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Out of Control: Opioids and the Brain

February 12, 2018  /  The NIDA Blog Team

The longer someone misuses opioids, the harder it is to quit.  Read More »

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Tech-wise: Discovering Medications by Computer

December 11, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Technology is helping scientists find new ways to safely treat health problems.  Read More »


Babies Born to Women Addicted to Opioids

December 04, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

These babies may experience difficult withdrawal symptoms.  Read More »

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“Borrowing” Drugs Is Risky Business

September 11, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Using someone else's prescription medication can be dangerous. Read More »

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Could Snake Venom Help with the Opioid Problem?

March 20, 2017  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Scientists are studying venom from snakes and spiders that might lead to safer or more effective pain relievers. This approach to developing drugs is called “toxineering." Read More »