Establishing and integrating a trauma-informed approach to addressing mental and substance use disorders is important not only for individuals, but for communities as well. To [...]
Olympic medalists Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt served as honorary chairs for SAMHSA’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day event on May 4. Both have [...]
Dr. Nora Volkow to receive APA Special Presidential Commendation To help address the ongoing prescription opioid overdose epidemic, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) [...]
Study shows buprenorphine more effective than morphine for treatment of opioid withdrawal in newborns
A newly published study showed that buprenorphine is more effective than morphine in treating withdrawal symptoms in newborns prenatally exposed to opioids, known as neonatal [...]
People working in health care recognize stress as something that can compromise the wellness of the people they serve. However, health care workers may neglect [...]
An analysis of national survey data indicates that laws legalizing medical marijuana use are associated with increases in illicit cannabis use and cannabis use disorders [...]
An analysis of national survey data indicates that laws legalizing medical marijuana use are associated with increases in illicit cannabis use and cannabis use disorders among adults. The research was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse...
©Shutterstock/Stephen Orsillo An analysis of national survey data indicates that students attending college are at a significantly higher risk of beginning to use marijuana than those not enrolled in college, underscoring the need for improved prevention efforts. The research, conducted by...
Young people face challenges as they approach adulthood and independence, but those who have mental health issues and economic hardship encounter additional obstacles. To support [...]
Dr. Rita Valentino The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health welcomed Dr. Rita Valentino today as the Director of the NIDA Division of Neuroscience and Behavior. Dr. Valentino’s career spans 26 years of academic, research, and leadership experience in...