Addiction
Another possible consequence of the opioid epidemic: hormone deficiencies  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Many people who use opioid medications long term do not produce enough testosterone or another important hormone, cortisol, according to a new study. more
New model more effective in predicting risk of opioid overdose than traditional models  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Current approaches to identifying people who are at high risk for overdosing on opioids target many who are not truly at high... more
Aspiring doctors seek advanced training in addiction medicine  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The U.S. Surgeon General’s office estimates that more than 20 million people have a substance use disorder. Meanwhile, the nation’s drug overdose crisis shows no sign of slowing. more
Naltrexone implant more effective in reducing relapses in HIV patients with opioid addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
When patients with HIV who are also battling opioid dependence go without addiction treatment, they are more likely to stop taking their... more
Naltrexone implant helps HIV patients with opioid dependence prevent relapse  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study shows that a naltrexone implant placed under the skin was more effective at helping HIV-positive patients with an opioid addiction reduce relapse and have better... more
Many recovering from addiction have chronic health problems, diminished quality of life  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A study shows that more than a third of individuals who consider themselves in recovery from an alcohol or other substance use disorder continue... more
Fentanyl-Linked Deaths: The U.S. Opioid Epidemic's Third Wave  NPR · 3 days
Overdose deaths involving fentanyl are rising — up 113 percent on average each year from 2013 to 2016. Dealers are adding cheap fentanyl to the illicit drug supply, and some users get... more
Fentanyl-Linked Deaths: The U.S. Opioid Epidemic's Third Wave Begins  NPR · 4 days
Overdose deaths involving fentanyl are rising — up 113 percent on average each year from 2013 to 2016. Dealers are adding cheap fentanyl to the illicit drug supply, and some... more
Positive link found between anxiety during childhood, adolescence with later alcohol use disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
In an Addiction analysis of relevant published studies, investigators found some evidence for a positive association between anxiety during childhood and adolescence... more
UTSA professor helps train first responders to detect prescription opioid overdoses  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
James Bray, professor and chair of the UTSA Department of Psychology, is working on a research project with agencies in Houston to train first responders in... more
FDA warns marketer of unapproved products claiming to treat addiction, chronic pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today posted a warning letter to Nutra Pharma Corp. for illegally marketing unapproved products labeled as homeopathic with... more
Piece of puzzle unlocked in what drives alcohol addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute have made an important discovery that may help to explain the neural mechanism that drives alcohol consumption in cases of addiction. more
Scientists identify brain circuit responsible for cocaine-seeking behavior during relapse  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Approximately 1.5 million Americans use cocaine in a given year, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Many are repeat users. Unfortunately, there are currently no FDA-approved... more
Adolescent daily users more likely to obtain electronic cigarettes from commercial sources  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
University of Cincinnati research on adolescent use of electronic cigarettes was featured prominently at the American Academy of Health Behavior 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting... more
Brain research reveals a circuit for cocaine relapse  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have identified which neurons are responsible for cocaine-seeking behaviors in rodents and where these neurons exert their effects within the brain. Their work opens a new line of addiction research that... more
Family-based prevention program to reduce alcohol use among older teens  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A recently released publication in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, "Prevention of Alcohol Use in Older Teens: A Randomized Trial of an Online Family Prevention Program" reveals... more
US opioid prescriptions drop by a half but it’s not all good news  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The number of opioid prescriptions issued each month in the US dropped to less than a half. However, experts remain concerned about... more
WATCH: FDA releases new proposal to regulate Juuling  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses what parents should know about the new FDA crackdown on e-cigarette use, especially among youth. more
Oklahoma Supreme Court rejects immediate opioid trial delay  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Oklahoma Supreme Court Thursday rejected drugmakers' request to immediately postpone the May start of a trial in a lawsuit that accuses the companies of fueling the state's opioid epidemic more
The Latest: Oklahoma court: No immediate opioid trial delay  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a request by drugmakers to immediately postpone the May start of a trial in a lawsuit that accuses the companies of fueling the state's... more
