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The benefits of of psilocybin in treating mental health disorders


Texas police seize over 10,000 'Xanax' pills that actually contained fentanyl


Michigan county begins naloxone 'leave behind' program


​Research reveals long-term “devastating” effects of amphetamines


Psychedelic drugs: Lessons from ketamine and psilocybin


DEA announces 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day


Xyaline: A toxic adulterant found in street drugs


Purple heroin (brorphine) claims first victim in New Orleans


Expanded access to naloxone can curb opioid overdose deaths 


Redoubling efforts to help Americans quit smoking — Federal initiatives to tackle the country’s longest-running epidemic


Marijuana use linked to lower hospital mortality in COPD patients


OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges


Use of Adderall as a "study drug" is on the rise


Hazelden Betty Ford: Virtual IOP outcomes match in-person offerings

Reduced drinking can improve pain symptoms


Positive drug tests for heroin, fentanyl and prescription opioids increase during COVID pandemic


Xylazine: A toxic adulterant found in illicit drugs


Heavy drinking is killing women in record numbers, and experts fear a coronavirus-related spike

Click here to read the full report from the CDC


​'Purple heroin,' new opioid drug may pose danger in Michigan


​In the cannabis patch, a patchwork of safety standards — and in some cases none at all


Using Adderall as a study aid is irresponsible


DEA attempts to block new delta-8-THC cannabis product


Nashville has already surpassed the record for deadly overdoses in a year​
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Drug-related deaths in England and Wales at highest ever level​


New pink fentanyl causing overdoses across Ontario, prompting public health warnings


The cannabis entourage effect


Docs develop clinical guidelines for medical cannabis​

Read a summary of the guidelines here


Prenatal cannabis exposure linked to cognitive deficits, altered behavior


Op-Ed: Cannabis will not solve the opioid problem


Four states could legalize marijuana next month


SUD diagnosis linked with increased COVID-19 susceptibility


Pointers from Portugal on addiction and the drug war​


University of Cincinnati research could help identify genetic markers for opioid addiction

​Researchers discover gene that could decrease likelihood of developing alcoholic cirrhosis


Fallout from COVID-19 pandemic leads to rise in heavy drinking, domestic violence


​FDA panel: All thumbs down for amphetamine product meant to deter abuse


New opioid has killed 3 in Peoria (IL); 20 nationwide


Lockdown boredom at UK universities Is fueling drug taking among students


Deaths from cocaine overdose rising dramatically

Read the CDC report here


​Pandemic waivers made it easier to get treatment for opioid addiction. That could all go away this month


Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics investigating deaths linked to fake oxycodone pills


Health on wheels: Tricked-out RVs deliver addiction treatment to rural Colorado


The connection between substance use and trauma


​Cannabis use after work doesn't affect productivity

Go to the source. Read the paper in ​Group and Organization Management here  


'Abuse Deterrent' ADHD Tx May Face Uphill Approval Path
— FDA staff questions if formulation will really deter snorting or injection


Illinois recreational marijuana sales break another record In September


​Marijuana use increases pain after surgery, requires more anesthesia, study finds


​Binge drinking is a serious but preventable public health problem


Maui police issue alert regarding counterfeit pills containing fentanyl


Bill to expand support for community addiction treatment passes House


THC may help treat acute respiratory distress syndrome in mice, researchers say

Oregon voters to decide on measure legalizing psychedelic mushrooms for therapeutic use


Video: Psilocybin and Mystical Experience: Implications for Healthy Psychological Functioning, Spirituality, and Religion


​​Syringe access bill in California signed into law by governor


Evolving marijuana laws and the workplace


Steep increase seen in deaths related to alcohol use in rural areas

Want to go to the source?

Read the CDC report here


Women drinking more heavily during COVID-19 and reporting more alcohol-related problems


FDA seeks public input on patient-focused drug development for stimulant use disorder

To attend free of charge click here


'A disturbing trend’: Massachusetts doctors report uptick in kids getting sick from THC-laced edibles


Pandemic waivers made it easier to get treatment for opioid addiction. That could all go away next month.


