Posts Tagged ‘NIDA’

You may think your children aren’t listening, but research shows that parents play a critical role in preventing their kids from using drugs. Even armed with those statistics, though, it can be hard to have a conversation with your teen or pre-teen about substance use. Fortunately, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has launched […]

It is a natural response to look for something to ease feelings of emotional pain, but many people fall prey to addiction, as they seek a way to dull unwanted feelings or emotions. Emotional pain can be related to memories of physical, sexual or emotional abuse by a loved one or family member. It can […]

the body

It is not uncommon to find that a drug created for one purpose may be used to treat other issues as well, and interesting new options for addressing addiction have experts taking notice. As we better understand how addiction and brain disease overlap, scientists are discovering new treatment methods in already established medications. Options being […]

New study shows that Hepatitis-C virus may be transmitted through the noses of drug users. For someone who snorts their drugs, the main safety concern has been the drugs themselves, but it turns out there’s a new danger. For up to 20 percent of people contracting the Hepatitis-C virus, the method of transmission has been […]

Teens and young adults use dangerous drugs to enhance a night on the town. For teens and young adults, a night on the town takes on dangerous new meaning with the ongoing popularity of “club drugs.” Used to enhance all-night partying at raves, trances, bars, concerts and nightclubs, these varied drugs can have long-lasting effects […]