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

  • Key brain area plays a crucial role in addiction January 19, 2019
    New research finds that the brain's cerebellum is involved in reward processing and social behavior. The findings shed new light on addictive behavior.
  • Home remedies to ease a hangover January 15, 2019
    A hangover can leave someone with fatigue, nausea, and muscle aches. Many people swear by certain hangover cures, but do home remedies really help? In this article, we look at five of the best hangover cures and the science behind them.
  • A good night's sleep could lower cardiovascular risk January 15, 2019
    In a new study, researchers aim to determine the impact of sleep duration and sleep quality on a person's risk of developing cardiovascular problems.
  • What is an herbal tincture? Recipes and uses January 10, 2019
    Herbal tinctures are the liquid from concentrated herbs soaked in alcohol. Some people use them as home remedies. Here, learn about the possible benefits and how to make them.
  • Kratom: Everything you need to know January 9, 2019
    Kratom is a plant that grows in Southeast Asia. Some people take it for its stimulant or opioid-like effects. Learn about the possible risks in this article.
  • Are night sweats a sign of alcohol withdrawal? January 7, 2019
    Consuming alcohol may cause night sweats in some people. Nights sweats could be a sign of alcohol withdrawal or intolerance. Learn more about the link between night sweats and alcohol here.
  • What to know about oxycodone January 4, 2019
    Oxycodone is an opioid drug that doctors prescribe to help manage moderate to severe pain. In this article, we look at the uses, risks, and effectiveness of oxycodone, along with its addictive potential.
  • Giving up alcohol for just 1 month has lasting benefits January 3, 2019
    A new study shows that going alcohol-free for as little as 1 month or even less brings both immediate and long-lasting health benefits.
  • Smoking weed while pregnant: Is it safe? January 2, 2019
    Marijuana use during pregnancy is on the rise, but is it safe? To find out, we look at the latest research and statements from major health organizations.
  • Thinking of quitting smoking? Today's the day January 1, 2019
    A new study finds that the cardiovascular impact of smoking takes longer to be reversed than once thought. When giving up tobacco, sooner is preferable.


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

  • Scientists closer to finding inherited traits in addiction January 14, 2019
    A computer-generated strand of DNA on a black background. Courtesy of ©Shutterstock. Scientists have concluded that the risk of addiction is a complex combination of both genes and environmental influences. Despite advances in the science of genetics, it has been extremely difficult to...
  • 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 © 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...


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