​Who will benefit from psychedelic medicine?


The complex relationship between alcohol and pain


Cannabis legalization and acute harm from high potency cannabis products


​Michigan announces $80 million for opioids crisis response


UC Berkeley unveils Center for Science of Psychedelics


​Report: Safe injection site in Boston could save city millions in medical costs


​San Diego sees spike in overdose deaths


What parents need to know about college binge drinking


Study: Use of cannabis long-term not associated with cognitive differences in older adults

Want to go straight to the source? Click here to read the abstract in Drug and Alcohol Review


Cannabis and Parkinson's Disease


​Exercise plays a key role in addiction recovery, stresses of pandemic


Longer drive times may limit methadone access


Cocaine addiction: Impact of genetic mutations elucidated


DEA details Operation DisrupTor, which brought down Darknet drug traffickers 


​Look beyond opioids to solve national substance use epidemic


Is cannabis as safe as you think?


September 27th (Recovery Sunday) offers hope to Christian drug addicts: 52% of Protestant pastors know someone addicted to opioids


Pot use during pregnancy linked to kids' mental health issues

​Read the abstract here in JAMA Psychiatry


Benzodiazepines to carry abuse, addiction warnings


Ann Arbor decriminalizes psilocybin, other psychedelic plants


​Big drop reported in vaping by US teenagers


Experts: Revamped OxyContin hasn’t curbed abuse, overdoses


N.J. pharmacies will hand out naloxone for free this week


Tennessee Department of Investigation says methamphetamines on track to be 2020’s top submitted drug


This is your brain’s 5-HT2A receptors on LSD or psilocybin


​Covid-19 is destroying the rehab industry


ASAM updates COVID-19 resources and guidance


COVID-19 risk 10-fold higher for persons with opioid use disorder


​Deadly opioid carfentanil resurfaces in Toronto's unregulated drug supply


Hazelden-Betty Ford begins free nationwide Spanish-language program for families affected by addiction

Click here to view the program

Haga clic aquí para ver este programa


Defying the family cycle of addiction


Addicted: How meth hooked Edmonton — again


So you want to quit vaping? Read this to do it for good


Quiz: Drug slang terms


Drugs at work: what employers need to know


Recreational marijuana sales hit new record high In Illinois, and number is expected to keep rising


​Limited knowledge about opioid overdose in at-risk group


Indiana University Medical School researchers receive multimillion-dollar grant to study potential new treatment for opioid addiction


Women face additional challenges in substance use disorder treatment ​


LSD won't make a good painkiller


COVID-19 could make 2020 Canada's worst year for overdoses


Fentanyl used in vape pens


Access to opioid use disorder treatment dependent on insurance status


If your home used to be a meth lab, the very air could still contain drugs


Arizona experiencing devastating increase in methamphetamine use


Risk of suicide, unintentional death soar after nonfatal overdose​​


​These states are voting on cannabis legalization this November


Mid-year Chicago opioid update


Large study reveals excessive drinking doubles the risk of dementia


Rolling papers, blunt wraps may harbor heavy metals, pesticides


​Researchers discover gene that could decrease likelihood of developing alcoholic cirrhosis


​New guidelines issued on medical cannabis for chronic pain


FDA panel: Reformulated OxyContin did not reduce overall abuse


Older patients at increased risk for substance use, comorbid psychiatric disorders


​COVID-19 pandemic leads to surge in drug test positivity rates


Opioid use linked to hearing loss


Most residential treatment programs don't offer buprenorphine


Johns Hopkins launches clinical trial for psilocybin mushrooms


Ketamine bladder damage – What you need to know


Arkansas opioid prescriptions fall 29% in three-year period


Here's what happens when you mix psychedelic drugs with psychotherapy


University of Valencia researchers patent a kit to detect GHB in alcoholic beverages and soft drinks


Eating disorders thrive In anxious times, and pose a lethal threat


Psychedelic 'trips' are similar to religious experiences in many ways


On overdose awareness day, Annapolis opioid deaths will soon top 2019 total


​Narcan must become as commonplace as CPR


​Illinois addiction programs get $36 million federal grant


​Use of legal enhancing substances linked to alcoholism later in life


Another great marijuana lie: “Dabs” are bad and most cannabis consumers prefer less THC, study finds


​Telemedicine and addiction recovery: A new way forward?


