Latest National Institute on Drug Abuse Stories
Baby Boomers are aging in massive numbers. But behind closed doors the silent specter of drug addiction is also rising. This increase in substance abuse among the elderly, particularly prescription drug abuse, negatively impacts health, finances, and dims the idea of golden years.
Australian researchers studying the effects of drug use in the real world, attended parties where people were using a particular drug known as ecstasy (which often also contains a variety of other drugs), discovering that the drug posed far greater risk on usersâ€™ brains than anyone previously believed.
When the recent decision was made to merge the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) into a yet unnamed institution, there were a lot of questions as to how, and even why, it needed to be done.
Cannabis Should Be Subjected to the Standards of Federal Regulators Rather than to Voters' Whims at the Ballot Box CHEVY CHASE, Md., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing the dangers of marijuana, the lack of clinical research on a controlled substance with a high potential for abuse, and the physician's oath to "first, do no harm," the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) today issued a white paper recommending a halt to using the weed as a medicine in states where it has...
WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, March 7, Professor Lyle Craker, Director of the Medicinal Plant Program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, filed the final brief in his ten-year fight to persuade the Drug Enforcement Administration to allow him to grow marijuana for medical research.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study has found that Botvin's LifeSkills Training (LST) program is the top evidence-based drug abuse prevention program in the United States, based on use by elementary schools.
A new mouse model closely resembles how the human body reacts to early HIV infection and is shedding light on nerve cell damage related to the disease.
Addiction is a brain disease that destroys lives, devastates families and tears at the very fabric of society.
SEATTLE, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (Nasdaq: OMER) today announced that its exclusive license to phosphodiesterase 7 (PDE7) inhibitors from Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. has been amended to include addiction and compulsive disorders in the field of use.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the journal Addiction published online the results of a neuroscience study finding no evidence of impaired cognitive performance in users of Ecstasy, the street name for the chemical known as MDMA.
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