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FACT SHEET: One year after release of its groundbreaking overdose prevention strategy, HHS announces new data showing nation has expanded its ability to treat addiction and save lives


Benzodiazepine use and the risk of dementia


Prevalence of methamphetamine-related heart failure increasing


​Buprenorphine may be safer than methadone for opioid use disorder in pregnancy


Study shows how ketamine administration starkly changes neuronal activity patterns in the brain


Medical marijuana associated with reduced pain and opioid related outcomes in cancer patients


Benzodiazepines used to treat sleep associated with heightened risk for overdose risk among teens


​Status of state cannabis legalization: November 2022


​Expanding ketamine’s horizons to treat rare neurological disorders


Cannabis use increases pain after surgery, study shows


National Park Service asks visitors to please stop licking toads


Origins of opioid crisis more complex than stated


Vaping may increase risk of cavities


Are cannabinoids key to harm reduction in OUD?


​As states legalized marijuana, alcohol use increased: study


Senate passes marijuana medication bill


​Adderall users struggle amid ongoing medication shortage


NIDA director calls for broad deregulation of methadone


Fentanyl vaccine stops opioid entering the brain in rats, clearing path to human studies


​When it comes to addiction, Americans’ word choices are part of the problem


Why target opioids when alcohol is a much bigger problem?


​Study details worsening racial disparities in opioid use disorder treatment


Naloxone may not work for opioid overdoses tainted with xylazine


Colorado becomes second state to legalize psilocybin


Studies investigate antipsychotics as adjuncts to opioid use disorder meds


Brain-gut connection may reveal way to prevent cocaine addiction


“Dynamic” drug crisis demands data-driven federal action


​FDA naloxone guidance helps harm-reduction groups’ work to save lives


Air Force says we need to increase research into psychedelics for veterans with PTSD


Letter from FDA warns of the danger of xylazine exposure in humans 


​Parental discord may be an indicator of children's genetic risk for future alcohol misuse


​Obstacles and opportunities: how psychedelic medicine can rise to its challenges


Alcohol-related deaths saw massive increase during COVID-19 pandemic, CDC says


1 in 5 deaths of US adults 20 to 49 is from excessive drinking, study shows


State opioid treatment program regulations put evidence-based care out of reach for many


Treatment outcomes of ketamine- assisted psychotherapy associated with temporary neural changes​​


Human cocaine and heroin tied to impairments in specific brain circuit


​CDC softens guidelines for doctors prescribing opioid painkillers


​Voters in some of the most conservative states to weigh in on recreational pot


Ketamine and esketamine for depression: Lessons learned in clinical practice


Opioid misuse fell during pandemic, but not among sexual minorities


Harm reduction experts, LE officials debunk fentanyl exposure myths


​One alcoholic drink a day reduces fertility success in men by nine per cent, study finds


​Cocaine is flooding into Europe as drug market continues to evolve


Senators urge Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to address rising substance use problems among older Americans


Large national survey suggests that the use of psychedelics is not associated with lifetime cancer development


​Ending hunger could be the first step toward ending the opioid epidemic


Caffeine searches spike after FDA announces nationwide Adderall shortage


​Adderall shortage impacts patients nationwide


Teen vaping: The 'epidemic' with no end


​Is 'rainbow fentanyl' a threat to your kids this Halloween? Experts say no


Biking while intoxicated sending thousands to the ED


​Biden's pardon of marijuana offenses won't apply to military


Thousands of marijuana convictions to be pardoned by Biden administration


LSD for anxiety: A deep dive into a new clinical trial


The online, at-home ketamine experience: A clinician's dilemma


​Many young people are misusing Adderall-what can clinicians do about it?