​‘Laced’ opioids leading to more overdoses, deaths in El Paso


DEA proposes cuts in the opioid supply for fifth consecutive year


House will vote on federal marijuana legalization for the first time, bill's future in Senate uncertain


A 10-minute training can eliminate fentanyl myths among first responders


 The rewarding effect of alcohol is altered in the presence of pain


Even light drinking linked to higher risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome


Each day sober slowly helps alcohol-affected brains recover


​Balancing the public health costs of psychosis vs mass incarceration with the legalization of cannabis


Methamphetamine-adulterated fentanyl on the rise in Missouri


​'Benadryl challenge' is a dangerous and deadly fad on social media: medical experts


Marijuana and pregnancy: There's no evidence that exposure is safe


Clinical trial combining LSD & MDMA to launch in 2021


​Marijuana use is on the rise in older adults


Flagstaff Police Department reports spike In fentanyl pill related overdoses and deaths


Missouri’s fentanyl problem: State recently topped nation in rate for overdose deaths


Denver reports 83% increase in overdose deaths In first half of 2020


City Of San Francisco pays for billboard on 'safe' heroin injection


Placenta can indicate how body responds to opioids during pregnancy

Can marijuana help with depression? Study finds "concerning" results”


Virulence factors in gut determine mortality in alcoholic hepatitis


Genetic variant linked to reduced severe alcoholic hepatitis risk


Even with a license to prescribe buprenorphine, many doctors aren’t giving it to their patients


House to vote on removing cannabis from list of controlled substances


​Dublin trial assesses use of psilocybin on those with depression


Medication and Aging


Sobriety online: Managing recovery in a virtual world


​Psychological factors associated with substance use initiation during the COVID-19 pandemic


Marijuana use not associated with larger outbreaks of vaping-related lung injuries, Yale study finds


Colombia wants to resume spraying a toxic chemical to fight cocaine. Critics say it's too risky​


Cannabis research database shows how U.S. funding focuses on harms of the drug


Missouri law restricting shapes of marijuana edibles goes into effect​


​LSD microdose trial for acute pain relief reports “remarkable” results

Click here to read the study in the Journal of Psychopharmacology


Cannabis use after work doesn’t affect productivity – new research


How Alcoholics Anonymous prepared me for the pandemic


Less than a quarter of Americans correctly identified opioids


​Workforce drug testing positivity climbed to highest rate in 16 years

Marijuana positivity climbed by double digits, while opiate and heroin positivity decline
Cocaine and methamphetamine positivity surges in midwest


Parents, family relationships influence adolescent substance abuse, study finds

​Read the study from Adversity and Resilience Science here


Young adults pandemic mental health risks


Illicit fentanyl, stimulants found In majority of overdose deaths In British Columbia


Spending on behavioral health treatment lags among patients with co-occurring conditions

Sesame Street webinar series: Never too early to talk addiction with kids


Winnipeg notes massive rise in opioid overdoses in first six months of year


Illicit pot still dominates in Canada after two legal years


In Connecticut fatal drug overdoses jumped in the first half of 2020


Sacramento-area authorities cite dangers of fentanyl-laced pills


Rise in fatal drug overdoses in D.C. region likely tied to pandemic, officials say


​Your in-laws' history of drinking problems could lead to alcohol issues of your own


​American Medical Association calls on Maryland and other states to act on increase in opioid overdoses


