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Articles and Information on Addiction by the National Institute of HealthThe National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a United States federal-government research institute whose mission is to “lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.” NIDA does this by supporting and conducting basic and clinical research on drug use, its consequences, and the underlying neurobiological, behavioral, and social mechanisms involved; and ensuring the effective translation, implementation, and dissemination of scientific research findings to improve the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and enhance public awareness of addiction as a brain disorder. Victory Detox Center provides this RSS feed to help you stay informed regarding the latest news on drug and alcohol addiction. Simply click on the links below to read the whole story.

 


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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...
Posted: 08-16-17
©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...
Posted: 08-08-17
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...
Posted: 07-31-17
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...
Posted: 07-17-17
©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...
Posted: 05-23-17
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...
Posted: 05-19-17
Dr. Nora Volkow to receive APA Special Presidential Commendation To help address the ongoing prescription opioid overdose epidemic, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will host sessions on the management and treatment of pain as it relates to substance use disorders at the 2017 American...
Posted: 05-11-17
A newly published study showed that buprenorphine is more effective than morphine in treating withdrawal symptoms in newborns prenatally exposed to opioids, known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Unlike morphine, buprenorphine did not affect breathing rates, although medications were...
Posted: 05-04-17
An analysis of national survey data indicates that laws legalizing medical marijuana use are associated with increases in illicit cannabis use and cannabis use disorders among adults. The research was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse...
Posted: 04-26-17
©Shutterstock/Stephen Orsillo An analysis of national survey data indicates that students attending college are at a significantly higher risk of beginning to use marijuana than those not enrolled in college, underscoring the need for improved prevention efforts. The research, conducted by...
Posted: 04-21-17
Dr. Rita Valentino The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health welcomed Dr. Rita Valentino today as the Director of the NIDA Division of Neuroscience and Behavior. Dr. Valentino’s career spans 26 years of academic, research, and leadership experience in...
Posted: 04-17-17
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that three scientists have been selected to receive the 2017 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research. The winning proposals focus on a variety of novel approaches, including: improving HIV...
Posted: 04-05-17
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