​Biden to pardon simple federal marijuana possession convictions​​


New NIDA strategic plan prioritizes research informed by lived experience

Read NIDA's 2022-26 Strategic Plan here


Interest grows in treatment of mood disorders by psychedelics


​A drug based on LSD appears to treat depression in mice without the psychedelic trip


It's time to embrace opioid use disorder meds in the ED, experts say


Fentanyl test strips highlight rift in nation’s struggle to combat drug deaths


Opioid and benzodiazepine co-prescribing not curbed by prescription pharmacy alerts


​Regular marijuana use may increase the risk of overactive bladder

Read the full paper here in the American Journal of Medicine


​An animal tranquilizer poisoning the heroin supply has drug policy experts worried


​California Public Health warns of deadly 'rainbow fentanyl'


Access to care during pandemic linked to fewer methadone-related overdose deaths


More $$ on the way to fight the opioid overdose crisis, White House says


​A 'failed experiment? 2 years after Oregon’s historic move to decriminalize hard drugs


FDA aims to boost access to naloxone


New study identifies cortisol level as indicator of addiction recovery success


Artificial intelligence tools speed up the process of identifying people who inject drugs


In Canada, program that supplies safe opioids to clients is saving lives


Miami clinic kicks off first national study of LSD to treat anxiety

Heart medication shows potential as treatment for alcohol use disorder


Addiction and recovery: A philosopher's view


Drug paraphernalia kiosks In Kentucky should help reduce the harms of drug prohibition​


 Gabapentin's massive flop as an opioid alternative


​Looking at images of people smiling at you extends the antidepressant effects of ketamine


As cannabis legalization advances, patient–physician communication essential


NIDA releases its 2022-2026 strategic plan​


Heart medication shows potential as treatment for alcohol use disorder​


California becomes 7th state to protect workers who smoke marijuana off-the-clock


Opioid tapering linked to higher rates of overdose, mental health crisis​


Could monoclonal antibodies could be a game changer for treating meth addiction?


Stimulant-induced persistent psychotic disorder: New treatment potential


World anti-doping agency retains ban on marijuana in sports


US Court of Appeals: Federal scheduling of cannabis “irrational,” but not unconstitutional


Providers face multiple challenges working with cannabis use disorder clients


Study shows gene editing may hold promise for reversing effects of adolescent binge drinking


Study shows alcohol-involved suicide deaths increased more among women than men​


Ending telehealth cuts off a vital tool against opioid addiction​


Prenatal cannabis exposure associated with mental disorders in children that persist into early adolescence


Drug tests show pain patients on opioids less likely to use illicit drugs


Methamphetamine users at increased risk for cardiovascular disease


Psilocybin as a promising treatment for alcohol use disorder


British Columbia to temporarily decriminalize cocaine, methamphetamine and MDMA


Opioid addiction and overdoses are increasingly harming Black communities​


FDA targets illegal online opioid retailers in new overdose prevention framework


Scientific deevelopments drive evolution of addiction recovery​


Why are there still no treatments for methamphetamine use disorder?


Juul’s big settlement to unlikely to overhaul the e-cigarette landscape​


Researchers suggest it's time for updated warning labels on alcoholic beverages


Residential vs. outpatient treatment for OUD: Which one of them works best?


Alcohol consumption as a senior: 3 risk factors

Want to know more about substance use disorders in older adults?

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A new pain killer with no addiction potential and fewer side effects?


Study finds naloxone will cost you dearly if you're uninsured


The prospects for TNX-1300, a drug to reverse cocaine overdose


​Medical association to create 1st guidelines for diagnosing, treating ADHD


​Medical cannabis shows promise as potential migraine treatment

Click here to read the full study in Frontiers in Neurology


RAND Corporation: U.S. should pilot supervised injection sites, heroin-assisted treatment


New $17M Johns Hopkins research center to study psychedelic drugs in Alzheimer's, addiction and more


​Why Canada's low-risk alcohol use guidelines have been slashed to six drinks per week


Use of telehealth during the pandemic tied to fewer opioid overdoses


​NYC child welfare agency still citing marijuana in family separations despite legalization, state policy change


Drug czar​ Rahul Gupta says stigma among doctors is key culprit in addiction crisis


Nonmedical use of gabapentin, opioids medications becomes  prevalent


​Michigan police say faulty marijuana tests could impact more than 3,250 cases


Rural overdose rate increase fueled by methamphetamine


The FDA is at a crossroads for reducing tobacco-related disease and death


Study reveals fentanyl’s effects on the brain


Enhanced definition of drug overdose deaths finds fentanyl Is most often illicitly manufactured


