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

  • How are Dexedrine and Adderall different? April 21, 2018
    Dexedrine and Adderall are two medications that are commonly used to treat ADHD. Both drugs are similar, but there are some differences in how they are used. In this article, we examine the similarities and differences between these two medications, along with the risks, side effects, and warnings that go with them.
  • Is it safe to drink alcohol while taking Adderall? April 19, 2018
    There are risks and dangers to drinking alcohol alongside Adderall, a drug commonly used to treat ADHD. Here, we look at why it might be dangerous to drink alcohol while taking Adderall, with or without a prescription. We also describe symptoms and side effects that can occur and when emergency treatment may be needed.
  • Ways to stop heart palpitations April 19, 2018
    Heart palpitations can feel like a fluttering in the chest, a pounding heart, or a racing pulse. Smoking, exercise, and stress can cause them, but if palpitations are the result of an underlying condition, treatment will be necessary. Here, learn how to stop heart palpitations at home and when to see a doctor.
  • Just one extra drink could take years off your life April 16, 2018
    The myth that moderate drinking is good for your heart takes a blow from this new study, which suggests the United States alcohol guidelines are too high.
  • How can CBD help with fibromyalgia? April 13, 2018
    Among the many treatments for fibromyalgia is cannabidiol, or CBD, a compound derived from some cannabis plants. Often consumed as an oil, the side effects of CBD are minimal, but researchers are still unsure whether it works. Here, learn how CBD may reduce symptoms of fibromyalgia and when it may be most effective.
  • Coping with a Vyvanse crash April 13, 2018
    When Vyvanse starts to wear off, or when a person stops taking the medication suddenly, they may experience a Vyvanse crash. This ADHD medication can cause severe withdrawal symptoms such as fatigue or depression. In this article we look at methods a person can use to help cope with the symptoms of a Vyvanse crash.
  • Coping with an Adderall crash April 13, 2018
    Adderall is a stimulant medication that is used to treat ADHD or narcolepsy. When a person stops taking Adderall too quickly, they can experience withdrawal symptoms, such as sleep problems or depression. Here, we look at the causes and timeline of an Adderall crash and give tips and remedies for coping if it happens.
  • Could this study explain the mechanism behind binge eating? April 11, 2018
    Why does overeating lead to more overeating? And why is it so easy to relapse after dieting? A new study takes the first step to answering these questions.
  • What could cause tingling in the feet or hands? April 6, 2018
    A feeling of tingling in the feet or hands can have a variety of causes. Many are related to peripheral neuropathy or nerve damage, but others include a pinched nerve, pregnancy, and even anxiety. Treatments depend on the underlying cause. Learn more about the numerous causes and related symptoms of the condition here.
  • Can you be allergic to marijuana? March 28, 2018
    A person can develop allergies to marijuana, as with other plants. This can occur after touching, smoking, or eating cannabis products (edibles), or inhaling the pollen. Symptoms are similar to other allergies, including sneezing, a rash, and itching skin. A person can also have a reaction to cannabidiol oil or CBD.


 

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

  • Five million American adults misusing prescription stimulants April 16, 2018
    ©iStock/urfinguss Scientists at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have completed the first comprehensive analysis of the prevalence of prescription stimulant use, misuse, use disorders, and motivations for misuse in the U.S. adult population. Looking at annual averages,...
  • Study changes long-held concepts of cell decoding March 28, 2018
    Scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Intramural Research Program (IRP) have uncovered evidence that shows a more complex and elaborate role for the body’s hard-working G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) than previously thought, suggesting a conceptual advance in the fields of...
  • E-cigarette ads associated with cigarette smoking initiation among youth March 26, 2018
    ©Shutterstock/NeydtStock A scientific study finds that receptivity to e-cigarette advertising increases the likelihood of trying conventional cigarettes one year later. The research was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the...
  • Non-psychoactive cannabinoid may enable drug addiction recovery March 26, 2018
    IStockphoto An animal study finds that cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive chemical found in marijuana, may help reduce the risk of drug and alcohol relapse. The research, conducted by the Scripps Research Institute, was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute...
  • NIDA's 2018 Avant-Garde awards highlight immune response and killer cells March 13, 2018
    With diverse proposals focused on everything from natural killer cells to therapeutic vaccines to treat HIV, three recipients have been selected for the 2018 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health....
  • Greek life membership associated with binge drinking and marijuana use in later life February 15, 2018
    Photo by ©iStock.com/sturti A scientific study finds that close to half of residential fraternity members had symptoms of alcohol use disorder (AUD) by age 35, and that living in a fraternity or sorority at college is associated with continued binge drinking and marijuana use through early midlife...
  • Medication in Prison Associated with Reductions in Fatal Opioid Overdoses After Release February 14, 2018
    Treatment is the Key A state-led initiative created within the Rhode Island correctional system showed that offering medication to inmates with opioid use disorders reduced fatal overdoses once the inmates were released. The reduction in fatal overdoses was large enough to have a significant...
  • NIH releases first dataset from unprecedented study of adolescent brain development February 13, 2018
    The National Institutes of Health today released to the scientific community an unparalleled dataset from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. To date, more than 7,500 youth and their families have been recruited for the study, well over half the participant goal. ...
  • Dr. Redonna Chandler selected to lead AIDS Research Program at NIDA January 8, 2018
    Dr. Redonna Chandler Dr. Redonna Chandler has been named director of the AIDS Research Program at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this role, she will be responsible for the development, planning, and coordination of high priority...
  • Kappa Opioid Receptor Structure Revealed, A Potential Milestone in Medication Development January 4, 2018
    New research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse illuminates the crystal structure of the activated kappa opioid receptor (KOR). The breakthrough could facilitate the development of new medications to treat pain and addiction. Photo: Bryan L. Roth MD, PhDThe structure of MP1104 in...

 

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