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

  • Event registration opens for 10th anniversary of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® November 7, 2019
    The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) announced that event registration begins today for the 10th annual National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW), to be held March 30 through April 5, 2020. NDAFW is a...
  • NIH-funded study finds teens prefer mint and mango vaping flavors November 5, 2019
    Courtesy: www.unsplash.com/ Dani Ramos A new analysis suggests that teens prefer mint and mango as their vaping flavors of choice for e-cigarettes. Previous research showed that teens were attracted to nicotine vaping by the candy and fruit-flavored products offered by manufacturers....
  • Nicotine addiction linked to diabetes through a DNA-regulating gene in animal models October 16, 2019
    Image by NIDA Researchers have discovered a mechanism in rats that links cigarette smoking and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Scientists found a crucial role for a diabetes-associated gene, called transcription factor 7-like 2 (Tcf7l2), in regulating the response to nicotine in the...
  • NIDA-NIAAA 2019 Mini-Convention: Frontiers in Addiction Research October 10, 2019
    Society for Neuroscience satellite meeting explores notable research on drug and alcohol addiction What: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), both part of the National Institutes of Health, will host a one-day...
  • Teen e-cigarette use doubles since 2017 September 18, 2019
    Photo by © iStock/BackyardProduction Data from the 2019 Monitoring the Future Survey of eighth, 10th and 12th graders show alarmingly high rates of e-cigarette use compared to just a year ago, with rates doubling in the past two years. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, scientists who...
  • Marijuana use at historic highs among college-age adults September 13, 2019
    See larger image Newly released Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey data on drug use in college-age adults ages 19-22 shows an increase in marijuana use in the past five years, including vaping with marijuana, as well as a significant increase in nicotine vaping. The survey is funded by the...
  • Co-prescribing naloxone in Medicare Part D increases August 6, 2019
    Image by NIDA The practice of co-prescribing the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone to Medicare Part D patients who take opioids for chronic pain increased between 2016 and 2017, though such co-prescriptions were provided to only a small minority of patients who might benefit, according...
  • NIH establishes network to improve opioid addiction treatment in criminal justice settings July 24, 2019
    The National Institutes of Health will award 12 grants to form the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) to support research on quality addiction treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) in criminal justice settings nationwide. The awards, totaling an estimated $155 million from the...
  • Study finds increased cannabis use during pregnancy June 18, 2019
    Cannabis use more than doubled among pregnant women in the United States during the period 2002-2017, according to data collected from 467,100 women aged 12-44 who participated in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). After adjusting for age, race/ethnicity, and family income, past-...
  • Project to deter opioid tampering wins 2019 NIDA Addiction Science Award May 17, 2019
    A 14-year-old’s innovative approach to prevent tampering and misuse of opioid pills won a first place Addiction Science Award at the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)—the world’s largest science competition for high school students. The awards are...

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