(HealthDay News, May 21) According to a study, increased doses of opioid-based painkillers actually won’t help people who suffer from chronic pain.
(Erie News Now, May 12) In recent weeks, substance misuse has been increasing as a majority of people have been required to stay at home due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
(PittWire, May 13) Does age play a role when it comes to the risk of fatal drug overdose?
(Healio, May 14) Among occasional drug users, brief intervention lowered drug use after six months, according to new research.
(NIDA Blog Team, April 27) People whose lungs have been affected by drug use may be at higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19.
Here are some online prevention and early intervention resources (such as tip sheets, videos, webinars, and more) as for you and your loved ones.
(Medicinenet, April 30) The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in opportunities to use telemedicine and mental health hotlines for those struggling with substance misuse, NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow said.
(HealthDay News, April 28) People how have a history of marijuana dependence could be more at risk to have mental heath issues, according to a Canadian study.
(HealthDay News, April 14) Could using marijuana to sleep as a teen actually cause sleep problems later in life? That’s what one study recent suggests.
(NIDA Blog Team) If someone is dependent or addicted, they may experience withdrawal if they stop using the drug all at once. Withdrawal can be very uncomfortable; it’s part of what makes it hard for someone to stop using a drug.
Until you're able to reach a medication drop-off location, it's important that you keep them safe and secure in your home.
(NIDA Blog Team, April 13) Opioids can be helpful in treating severe pain when they're taken as directed by a doctor. Like all drugs, though, they can also bring risks.
This digital guide is a tool for educators, law enforcement, substance misuse practitioners, and the public.
Approximately 94,386 children were removed from their home during fiscal year 2018 because at least one parent had a drug abuse issue.
(MSN, April 7) Regular marijuana smokers could have a higher risk of contracting COVID-19, according to lung health experts.
(UPI, March 27) -- According to a recent study, young people who have family on prescription opioids are more than twice as likely to overdose on pain meds.
(DEA, March 20) – During the unprecedented health emergency caused by the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the health and safety of our communities is DEA’s top priority.
(National Institute on Drug Abuse, April 2020) The COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges for people with substance use disorders and in recovery.
(National Institute on Drug Abuse) As people across the U.S. and the rest of the world contend with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the research community should be alert to the possibility that it could hit some populations with substance use disorders (SUDs) particularly hard.
(From Partnership for Drug-free Kids) While individual therapy and group counseling are well-known techniques used to address substance use, it can be just as important that treatment includes life skills training.