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


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

Stories from 2020

75,000 Americans at risk of dying from overdose or suicide due to coronavirus despair, group warns​

Addiction services face closures, cutbacks amid COVID-19 outbreak

​​New designer opioid linked to overdose deaths in Ohio, Illinois and Indiana

Missouri legislature passes bill banning certain forms of marijuana edibles

Canadian study finds that enzymes in cannabis could treat COVID-19

Psychedelic drugs could help treat the mental health epidemic we'll face after coronavirus

Social distancing can be dangerous for people in addiction. Can a knock on the door help?

​Coronavirus Ireland: Prescription drug abuse set to soar during lockdown

Stories from previous editions

SAMSHA publishes new TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder ​

Illinois coroner blames overdose spike partly on COVID-19​

Oklahoma law enforcement investigating deaths related to fentanyl in counterfeit oxycodone tablets

Alcohol beverage association reports strongest one week sales growth since beginning of lockdown

​Economic recovery from pandemic requires investment in recovery of a different kind

Covid-19 has streamlined addiction medicine. Will the changes stick?

Sheltering at home can be hell for children with an addicted parent

CBD might not cause you to fail a drug test, but CBN might

Minnesota law enforcement warns of counterfeit Perocet tablets containing fentanyl

​A tale of two epidemics: When COVID-19 and opioid addiction collide

Problem drinking soars under UK lockdown

​UK report: Coronavirus crisis could increase users' drug habits 

Proximity of non-alcoholic "near beer" widens 

Psychedelic drugs can improve quality of life - and death - for older adults

Study finds heavy cannabis use affects human genome

Daily users account for over 80% of all cannabis consumed in Australia

What is happening to people in drug treatment and recovery housing during the COVID-19 pandemic?

French scientists to test theory that nicotine fights COVID-19

Health experts worry coronavirus will set back opioid fight

How bars and nightclubs can help prevent fentanyl-involved overdoses

​Can smoking marijuana increase your risk of getting the COVID-19 virus?

​Overdose calls are rising, but some police in Indiana and Texas have been banned from giving naloxone

Methadone dosing could be more precise. University of Buffalo study shows how

Read the full paper here

COVID-19: An opportunity, challenge for addiction treatment, NIDA director says

Medical marijuana telehealth gets green light during COVID pandemic

FDA’s rejection of ‘abuse deterrent’ version of oxycodone upheld

Stuck at home: Addiction experts say watch for signs of alcohol, drugs​​


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