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

Decision-Making in Ambiguous Situations Influences OUD Patients ’ Relapse Risk
Patients in treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) who were more comfortable making decisions when they did not know the probability of outcome had a higher risk of using opioids again. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - December 16, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: NIDA Notes, Opioids, Relapse and Recovery, Treatment Research, Treatment, Treatment, relapse prevention, Recovery Source Type: news

Study: Surge of teen vaping levels off, but remains high as of early 2020
Annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey results released. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - December 15, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Alcohol, Amphetamines, Cocaine, News Release, Heroin, Inhalants, Marijuana, MDMA (Ecstasy), Methamphetamine, Monitoring the Future, Nicotine, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Over-the-Counter Medications, Prescription Drugs, Tobacco, Vaping, Trends and Statistics Source Type: news

Estudio: Se estabiliza el aumento del vapeo entre adolescentes a principios de 2020, aunque contin úa siendo alto
Los hallazgos indican que los niveles de vapeo de nicotina y marihuana no aumentaron desde 2019 hasta principios de 2020, aunque siguen siendo altos. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - December 15, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Alcohol, Amphetamines, Cocaine, News Release, Heroin, Inhalants, Marijuana, MDMA (Ecstasy), Methamphetamine, Monitoring the Future, Nicotine, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Over-the-Counter Medications, Prescription Drugs, Tobacco, Vaping, Trends and Statistics Source Type: news

Unraveling neuroHIV in the Presence of Substance Use Disorders
These reviews address how each of these addictive substances and HIV individually or collectively affect the immune system and subsequent clinical and behavioral outcomes (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - December 15, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Science Highlight, HIV or AIDS Source Type: news

Study: Surge of teen vaping levels off, but remains high as of early 2020
Annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey results released. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - December 15, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Alcohol, Amphetamines, Cocaine, News Release, Heroin, Inhalants, Marijuana, MDMA (Ecstasy), Methamphetamine, Monitoring the Future, Nicotine, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Over-the-Counter Medications, Prescription Drugs, Tobacco, Vaping, Trends and Statistics Source Type: news

Estudio: Se estabiliza el aumento del vapeo entre adolescentes a principios de 2020, aunque contin úa siendo alto
Findings indicate that levels of nicotine and marijuana vaping did not increase from 2019 to early 2020, although they remain high. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - December 15, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Alcohol, Amphetamines, Cocaine, News Release, Heroin, Inhalants, Marijuana, MDMA (Ecstasy), Methamphetamine, Monitoring the Future, Nicotine, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Over-the-Counter Medications, Prescription Drugs, Tobacco, Vaping, Trends and Statistics Source Type: news

How the Brain Makes Pain Unpleasant
A specific collection of neurons in the basolateral amygdala, a brain region crucial for affect, was active when mice experienced pain. Deactivating this collection of neurons resulted in a loss of negative affective responses to painful stimuli, although the animals still perceived the pain. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - December 7, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: NIDA Notes, Opioids, Pain Medication, Basic Science, Treatment Research, Pain, Brain Source Type: news

Elite Controllers May Hold Key to an HIV Cure
" Science " Magazine Breakthrough of the Year Runner Up for 2020 (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - December 2, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Science Highlight, HIV or AIDS Source Type: news

Elite Controllers May Hold Key to an HIV Cure
HIV can hide in latent viral reservoirs in the body, making a cure elusive. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - December 2, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Science Highlight, HIV or AIDS Source Type: news

E-cigarette use associated with risk of relapse among former cigarette smokers
This study has shown that among former smokers, use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes and other e-products, is associated with increased chance of cigarette smoking relapse. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - November 25, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Science Highlight, Addiction Science Source Type: news

Amy Hauck Newman appointed to lead NIDA ’s Intramural Research Program
Dr. Newman officially began her new position at the NIDA IRP on November 22, 2020 (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - November 23, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: News Release, Researchers Source Type: news

HIV and Methamphetamine Use: Double Jeopardy for Transmission of the Novel Coronavirus.
The authors suggest that co-occurring methamphetamine use and HIV present a double jeopardy for COVID. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - November 23, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Science Highlight, HIV or AIDS Source Type: news