Iowa residents wanted of fake Adderall containing methamphetamine


'A pandemic upon an epidemic.' Syringe services struggle to provide care to those battling drug addiction amid COVID-19


​An old, dangerous drug has made a comeback with a new generation of users


Introducing the National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS) at the University of Florida


​AMA: Prescription opioids eclipsed by illicit drugs in US overdose epidemic

Read the AMA report here


​US border officials are seizing more meth, showing how the coronavirus is changing the drug market


Two new street drugs contributed to 15 deaths in DuPage County (Illinois), coroner says

Related story:

Flualprazolam: Report of an outbreak of a new psychoactive substance in adolescents

What are flualprazolam and isotonitazene?


​New study shows pregnant women face barriers to accessing opioid addiction treatment


FDA makes series of recommendations on naloxone


Open your mind: The therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs


Researchers to study real-life use of psilocybin


NIH establishes network to improve opioid addiction treatment in criminal justice settings


Pets and marijuana: A possible poisoning, even if unintentional


One in 20 American adults are 'heavy drinkers,' CDC says


Cannabis still lacks ‘real data’ to clarify role in rheumatology


Cannabinoid/CBD drug-drug interactions


​How to use motivational interviewing to improve addiction care


Men urged to limit alcohol to one drink a day amid new concerns


Most popular painkillers may be slowly making some users deaf


Wine coolers a ‘gateway drug’ to alcoholic behavior, researchers warn


Fatal overdoses often mistaken for cardiac arrest


West Virginia University researcher to study fentanyl test strips as an opioid overdose prevention strategy


Eastern Washington police warn of fentanyl packaged in pill form


​You can start drug addiction treatment over the phone—and thanks to COVID, more people are starting to​


Americans are drinking more during the COVID-19 pandemic. But how much alcohol is too much?


Researchers experimenting with psychedelics to treat addiction, depression and anxiety


Male-dominated clinical trials have led to dangerously overmedicated women


Study: Pot Use Doesn't Compromise Weight Loss Surgery

But other findings suggest users could benefit from psych counseling


Health Canada issues advisory as kids hospitalized after eating illegal edible cannabis


​Is the cannabis entourage effect real?


How COVID-19 is driving risks in the illicit benzodiazepines market


AMA: Opioid prescriptions down, illicit drug use up


Two brain regions linked to nicotine use disorder


​Online treatment, virtual check-ins: dealing with addiction in a pandemic


​New York Governor Cuomo announces nearly $1 million to expand mobile addiction treatment services


Feds report surge of counterfeit pills in Minnesota


T​o stop deadly overdoses, 'The Opioid Fix' urges better use of tools we already have


Opioid deaths are surging in the pandemic. Here’s how treatment is adapting


Fact Sheet: SAMHSA 42 CFR Part 2 Revised Rule


Americans smoking more during pandemic, Marlboro maker says


During pandemic, Maryland’s drug treatment clinics grapple with health safety issues, rising caseloads


Officials in British Columbia warn of cocaine with "very high concentrations" of fentanyl


Cannabis shows potential to help and harm in Coronavirus cases: Experts explain why


DEA: Fake pills from Mexico flooding black market


August has been a deadly month in Virginia for opioid overdoses


Study: Methadone dosing needs to be more precise


​Vaping linked to COVID-19 risk in teens and young adults, study finds


​Illicit opioid deaths on the rise, in spite of doctors working against overdoses: report


Kids exposed to cannabis in utero may face higher risk of autism


We have the power to demand action on mental health and addiction


​How the pandemic is affecting people struggling with addiction


How patients’ trauma perpetuates the nation’s overdose epidemic


America's invisible pot addicts


​Employers must accommodate some workers’ opioid use and treatment


​Fatty liver disease – which often goes undiagnosed — increases risk for severe COVID-19, experts say


Is it illegal to drink your own alcohol on an airplane?


