The study, the result of a collaboration of researchers affiliated with the National Institutes of Health, Maryland, supports that CB1 receptors play a role in smoking. The findings add to the

A new study adds to the copious existing evidence that chronic exposure to addictive drugs alters the brain in ways that make quitting difficult. NIDA-supported researchers showed that, in monkeys,

Research by Mariann Piano, senior associate dean of research at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, has found that young adults who frequently binge drink were more likely to have specific cardiovascular

Restrictions on alcohol advertising and hours of sale are also a "best buy" when it comes to reducing hazardous and harmful alcohol use and, by extension, improving overall health in the

Once consumed, alcohol enters the brain and interacts with neurotransmitters and their receptors, including some involved in reward-system pathways. When activated, these pathways can cause feelings of pleasure, relaxation and craving.

With obesity continuing to rise in America, researchers decided to look at a sample of college students to better understand how drinking affects what they eat, both that night and for

In this research:

  • Researchers developed a tool that enables them to closely monitor HIV activity in key brain cells.
  • The tool may accelerate the development of treatments for HIV

This study was published online on Aug. 2 in AIDS and Behavior.

"While we know that patients with heavy alcohol use are less likely to take their medications for HIV, there

Researchers measured heart rate, blood pressure, arterial stiffness, blood nicotine and exhaled carbon monoxide levels in 48 healthy, young hookah smokers before and after 30 minutes of hookah smoking. The study

Nominations are now open for the next class of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals Board of Directors. Board members are elected by the NADCP membership and serve for six years;

In this research:

  • Some teens' marijuana use has been linked to disrupted communication between two key regions in the brain's reward circuitry at age 20.
  • Disrupted communication between the