Children with greater access to resources, better social support, and better perinatal health had larger brain surface areas and higher cognitive…
NIH-supported study underscores the need for racially inclusive approach to address the opioid crisis in hard-hit areas
Annual NIH-supported study reports changing substance use trends among college students and college-aged adults
More people died of overdoses in the U.S. in 2020 than in any other one-year period. These data are shouting for change.
Directors highlight research results from NIH-funded science and community partnerships
Specific cocaine-induced decreases in gray matter density were associated with reduced performance on tests of memory and cognition.
Adolescents experiencing stress, mental health issues, and hardship most likely to use substances
People who experienced more childhood adversity had higher rates of substance use in late adolescence.
Las normas de nuestra sociedad que rodean el consumo de drogas y la drogadicción continúan alimentándose de conceptos erróneos y mitos infundados
This year the NIDA Summer Research Internship Program received over 500 applications! A record high of 83 students were accepted into the program, the…
Addressing the impact of caregiver deaths critical for pediatric mental health, authors note
Children of invervention recipients showed improved developmental functioning before age 5, as well as fewer problem behaviors; better academic…
Appropriate terminology can improve how people with these conditions are treated in health care settings and society
Study finds treatment is safe and well tolerated in people with opioid use disorder experiencing withdrawal symptoms
Marijuana use and drinking did not significantly change during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite record decreases in the substances’ perceived…
Simultaneous alcohol and marijuana use is associated with both increased alcohol consumption and greater negative consequences.
NIH study suggests a link between cannabis use and higher levels of suicidal ideation, plan, and attempt
Substance use disorders (SUDs) increase a person’s risk for becoming severely ill from COVID-19, making vaccinations vital.
Researchers identified optimal intervention combinations for six cities (one-quarter of all people with HIV in the U.S.).
Trial underway to determine whether mobile clinics can help improve health outcomes for people with opioid use disorder
What’s New at NIDA Bringing Data Science to Addiction Research Did you know NIDA hosted a 4-part Data Science Careers Seminar Series in the Spring of…
Fewer overdose deaths occurred among adults treated with opioid agonist medications than among those not treated with medication.
New guidance for researchers establishes a standard THC unit of 5 milligrams.
NIH leaders emphasize the importance of patient voices in addiction medication development
A public health approach to drug addiction is critical for population well-being and health equity
Study adds to a growing body of evidence that prenatal exposure to cannabis may be associated with poor birth outcomes
For most assessed cognitive functions, the negative correlation remained after controlling for age, gender, socioeconomic status, and sleep.
What’s New at NIDA Ending Structural Racism: The NIH UNITE Initiative The UNITE initiative was established to identify and address structural racism…
Explore the different types of medications prescribed for opioid overdose, withdrawal, and addiction
Remembering Dr. Mary Jeanne Kreek, a great addiction pioneer and longtime NIDA grantee.
Inhibition of KORs using a short-acting selective antagonist significantly prevented escalation of cocaine intake in rats during chronic exposure and…
NIH analysis measures the prevalence of nine substance use disorders after first substance use or misuse in young people
Use of pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent contracting HIV increased among men who have sex with men from 2013 to 2017.
Including previously reported cases, there are now at least 19 U.S. deaths associated with poppy seeds in the literature.
Analysis of illegal drug confiscations in five key U.S. regions suggests new drug supply patterns since COVID-19
NIH Director Francis Collins announces UNITE, an NIH-wide initiative to end structural racism in biomedical science
Finding better ways to reach people at higher risk of HIV for testing and engagement with HIV prevention and treatment services is a critical…
Preventing cocaine memories from re-strengthening in an unstable period following retrieval attenuates cocaine seeking.
Expert report cites unequal progress in Southern U.S. and among marginalized groups
Inherent in the mission of NIH is that biomedical research and its application can and should benefit all people
The ORTDD Team wishes our research training community a Happy New Year! What’s New at NIDA The NIDA Data Science Notice of Special Interest has hit…
Using robotic technology, local levels of opioid metabolites can be measured in wastewater from individual manholes
Daily, PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis medication), is proven to prevent HIV transmission from injection drug use or sex.
Only 1 percent of the providers who prescribe opioids account for almost half of all opioid doses prescribed and one-quarter of opioid prescriptions…
NIH-supported study finds biggest increase among American Indians and Alaska Natives
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…
A combination of bupropion and naltrexone successfully reduced methamphetamine use
Combination medication may be effective in treating adults with methamphetamine use disorder
NIH-supported pilot study found team-based approach may improve buprenorphine care
Animal studies suggest that subjects with HIV who suffer from opioid use disorders may have higher viral reservoirs in the central nervous system than…
Los pacientes en tratamiento para el trastorno por consumo de opioides que se sentían más cómodos tomando decisiones cuando no conocían la…
These reviews address how each of these addictive substances and HIV individually or collectively affect the immune system and subsequent clinical and…
NIDA-funded research aims to help understand teen drug use and its effects
Los hallazgos indican que los niveles de vapeo de nicotina y marihuana no aumentaron desde 2019 hasta principios de 2020, aunque siguen siendo altos.
On December 15, the National Institute on Drug Abuse announced new data from the annual Monitoring the Future study conducted by researchers at the…
Un conjunto específico de neuronas en la amígdala basolateral se activaba cuando los ratones experimentaban dolor.
What’s New at NIDA NIDA Career Workshop Recap NIDA hosted a virtual Career Workshop on November 9th, 2020 for Graduate Students, Postdocs, and Early…
“Science” Magazine Breakthrough of the Year Runner Up for 2020
We applaud the substantial strides made, while recognizing the challenges that need to be addressed.
The authors suggest that co-occurring methamphetamine use and HIV present a double jeopardy for COVID.
Dr. Newman officially began her new position at the NIDA IRP on November 22, 2020.
There is an alarming increase in deaths involving the stimulant drugs methamphetamine and cocaine.
El antagonista VK4-116 del receptor de dopamina D3 redujo la autoadministración de oxicodona en las ratas, así como los comportamientos de búsqueda de…
NIH-funded research from ABCD Study finds association despite household income.
Los investigadores trasladan su anticuerpo monoclonal a ensayos clínicos para ver si puede ser un tratamiento eficaz para el uso de metanfetamina.
COVID-19 brings challenges, learning opportunities
NIDA Virtual Career Workshop Mark your calendars! NIDA is hosting a virtual Career Workshop on November 9th, 2020 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (ET) for all…
Finding from ABCD Study elucidates neural mechanisms that may underlie early weight gain
Los investigadores tienen creado un anticuerpo monoclonal destinado a interactuar con la metanfetamina y disminuir su capacidad de ingresar al cerebro…
People with SUDs may be particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 and its most adverse health outcomes
In the summer of 2019, Dr. Linda Dwoskin and her research team felt they were in a promising place in their decades-long search for a treatment for…
Substance use is common among people living with HIV and is associated with less successful HIV treatment outcomes. Integrating substance use services…
Increases are among the largest in history of national study
Vaping, marijuana use in 2019 rose in college-age adults.
Desde marzo, se han registrado importantes aumentos en muchos tipos de consumo de drogas.