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Given the fact that drug & alcohol addictions, as well as mental health and co-occurring disorders, are such debilitating factors within modern day society, especially in light on the recent opioid epidemic nationwide, Recovery House 54 feels it to be very necessary to present an entire page highlighting the most recent news & articles industry-wide. We have essentially created what are called “RSS Feeds” and designed them to pull the most recent articles from two well regarded news outlets within the realms of substance abuse and mental health, those being: NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) and Science Daily.

Please note that the articles and information shown below are generally going to be unbiased and factual, although there may be exceptions from time to time. An example of this may be, for instance, a press release issued by a drug rehab center that for whatever reason was picked up and published by one of the news outlets below. As such, Recovery House 54 does not officially endorse nor has any opinion on the information displayed. However, from our experience over the years, both NIDA and Science Daily have historically shown themselves to be trustworthy and unbiased sources.


National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)


Muscarinic acetylcholine M2 receptors regulate lateral habenula neuron activity and control cocaine seeking behavior
Posted: June 28, 2022, 12:00 am
Despite decline, smoking cessation efforts still critical for people with substance use or other psychiatric disorders
Posted: April 26, 2022, 12:00 am
Screening for substance use disorder in teens may predict adult prescription drug use and misuse and prevent overdose
Posted: April 1, 2022, 12:00 am
NIH-supported research highlights growing, dangerous trend, particularly for people new to drug use
Posted: March 31, 2022, 12:00 am


Science Daily

Addiction News -- ScienceDaily

Read current medical research articles on drug addition including nicotine, prescription drugs and illegal drugs. Find out about addiction treatment.

Researchers have found that blocking certain acetylcholine receptors in the lateral habenula (LHb), an area of the brain that balances reward and aversion, made it harder to resist seeking cocaine in a rat model of impulsive behavior. These findings identify a new role for these receptors that may represent a future target for the development of treatments for cocaine use disorder. There are currently no approved medications to treat cocaine use disorder.
Posted: June 28, 2022, 5:39 pm
During three months of treatment for smoking cessation following hospital discharge, a healthcare system-based model using proven medications and counseling calls achieved better quit rates for adults who smoked than referral to a state telephone quitline.
Posted: June 27, 2022, 4:49 pm
With stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, youth spent more time at home with family and were more isolated from in-person interaction with peers. Largely due to this social isolation from peers, substance use among youth declined, according to researchers.
Posted: June 15, 2022, 5:08 pm
Initial results of the Canadian OPTIMA study comparing the efficacy of two models of care for treating opioid use disorder have been completed.
Posted: June 15, 2022, 3:32 pm
A new study finds that the more a person stares at themself while talking with a partner in an online chat, the more their mood degrades over the course of the conversation. Alcohol use appears to worsen the problem, the researchers found.
Posted: June 13, 2022, 6:32 pm




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