaine, reports a new study.
Posted: July 17, 2018, 2:12 pm
Hormones that signal the body's state of hunger and fullness could be the key to new treatments for drug and alcohol addiction. Gut hormones have received considerable attention from scientists seeking to understand overeating and obesity, which led the panelists to discover that those hormones are also involved in addiction.
Posted: July 17, 2018, 1:47 pm
Scientists have discovered that a small group of brain cells in the hypothalamus called 'orexin' neurons could be a promising target for medications for controlling binge eating episodes in individuals with obesity. These neurons, named for the chemical messenger they use to communicate with other brain cells, have previously been shown to be important for addiction to several drugs, including cocaine.
Posted: July 17, 2018, 1:47 pm
White adolescent boys experiencing early puberty are at higher risk for substance use than later developing boys, a new study finds.
Posted: July 16, 2018, 6:16 pm

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