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Marijuana use more than double in pregnant teens vs. nonpregnant teens

April 18, 2017
Pregnant teens are more than twice as likely to use marijuana compared with nonpregnant teens, suggesting an association between teen pregnancy and…

NIH: Premature death rates decline among some minority groups in US

January 26, 2017
Premature death rates in the United States differ by race and ethnicity, showing a decline among Hispanics, blacks and Asian/Pacific Islanders and an…
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Buprenorphine implant comparable to sublingual maintenance treatment for opioid dependence

July 28, 2016
Use of buprenorphine implants compared with sublingual buprenorphine did not result in inferior response rates among adults with opioid dependence…

NIAAA, NIDA data show significant increases in nonmedical opioid use, disorder

June 24, 2016
From 2001-2002 to 2012-2013, nonmedical use of prescription opioids more than doubled among adults in the United States, according to recent findings…
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Expert: Alcoholism needs to be treated to prevent further disease

April 20, 2016
BARCELONA — In a new video interview from International Liver Congress 2016, Lorenzo Leggio, MD, PhD, MSc, Clinical Investigator and Chief of…
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NIDA, NIAA study calls for more education, improved prevention of cannabis use disorder

March 28, 2016
Prevalence of DSM-5 cannabis use disorder is significant in the U.S., according to recent findings, suggesting the need to improve prevention and…

NIDA releases online guide for early childhood prevention of drug use

March 14, 2016
The National Institute on Drug Abuse recently launched an online guide about early childhood interventions to prevent drug use and other unhealthy…
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NIDA leader emphasizes chronic, neurological nature of addiction

March 10, 2016
LAS VEGAS — Viewing addiction as a chronic brain disease, both by clinicians and health care systems, may improve diagnosis, management and…

NIDA award will fund research on new cocaine abuse treatment

November 24, 2015
Researchers from the University of Kentucky have received $6 million in funding over 5 years to further develop a potential treatment for cocaine…