The ABCD Study Uncovers Relationships Between Socioeconomic Factors, Cognitive Abilities, and Brain Development
Children with greater access to resources, better social support, and better perinatal health had larger brain surface areas and higher cognitive scores, regardless of family income. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - September 15, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Brain, NIDA Notes, Public Health Source Type: news

Disparities in opioid overdose deaths continue to worsen for Black people, study suggests
NIH-supported study underscores the need for racially inclusive approach to address the opioid crisis in hard-hit areas (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - September 9, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, African Americans, News Release, Evidence-Based Practices, Fentanyl, Health and Medical Professionals, Health Disparities, Heroin, Illicit Opioids, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Overdose, Researchers Source Type: news

Marijuana use at historic high among college-aged adults in 2020
Annual NIH-supported study reports changing substance use trends among college students and college-aged adults (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - September 8, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Alcohol, College Students, College-Age and Young Adults, News Release, Hallucinogens, Marijuana, Monitoring the Future, Nicotine, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Parents, Prescription Drugs, Prescription Stimulants, Researchers, Students, Teachers, Tobacco, Young Source Type: news

NIH HEAL Initiative: Research Meets the Moment to Address the Opioid Public Health Crisis
Directors highlight research results from NIH-funded science and community partnerships (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - August 26, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: News Release, Health and Medical Professionals, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Pain, Pain Medication, Researchers, Treatment Research Source Type: news

Chronic Cocaine Use Changes Brain Structure and Cognitive Function in Rhesus Monkeys
Specific cocaine-induced decreases in gray matter density were associated with reduced performance on tests of memory and cognition. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - August 25, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Brain, Cocaine, NIDA Notes, Basic Science Source Type: news

NIH-funded study finds overall rate of drug use among 10-14 year-olds remained stable during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic
Adolescents experiencing stress, mental health issues, and hardship most likely to use substances (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - August 24, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: ABCD, ABCD, Children & Teens, News Release, COVID, Mental Health, NIDAMED News, Pre-Teens, Researchers, Stress, Teens Source Type: news

Reduced Activity in One Brain Region Links Childhood Adversity to Aggression/Delinquency and Substance Use in Adolescence
People who experienced more childhood adversity had higher rates of substance use in late adolescence. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - August 11, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Brain, NIDA Notes, Basic Science Source Type: news

M ás de 1.5 millones de niños perdieron a un cuidador primario o secundario a causa de la pandemia de COVID-19
Abordar el impacto de la muerte de los cuidadores es cr ítico para la salud mental pediátrica, observan los autores (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - July 20, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Children, News Release, Health and Medical Professionals, Trauma, Mental Health, COVID, Evidence-Based Practices Source Type: news

More than 1.5 million children lost a primary or secondary caregiver due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Addressing the impact of caregiver deaths critical for pediatric mental health, authors note (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - July 20, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Children, News Release, Health and Medical Professionals, Trauma, Mental Health, COVID, Evidence-Based Practices Source Type: news

The Federal Responses to the Drug Overdose Epidemic
Chairman Whitehouse, Co-Chairman Grassley, and members of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, thank you for inviting the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to participate in this hearing. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - July 20, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Opioids, Testimony, Overdose, COVID Source Type: news

Preventive Interventions Delivered in Childhood May Reduce Substance Use Over Two Generations
Children of invervention recipients showed improved developmental functioning before age 5, as well as fewer problem behaviors; better academic, cognitive, and emotional skills; and less risk behavior from ages 6 to 18. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - July 19, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: NIDA Notes, Prevention, Risky Behavior, Prevention Research Source Type: news

Words matter: language can reduce mental health and addiction stigma, NIH leaders say
Appropriate terminology can improve how people with these conditions are treated in health care settings and society (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - July 18, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: News Release, Health and Medical Professionals, Stigma, Mental Health, Treatment Research, Addiction Science Source Type: news

La administraci ón de una dosis alta de buprenorfina en la sala de emergencias puede mejorar el resultado del tratamiento del trastorno por consumo de opioides
Un estudio encuentra que el tratamiento es seguro y bien tolerado en personas con trastorno por consumo de opioides que experimentan s íntomas de abstinencia (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - July 15, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: News Release, Health and Medical Professionals, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Relapse Prevention, Treatment, Addiction Science, Buprenorphine Source Type: news

