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

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

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

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

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

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