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Nationwide, there are a number of highly regarded organizations dedicated to various arenas within the scope of mental health and addiction, most of whom are either non-profits or government run.  Examples of such organizations would be, SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), NAADAC (The Association for Addiction Professionals), NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), NIH (National Institute of Health) to name just a few.

Within the National Institute of Health is a sub-organization called NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse), which operates under the federal government and can be found online at: www.drugabuse.gov.  As stated on their website, “NIDA’s mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.”  Essentially, this includes nearly any topic relating to drug and alcohol addiction, treatment & rehabilitation information, medical detox information, scientific advancements, studies and so forth.

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Vaping popular among teens; opioid misuse at historic lows
Nearly 1 in 3 students in 12th grade report past year use of some kind of vaping device, raising concerns about the impact on their health. What they say is in the device, however, ranges from nicotine, to marijuana, to “just flavoring.” The survey also suggests that use of hookahs and regular…
Posted: 12-14-17

Can treatment during surgery reduce postoperative opioid use?
©iStock/windslegend With the current concerns related to opioid addiction and overdose, researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) are exploring ways to reduce the use of opioids for pain relief, while still effectively managing pain. In a randomized clinical trial, 422 patients…
Posted: 12-13-17

National Institute on Drug Abuse to hold teleconference discussing key findings of 2017 Monitoring the Future Survey on teen drug use
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will hold a teleconference on Thursday, December 14, to discuss the results of the 2017 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey. The survey, conducted by scientists at the University of Michigan, tracks annual drug use and attitudes among eighth, 10th, and…
Posted: 12-06-17

Cocaine contributes to overdose deaths among some minorities
Photo by ©Thinkstock.com/John Panella Drug overdose deaths are a major public health concern across all racial/ethnic groups, and are often associated with opioid use. However, a new study shows that cocaine is also a consistent contributor to overdose deaths. The research suggests that rates of…
Posted: 12-04-17

Registration opens for Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day
High schools nationwide can now register for the 11th annual Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day, a web chat between teens and scientists to be held on January 22, during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, which runs from January 22–28, 2018. Registrations are on a first–come, first-served basis and…
Posted: 11-30-17

Separating side effects could hold key for safer opioids
Photo by ©istock.com/Pitju Opioid pain relievers can be extremely effective in relieving pain, but can carry a high risk of addiction and ultimately overdose when breathing is suppressed and stops. Scientists have discovered a way to separate these two effects — pain relief and breathing –…
Posted: 11-16-17

Opioid treatment drugs have similar outcomes once patients initiate treatment
A study comparing the effectiveness of two pharmacologically distinct medications used to treat opioid use disorder – a buprenorphine/naloxone combination and an extended release naltrexone formulation – shows similar outcomes once medication treatment is initiated. Among active opioid users,…
Posted: 11-14-17

NIDA-NIAAA Mini-Convention: Frontiers in Addiction Research: The Science of Astrocytes, Stress Response, and Translational Research
What: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, will host a one-day mini convention, a satellite event of the 2017 Society of Neuroscience annual meeting. NIDA and NIAAA grantees will…
Posted: 11-06-17

NIDA launches two adolescent substance use screening tools
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has launched two evidenced-based online screening tools that providers can use to assess substance use disorder risk among adolescents 12-17 years old. These tools can be self-administered or completed by clinicians in less than two minutes. They are…
Posted: 11-01-17

Study identifies a brain pathway involved in drug relapse after cessation of contingency management
Courtesy of Marco Venniro A team of researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has identified what may be the crucial brain circuit involved in relapse to drug use when an effective behavioral treatment for drug addiction, known as contingency management, is discontinued….
Posted: 10-11-17

Study highlights unmet treatment needs among adults with mental health and substance use disorders
©Shutterstock/Lightspring Despite current treatment guidelines, fewer than 10 percent of adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders receive treatment for both disorders, and more than 50 percent do not receive treatment for either disorder. The findings highlight a large…
Posted: 10-03-17

Marijuana use is associated with an increased risk of prescription opioid misuse and use disorders
Photo by NIDA New research suggests that marijuana users may be more likely than nonusers to misuse prescription opioids and develop prescription opioid use disorder. The study was conducted by researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health,…
Posted: 09-26-17