Emergency department-administered, high-dose buprenorphine may enhance opioid use disorder treatment outcomes
Study finds treatment is safe and well tolerated in people with opioid use disorder experiencing withdrawal symptoms (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - July 15, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: News Release, Health and Medical Professionals, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Relapse Prevention, Treatment, Addiction Science, Buprenorphine Source Type: news

La toma de decisiones en situaciones ambiguas repercute en el riesgo de reca ída de los pacientes con trastorno por consumo de opioides
Los pacientes en tratamiento para el trastorno por consumo de opioides que se sent ían más cómodos tomando decisiones cuando no conocían la probabilidad de resultado tenían un mayor riesgo de volver a usar opioides. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - July 12, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: NIDA Notes, Opioids, Relapse and Recovery, Treatment Research, Treatment, Treatment, Relapse Prevention, Recovery Source Type: news

El consumo de alcohol y marihuana entre adolescentes se mantiene estable durante la pandemia de COVID-19
Marijuana use and drinking did not significantly change during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite record decreases in the substances ’ perceived availability, according to a survey of 12th graders in the United States. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - June 24, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Alcohol, News Release, Marijuana, Monitoring the Future, Nicotine, Researchers, Teens, Tobacco, Young Adults, Vaping Source Type: news

Adolescent marijuana, alcohol use held steady during COVID-19 pandemic
Marijuana use and drinking did not significantly change during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite record decreases in the substances ’ perceived availability, according to a survey of 12th graders in the United States. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - June 24, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Alcohol, News Release, Marijuana, Monitoring the Future, Nicotine, Researchers, Teens, Tobacco, Young Adults, Vaping Source Type: news

El consumo de cannabis puede estar asociado con suicidalidad en los adultos j óvenes
Un estudio de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (NIH) sugiere un v ínculo entre el cannabis y un nivel más alto de ideas, planes e intentos de suicidio (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - June 22, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Children & Teens, Comorbidity, News Release, Health and Medical Professionals, Marijuana, Mental Health, NIDAMED News, Prevention Research, Teens, Treatment Research, Women, Young Adults Source Type: news

Using Alcohol and Marijuana Together Exacerbates Negative Consequences in Young Adults
Simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use is associated with both increased alcohol consumption and greater negative consequences. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - June 22, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Alcohol, Marijuana, NIDA Notes, Risky Behavior, Public Health Source Type: news

Cannabis use may be associated with suicidality in young adults
NIH study suggests a link between cannabis use and higher levels of suicidal ideation, plan, and attempt (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - June 22, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: News Release, Health and Medical Professionals, Marijuana, NIDAMED News, Teens, Women, Young Adults, Treatment Research, Prevention Research, Mental Health, Comorbidity, Children & Source Type: news

Economic Modeling Shows Optimal HIV-Reduction Interventions Depend on the Location
Researchers identified optimal intervention combinations for six cities (one-quarter of all people with HIV in the U.S.). (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - June 10, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: NIDA Notes, People with HIV or AIDS, Public Health, Treatment, HIV or AIDS Source Type: news

Un estudio financiado por los NIH eval úa clínicas móviles integrales para atención de VIH, consumo de drogas
Trial underway to determine whether mobile clinics can help improve health outcomes for people with opioid use disorder (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - June 9, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, Buprenorphine, News Release, Fentanyl, Hepatitis, Heroin, HIV or AIDS, Infectious Diseases, NIDAMED News, Opioids, People with Drug Use Disorders, People with HIV or AIDS, Researchers, Treatment Research Source Type: news

NIH-funded study tests “one-stop” mobile clinics to deliver HIV, substance use care
Trial underway to determine whether mobile clinics can help improve health outcomes for people with opioid use disorder (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - June 9, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Buprenorphine, News Release, Fentanyl, Hepatitis, Heroin, Infectious Diseases, NIDAMED News, Opioids, People with Drug Use Disorders, People with HIV or AIDS, Researchers, Treatment Research, HIV or AIDS, Addiction Science Source Type: news