Addiction management is key to treating heart infection in people who inject drugs


Marijuana use is outpacing cigarette use for first time ever in US, new poll says


Five areas where “more research” isn’t needed to curb the overdose crisis


Modelers predict huge wave of overdose deaths will soon occur​


Increased Use of Telehealth for Opioid Use Disorder Services During COVID-19 Pandemic Associated with Reduced Risk of Overdose


​FDA chief says long-awaited opioid review still in the works


Methamphetamine misuse increases risk of adverse health outcomes


Fentanyl test strips are catching on with cocaine users


They’re pushing cut-rate ketamine therapy on TikTok


​Aging changes how body reacts to alcohol, drugs


​Years into a nationwide overdose epidemic, many with opioid addiction still aren't getting treatment medication


​Michigan State Police halt blood tests for marijuana over accuracy concerns


High-potency marijuana more likely to result in SUD, psychosis


​Illicit drugs are used by one in ten intensive cardiac care unit patients


​Legalizing recreational cannabis in the U.S. has increased frequency of use by 20%


They call it ‘tranq’ — and it’s making street drugs even more dangerous 


High-nicotine vapes don’t increase nicotine use compared with smoking, study finds


​Opioid addiction treatment is collateral damage in online prescription backlash


1 in 4 seniors who take Xanax, Valium use them long term


Psychiatrists disagree with US policy on certain psychoactive drugs: survey


​Delving deeper into social health of methamphetamine users


The FDA stands by as the vaping industry flouts its orders


What is 'rainbow fentanyl?' Nationwide, officials report 'deadly' colorful pills, powder


Marijuana and hallucinogen use among young adults reached all time-high in 2021


Half of Americans think marijuana is bad for society


Nicotine replacement therapy may also reduce alcohol consumption


Providers must be cognizant of LGBTQ patients’ unique treatment needs


Adderall shortage may impact individuals with ADHD


Ketamine: A new psychedelic treatment


Methamphetamine use, OD deaths, and arrests soared from 2015 to 2019


For college students battling addiction, a safe space for recovery


Gabapentin's link to fatal drug overdoses draws concern


Legalizing marijuana? Stay wary of health risks and commercialization


​Meth use drives overdose epidemic in rural U.S. communities


Adult-use cannabis legalization reduces use of synthetic cannabinoids

Read the full study here in ​Clinical Toxicology 


The Illinois Cannabis Social-Equity Program: Toward a socially just peace in the war on drugs? 


Pilot program provides mental health, substance abuse support in Indiana jails


​Black adults’ experiences with drug treatment charted in new study


Details of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act: A Senate bill


NIAAA: Fall semester--A time for parents to discuss the risks of college drinking


Cannabis and lower COVID hospitalizations-Is there a connection? 


Most eutylone-involved deaths in 2020 cccurred in two states

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Access to care during pandemic linked to fewer methadone-related OD deaths


Senators seek help for seniors struggling with opioid use


Psychedelics are having a moment and women could be the ones to benefit


Sleep medication use is dropping dramatically, study shows


100K naloxone doses ease national shortage


Housing is one of the most important parts of addiction recovery — and often the most difficult to access


Providing free rides could help people in addiction recovery


​Once feared, illicit fentanyl is now a drug of choice for many opioid users


Delta-8 THC: Experts warn that not all cannabis alternatives are safe


Telehealth improves MAT engagement among vets with OUD


High-potency cannabis linked with addiction, other disorders


Origins of opioid crisis more complex than stated


Taking Adderall Is basically the same as using methamphetamine, says study


City of Chicago issues warning about fentanyl for those using drugs at Lollapalooza


Overdose death rates before and after take-home methadone policy


Vaping may open the door to cannabis use in teens


Partnership for a Drug-Free Community distributes fentanyl test strips


​US study finds cocaine production in Columbia remained near record levels in 2021


Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act to be introduced in Congress


Methamphetamine-associated psychosis: What should clinicians know?


