Adolescent marijuana, alcohol use held steady during COVID-19 pandemic

Adolescent marijuana use and binge drinking did not significantly change during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite record decreases in the substances’ perceived availability, according to a survey of 12th graders in

Emergency department-administered, high-dose buprenorphine may enhance opioid use disorder treatment outcomes

High-dose buprenorphine therapy, provided under emergency department care, is safe and well tolerated in people with opioid use disorder experiencing opioid withdrawal symptoms, according to a study supported by the

Words matter: language can reduce mental health and addiction stigma, NIH leaders say

WHAT: In a perspective published in Neuropsychopharmacology, leaders from the National Institutes of Health address how using appropriate language to describe mental illness and addiction can help to reduce stigma

Social connectedness, sleep, and physical activity associated with better mental health among youth during the

Longitudinal survey data of more than 3,000 adolescents ages 11-14 recorded before and during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 found that supportive relationships with family and

Preventive Interventions Delivered in Childhood May Reduce Substance Use Over Two Generations

In this study: The Raising Healthy Children (RHC) intervention delivered to elementary school children was associated with improved outcomes for the children of the original intervention recipients—potentially a transgenerational effect.

The Federal Responses to the Drug Overdose Epidemic

Chairman Whitehouse, Co-Chairman Grassley, and members of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, thank you for inviting the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National

More than 1.5 million children lost a primary or secondary caregiver due to the COVID-19

More than 1.5 million children around the world are estimated to have lost at least one parent, custodial grandparent, or grandparent who lived with them due to death related to

Reduced Activity in One Brain Region Links Childhood Adversity to Aggression/Delinquency and Substance Use in

This study found that: People who experienced more childhood adversity had higher rates of substance use in late adolescence. Children who experienced adversity were more likely to show externalizing behavior

NIH-funded study finds overall rate of drug use among 10-14 year-olds remained stable during the

Repeated surveys of more than 7,800 people ages 10 to 14 conducted between September 2019 and August 2020 showed that the overall rate of drug use among these young adolescents

Chronic Cocaine Use Changes Brain Structure and Cognitive Function in Rhesus Monkeys

This study reported that: Chronic cocaine use in rhesus monkeys was associated with structural changes in several brain regions that mirror effects described in humans. Specific cocaine-induced decreases in gray