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Drug Abuse Treatment Blog Posts

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Study Explores New Way To Help LGBTQ Youth Identify Substance Use Disorders

June 30, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

People who identify as LGBTQ may face social stigma, discrimination, harassment, and violence. This can put them at greater risk for substance use disorders. One doctor is looking for a way to help LGBTQ youth avoid or overcome these disorders. Read More »

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“Safe Station”: A Fire Chief’s Compassionate Response to the Opioid Crisis

April 20, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A fire chief in New Hampshire is helping people who misuse opioids. His example is inspiring fire departments around the country to do the same. Read More »

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What Triggers a Relapse? “Cues” Give Clues

March 16, 2020  /  The NIDA Blog Team

By learning more about how drug cues work, scientists might gain insights into how to prevent relapses and help people stay in recovery. Read More »

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Say What? “Relapse”

July 09, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

A person who's trying to stop using drugs can sometimes start using them again. Fortunately, treatment can help to lower the chance of this happening. Read More »

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“Personalized Medicine” for Drug Problems?

December 18, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Could gene research help treat drug problems—or even prevent them from happening in the first place? Read More »