Cannabis concerns for kids 


Nearly half of drivers use potentially impairing medications, AAA study says


Calls for opioid agonist treatments to be used in the treatment of injecting-related infections


Weed vapes may send a toxic gas to your lungs, study finds


​Marijuana use is higher among US states that have legalized recreational cannabis use


Visualizing the impact of the opioid overdose crisis

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Continue buprenorphine perioperatively for patients with opioid use disorder, Societies recommend


As overdose deaths exploded during the pandemic, racial disparities widened, CDC report shows


CDC nixes misleading video about cops' risk of fentanyl overdose


Research Update: MDMA and psilocybin for pain management


​Largest-ever clinical study of ketamine therapy shows that at-home model can be a safe, effective treatment for anxiety and depression


State court system says it’s not responsible for county judges banning opioid addiction medication


Drinking alcohol poses greater health risks for young people vs. older adults


Suvorexant may ease symptoms during opioid withdrawal therapy


Do young adults really 'age out' of heavy drinking?


University of Iowa study finds brain network linked to addiction


Partnership to End Addiction launches RxAware - a program to curb opioid misuse and educate families


Young adults who drink alone more likely to develop alcohol problems


The truth about ADHD medications 


White releases National Drug Control Strategy


Better outcomes tied to more HCV treatment for people who inject drugs


FDA appears to hold off on crackdown on synthetic nicotine products, despite calls from Congress


​Democratic senators hit Biden for 'extraordinarily disappointing' stance on marijuana


Preaddiction—A missing concept for treating substance use disorders


A bold U.K. plan to end the smoking epidemic


Congressional leaders urge psychedelics research for PTSD and depression


​How gambling addiction has affected younger generation


What to know about hangovers and whether those 'cures' actually work


Study of pre-teens yields surprises about alcohol, tobacco and marijuana


The problem of porn addiction


Adolescents more vulnerable to cannabis use disorder but not other mental health risks


Landmark SCOTUS ruling recognizes opioid prescriber good-faith defense


Lack of vitamin D may increase risk of OUD and sun-seeking behavior


New Tennessee law requires doctors to offer Narcan prescriptions alongside opioid prescriptions


Therapeutic use of cannabis: Risks, benefits, legality


​Research Snapshot: Finding confirms process by which ketamine acts as an antidepressant


Targeting a brain receptor to alter opioid effects


California may require labels on pot products to warn of mental health risks


More older adults at risk for substance use


Patients in treatment facilities cite alcohol, cannabis as most commonly used drugs


Pandemic revealed unique aspects of sexual addictions


NIH scientists identify new brain mechanism involved in impulsive cocaine-seeking in rats


Medical cannabis legalization linked to reduced drunk driving and safer roads

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​New data-driven simulation model projects national opioid crisis to worsen before it gets better


Heightened risk of AUD linked with binge consumption in moderate drinkers


Significant intervention opportunities missed in alcohol-related liver disease deaths

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Alarming increase seen in U.S. deaths from alcoholic cirrhosis


The great microdosing debate


FDA orders Juul to stop selling E-cigarettes


Double standards undermine campaign against flavored E-cigarettes


How teens talk about alcohol and other drugs can predict future misuse


Opioid misuse and the role of naloxone

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​Middle East in grip of Captagon contagion

What is Captagon?

Read our fact sheet here


​Patients with opioid addiction could soon lose access to virtual care


Brain circuits and addiction

Read the paper in Nature here


​Medical pros trained in acupuncture detoxification to help treat substance use disorder


Self-care and telemedicine coaching to treat chronic pain and OUD


Non-marijuana plants that contain cannabinoids


Chronic PTSD, comorbid depression symptoms improved with ketamine


'How to Change Your Mind' trailer turns to psychedelics for mental health treatment


Pre-op opioid use predicts post-op consumption


HHS announces availability of $10 million for rural communities to expand treatment in response to opioid overdoses


New Hampshire hospital lost nearly 8 gallons of fentanyl


​52 new psychoactive substances reported in Europe


Unique barriers to mental health, SUD care affect first responders


Fentanyl may cause autism-like behavior in young mice


Longer MAT engagement linked with better outcomes for OUD patients


​Fake pills influencing Ohio’s historic overdose rates


Pennsylvania to begin issuing fines for unlicensed recovery houses


Concern about drug addiction has declined in U.S., even in areas where fatal overdoses have risen the most


