Science News About Substance Use
- New NIH Study Reveals Shared Genetic Markers Underlying Substance Use Disorders
Analyzing genomic data from more than 1 million people, researchers have identified genes that are commonly inherited across substance use disorders, regardless of the substance being used.
- Long-acting antiretroviral therapy suppresses HIV among people with unstable housing, mental illnesses, substance use disorder
A long-acting antiretroviral treatment given every four to eight weeks, and delivered with comprehensive support services, suppressed HIV in people who were previously not virologically suppressed.
- Emergency Drug Overdose Visits Associated with Increased Risk for Later Suicide
A new data analysis has found patients who visited the emergency department for an opioid or sedative/hypnotic drug overdose were at higher risk of dying by drug overdose or suicide in the year after being discharged relative to the general population.