Research shows that some gene variants that influence body mass index also shape smoking behaviors.
April 2007 Reports on data that reviewing the benefits of addiction treatment among abstinent men as compared with those who continued to abuse cocaine.
Describes research revealing that for up to 6 weeks after smokers quit, their brain cells have more nicotine-binding receptors than nonsmokers, which may explain the struggle to quit.
Presents an overview of the research underway to investigate medication and behavioral therapies for co-occurring disorders.
December 2010 Announces the 2010 high school student recipients of the Addiction Science Awards and describes their winning addiction-focused projects.
Discusses 2009 prevalence rates of cigarette, alcohol, prescription drug, and illicit drug use among adolescents and discusses trends in use over time.
Fewer teens are using cigarettes, alcohol, and most illicit drugs, according to NIDA’s latest Monitoring the Future study. Troubling trends persist in marijuana use, however, and nonmedical prescription drug use remains a concern.
Reports patterns and trends in inhalant use among adolescents based on an analysis of data from a 2002-2005 national survey on drug use and health.
Highlights an animal study involving the self-administration of nicotine among adolescent and adult rats to gain understanding of their potential vulnerability to the substance.
July 2012 Rates of adolescent cigarette smoking and alcohol drinking stood at historic lows in 2011, but marijuana use trended upward, according to the Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey.