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Designing a Tamper-Resistant Opioid: Announcing the 2019 Addiction Science Award Winners

July 08, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

These 2019 Addiction Science Award winners developed a tamper-resistant opioid, explored the gene/addiction connection, and identified risky teen behaviors.  Read More »

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Treating Opioid Use Disorder in the Emergency Room

June 03, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Opioid use disorder is a complex problem. Emergency room doctors can save the life of someone with OUD by reversing an opioid overdose and addressing the longer-term problem of addiction.   Read More »

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What To Ask Your Dentist About Opioids

April 15, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

One of the best ways to reduce your chance of misusing an opioid pain reliever is to talk to your dentist. Read More »

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Say What? "Naloxone"

March 18, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Scientists and health professionals are working toward solutions that save lives from the opioid crisis. One of those solutions is naloxone.  Read More »

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Are Some Babies Born Addicted?

September 24, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

If a pregnant woman has problems with drugs, her newborn baby may experience painful symptoms of withdrawal and other health problems.  Read More »

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