With lawsuits looming, OxyContin maker considers bankruptcy  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The company that made billions selling OxyContin says it is considering bankruptcy protection as trial dates for opioid lawsuits get closer more
Blunting emotional component associated with pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Chronic pain involves more than just hurting. People suffering from pain often experience sadness, depression and lethargy. That's one reason opioids can be so addictive -- they not only dampen the pain but also make people... more
Blunting pain's emotional component  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Pain researchers have shown in rodents that they can block receptors on brain cells that appear to be responsible for the negative emotions associated with pain, such as sadness, depression and lethargy. The findings could lead to new, less addictive... more
Researchers investigate the impact of the statewide opioid crisis on teachers  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have evaluated the impact of the opioid crisis in classrooms across the Mountain State through a survey of 2,205 teachers in 49 counties. more
Researchers investigate the impact of the statewide opioid crisis on teachers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When their family members struggle with substance use disorders, children bring experiences of neglect, trauma and often, mental health issues into the classroom, creating challenging environments... more
Opioid manufacturers ask Oklahoma's top court to delay trial  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Opioid manufacturers accused of fueling an opioid epidemic in Oklahoma are asking the state's highest court to delay a civil trial more
US health officials move to tighten sales of e-cigarettes  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers by restricting sales of most flavored products in convenience stores and online more
Study explores whether Nordic countries could head towards opioid crisis like the U.S.  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Addiction to prescription opioids has reached a crisis level in the United States. Now the drug is causing concern across the Atlantic.... more
Adolescents are more likely than adults to use fruit- and candy-flavored e-cigarettes, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
As the FDA looks for more information on e-cigarettes and e-juice flavors, a new study shows that adolescents and young... more
Opioid crisis: Only a US phenomenon?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Addiction to prescription opioids has reached a crisis level in the United States. Now the drug is causing concern across the Atlantic. Researchers from Denmark, Norway and Sweden urge caution after discovering that prescriptions for the... more
'Queen of Versailles' family turns attention to opioid crisis after daughter's death  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
David and Jackie Siegel turned their attention to nation's opioid crisis after their daughter's 2015 death. more
Oklahoma judge denies delay requests in opioid lawsuit  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
An Oklahoma judge has denied a request by 13 pharmaceutical companies to delay the state's lawsuit accusing them of fraudulently marketing drugs that have fueled the opioid crisis more
Vaping associated with heart attack, coronary artery disease and depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Concerns about the addictive nature of e-cigarettes--now used by an estimated 1 out of 20 Americans--may only be part of the evolving public health story surrounding their use, according to data being... more
Medical News Today: How does smoking affect the body?  MNT · 2 weeks
Smoking cigarettes can affect the body in many ways, raising the risk of several serious health conditions. Learn more about the effects of smoking cigarettes in this article. more
E-cigarettes linked to heart attacks, coronary artery disease and depression  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Concerns about the addictive nature of e-cigarettes -- now used by an estimated 1 out of 20 Americans -- may only be part of the evolving public health... more
Fake warnings on e-cigarette ads distract kids from truth  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
When adolescent boys viewed fake-warning ads with messages such as 'IMPORTANT: Contains flavor,' those marketing messages stuck with them, according to a new study. more
Intravenous drug use related to dramatic increase in dangerous heart infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Hospital admissions for a dangerous heart infection related to intravenous drug use increased by 436 percent from 2012-2017 at a medical center in a region hit... more
Many heroin users are not prepared to prevent or treat fentanyl-related overdoses, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Most heroin users in Baltimore, a city heavily affected by the opioid epidemic, recognize that the heroin they buy is... more
Gottleib resigns from FDA – issue of rising teen vaping remains unsolved  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that he would resign from office at the end... more
First lady prods media to cover opioids as much as 'gossip'  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Melania Trump is prodding the press to devote as much coverage to the opioid epidemic as it does to "idle gossip or trivial stories" more