Congress: Pass the MAT Act to save lives


U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Grassley introduce bill to confront rising threat of methamphetamine


​Novel opioid gets FDA nod


​A new study shows more Americans are dropping acid. Why?


Arkansas communities fight battle against fentanyl disguised as Xanax and hydrocodone


Fentanyl laced with etizolam confirmed in Alberta, Canada

What is etizolam?

Read about this and other drugs here


Deadlier drug mix deepens crisis in British Columbia; naloxone not effective against new substances


​Missouri's opioid crisis receives three million in grant funding


Veterinary anti-worming agent levamisole once again showing up as a cut in cocaine


Johns Hopkins study finds drug overdoses linked to PTSD 


Three Las Vegas dispensaries under investigation for selling tainted 'Cherry OG' marijuana


West Virginia program promotes outdoor play as substance use deterrent


Parents’ marijuana use may increase children’s risk of use and favorable views of the drug


Illinois recreational marijuana sales reached almost $61 million in July, setting a record for the third month in a row


Pandemic can worsen odds for people recovering from addiction


FDA approves a nasal spray to treat suicidal patients


Fentanyl overdoses on the rise in the Denver metro area


​Weed is not good for your heart, studies say


The Surgeon General reemphasizes his support of syringe services programs


Can community members deliver naloxone to reverse opioid overdoses?


Experts explain what happens in your brain when you take psilocybin mushrooms


​Canada grants first legal exemptions for psilocybin use in 50 years


Study: 60% of residential programs offer no medications for OUD

Read the study in JAMA Psychiatryhere


Ease up on cannabis restrictions, heart group urges


Using telehealth to treat opioid addiction 


Southwest flight attendants speaking up about carry-on alcohol


​Researchers create app that alerts naloxone-trained volunteers to overdoses


Coping with co-morbid mental illness and substance use problems


Substance use is still prevalent among truck drivers


​​Telehealth can be a lifeline for patients with substance use disorders. Is it enough?


Trauma can't be shut down in  addiction treatment


Australian rehab clinics overwhelmed as waiting lists balloon during pandemic


​Iowa pharmacies offer free NARCAN®


​13 overdose deaths in Yukon so far this year is double last year's toll


How the pandemic is complicating America’s addiction crisis​​


Stigma vs science: Cannabis in the NBA


Prescription scams add to opioid crisis in Detroit


Nevada officials blame COVID-19 lockdown for surge in opioid abuse


The pandemic has changed addiction treatment, and some hope the changes last​​


​States scramble to deal with the compounding COVID and opioid epidemic


CBD shows promise for patients with Cannabis Use Disorder


​Fentanyl contributes to a rising death toll in Southern Nevada


Buffalo, NY spike in overdose deaths attributed to cocaine users


Which to choose: Pure CBD extracts or cannabis-derived CBD with some THC? 


Addiction recovery coaches help create unique action plans


​Budweiser's new beer is missing a key ingredient: Alcohol


Alcohol use and domestic violence


Association between methamphetamine use and emergency department outcomes

Technology-based CBT provides innovative options for SUD treatment


Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts to provide six  grants to respond to increased risks faced by individuals with OUD during the pandemic.

Year-old program in Cincinnati has helped mothers and children impacted by substance use thrive

In Las Vegas area fentanyl overdose deaths exceed prescription overdose deaths for first time


​Alcohol abuse may raise risk of death in patients with abnormal heart rhythms


​Purdue, Ivy Tech pair to offer new addiction studies concentration


​Prenatal methamphetamine exposure and adverse neonatal outcomes: A nationwide cohort study


I wasn't really that bad- When is it time to stop drinking?