Beyond Ritalin and Adderall


Many pharmacies don’t carry buprenorphine​


How psilocybin may rewire the brain to ease depression, anxiety and more


Use of opioid tool can limit exposure in those at risk for dependence


Wearable device would identify, treat potential opioid overdose


New intake screening processes improve healthcare in jails


Pregnant women's drinking correlates with their partner's drinking


Fewer substance use disciplinary actions against docs may reflect less stigma


HHS invests nearly $15 million to prevent and treat stimulant use in rural communities


With stimulant crisis evolving, treatment providers respond with multi-faceted approach

​Want to know more about treating stimulant use disorders?Take our 5 CEU course.


Prescriptions of opioids-plus-benzodiazepines plummet in U.S.


LGBTQ+, family & substance use


Buprenorphine benefits some chronic pain patients, but not all


Opioid use disorder treatment with buprenorphine or naltrexone helps with co-occurring depression and suicidal ideation


Medical marijuana: CBD, THC content matters for chronic pain


Utah pets now have a safe place to stay if their owners enter SUD treatment


LSD microdosing does not appear to improve mood or cognitive ability


Drinking surged early in the pandemic; Alcohol-related deaths, liver disease followed


​Four new Illinois laws could prevent opioid overdose deaths, make treatment easily available


Is pot really safe? Tales from the ER


Ruling limiting mental health benefits undermines fight against addiction, three AGs say


Molecular ‘connector’ helps cocaine latch on to brain cells, even when drug is in low doses


Dependence on benzodiazepines leads physicians to coin new diagnosis


Methamphetamine psychosis vs. schizophrenia: What's the difference?


​Unrecognized alcoholic hepatitis linked to higher mortality, hospitalization


Taliban eradicating Afghanistan's poppy cultivation to wipe out opium and heroin production


New study shows longer medication treatment timelines more effective at preventing opioid overdoses


​Methamphetamine found in MDMA tablets for the first time in New Zealand


ADHD meds don’t lead to higher grades or more learning, FIU study finds


Campaign tackling stigma finds success by being deliberately different


Hunt for psilocybin faces DEA hurdle to Right to Try


Understanding ketamine’s action on potassium channels could help to improve treatment of depression


Researchers examine better treatment options as OUD continues to increase


Decreased access to buprenorphine significantly affects minorities with OUD


Treating cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome in the emergency department


While often helpful, beware of technology’s potential for misuse in recovery


Cannabis research has rocketed in recent years, despite prohibition


British Columbia to decriminalize cocaine, opioids and ecstasy


Scientists are developing a patch that warns of oncoming drug overdose


Cannabis tourism in the US adds $17 billion into local economies


Marijuana, CBD and Alzheimer’s: Everything you need to know


Does sugar make coffee's benefits less sweet?


Improving care in teens with opioid use disorder


​Indiana overdose deaths reach record high for second consecutive year


Dual diagnosis: Double the stigma, double the trouble


Neuroscientists gain a deeper understanding of how LSD affects molecular brain activity


CDC revised opioid prescribing guideline falls short of what people in pain need


Intranasal ketamine may offer relief for headache patients who have exhausted other options


​1 billion methamphetamine pills: The number of seized drugs reaches ominous record in Asia


College students and misuse of substances


​Misuse of stimulant medications is linked to hallucinations, delusional infestations, and hair pulling


Investing in prevention makes good financial sense


The surprising way psilocybin alters brain chemistry to treat depression

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Rhode Island becomes 19th state to legalize recreational marijuana


​California debates opening supervised sites for people to use drugs


​Colorado governor signs controversial fentanyl bill into law


Single psilocybin dose improves treatment-resistant depression

See our new course, "Treating Mental Health Disorders with Ketamine, MDMA and the Hallucinogens" 


Why decentralization & digitization could be the key to unlock the future of addiction care


​Medication for pediatric psychiatric disorders reduces later onset of substance use problems


