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As the epidemic of drug addiction continues to escalate, so too does the concern for credible information. It can be confusing trying to decipher the abundance of news, especially on the internet, regarding painkillers, heroin, drug rehabs, inpatient or residential treatment, intensive outpatient treatment and so much more as it relates to drug addiction and dual diagnosis. Because your recovery matters to us, below you will find reliable articles to assist you in your understanding of the disease of addiction. If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to the dedicated staff at Behavioral Wellness and Recovery 24/7 at 800-683-4457.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


Courtesy of Marco Venniro A team of researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has identified what may be the crucial brain circuit involved in relapse to drug use when an effective behavioral treatment for drug addiction, known as contingency management, is discontinued....
Posted: October 11, 2017, 12:00 am
©Shutterstock/Lightspring Despite current treatment guidelines, fewer than 10 percent of adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders receive treatment for both disorders, and more than 50 percent do not receive treatment for either disorder. The findings highlight a large...
Posted: October 3, 2017, 12:00 am
Photo by NIDA 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
See larger image 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


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

Having a parent with an alcohol use disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teenagers, according to a study.
Posted: October 20, 2017, 4:58 pm
E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones triggered by regular cigarettes, according to new research.
Posted: October 20, 2017, 2:53 pm
One way or another, many psychiatric drugs work by binding to receptor molecules in the brain that are sensitive to the neurotransmitter dopamine, a chemical signal that is central to how our experiences shape our behavior. But because scientists still don't understand the differences between the many kinds of dopamine receptors present on brain cells, most of these drugs are 'messy,' binding to multiple different dopamine receptor molecules and leading to serious side effects ranging from movement disorders to pathological gambling.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 6:29 pm
A new study shows that bilingual speakers' ability to speak a second language is improved after they have consumed a low dose of alcohol.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 3:35 pm
Scientists found that addicts who began using cocaine before and after the age of 18 showed differences in sustained attention and working memory, among other brain functions. The research, made under controlled drug abstinence condition, measured cocaine's impact on more than a hundred drug users' cognition, and recommended multidisciplinary treatment for patients with an accentuated cognitive deficit.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 3:35 pm



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