The hidden  deaths of the COVID-19 pandemic


Pennsylvania hospital emergency department participating in NIH opioid recovery study


Children's Hospital Colorado Introduces Pediatric Medical Marijuana Policy


​How does rising global drug use affect the United States?​


Marijuana legalizations may not be a blue issue


Delaware plans another naloxone giveaway this week


FDA requiring labeling changes for opioid medications


As overdoses spike during coronavirus, treating addiction in prisons and jails Is a matter of life and death


Cannabis lowers self reported headaches by nearly 50 percent


Indiana University medical school receives $4 million grant to train addiction psychiatrists


​Online deliveries of cocaine, amphetamines and ecstasy in Scotland rise during the lockdown


Fentanyl is back on the streets in Denver and it's killing more people


Pennsylvania announces two new prescribing guidelines as part of efforts to address substance use crisis


Ketamine may help treat MS-related fatigue, small pilot trial suggests


Magic mushrooms and the future of psychology


FDA says opioid labels must include information about naloxone​​


AMA report shows evolving, deadlier overdose epidemic


What impact is Coronavirus having on gambling?


Medical marijuana dispensaries are marketing false cures for opioid use disorder 


The brain’s immune cells may promote alcohol use problems​


Unfortunately, ex-smokers still face increased health risks


Only 29% of addiction treatment centers store records only electronically


Opioid overdoses have skyrocketed, but states are slashing addiction treatment program budgets 


Fatal overdoses climbed to record high in 2019, reversing historic progress​


Wisconsin opioid overdoses more than double during pandemic​


Legal marijuana may be slowing reductions in teen marijuana use, study says​


Is psychiatry shrinking what's considered normal?


Pseudo-science and the need for a better solution


Should we be drinking less?


Psychedelic research and the need for transparency: Polishing Alice's looking glass


​Pandemic drives up alcohol use across America, RTI survey finds​


Does alcohol make you 'poop'?​


Cartoons still common in online E-cig marketing
— Instagram search identified more than 100 vape liquid companies using cartoon images


California weighs steep new fines to combat illegal cannabis sellers


NY Survey: More people affected by the opioid crisis than 2 years ago​​


Opioid overdose death skyrocket in wake of pandemic; stronger drugs, scare treatment blamed


Methamphetamine found in 'purple fentanyl' sample in Canada


​U.S. sanctions four China-based individuals, firm over fentanyl


​Is it time to consider using medical marijuana?


​Expanding methadone maintenance to pharmacies may reduce driving times, increase access

Related article

Comparison of driving times to opioid treatment programs and pharmacies in the US


Toronto Public Health warning of high number of suspected opioid deaths


​American LSD use up 56% since 2017


Previous 2020 Stories

Erase memories to help treat substance use disorders?


Pregnancy warning on alcoholic beverages mandatory in Australia and New Zealand within three years



​Many private post-acute care facilities explicitly discriminate patients with substance use disorder


“Father of Cannabis Research” identifies EPM301, a cannabis substance stronger than THC or CBD


In the shadows of the pandemic U.S. drug overdose rates resurge to record


Perspectives on cannabis research—Barriers and recommendations


Use of ketamine for a non-medical purpose: Statement from the American Society of Anesthesiologists


CDC: 1 in 10 Americans takes a prescription painkiller


CDC: About 71,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2019​​


​FDA finds inconsistent levels of CBD, and THC presence, in hemp-derived CBD products


Higher than expected: Illinois' June cannabis sales of $52.8 millions are double what state projected 


SAMHSA revises 42 CFR Part 2


Harvard study compares the costs and benefits of esketamine for depression


Cook County (IL) officials sound the alarm on rising opioid OD deaths


Iowa launches free naloxone initiative in pharmacies


​​Colorado cannabis sales top $192 million in June 


University of Minnesota awarded $9.9 million by NIDA to study how addiction affects the brain


What beer sales tell us about the recession


 ASAM commissions a chronicle of addiction medicine


​Bill could make remote addiction treatment permanent


​Cost-effectiveness of esketamine for depression

Read the abstract here in Psychiatric Services


​Ketamine for depression still too expensive for widespread use


​Marijuana concentrates spike THC levels but don't boost impairment


Use of electronic cigarettes associated with other drug use among youth.