Rewards for staying off drugs work, and now Oregon is poised to pay for them


Opioid use disorder training in med school improves awareness of patient needs


​FDA warns about children mistaking marijuana edibles for candy, treats


US House of Representatives passes marijuana reform bill again


What we know about cannabis and depression


Legalized cannabis in Canada and US hasn’t killed illegal market

Ohio lawmakers introduce bill to legalize fentanyl testing strips


Your words matter – Language showing compassion and care for women, infants, families, and communities impacted by SUD


​Firefighters’ drug problems illustrate larger-scale need to help first responders


All you need to know about fatty liver disease; symptoms, treatment and more


Medication for AUD may thwart liver disease


​E-cigarettes may be more effective than nicotine patches in helping pregnant women who smoke quit, and are just as safe


​End of COVID-19 emergency endangers substance use treatment


State laws are treating fentanyl like the new crack—and making the same mistakes of the 80s and 90s


Fentanyl tainted pills cause drug fatalities among youth to soar


Alcohol-related deaths have soared during the COVID-19 pandemic


Cannabis vaping rising among teens


Video misleads on law enforcement fentanyl overdose risk


Federal court rules New York correctional facility must provide prescription methadone to inmates


Dopamine makes you feel happy, but we probably still have to rewrite the textbooks


Diverted buprenorphine may help prepare people with opioid-use disorder for treatment


​With overdose deaths rising, here’s how to test drugs for fentanyl


Urologists are helping combat the opioid epidemic, studies suggest


Esketamine shows antidepressant efficacy regardless of sleep disturbance in treatment-resistant depression


Anti-vaping bias undermines e-cigarette research? 


The potential dangers of ketamine telehealth services


Promising early results from largest-ever trial testing LSD for anxiety


Skyrocketing drug overdoses among adolescents 'very, very concerning' warns NIDA Director


Psychedelic drug startups want to help solve the mental health crisis


Emerging research about psychedelic mushrooms pushes legalization efforts


54% of Michigan pharmacies give Narcan unprescribed, study finds


Overdose deaths continue rising, with fentanyl and methamphetamine key culprits


Methamphetamine makes a comeback amid opioid crisis


As overdoses soar, more states decriminalize fentanyl testing strips


National Addiction Treatment Locator has outdated data and other critical flaws


​Weed at work: How HR leaders should handle the legalization of marijuana


Can a monthly injection be the key to curbing OUD? These experts say yes


States that legalized marijuana are bringing in more tax revenue on pot sales than alcohol


Ohio State campus warns of fake Adderall pills after two students die


​Army sued over discharges of soldiers with addiction issues


New insights on gene activity and addiction


Can medications help in lowering unemployment among people with ADHD?


Europe’s changing role in expanding cocaine and methamphetamine markets


FDA issues warning letters to companies illegally selling CBD and Delta-8 THC products


FDA explores new opioid disposal strategy


​Cocaine seizures soar in Chicago, surrounding states, as DEA ‘snow’ forecast comes true


A clash over online Adderall prescriptions is raising new questions about telehealth


Set and setting – the pillars of the psychedelic experience


Opioid overdose death toll has risen more than 5-fold among Indigenous Americans over past decade​​


How far should the menthol ban go?

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Thyroid, growth hormones in children unaffected by 1 year of low-dose ADHD medications

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FDA OKs new nonstimulant option for adult ADHD


Inside Afghanistan's flourishing methamphetamine trade


University of Arizona, Oklahoma State University join forces to combat opioid crisis and chronic pain


Program to reduce opioid scripts post-surgery worked for thyroid cancer patients


Kellogg, PepsiCo, General Mills call on Congress to act on copycat cannabis edibles

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​Denver schools to begin stocking Narcan 


​As overdoses rise, Colorado jails take different approaches for substance abuse treatment


​Johns Hopkins, Yale, and NYU are teaming up to tackle a key bottleneck that will arise as psychedelics come to market


California inmate overdoses plummet under drug program​​


Colorado senators approve house-passed MDMA legalization bill In committee


Oregon to become the first state to legally roll out psilocybin


Pittsburgh paramedics can provide buprenorphine to opioid overdose victims


Synthetic cathinones ("bath salts") appearing in Montreal drug supply.


