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Recent News and Articles Relating to Drug Abuse by Medical News Today

  • Is amyl nitrite safe? December 14, 2018
    People often take amyl nitrite, commonly referred to as poppers, for the euphoric effects. However, taking poppers can have serious health consequences and may be fatal.
  • Who is most likely to experience 'hangxiety?' December 9, 2018
    New research finds that 'hangxiety,' the experience of anxiety during a hangover, is higher among shy, introverted people than it is in extroverted people.
  • Can drinking alcohol lead to prostate cancer? December 5, 2018
    Doctors do not fully understand what causes prostate cancer. This disease may have an association with alcohol, but scientists need to do more research to confirm the potential link. Here, learn more about the risks of alcohol, how doctors screen for and treat prostate cancer, and the survival rates for this disease.
  • This brain circuit is key to both depression and addiction November 30, 2018
    Recent discoveries about the brain circuitry that drives depression and addiction may point to new clinical targets for the treatment of these issues.
  • Study finds 5 types of alcohol use disorder that vary with age November 27, 2018
    New research reveals five problem drinking 'profiles,' and shows that these types of drinking patterns are more prevalent at different ages.
  • Study investigates how MDMA affects cooperation and trust November 20, 2018
    Study using game theory model finds that MDMA increases cooperative behavior toward trustworthy people and affects brain regions tied to social cognition.
  • Cannabis and the brain: Recent studies shed new light November 13, 2018
    Brain research that featured at a recent conference suggests that the potential benefits and harms of marijuana or its compounds vary with age and disease.
  • How does a doctor diagnose addiction? November 2, 2018
    Addiction is complicated, and the main psychological treatment body has a range of specific criteria for recognizing and treatment it. The first step towards receiving a diagnosis is recognizing a problem with substance use. Read on to learn more about how to receive a diagnosis of addiction.
  • What causes addiction? November 2, 2018
    Addiction is a complex and chronic mental health disorder that has a range of interlocking causes, including brain chemistry, environmental influences, and underlying psychological difficulties. Read on to learn more about the causes of addiction.
  • What are the treatments for addiction? November 2, 2018
    Addiction is a harmful, ongoing disorder that only gets worse over time without treatment. A range of interventions and rehabilitation programs is available, but treating addiction often requires active participation from the person with the condition. Read on to learn more.


 

Recent News and Articles by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

  • Teens using vaping devices in record numbers December 17, 2018
    America’s teens report a dramatic increase in their use of vaping devices in just a single year, with 37.3 percent of 12th graders reporting “any vaping” in the past 12 months, compared to just 27.8 percent in 2017. These findings come from the 2018 Monitoring the Future (MTF)...
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse to hold teleconference discussing key findings of 2018 Monitoring the Future Survey on teen drug use December 6, 2018
    The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will hold a teleconference on Monday, December 17, to discuss the results of the 2018 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey. The survey, funded by NIDA and conducted by scientists at the University of Michigan, tracks annual drug use and attitudes...
  • ABCD study completes enrollment, announces opportunities for scientific engagement December 3, 2018
    The National Institutes of Health announced today that enrollment for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study is now complete and, in early 2019, scientists will have access to baseline data from all ABCD Study participants. An ABCD participant in South Carolina preparing for...
  • Registration opens for 2019 National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day November 30, 2018
    Chat Day is part of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® Registration is now open for the 12th annual National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day, a live web chat between high school teenagers and addiction and mental health scientists. Chat Day will be held on January 24, during National...
  • NIDA-NIAAA 2018 Mini-Convention: Frontiers in Addiction Research October 25, 2018
    Society for Neuroscience satellite meeting explores notable research in addiction ranging from data science to early life adversity impact on substance use disorders to opioid receptor function and pain What: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on...
  • Study shows impact of social interactions on addictive behavior October 15, 2018
    Illustration made by Dr. Marco Venniro, NIDA IRP A new study published in Nature Neuroscience finds that social interactions can have a profound effect on behaviors related to addiction, and on the brain’s response to drug-associated cues. These findings have implications for...
  • New opioid treatment resources for emergency department clinicians October 3, 2018
    Photo by ©iStock.com/sshepard The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) today announced the availability of informational resources for clinicians interested in initiating buprenorphine treatment in emergency department settings. Buprenorphine is one of several medicines available for...
  • Daily use of marijuana among non-college young adults at all time high September 5, 2018
    See larger image The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) announced that the latest Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey results on substance use trends as teens transition to adulthood are now available online, comparing substance use patterns of full-time college students to their non-...
  • Event registration opens today for National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week® August 29, 2018
    The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) announced today that event registration is open for the next National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW), to be held on Jan. 22-27, 2019. NDAFW is an annual, week-long series of...
  • Journal commentary addresses role of dentists in opioid crisis July 25, 2018
    ©Shutterstock/mnimage Addressing the vital role of dentists in helping to alleviate the opioid crisis is the subject of a commentary, publishing today in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The commentary, authored by Dr. Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on...

 

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