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Stay up-to-date on the latest news regarding alcohol and drug issues in the United States. From teen substance use to recent legislative developments and advances in addiction treatment, you can browse information here or visit our drugs of abuse education section.

The National Institutes of Health announced today that enrollment for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study is now complete and, in early 2019, scientists will have access to baseline data from all ABCD Study participants. An ABCD participant in South Carolina preparing for... ... more
Source National Institute on Drug Abuse
Society for Neuroscience satellite meeting explores notable research in addiction ranging from data science to early life adversity impact on substance use disorders to opioid receptor function and pain What: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on... ... more
Source National Institute on Drug Abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will hold a teleconference on Monday, December 17, to discuss the results of the 2018 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey. The survey, funded by NIDA and conducted by scientists at the University of Michigan, tracks annual drug use and attitudes... ... more
Source National Institute on Drug Abuse
Chat Day is part of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® Registration is now open for the 12th annual National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day, a live web chat between high school teenagers and addiction and mental health scientists. Chat Day will be held on January 24, during ... more
Source National Institute on Drug Abuse
A computer-generated strand of DNA on a black background. Courtesy of ©Shutterstock. Scientists have concluded that the risk of addiction is a complex combination of both genes and environmental influences. Despite advances in the science of genetics, it has been extremely difficult to... ... more
Source National Institute on Drug Abuse
America's teens report a dramatic increase in their use of vaping devices in just a single year, with 37.3 percent of 12th graders reporting “any vaping” in the past 12 months, compared to just 27.8 percent in 2017. These findings come from the 2018 Monitoring the Future ... more
Source National Institute on Drug Abuse
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By: Luis Vasquez, LICSW, Acting Director, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention ... more
Mon, Jan 14, 2019
Source SAMHSA
By: Doug Tipperman, MSW, Tobacco Policy Liaison, SAMHSA Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs ... more
Wed, Jan 02, 2019
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By: Tammy R. Beckham, DVM, PhD, Acting Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Cross post from HIV.gov Blog World AIDS Day is a time to reflect on those we've lost to HIV/AIDS, as ... more
Fri, Nov 30, 2018
Source SAMHSA
By: Ramon Bonzon, M.P.H., Public Health Advisor, Targeted Populations Branch, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment November is National Native American Heritage Month. During this time, we celebrate and pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans and ... more
Tue, Nov 27, 2018
Source SAMHSA
By: Cicely K. Burrows-McElwain, LSCW-C, Military and Veteran Affairs Liasion, SAMHSA's Office of Policy, Planning and Development In or out of uniform, many service members return home to communities where they continue to lead and contribute. For some military personnel, returning ... more
Wed, Nov 07, 2018
Source SAMHSA
By: Robert M. Vincent, Public Health Analyst, SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention During adolescence, young people have new life experiences and enjoy greater freedom but are also exposed to peer pressure. One result of peer pressure is that many teens ... more
Tue, Oct 30, 2018
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