White House drug control strategy stresses harm reduction, interdiction


​Washington state legislature strikes word 'marijuana' from state laws, citing racism


Study investigates how people are using TikTok as a part of their substance use disorder recovery​


Tobacco smoking rates are decreasing in people with major depression and substance use disorder​


More older adults struggle with substance misuse


​Sleep aids may help, but there are risks


​Colorado’s fentanyl bill will force more people into treatment. Treatment providers may not be ready


Psilocybin use associated with lowered odds of opioid use disorder

Click here to read the full paper in ​Scientific Reports


NIDA Director Nora Volkow discusses the current state of the opioid epidemic and how NIDA is actively shifting strategies


Alcohol and COVID-19: Behavioral and biological effects


Which opioids are safer to prescribe?


Integrating MAT, abstinence-based approaches to recovery drives patient engagement


CBT and medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder


​Psilocybin for therapy? Vets help sway conservatives


Denver program offered free drug test strips and Narcan. Demand was overwhelming. 


High-dose naloxone product launches in US


Late-onset alcohol misuse can be a presenting symptom of dementia


U.S. bills would make it easier to study health effects of marijuana​​


A vaccine for opioids: Current progress and future possibilities


FDA and DEA warn online pharmacies illegally selling Adderall 


​Driven by fentanyl, rates of fatal teen overdoses doubled in 2020


Hyperbaric oxygen therapy helps treat opioid addiction​​


​Executives support measurement-based care, but few use it


​Law enforcement seizures of pills containing fentanyl increased dramatically between 2018-2021


​Treatment for opioid use disorder often brings discrimination


Feds: Medical marijuana recommendations from doctors don’t excuse positive drug tests


House approves bill legalizing marijuana​


Study identifies risk factors for opioid overdose after first opioid prescription


​While eyes are on opioids, methamphetamine ending lives below surface


New U of Texas program makes Narcan accessible on campus


Another city decriminalizes psilocybin despite federal prohibition


Adolescents with severe substance use disorder more likely to report prescription drug misuse in adulthood


Oregon decriminalized drugs in 2020: How’s it going?


​Taliban clamp down on drugs, announce ban on poppy harvest


The tide is turning: More Las Vegas-area overdose deaths blamed on methamphetamine than fentanyl


More states legalize fentanyl test strips


Workforce drug test positivity climbs to highest level in two decades


Fentanyl's lethal toll continues. Nearly 10 million pills were seized last year​​


​Drug use severity in adolescence affects substance use disorder risk in adulthood


Indiana Nursing Board must allow use of opioid treatment meds, DOJ says


Cannabis-exposed babies face poorer metabolic health


Toxic air pollutants from smoking cannabis with a bong are 4 times worse than cigarettes, study finds​


Advocates aim to decriminalize psychedelic plants in Illinois


​Law enforcement seizures of pills containing fentanyl increased dramatically between 2018-2021


Contingency management for stimulant use disorder 

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Can doctors be held liable when prescribing opioids in good faith?


DEA unveils 'Emoji Drug Code' to educate parents about drug exchanges


Ending federal cannabis ban expected to get vote in U.S. House this week


Cannabis linked to less opioid use in back pain, osteoarthritis


Money flows onto addiction tech, but will it curb soaring opioid ODs?


​Experts debate the use of psychedelic drugs in medical treatment


​Only 1 in 4 people needing treatment received medication for opioid use disorder in past year


Many patients prescribed MAT for OUD in emergency settings failing to continue treatment


​NIH analysis of Reddit forum suggests experience of non-suicidal self-harm shares characteristics with addiction


Making psilocybin legal


DHHS issues favorable opinion on contingency management


Higher levels of take-home opioid agonist therapy during COVID-19 did not increase risk of overdose


More teens are overdosing on ADHD and anxiety medications


In US, alcohol use disorder linked to 232 million missed workdays annually


Study raises questions about risks of using medical marijuana for mood and anxiety disorders


Synthetic opioids stronger than fentanyl are appearing the U.S.


Nearly 1 in 5 Americans are drinking or smoking more now than in January


Genetically modified skin grafts may aid in treatments for obesity and drug misuse


Does cannabis actually help with headaches?