1 in 3 young adults vulnerable to severe Covid-19 — and smoking plays a big part, research finds


MDMA: It's not just about the dose, but how you divide it (or not)


Neuroimaging study links 'addictive' smartphone use to altered brain activity

Read the abstract here in ​Addictive Behaviors


California creates first of kind cannabis appellation program


OMB completes review of FDA’s Cannabis Research Draft Guide


Biden-Sanders task force does not recommend legalizing marijuana 


Kansas City won’t punish marijuana possession after council strips it from city code


Center on Addiction changes it's name to Partnership to End Addiction

Click here to go to their website


Oregon residents will vote on psilocybin legalization in November


Click-Learning in recovery


Why willpower may not work for lasting change


​High percentage of amphetamine use found in opioid ED cases


University of Florida named coordinating center for national drug abuse surveillance system


​Pandemic unleashes a spike in overdose deaths


Coronavirus crisis disrupts treatment for another epidemic: Addiction


Chronic use of synthetic cannabinoids associated with impairment in working memory and mental flexibility


Drug overdose deaths surge during pandemic


Coronavirus crisis disrupts treatment for another epidemic: Addiction


Marijuana use during pregnancy linked to children's sleep problems, even a decade later 


The endocannabinoid system: How cannabis interacts with the body

Read the abstract here in Sleep Health


American Cancer Society update: 'It is best not to drink alcohol


Dr. Lester Grinspoon, Harvard professor and noted addiction researcher, die at 92


Study advances understanding of brain connectivity in cannabis users


Dutch Minister states that the government will focus on prevention and treatment of gaming addiction


If smoking results in COPD, why hasn't the incidence gone down?


​Nitrous oxide being trialed to treat depression, PTSD and alcoholism


Psilocybin could help ex-soldiers to overcome trauma


Unless it’s done carefully, the rise of telehealth could widen health disparities


​How are different types of medical cannabis working for different diseases?


How racism fuels the fentanyl crisis in America


​Early marriage may lead to unsafe drinking behavior by those with higher genetic risk


​Italian police seize over $1 billion of 'ISIS-made' Captagon amphetamines

Related story

What is the drug Captagon and how is it linked to the Islamic State group and a drug bust in Italy?

​See our Captagon fact sheet 


DEA: There's a black market for marijuana


Marijuana may be risky for your heart

Read the abstract here in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology 


Augmented esketamine nasal spray therapy effective for major depressive disorder


Kicking the habit: The opioid crisis and America's addiction to prohibition 


How are we going to keep people alive?' Behind the pandemic, overdoses are rising across West Virginia


Opioid dependency is part of our relationship but doesn't define it


Chronic prescription opioid use predicts stabilization on buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder


Georgia health ch​ief warns of drug overdose increase during pandemic


Shifting the paradigm on cannabis safety


​The FBI called a powerful opioid developed for the military a public threat. The company selling the drug says it'll save lives.


Federal government approves methadone deliveries during pandemic


How attorneys can help as addiction cases rise during the pandemic


U.S. Navy warns of increase in personnel taking LSD


Phytochemical profile of cannabis plant: A review


3 New Mexico deaths from drinking hand sanitizer


Drop in coca crops, but increase in Colombian cocaine


With 40,000 Americans incarcerated for marijuana offenses, the cannabis industry needs to step ip, activists said this week


Brain plasticity in drug addiction: Burden and benefit


How the rise of telemedicine is helping fight the opioid crisis


​Florida bans bar alcohol consumption as coronavirus spikes​


Methamphetamine can ferry other drugs across the blood-brain barrier


A pill to fight alcoholism causes an uproar in France


Among people facing food insecurity, researchers find a hidden health issue: eating disorders


Why people using opioids for chronic pain shouldn't stop 'cold turkey'

​Read the Health and Human Services guidelines here


Why more states could legalize cannabis in 2021


Alberta to continue funding Virtual Opioid Dependency Program


Don't relapse now!


