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USPSTF: Little Evidence Interventions Prevent Illicit Drug Use in Youth

TUESDAY, May 26, 2020 – The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that current evidence is inadequate for assessing the balance of benefits and harms of primary care interventions...

One-Year Mortality High Following ED Visit for Overdose

THURSDAY, May 21, 2020 – Emergency department patients with nonfatal opioid or sedative/hypnotic drug overdose have exceptionally high risks for death in the following year, according to a study...

Deaths From Alcohol, Drugs, Suicide Topped 150,000 in 2018

THURSDAY, May 21, 2020 – In 2018, opioid overdose deaths declined, but deaths involving alcohol, suicide, synthetic opioids, and other psychostimulants rose, according to a brief released May 21 by...

Opioid-Related Deaths Less Likely Among Cancer Patients

FRIDAY, May 15, 2020 – Opioid-related deaths in the cancer population are much rarer than in the general population, according to a research letter published online May 7 in JAMA Oncology. Fumiko...

COVID-19 Pandemic May Lead to 75,000 'Deaths of Despair'

FRIDAY, May 8, 2020 – COVID-19 has directly claimed tens of thousands of U.S. lives, but conditions stemming from the novel coronavirus – rampant unemployment, isolation and an uncertain future --...

Deaths of Despair Likely to Increase During Pandemic

FRIDAY, May 8, 2020 – Up to 75,000 more people could die from drug or alcohol misuse and suicide during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released May 8 by the Well Being Trust (WBT) and...

Physicians Report Low Interest in Opioid Use Disorder Meds

TUESDAY, April 21, 2020 – Few primary care physicians report interest in treating patients with opioid use disorder (OUD), according to a research letter published online April 21 in the Annals of...

Bundled Rapid HIV/Hep C Testing May Improve Infection Awareness

TUESDAY, April 21, 2020 – For people with substance use disorders, combining HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and providing immediate test results may increase the number of people who are...

Post-Detox Treatment Lowers Mortality in Opioid Use Disorder

WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2020 – People who receive additional treatment following medically managed opioid withdrawal have reduced mortality compared with those who do not receive treatment, according...

Marijuana Withdrawal Is Real, Study Shows

FRIDAY, April 10, 2020 – It's widely believed that marijuana is not addictive, but a major new evidence review suggests that's not true. Not only can people suffer withdrawal symptoms when they quit...

CDC: 2016 to 2017 Saw Increases in Nonfatal Overdoses

THURSDAY, April 2, 2020 – From 2016 to 2017, there were increases in nonfatal drug overdoses, with significant increases for all drug types except those involving benzodiazepines, according to...

Coronavirus Crisis Could Help Trigger Relapse Among Those Fighting Addiction

WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2020 – The social distancing and isolation of the coronavirus pandemic may put people struggling with addiction at risk for relapse, an expert says. Feeling stressed, isolated...

Meth Use, Addiction on the Rise Among Americans: CDC

THURSDAY, March 26, 2020 – Methamphetamine use is soaring again, with nearly one million Americans hooked on it, according to federal health officials. Between 2015 and 2018, about 53% of the 1.6...

Opioid Withdrawal Raises Health Risks for Injection Drug Users: Study

MONDAY, March 23, 2020 – Having opioid withdrawal symptoms increases the odds that injection drug users will share needles or have a non-fatal overdose, new research suggests. For the study, the...

Opioid OD Deaths Fall Despite Growing Use of Synthetic Drugs: CDC

THURSDAY, March 19, 2020 – Overall, opioid-related deaths in the United States fell 2% between 2017 and 2018, according to newly released data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

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