Mayor vapeo, consumo de marihuana en 2019 entre j óvenes de edad universitaria
Los aumentos se encuentran entre los m ás altos registrados en la historia de la encuesta nacional (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - November 23, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Alcohol, Cocaine, College Students, News Release, Marijuana, Monitoring the Future, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Parents, Prescription Stimulants, Researchers, Students, Teachers, Tobacco, Young Adults, College-Age and Young Adults Source Type: news

Amy Hauck Newman appointed to lead NIDA ’s Intramural Research Program
Dr. Newman officially began her new position at the NIDA IRP on November 22, 2020 (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - November 23, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: News Release, Researchers Source Type: news

HIV and Methamphetamine Use: Double Jeopardy for Transmission of the Novel Coronavirus.
The authors suggest that co-occurring methamphetamine use and HIV present a double jeopardy for contracting the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - November 23, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Science Highlight, HIV or AIDS Source Type: news

E-cigarette use associated with risk of relapse among former cigarette smokers
This study has shown that among former smokers, use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes and other e-products, is associated with increased chance of cigarette smoking relapse. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - November 18, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Science Highlight, Addiction Science Source Type: news

Un novedoso antagonista del receptor de dopamina D3 reduce comportamientos similares a la adicci ón a los opioides en las ratas
El antagonista VK4-116 del receptor de dopamina D3 redujo la autoadministraci ón de oxicodona en las ratas, así como los comportamientos de búsqueda de drogas tras la reanudación del uso de oxicodona después de la abstinencia. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - November 12, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: NIDA Notes, Opioids, Basic Science, Treatment Research, Pain, Addiction Science Source Type: news

Mayor vapeo, consumo de marihuana en 2019 entre j óvenes de edad universitaria
Los aumentos se encuentran entre los m ás altos registrados en la historia de la encuesta nacional (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - November 12, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Alcohol, Cocaine, College Students, News Release, Marijuana, Monitoring the Future, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Parents, Prescription Stimulants, Researchers, Students, Teachers, Tobacco, Young Adults, College-Age and Young Adults Source Type: news

Un novedoso antagonista del receptor de dopamina D3 reduce comportamientos similares a la adicci ón a los opioides en las ratas
El antagonista VK4-116 del receptor de dopamina D3 redujo la autoadministraci ón de oxicodona en las ratas, así como los comportamientos de búsqueda de drogas tras la reanudación del uso de oxicodona después de la abstinencia. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - November 12, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: NIDA Notes, Opioids, Basic Science, Treatment Research, Pain, Addiction Science Source Type: news

Neighborhood conditions associated with children ’s cognitive function
NIH-funded research from ABCD Study finds association despite household income (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - November 3, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Children, News Release, NIDAMED News, Pre-Teens, Researchers, ABCD, Brain Source Type: news

Parte 2: Inmunoterapias: ¿Una nueva herramienta para tratar la adicción a la metanfetamina?
Los investigadores trasladan su anticuerpo monoclonal a ensayos cl ínicos para ver si puede ser un tratamiento eficaz para el uso de metanfetamina. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - October 22, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Medication Development, Methamphetamine, NIDA Notes, Basic Science, Treatment Research, Treatment Source Type: news

NIH study tests a comprehensive model intervention to reduce opioid overdose deaths in hard-hit communities
COVID-19 brings challenges, learning opportunities (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - October 19, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: News Release, Health and Medical Professionals, Opioids, Researchers, Treatment Research, Pain Source Type: news

NIH-funded study links adolescent brain differences to increased waist circumference
Finding from ABCD Study elucidates neural mechanisms that may underlie early weight gain (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - October 12, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Brain and Addiction, Children, News Release, Health and Medical Professionals, NIDAMED News, Researchers, ABCD, Brain, Addiction Science Source Type: news

Parte 1: Inmunoterapias: ¿Una nueva herramienta para tratar la adicción a la metanfetamina?
Los investigadores tienen creado un anticuerpo monoclonal destinado a interactuar con la metanfetamina y disminuir su capacidad de ingresar al cerebro. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - October 9, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Medication Development, Methamphetamine, NIDA Notes, Basic Science, Treatment Research, Treatment Source Type: news