Youth drawn to e-cigarette products, despite higher risks


​How to reignite the fight against the nation’s opioid epidemic


Psychiatrist explores possible benefits of treating PTSD with MDMA or cannabis


Cannabis study suggests that women need less THC to get the same effect as men


The body show: What about the opioid crisis?


​Incarcerated people need health coverage to help stop drug overdose—and stem COVID-19 spread


​The opioid crisis continues — here's what we need to do


Uptick in buprenorphine use for OUD likely attributed to NP, PA prescribing habits


The beneficial effects of cannabis on PTSD are short lived


Alcoholics Anonymous, struggling to reach new members during the shutdown, expects a surge


Preventing opioid misuse and addiction: New thinking and the latest evidence


​As suicide, addiction death projections soar amid COVID-19, treatment centers struggle to stay alive too


Why the war on cocaine still isn't working


Opioids in America: Then and now


Opioid dependence after heart surgery linked to amount initially prescribed


Is it healthier to smoke weed or drink alcohol?


Study finds evidence that loneliness makes it harder to quit smoking


Broad support in Australia and New Zealand for alcohol pregnancy warning labels


Neuroimaging suggests resilience to drug addiction may come from better control over compulsive behaviors


Disordered eating in a disordered time


​​Beliefs about cannabis influence older adults' choice of treatments for chronic pain


Louisiana widening access to medical marijuana under new law


Colombia's potential cocaine output up 1.5% in 2019, says U.N. drug agency


The meth problem starting to show once again


Airlines are axing alcoholic drinks amid COVID-19


NIDA researchers adapt their projects to study COVID-19 

(NIDA Director's blog)


Stronger brain circuit connectivity may predict nicotine dependence severity


New synthetic cannabinoid compound in Canadian heroin supply amid surging fatal ODs


Researchers flush out worrying trend of designer drug use


Addressing the stigma of addiction


Pandemic creates challenges, new opportunities for treating patients with substance use disorders


Researchers face hurdles in examining COVID-19 racial disparities


A new addiction crisis: Treatment centers face financial collapse


Opioid use and drug safety during COVID-19 (Recorded Facebook session with NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow)  


DEA placed synthetic cathinone ethylone in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act


A hidden change in the CARES Act undermines privacy for addiction patients


Screening for drug use in primary care (JAMA Network full article)


The coronavirus has gutted the price of coca. It could reshape the cocaine trade.


​​Increase in methamphetamine case in New Hampshire crime lab a further indicator of increased stimulant use


Fentanyl tops list of drugs found in Baltimore OD patients


New molecule stops drug craving in mice with fewer side effects


COVID-19 pandemic leading to surge in overdose deaths in Chicago and beyond


South Carolina: 'We were already in an epidemic’: How coronavirus has impacted addiction recovery


Revisions to Joint Commission’s standards for SUD programs go into effect July 1.

Read the regulations here


LGBTQ older adults at higher risk for substance use disorders


Young college women more likely than men to exhibit alcoholism

​Read the abstract in Trends in Neuroscience and Education here


Racism and substance addiction

A message from the CEO, Partnership for a Drug-Free America and the Center on Addiction


Kentucky officials: Tainted "Xanax" overdoses still climbing


​Breakthrough psilocybin study uncovers neurochemical origins of human ego


Antidepressant Zoloft falls into shortage as virus strains supplies


Putting workplace drug and alcohol testing in the spotlight


Finding 850K worth of cocaine in a car you just bought is definitely surprising


Understanding the genetics of alcoholism: 29 gene variants identified 

Read the abstract here in Nature Neuroscience


Adulterants, contaminants and co-occurring substances in drugs on the illegal market in Canada 


Fatal opioid overdoses may be more common than thought


Any level of drinking or smoking while pregnant may affect your newborn's brain development, study says


Drug overdoses climb during COVID-19 pandemic



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