NIH HEAL Initiative: Research Meets the Moment to Address the Opioid Public Health Crisis

What An article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association highlights the results of numerous strategies through which the National Institutes of Health’s Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative,

Marijuana use at historic high among college-aged adults in 2020

Marijuana use continued to rise among college students over the past five years and remained at historically high levels among same-aged peers who are not in college in 2020, according

Disparities in opioid overdose deaths continue to worsen for Black people, study suggests

Non-Hispanic Black individuals in four U.S. states experienced a 38% increase in the rate of opioid overdose deaths from 2018 to 2019, while the rates for other race and ethnicity

The ABCD Study Uncovers Relationships Between Socioeconomic Factors, Cognitive Abilities, and Brain Development

These studies found that: Children with greater access to resources, better social support, and better perinatal health had larger brain surface areas and higher cognitive scores, regardless of family income.

Offering buprenorphine medication to people with opioid use disorder in jail may reduce rearrest and

A study conducted in two rural Massachusetts jails found that people with opioid use disorder who were incarcerated and received a medication approved to treat opioid use disorder, known as

Methamphetamine-involved overdose deaths nearly tripled between 2015 to 2019, NIH study finds

Overdose deaths involving methamphetamine nearly tripled from 2015 to 2019 among people ages 18-64 in the United States, according to a study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA),

Developmental Nicotine Exposure in Mice Affects Epigenetic Factors in the Brain Across Multiple Generations

This study reported that: Mice that were exposed to nicotine during early development and their offspring showed changes in the levels of epigenetic factors that regulate gene expression in certain

People with substance use disorders may be at higher risk for SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infections

An analysis of electronic health records of nearly 580,000 fully vaccinated people in the United States found that the risk of SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infection among vaccinated patients with substance use

The Hidden U.S. COVID-19 Pandemic: Orphaned Children – More than 140,000 U.S. children lost a

One U.S. child loses a parent or caregiver for every four COVID-19 deaths, a new modeling study published today in Pediatrics reveals. The findings illustrate orphanhood as a hidden and

Buprenorphine misuse decreased among U.S. adults with opioid use disorder from 2015-2019

Data from a nationally representative survey indicate that in 2019, nearly three-fourths of U.S. adults reporting buprenorphine use did not misuse the medication in the past 12 months. In addition,