Medication Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Can Protect Against Overdose Death
Fewer overdose deaths occurred among adults treated with opioid agonist medications than among those not treated with medication. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - May 21, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Buprenorphine, Methadone, NIDA Notes, Opioids, Treatment Research, Treatment Source Type: news

Los f ármacos de efecto prolongado pueden aumentar la satisfacción con el tratamiento para los pacientes con trastorno por consumo de opioides
NIH leaders emphasize the importance of patient voices in addiction medication development (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - May 10, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, Buprenorphine, News Release, Fentanyl, Health and Medical Professionals, Illicit Opioids, Medication Development, Methadone, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Researchers Source Type: news

Long-lasting medications may improve treatment satisfaction in people with opioid use disorder
NIH leaders emphasize the importance of patient voices in addiction medication development (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - May 10, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Buprenorphine, News Release, Fentanyl, Health and Medical Professionals, Illicit Opioids, Medication Development, Methadone, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Researchers, Addiction Science Source Type: news

Un an álisis de registros médicos vincula el trastorno por consumo de cannabis durante el embarazo con problemas de salud del bebé
El estudio se suma a un creciente cuerpo de evidencia de que la exposici ón prenatal al cannabis puede estar asociada con malos resultados en el parto. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - April 22, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: News Release, Health and Medical Professionals, Marijuana, NIDAMED News, Pregnant Women, Researchers, Tobacco, Women Source Type: news

Medical records analysis links cannabis use disorder in pregnancy to infant health problems
Study adds to a growing body of evidence that prenatal exposure to cannabis may be associated with poor birth outcomes (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - April 22, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: News Release, Health and Medical Professionals, Marijuana, NIDAMED News, Pregnant Women, Researchers, Tobacco, Women Source Type: news

Childhood Caffeine Exposure May Negatively Affect Cognitive Functioning
For most assessed cognitive functions, the negative correlation remained after controlling for age, gender, socioeconomic status, and sleep. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - April 19, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Children, NIDA Notes, Stimulants, Public Health Source Type: news

Study links structural brain changes to behavioral problems in children who snore
Behavioral problems in children who snore may be associated with changes in the structure of their brain ’s frontal lobe (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - April 13, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: ABCD, Children, News Release, Researchers, Brain Source Type: news

Targeting the Kappa Opioid Receptor to Reduce Drug Use and Relapse
Inhibition of KORs using a short-acting selective antagonist significantly prevented escalation of cocaine intake in rats during chronic exposure and during re-exposure after withdrawal. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - April 5, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: NIDA Notes, Opioids, Basic Science, Treatment Research, relapse prevention, Addiction Science Source Type: news

El consumo inicial de cannabis o el primer uso indebido de medicamentos recetados a edad m ás temprana están asociados con la aparición más rápida de trastornos por consumo de drogas
Un an álisis de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (NIH) mide la prevalencia de nueve trastornos por consumo de drogas en los jóvenes después del consumo o uso indebido inicial (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - March 29, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, Brain, Children & Teens, News Release, Health and Medical Professionals, Heroin, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, NIDAMED News, Prescription Drugs, Prescription Stimulants, Prevention Research, Researchers, Teens, Treatment, Young Adults Source Type: news

Younger age of first cannabis use or prescription drug misuse is associated with faster development of substance use disorders
NIH analysis measures the prevalence of nine substance use disorders after first substance use or misuse in young people (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - March 29, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: News Release, Health and Medical Professionals, Heroin, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, NIDAMED News, Prescription Drugs, Prescription Stimulants, Researchers, Teens, Young Adults, Treatment, Prevention Research, Children & Teens, Brain, Addiction Science Source Type: news

Awareness and Use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Rise in At-Risk Groups, But Not Enough
Use of pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent contracting HIV increased among men who have sex with men from 2013 to 2017. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - March 17, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Infectious Diseases, NIDA Notes, People with HIV or AIDS, Public Health, HIV or AIDS Source Type: news

Opioid exposure associated with poppy consumption reported to poison control centers and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Including previously reported cases, there are now at least 19 U.S. deaths associated with poppy seeds in the literature. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - March 15, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Emerging Trend, Heroin, Opioids, Overdose Source Type: news

