Punitive policies around drugs contribute to the overwhelming stigma against people with addiction
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Looks at the challenges with substance use disorders (SUDs) among people in the criminal justice system, and why treatment and follow up is important for inmates.
Naloxone can quickly restore normal breathing to a person during an opioid overdose.
Introduces a report that focuses on the topic of of common physical and mental health comorbidities with substance use disorders, a research priority for NIDA.
Describes the latest research findings on cocaine, exploring the scope of abuse in the U.S., its potential long- and short-term health effects, maternal cocaine use, and treatment approaches.
Offers the latest research findings on hallucinogens and dissociative drugs, describing what they are, how they are abused, and basic facts about different drugs within this classification of drugs.
NIH-supported study underscores the need for racially inclusive approach to address the opioid crisis in hard-hit areas
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. In observance, our two institutes, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), are taking this opportunity to highlight a dimension of the opioid crisis that receives too little attention—the links between opioid use, opioid use disorder (OUD), and suicide.
More people died of overdoses in the U.S. in 2020 than in any other one-year period. These data are shouting for change.
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Directors highlight research results from NIH-funded science and community partnerships