National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Research Project Grant

Funding Opportunity Title Interventions to Prevent Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Use Among Adolescents Funding Opportunity Description The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to support research to test the efficacy or effectiveness of interventions to prevent initiation and/or escalation of ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery system) use among adolescents research on the impact of tobacco control policies, including ENDS-specific policies, on adolescent ENDS use behavior. Of priority is research that is theoretically based and

Substance Use and SUDs in LGBTQ* Populations

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NIDA. (2017, September 5). Substance Use and SUDs in LGBTQ* Populations. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/substance-use-suds-in-lgbtq-populations on 2020, June 5
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People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual,  transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) often face social stigma, discrimination, and other challenges not encountered by people who identify as heterosexual. They also face a greater risk of harassment and violence. As a result of these and other stressors, sexual minorities are at increased risk for various behavioural health issues.

NIDA Director Outlines Potential Risks to People Who Smoke and Use Drugs During COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. However, those with underlying medical problems are more likely to develop serious illness. In this article Dr. Volkow discusses how the serious health risks of COVID-19 pose unique challenges to people who smoke or vape, are already struggling with substance use disorders

Vaping and Opioid Addiction Accelerate Coronavirus Risks

The coronavirus pandemic has presented a new challenge for public health services around the world. Although scientists are working tirelessly to comprehend more about the virus, there are still many unanswered questions. In a recent interview, Dr. Nora Volkow, who heads the National Institute on Drug Abuse, describes factors that may increase the risk of coronavirus causing greater harm to the infected individual. Read the full interview here.

Opioid Overdose Reversal with Naloxone (Narcan, Evzio)

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What is Naloxone?

Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of other opioids. It can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with heroin or prescription opioid pain medications. 

Shattering Substance Use Myths on Campus

Webinar, United States,

College and university staff and students can work together on educational events that provide science-based facts about drugs and alcohol to help students make informed decisions. Learn how you can join the 10th anniversary of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® (NDAFW) and how your campus can get involved. Spots in this webinar are limited. Registration requires the creation of a free NASPA.org account.

Alcohol-Related Deaths Increasing in the United States

There has been a steady rise in deaths caused by alcohol, according to a study by researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health. The research examined U.S. death certificate data from 1999 to 2017, classing deaths as alcohol-related if an alcohol-induced cause was listed as the underlying cause or as a contributing cause of death. The team found that, in 2017, nearly half of

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week

Global Campaign,

Many teenagers are not aware of the risks to their health, to their success in school and the dangers while driving under the influence. When teens are given the scientific facts about drugs, they can be better prepared to make good decisions for themselves and they can share this information with others.