C ómo el cerebro hace que el dolor sea molesto
Un conjunto espec ífico de neuronas en la amígdala basolateral se activaba cuando los ratones experimentaban dolor. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - March 3, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: NIDA Notes, Opioids, Pain Medication, Basic Science, Treatment Research, Pain, Brain Source Type: news

Law enforcement seizures of methamphetamine, marijuana rose during pandemic
Analysis of illegal drug confiscations in five key U.S. regions suggests new drug supply patterns since COVID-19 (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - March 2, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: American Indians and Alaska Natives, News Release, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Opioids, Researchers, Overdose Source Type: news

Using Smartphone Apps to Reach Gay and Bisexual Men at Risk for HIV
Finding better ways to reach people at higher risk of HIV for testing and engagement with HIV prevention and treatment services is a critical component of a public health response to the HIV pandemic. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - March 1, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Science Highlight, HIV or AIDS Source Type: news

Disrupting Cocaine Memories Prevents Return to Cocaine Use in Rats
Preventing cocaine memories from re-strengthening in an unstable period following retrieval attenuates cocaine seeking. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - February 22, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Brain and Addiction, Cocaine, NIDA Notes, Basic Science, relapse prevention, Prevention Research, Brain, Addiction Science Source Type: news

To end HIV epidemic, we must address health disparities
Expert report cites unequal progress in Southern U.S. and among marginalized groups (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - February 19, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: African Americans, News Release, Health Disparities, Hispanics or Latinos, LGBT Populations, NIDAMED News, Researchers, Treatment Research, Prevention Research, HIV or AIDS Source Type: news

Human Opioid Exposure Can Be Measured Using Wastewater
Using robotic technology, local levels of opioid metabolites can be measured in wastewater from individual manholes (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - February 3, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: NIDA Notes, Opioids, Public Health Source Type: news

Co-located HIV Services Can Help Women Who Inject Drugs Access PrEP, Study Shows
Daily, PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis medication), is proven to prevent HIV transmission from injection drug use or sex. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - January 22, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Science Highlight, HIV or AIDS Source Type: news

Skewed Opioid Prescribing Patterns in the United States —A Few Providers Prescribe a Large Proportion of Opioids
Only 1 percent of the providers who prescribe opioids account for almost half of all opioid doses prescribed and one-quarter of opioid prescriptions written. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - January 21, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: NIDA Notes, Opioids, Relapse and Recovery, Treatment Research, Treatment, Treatment, Pain Source Type: news

Methamphetamine overdose deaths rise sharply nationwide
NIH-supported study finds biggest increase among American Indians and Alaska Natives (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - January 20, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: American Indians and Alaska Natives, News Release, Methamphetamine, Prevention Research Source Type: news

Un estudio de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (NIH) identifica promisorio tratamiento combinado para el trastorno por consumo de metanfetamina
Combination medication may be effective in treating adults with methamphetamine use disorder (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - January 13, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Clinical Trials Network, News Release, Illicit Stimulants, Methamphetamine, NIDAMED News, Researchers, Treatment Research, Addiction Science Source Type: news

Combination treatment for methamphetamine use disorder shows promise in NIH study
Combination medication may be effective in treating adults with methamphetamine use disorder (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - January 13, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Clinical Trials Network, News Release, Illicit Stimulants, Methamphetamine, NIDAMED News, Researchers, Treatment Research, Addiction Science Source Type: news

People With SUDs Have Increased Risk for COVID-19 and Worse Outcomes
People with a substance use disorder (SUD) at any time in their lives are 1.5 times more likely to contract COVID-19 than those without an SUD, and those with a recent SUD are more than 8 times more likely (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - January 13, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: NIDA Notes, Opioids, People with Drug Use Disorders, Relapse and Recovery, Public Health, Comorbidity Source Type: news

Physician-pharmacist collaboration may increase adherence to opioid addiction treatment
NIH-supported pilot study found team-based approach may improve buprenorphine care (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - January 11, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Clinical Trials Network, News Release, Illicit Opioids, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Researchers, Treatment Research, Treatment, Addiction Science Source Type: news

Substance Use Status Important When Developing HIV Therapies
Animal studies suggest that subjects with HIV who suffer from opioid use disorders may have higher viral reservoirs in the central nervous system than non-opioid users. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - December 23, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Science Highlight, Opioids, Treatment Research, HIV or AIDS Source Type: news