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 through these addiction articles. 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.

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

  • Intensive intervention increases clinical adherence to opioid prescribing guidelines in chronic care July 17, 2017
    Photo by ©iStock.com/18percentgrey There is much discussion on the safety and effectiveness of prescribing opioids for chronic pain patients. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued clinical guidelines for chronic opioid therapy, these guidelines are not followed by many...
  • Long-term anabolic steroid use linked to damage to heart and arteries May 23, 2017
    ©shutterstock.com/Pivot/©istock.com/Eraxion/ New research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) found that long-term exposure to anabolic-androgenic steroids may be associated with substantial impairment of the heart, including a reduction in pumping performance and damage to the...
  • Epigenetics takes center stage with this year’s Addiction Science Awards  May 19, 2017
    A project applying the science of epigenetics to demonstrate the health dangers of hookah smoke won a first-place Addiction Science Award at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)—the world’s largest science competition for high school students. The awards are coordinated...
  • NIDA hosts sessions on pain at APA annual meeting May 11, 2017
    Dr. Nora Volkow to receive APA Special Presidential Commendation To help address the ongoing prescription opioid overdose epidemic, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will host sessions on the management and treatment of pain as it relates to substance use disorders at the 2017 American...
  • Study shows buprenorphine more effective than morphine for treatment of opioid withdrawal in newborns May 4, 2017
    A newly published study showed that buprenorphine is more effective than morphine in treating withdrawal symptoms in newborns prenatally exposed to opioids, known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Unlike morphine, buprenorphine did not affect breathing rates, although medications were...
  • Illicit cannabis use and use disorders increase in states with medical marijuana laws April 26, 2017
    An analysis of national survey data indicates that laws legalizing medical marijuana use are associated with increases in illicit cannabis use and cannabis use disorders among adults. The research was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse...
  • 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...

Recent News & Articles by Science Daily


 

 

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