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



 

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

  • Young adults’ daily use of marijuana a concern September 8, 2017
    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...
  • Collaborative care shows promise for opioid and alcohol use disorders August 28, 2017
    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...
  • Women who inject drugs may be at greater risk of HCV than men August 25, 2017
    ©istock.com/praetorianphoto There is a clear body of research assessing sex and gender differences in risk behaviors among people who inject drugs, however little or no research has investigated sex differences in hepatitis C (HCV) susceptibility. A newly published analysis examining data from...
  • Event registration opens for National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week® August 23, 2017
    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 next National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW), to be held Jan. 22-28, 2018. NDAFW is an annual, week-long series of...
  • Grants awarded to address opioid crisis in rural regions August 16, 2017
    Photo by ©iStock.com/cbell7153 To address the opioid crisis in rural U.S. regions, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), in partnership with several other federal agencies, have issued nine grants to help communities develop comprehensive approaches to prevent and treat consequences of...
  • Energy drinks and risk to future substance use August 8, 2017
    ©iStock/Mauro-Matacchione New research suggests that college students who regularly consume energy drinks are at a greater risk for future alcohol use disorder, cocaine use or nonmedical use (misuse) of prescription stimulants. The research was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA...
  • Pain relief most reported reason for misuse of opioid pain relievers July 31, 2017
    Photo by ©iStock/dptulk More than one third of adults nationwide reported prescription opioid use in 2015, with substantial numbers reporting misuse and use disorders, according to a report compiled to estimate the prevalence of, and explore the motivations for, opioid use and misuse. The data...
  • Intensive intervention increases clinical adherence to opioid prescribing guidelines in chronic care July 17, 2017
    Photo by ©iStock.com/18percentgrey There is much discussion on the safety and effectiveness of prescribing opioids for chronic pain patients. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued clinical guidelines for chronic opioid therapy, these guidelines are not followed by many...
  • Long-term anabolic steroid use linked to damage to heart and arteries May 23, 2017
    ©shutterstock.com/Pivot/©istock.com/Eraxion/ New research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) found that long-term exposure to anabolic-androgenic steroids may be associated with substantial impairment of the heart, including a reduction in pumping performance and damage to the...
  • Epigenetics takes center stage with this year’s Addiction Science Awards  May 19, 2017
    A project applying the science of epigenetics to demonstrate the health dangers of hookah smoke won a first-place Addiction Science Award at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)—the world’s largest science competition for high school students. The awards are coordinated...

 

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