Naloxone distribution insufficient in almost every state, study finds


Doctors, companies push to keep looser, pandemic-era rules for prescribing opioid addiction treatment via telemedicine


Pandemic fuels rise in tobacco use, cigarette sales


Young people's e-cigarette use is not a substantial gateway to regular smoking: study


​‘It’s not medical’: Oregon wrestles with how to offer psychedelics outside the health care system


Brain volumes shrink with one daily drink


HHS unveils standard clinical definition for opioid withdrawal in infants


Using hospital urinalysis results to track the drug epidemic​


NCAA raises marijuana testing threshold


Sleep ‘extremes’ more likely among cannabis users


We’re measuring opioid strength the wrong way:


Ketamine increases abstinence days in those with severe alcohol use disorder


CDC proposes new, more flexible guidelines for opioid prescribing


People who misuse amphetamines have a higher risk for psychosis


​Study ties brain inflammation to methamphetamine relapse

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​Psychedelics can alter a person’s core metaphysical beliefs for as long as six months after use


NFL funds cannabis pain management study at UC San Diego


Signs of porn addiction and when to get help according to experts​


DEA launches new initiative to combat drug-related violence and overdoses


Justice Dept. signals it may allow safe injection sites


No, a government grant program will not hand out ‘crack pipes,' officials say


Substance use disorder in the senior population


​Commission identifies priorities for addressing synthetic opioid crisis


​Synthetic nicotine: Unregulated and increasingly popular


Ketamine is a short-term effective treatment for some suicidal patients in hospital


Urgency of drug-seeking habit, not drug itself, drives relapse


NFL awards $1 million for studies on cannabinoids’ effects


Recreational cannabis companies use marketing that appeals to adolescents, despite restrictions


Counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl flood Michigan drug market


Online forums like Reddit could work as drug use early warning system


Prescription drug misuse high among nurses during pandemic


Recidivism rates drop for inmates with OUD treated with buprenorphine


British Colombia has a safe supply of smokable heroin that no one can use yet


Addiction medicine consults can reduce deaths in high-risk patients with SUD


Acute alcohol consumption linked with increased risk for atrial fibrillation


Alcohol consumption among men drops during pandemic, but problem drinking rises


​Insurers falling seriously short in mental health, substance use disorder benefits, federal departments say


Opinion (New York Times): Should addiction be viewed as a disease?


It’s now possible to quantify a cannabis “high”


Penile necrosis after injecting cocaine into dorsal vein


Alarming increase in opioid OD deaths among older adults


Youth’s overdose death renews pleas for Narcan in schools​


​Free naloxone vending machine installed at southern Indiana hospital


Despite progress, buprenorphine use in US correctional settings falling short


Making addiction treatment more realistic and pragmatic


Cannabis use impacts cognitive ability beyond intoxication: study


A brain circuit linking pain and breathing may offer a path to prevent opioid deaths


​Limits on virtual addiction treatment may soon return, making care harder to access


Two thirds of physicians surveyed believe psilocybin therapy has potential benefit for patients with treatment-resistant depression​​


​Connectomics reveals role of dopamine in cocaine use disorder


U.S. law makes scientific research on marijuana too expensive and complicated


As opioid overdose deaths hit new record, pressure grows for safe places to inject drugs in Chicago


​Inside a pioneering U.S. site authorized to monitor people using drugs


No, smoking marijuana will not protect you against COVID-19


After cannabis legalization, more THC detected in injured drivers


Opioid overdose deaths among those 55+ soar, particularly among Black men

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New models of SUD care needed to reduce pregnancy-associated deaths


Percentage of adolescents reporting drug use decreased significantly in 2021


Psychedelics And MDMA approved for medical use In Canada​


Opioid prescribing down 21% overall, but variances observed among groups


Study identifies safe dosage regimen for psilocybin


​Improving access to methadone can save lives


Does teen prescription drug misuse predict later substance problems?


The promises and perils of psychedelic health care


Kids' ED visits for cannabis exposure surged after legalization in Canada


​An inside view into how digital clinics for addiction work


Nearly one million overdose deaths have been reported since the beginning of the opioid crisis




Methamphetamine-Associated Psychosis: What Should Clinicians Know?

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