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NIDA Issues Challenge to Create App for Addiction Research

App will use Apple’s ResearchKit™  Framework

NIDA-NIAAA Mini-Convention: Frontiers in Addiction Research

Society for Neuroscience satellite meeting explores innovative brain science, including the brain structure-function relationships in human development, developmental consequences of drug and alcohol exposure and the genetic/risk factors of addiction

NIH launches landmark study on substance use and adolescent brain development

The National Institutes of Health today awarded 13 grants to research institutions around the country as part of a landmark study about the effects of adolescent substance use on the developing brain.

Translational research focus of NIDA organizational shift

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has reorganized its divisional structure to integrate its research portfolio, promote translational research and increase efficiencies.

Teens using e-cigarettes may be more likely to start smoking tobacco

Students who have used electronic cigarettes by the time they start ninth grade are more likely than others to start smoking traditional cigarettes and other combustible tobacco products within the next year, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

NIDA announces two online resources

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is pleased to announce two online resources - Substance Use in Women and Therapeutic Communities Research Report.

The Importance of Integrating HIV and Addiction Treatment

Great progress has been made in reducing the number of new HIV infections and transforming the disease into a manageable and livable condition, but we still have some way to go to achieve an AIDS-free world. Injection drug use is still creating new, local epidemics, and the ways substance use disorders and HIV are intertwined often receive insufficient attention. Worldwide coverage of HIV prevention, treatment, and care services for injection drug users is currently too low. What is needed now are comprehensive, integrated approaches that combine prevention and treatment of HIV and co-infections (such as hepatitis C) with addiction treatment.


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