Galactic wind provides clues to evolution of galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Cigar Galaxy (also known as M82) is famous for its extraordinary speed in making new stars, with stars being born 10 times faster than in the Milky Way. Now, data from... more
Heroin users aware of fentanyl, but at high risk of overdosing  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Most heroin users in Baltimore, a city heavily affected by the opioid epidemic, recognize that the heroin they buy is now almost always laced with the... more
Menstrual cycle phase influences cocaine craving  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Menstrual cycle may influence addiction risk in women, according to a new study. more
Opium-Addicted Parrots Are Terrorizing Poppy Farms in India  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Opium-addicted parrots are "wreaking havoc" on India's licensed poppy farms, and scaring them with firecrackers isn't helping. more
Menstrual cycle may influence addiction risk in women, suggests study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Menstrual cycle may influence addiction risk in women, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry by researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse and University of... more
Giving credible information about tobacco and nicotine products  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Debate among public health professionals over approaches to tobacco and nicotine regulation has intensified with the rise of vaping in the form of electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) and tobacco heat-not-burn products. more
Young adults at risk of addiction show differences in important brain region  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Young adults at risk of developing problems with addiction show key differences in an important region of the brain, according to an international team... more
OxyContin maker: Lawsuit distorts facts, scapegoats company  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is asking a Massachusetts court to throw out a lawsuit filed by the state's attorney general that accuses the company, its owners and top executives of deceiving patients and doctors... more
Young people at risk of addiction have differences in key brain region  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Young adults at risk of developing problems with addiction show key differences in an important region of the brain, according to a new study. more
Toxicant levels in heated tobacco prototype are substantially lower than cigarettes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
New research suggests that toxicants of notable public health interest are substantially reduced in the aerosol from our heated tobacco product prototype, compared to smoke from... more
Study finds link between vaping and wheezing  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center have found that using electronic cigarettes or “vaping” is associated with wheezing. more
Electronic cigarettes linked to wheezing in adults, new study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
People who vaped were nearly twice as likely to experience wheezing compared to people who didn't use tobacco products, according to a new study. The findings are consistent... more
Ability to control stress reduces negative impact  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
In individuals, stress exposure in adolescence increases vulnerability and risk of developing psychopathologies in adulthood, such as drug addiction, mood, anxiety, addiction to gambling, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, etc. Researchers observed in animal models... more
Stress controllability mitigates the negative effects  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In individuals, stress exposure in adolescence increases vulnerability and risk of developing psychopathologies in adulthood, such as drug addiction, mood, anxiety, addiction to gambling, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, etc. more
Medical News Today: Can our surroundings fuel addiction?  MNT · 3 weeks
New research finds that environmental cues related to drugs can strengthen memories and implicitly make addictive habits harder to kick. more
Can our surroundings fuel addiction?  MNT · 3 weeks
New research finds that environmental cues related to drugs can strengthen memories and implicitly make addictive habits harder to kick. more
New study reveals why environmental cues make quitting drug addiction even harder  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
It's known environmental cues can be strong triggers for those trying to kick a drug habit because those cues activate the brain's emotional and... more
Persistant opioid use in the family may be risk factor for young adults after surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Having a family member with persistent opioid use may be a risk factor for young adults continuing prescriptions... more
Researchers find new precise and accurate biomarker of cyanide exposure  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Cyanide exposure can happen occupationally or in low levels from inhaling cigarette smoke -- or from being poisoned by someone out to get you. more
In tobacco state, students testify about youngsters' vaping  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
A push to ban e-cigarettes and other vaping products for people under 21 has been resurrected in Kentucky after heartfelt testimony from some middle school students more
Opioid use in the family may influence adolescents' opioid risk after surgery  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Having a family member with persistent opioid use may be a risk factor for young adults continuing prescriptions long after their own surgeries, a... more
