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)

  • Dr. Redonna Chandler selected to lead AIDS Research Program at NIDA January 8, 2018
    Dr. Redonna Chandler Dr. Redonna Chandler has been named director of the AIDS Research Program at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this role, she will be responsible for the development, planning, and coordination of high priority...
  • Kappa Opioid Receptor Structure Revealed, A Potential Milestone in Medication Development January 4, 2018
    New research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse illuminates the crystal structure of the activated kappa opioid receptor (KOR). The breakthrough could facilitate the development of new medications to treat pain and addiction. Photo: Bryan L. Roth MD, PhDThe structure of MP1104 in...
  • Study shows association between non-cigarette tobacco product use and future cigarette smoking among teens January 2, 2018
    Some teens who use e-cigarettes and other non-cigarette tobacco products report smoking cigarettes one year later, according to recent research funded by institutes within the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. The research is based on data from the participants of...
  • Vaping popular among teens; opioid misuse at historic lows December 14, 2017
    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...
  • Can treatment during surgery reduce postoperative opioid use? December 13, 2017
    ©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...
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse to hold teleconference discussing key findings of 2017 Monitoring the Future Survey on teen drug use December 6, 2017
    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...
  • Cocaine contributes to overdose deaths among some minorities December 4, 2017
    Photo by © 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...
  • Registration opens for Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day November 30, 2017
    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...
  • Separating side effects could hold key for safer opioids November 16, 2017
    Photo by © 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 --...
  • Opioid treatment drugs have similar outcomes once patients initiate treatment November 14, 2017
    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,...

Recent News & Articles by Science Daily

  • Accelerating progress to reduce alcohol-impaired driving fatalities January 17, 2018
    Despite progress in recent decades, more than 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities occur each year in the US. To address this persistent problem, stakeholders -- from transportation systems to alcohol retailers to law enforcement -- should work together to implement policies and systems to eliminate these preventable deaths, says a new report.
  • Patients receive most opioids at the doctor's office, not the ER January 16, 2018
    A close examination of federal survey data shows that while many settings including ERs cut back on prescribing opioids for more than a decade, physicians' offices continued to prescribe them.
  • Do less harm: E-cigarettes a safer option than smoking, experts say January 11, 2018
    A new article focuses on harm minimization and smoking cessation, with alternative nicotine products like e-cigarettes emerging as a promising avenue for people who want to quit smoking.
  • Stigma continues to hamper response to opioid epidemic January 10, 2018
    Efforts to reverse the nation's opioid epidemic remain beset by the stigma associated with drug use, a group of researchers write in a year-end review. The researchers emphasize the need for the American health care system to embrace medications such as methadone to treat opioid use disorder, provide addiction treatment in primary care clinics and devel […]
  • At least 3 out of 5 people who try a cigarette become daily smokers January 10, 2018
    At least 61 percent of people who try their first cigarette become, at least temporarily, daily smokers, suggests an analysis of survey data.
  • Growing opioid epidemic forcing more children into foster care January 8, 2018
    The opioid crisis is causing serious consequences across the country. One of the biggest, illicit opioid abusers are neglecting their children, resulting in more kids being removed from their homes. A new study finds a direct correlation between the epidemic and growing number of children placed in foster care.
  • Recreational marijuana legalization: Do more youth use or do youth use more? January 8, 2018
    Recent results indicate that the effects of recreational marijuana legalization on Oregon teens' use depends on whether the teens were already using marijuana when legal sales began.
  • Tobacco shops associated with crime in urban communities of color January 6, 2018
    Tobacco shops, also known as smoke shops, may represent potential 'nuisance properties' in urban communities of color, a study has found. Nuisance properties are properties where unsafe activities affecting public health and safety occur repeatedly. The study focused on 2014 violent and property crime data from South Los Angeles, a large urban comm […]
  • Can e-cigarettes help smokers quit? December 29, 2017
    Pilot study finds smokers who are willing to use e-cigarettes tend to smoke less and have increased quit attempts, according to new research.
  • Inebriation at sporting events is a problem December 21, 2017
    In many western countries, public concern about violence and other problems at sporting events has increased. Alcohol is often involved. Research shows that approximately 40 percent of the spectators drink alcohol while attending U.S. baseball and football games, especially when alcohol is served within the arenas themselves. Alcohol-related problems can be […]



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