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NIDA redesigns Easy to Read and Learn the Link websites for mobile devices

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has redesigned two of its websites, Easy to Read and Learn the Link, for use on mobile devices.


A New Tool for Studying the Opioid System

Spatiotemporal Control of Opioid Signaling and Behavior

Illustration shwoing ion channels in a cell

Nasal spray naloxone one step closer to public availability

Easy to use delivery technology could prevent opioid overdose deaths


Monitoring the Future 2013 Survey Results: College and Adults

In 2013, 36 percent of college students said they used marijuana in the past year, compared to 30 percent in 2006
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Opioids and Chronic Pain—A Gap in Our Knowledge

Opioid prescriptions have increased three-fold over the past two decades, and we have seen how this skyrocketing availability of medications has helped create a new drug abusing population, some of whom suffer severe health consequences. More deaths now occur as a result of overdosing on prescription opioids than from all other drug overdoses combined, including heroin and cocaine. The opioid epidemic is tied closely to another epidemic in our country, that of chronic pain—although the ties are very complex.

National RX Drug Abuse Summit

Abuse of prescription opioids, stimulants, and other psychotherapeutic medications presents unique challenges. On the one hand, these drugs can produce serious harm (even death) when not taken as prescribed; on the other, they are powerful clinical allies that can be life saving.  Thus, the approach we take and the messages we convey to minimize harm need to be nuanced and multipronged.

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