Why environmental cues make drug addiction extra hard to beat  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Besides triggering the brain's emotional and stimulus-response systems, environmental cues activate areas where memories are processed, according to this study. Prompting these memory processing systems makes it extra... more
Detecting cyanide exposure  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Cyanide exposure can happen occupationally or in low levels from inhaling cigarette smoke—or from being poisoned by someone out to get you. The effects are fast and can be deadly. But because cyanide is metabolized quickly, it can be difficult... more
Detecting cyanide exposure  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Cyanide exposure can happen occupationally or in low levels from inhaling cigarette smoke -- or from being poisoned by someone out to get you. The effects are fast and can be deadly. But because cyanide is metabolized quickly, it can... more
French vineyards say ready to break glyphosate addiction  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The vaunted terroirs of France's vineyards have for decades been saturated with the world's most widely used weedkiller, but grape growers say the day is soon coming when glyphosate will no longer... more
Cannabis advocates wary as Colorado considers e-cig limits  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Some marijuana advocates are watching closely as Colorado lawmakers consider strict limits on where e-cigarettes can be used as a way to combat rising teen use of nicotine-containing vaping devices more
Study: Fewer American hospital programs address opioid abuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The damage done to America's health by the opioid epidemic is well-recognized and enormous, with drug overdose death rates helping to drive down U.S. life expectancy in recent years. Yet as the... more
Specific gene variation associated with ADHD could be tied to substance addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Some variations in the gene LPHN3 -associated with the attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in kids and adults- could favor likelihood to smoke, consume alcohol,... more
Robust and specific gene regulation tool developed for primary brain neurons  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A powerful neuroscience tool is available to investigate brain development, mechanisms of memory and learning, and brain dysregulation in neuropsychiatric diseases like addiction, depression, schizophrenia and... more
Study findings can help develop new drugs for ischemia  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Russian scientists investigated the role of opioid receptors in protecting the heart from coronary disease: the lack of its blood supply. more
Should drug dealers be charged with murder? States ponder  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The opioid crisis is spurring many states to take a tougher stance against drug dealers, including creating laws that treat fatal overdoses as murders and manslaughters more
Study analyzes geographic distribution of opioid-related deaths  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Identifying changes in the geographic distribution of opioid-related deaths is important, and this study analyzed data for more than 351,000 U.S. residents who died of opioid-related causes from 1999 to 2016. more
A 'joint' problem: Investigating marijuana and tobacco co-use  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 month
A survey of marijuana and tobacco co-users investigators found that co-users with high degree of interrelatedness between their use of the two substances had greater tobacco dependence and smoked more cigarettes per... more
OpioidsCannabisCaffeineDrugs & AlcoholFDA
Study shows how electricity-eating microbes use electrons to fix carbon dioxide
PHYS.ORG
This cuckoo catfish tricks other fish into raising its head-chomping young
Science Magazine
You Can Watch SpaceX's Starship Hopper Tests Live Via a South Texas Surf School
SPACE.COM
Fortified 'high tunnel' growing structures withstand 'bomb cyclone' winds
PHYS.ORG
A brief history of science writing shows the rise of the female voice
PHYS.ORG
Why dangerous asteroids heading to Earth are so hard to detect
PHYS.ORG
Snow may have delayed some blooms for the first day of spring
PHYS.ORG
4-D-printed materials can be stiff as wood or soft as sponge
PHYS.ORG
Satellites key to addressing water scarcity
ESA
Galactic center visualization delivers star power
PHYS.ORG
World's smallest bears' facial expressions throw doubt on human superiority
PHYS.ORG
Watch the world’s smallest bear copy its friends’ facial expressions
Science Magazine
With a 'hello,' researchers demonstrate first fully automated DNA data storage
PHYS.ORG
Livestreamed massacre means it's time to shut down Facebook Live
PHYS.ORG
Video: Heroines of the periodic table
PHYS.ORG
The incredible challenge of landing heavy payloads on Mars
PHYS.ORG
True wearable displays: Self-powered, washable and wearable
PHYS.ORG
Where do microplastics go in the oceans?
PHYS.ORG
Finding solutions where science and policy meet
PHYS.ORG
Chinese Film 'The Wandering Earth' Imagines a Journey to a New Sun
SPACE.COM
Evidence of magnetoreception in humans suggests subconscious ability to respond to Earth’s magnetic field
NEWS MEDICAL
Project aims to tame noise from supersonic military jets with 'swirl' technology
PHYS.ORG
Robotic 'gray goo'
SCIENCE DAILY
See the 'Super Worm Moon' Rise with the Spring Equinox Today!
SPACE.COM
Arctic sea ice 2019 wintertime extent is seventh lowest
PHYS.ORG
Fresh