Addiction

February 5, 2021
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New study examines addiction medicine treatment in Vietnam

An assessment published this week in the journal The Lancet HIV provides new insight about an initiative to integrate treatment of opioid use disorder along with […]
February 4, 2021
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Rescheduling drugs to lower risk of abuse can reduce use, dangers

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Many nations place drugs into various schedules or categories according to their risk of being abused and their medical value. At times, […]
February 3, 2021
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Vet tranquilliser now implicated in third of fatal opioid overdose cases in Philadelphia

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The vet tranquilliser, xylazine, is now implicated in almost a third of fatal overdoses involving heroin and/or fentanyl in Philadelphia, reveals research […]
January 28, 2021
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Legal cannabis stores linked to fewer opioid deaths in the United States

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Access to legal cannabis stores is associated with a reduction in opioid related deaths in the United States, particularly those linked to […]
January 13, 2021
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Combination treatment for methamphetamine use disorder shows promise in new study

Dr. Madhukar Trivedi and staff of UT Southwestern Medical Center conduct lab research. Credit: UT Southwestern Medical Center A combination of two medications, injectable naltrexone and […]
December 21, 2020
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Overdose deaths far outpace COVID-19 deaths in San Francisco

A record 621 people died of drug overdoses in San Francisco so far this year, a staggering number that far outpaces the 173 deaths from COVID-19 […]
December 15, 2020
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Vastly differing opioid prescribing patterns in England even in similarly deprived areas

Opioid prescribing patterns vary hugely across England, even in similarly deprived areas, reveals an analysis of general practice data, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology […]
November 19, 2020
College-age kids are drinking less alcohol – but smoking more marijuana thumbnail

College-age kids are drinking less alcohol – but smoking more marijuana

Young adults aren’t drinking as much as they used to. In fact, more than a quarter don’t drink alcohol at all, recent surveys show. It’s good […]
November 12, 2020
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A potential game-changer to reverse alcohol intoxication

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A staggering 3 million deaths occur every year as result from harmful use of alcohol, according to the World Health Organization. Present […]
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