The latest news on drug addiction and alcoholism…

Our goal is to share with you the most current addiction recovery information not only for the Phoenix and Scottsdale Arizona areas but throughout the nation as well. As addiction is skyrocketing nationwide, the media is bringing to light the latest news on drug abuse, particularly involving opiates (painkillers such as Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet) and opioids like heroin and fentanyl.  Even the government and the election candidates have been addressing the surge in drug abuse spreading across the United States, that seems to becoming almost epidemic.

As Arizona’s leading addiction treatment center for young adults 18-35 and those who are 35+, we feel it is essential for us to keep you current with the latest news and information regarding drug addiction, alcoholism, chemical dependency, relapse prevention, drug rehabs services, treatment options, current events and so much more. We will reference only the most trusted sources and professionals in the drug and alcohol addiction industry, such as the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Science Daily.

If you have questions related to any of the recovery articles or would like more information on addiction treatment services for you or your loved one, please contact Scottsdale Recovery Center 24/7 at (888) 309-3385.
 

Recent News & Articles by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

  • College students at increased risk for smoking marijuana April 21, 2017
    ©Shutterstock/Stephen Orsillo An analysis of national survey data indicates that students attending college are at a significantly higher risk of beginning to use marijuana than those not enrolled in college, underscoring the need for improved prevention efforts. The research, conducted by...
  • Dr. Rita Valentino to lead NIDA’s neuroscience and behavior division April 17, 2017
    Dr. Rita Valentino The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health welcomed Dr. Rita Valentino today as the Director of the NIDA Division of Neuroscience and Behavior. Dr. Valentino’s career spans 26 years of academic, research, and leadership experience in...
  • NIDA announces recipients of 2017 Avant-Garde Awards for HIV/AIDS research April 5, 2017
    The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced that three scientists have been selected to receive the 2017 Avant-Garde Award for HIV/AIDS Research. The winning proposals focus on a variety of novel approaches, including: improving HIV...
  • New resources available for criminal justice and drug treatment counselors March 16, 2017
    The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has created several new resources for those who work within the criminal justice system and other environments where people in recovery are ready to return to their lives outside of a structured setting. The new materials include: Drugs & the Brain...
  • Opioids are driving increase in cocaine overdose deaths February 9, 2017
    Photo ©iStock/sb-borg/ An examination of national trend data shows that heroin and synthetic opioids are driving a recent increase in cocaine-related overdose deaths. The assessment was conducted by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Center for Injury...
  • Study finds one in four high school e-cigarette users have tried “dripping” February 7, 2017
    Photo ©iStock/Neuevector/ A study of high school students found that one in four teens reported using e-cigarettes for “dripping,” a practice in which users produce and inhale vapors by placing drops of e-liquids directly onto heated atomizer coils. In a survey of 1,080 Connecticut high school...
  • New analysis highlights patterns of adult medical marijuana use December 19, 2016
    An analysis of medical marijuana use among adults in the United States indicates that more than 21 percent of medical marijuana users reside in states that have not legalized its use; suggesting that physicians might be recommending medical marijuana regardless of legalization in their respective...
  • Preoccupation with muscle mass may spur steroid use among non-athlete men December 16, 2016
    Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/CC0 A new viewpoint written by scientists from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Harvard Medical School describes that a growing number of young, non-athlete men are using androgenic-anabolic steroids (AAS) and other appearance and performance...
  • Journal issue addresses nonmedical use of prescription drugs December 16, 2016
    Photo by ©iStock.com/pagadesign A special issue of the journal Addictive Behaviors features more than a dozen articles related to understanding and addressing the serious public health issues related to the nonmedical use of prescription drugs. Many articles are funded by the National Institute...
  • Teen substance use shows promising decline December 13, 2016
    The 2016 Monitoring the Future (MTF) annual survey results released today from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reflect changing teen behaviors and choices in a social media-infused world. The results show a continued long-term decline in the use of many illicit substances, including...

Recent News & Articles by Science Daily


 
 

 

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