National Institute On Drug Abuse

Nih Doctors Warn Of New Coronavirus Threat For Smokers

A report from Dr. Nora Volkow of the National Institute on Drug Abuse warned that those with substance abuse disorders have a higher potential for harm when it comes to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus). Dr. Volkow warned those with substance use...
Related topics: Smoking

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Teen Drinking, Cigarette Smoking Down As Marijuana Vaping Rises: Study

A new study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) finds that American teens are drinking less alcohol and consuming fewer hard drugs while consuming more marijuana and other vaping-related products.The&...
Related topics: Smoking, Medical Research, Alcohol

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Sanford Burnham Prebys Awarded $3.58 Million Nih Grant To Advance Potential Treatment For...

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), awarded a $3.58 million grant to Sanford Burnham Prebys scientist Anthony Pinkerton, Ph.D., to advance a potential treatment for opioid-use disorders,...

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Other Treatments Can Reduce Need For Addictive Pain Medication

Hardly a day goes by without the public being warned about the dangers of opioids. But still, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 130 people die every day of opioid overdose and the problem is getting worse. A Houston...

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Teen Vaping Rates Doubled In 2019, With 25 Percent Of High School Seniors Using E-cigarettes

The percentage of teenagers who are vaping has doubled in the past two years, according to new data released Wednesday, with 25 percent of high school seniors using an e-cigarette in the past month.The data from the National Institute on Drug...

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Penn Psychiatry And Radiology Researchers Join Forces To Create New Center Of Excellence For Opioid...

The new Penn PET Addiction Center of Excellence--funded by a five-year, $8.9 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse--will be the first of its kind dedicated to the use of PET imaging to investigate the neurobiology of people...
Related topics: Medical Research, Neurobiology

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Researchers Receive $17m Grant To Fight Opioid Addiction, Overdoses In Criminal Justice Populations

UChicago Medicine researchers have been awarded a five-year, $17 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study how best to reduce opioid addiction and overdoses in prisons.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Health Tip: Naloxone Fast Facts

-- Naloxone, also known as Narcan or Evzio, is a medication that treats opioid overdose. Naloxone can restore normal respiration for people who have stopped breathing, says the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse. Naloxone can be: Injected, or...

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New Project Funded By Nci, Nida, Aims To Eradicate Hepatitis C In Eastern Ky. County

With $15 million from the National Cancer Institute and National Institute on Drug Abuse and a donation of 900 doses of a 12-week treatment from Gilead Sciences Inc., University of Kentucky's Jennifer Havens has the goal of eradicating HCV in Perry...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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The National Institute Of Drug And Love Abuse

Love is more addictive than drugs, as the Biden family proves yet again.
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President Trump To Speak At Opioid Abuse Summit In Atlanta

Rachel Martin talks to Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, about Wednesday's summit. It's a chance for Trump to say what he's doing about the public health emergency.

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Health Tip: Short-term Effects Of Marijuana

-- Marijuana is a commonly used psychoactive drug among young people in the United States. More than 11 million young adults ages 18 to 25 used marijuana in 2015, the National Institute of Drug Abuse says. The illicit drug contains the...

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New Survey Results Show Alarming Rise In Teen Vaping

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that although the use of illicit drugs has gone down, nicotine use is going up -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Polls, Nicotine

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E-cigarette Usage Nearly Doubles In Us High Schools: Survey

The percentage of high school seniors who used e-cigarettes in the last 30 days nearly doubled to 20.9 percent from last year, results of a survey released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse showed on Monday. The increase in vaping by 10th and...
Related topics: Polls

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Scientists Take Big Step Toward Finding Non-addictive Pain Killer

With the support of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have been working to find a safe, non-addictive pain killer to help fight the current opioid crisis in this country.

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Connecticut Health Officials Respond To Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses

Noel King talks to Michael Baumann of the National Institute of Drug Abuse about the dozens of people who overdosed this week on synthetic cannabinoids in Connecticut.

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Uci Awarded $9m Grant To Determine The Long-term Effects Of Cannabis On Adolescents And Study The...

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, a 4-year, $9 million grant aimed at determining the long-term impact of cannabis...
Related topics: Medical Research

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John Oliver Calls ‘bullsh*t’ On Scam Of Unregulated Rehab Centers Who Claim Cures While Sending...

The United States is being crushed under the weight of an opioid epidemic that is claiming tens of thousands of Americans. In fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse charts more than 64,000 deaths from addiction. Yet, rehab centers all over the...

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Center For Drug Use And Hiv/hcv Research At Nyu Meyers Receives $7.5 Million In Nih Funding,...

The National Institute for Drug Abuse has awarded NYU Meyers' Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) a five-year, nearly $7.5 million grant to continue the center's research.
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Medical Research, Anniversaries

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The Uncomfortable Truths Behind The Latest Numbers On Teen Drug Use

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has released its annual findings about US teenagers and substance abuse. The big news is that opioid misuse by teens is at historic lows (clearly a good thing). The late-to-the-party news is that young people...

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