Addiction

Stigma Among Individuals Seeking Treatment for Opioid Abuse

Stigma Among Individuals Seeking Treatment for Opioid Abuse

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Self-stigma and perceived stigma were shown to be highest among people with opioid use disorders who have previously entered detoxification programs or who have recently injected drugs.

Easier Access to Naloxone in Louisiana, Utah

Easier Access to Naloxone in Louisiana, Utah

Standing orders for naloxone allow it to be dispensed to laypeople without a patient-specific prescription.

Understanding the Biology of Addiction to Optimize Treatments

Understanding the Biology of Addiction to Optimize Treatments

Dr Koob and colleagues hope that the comprehensive measures presented by the ANA will allow for future understanding of addiction origins at a biological level.

In Search of New Opioid Analgesics

In Search of New Opioid Analgesics

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Researchers discovered novel opioid analgesics, displaying reduced respiratory depression.

Medication-Assisted Therapy for Opioid Dependence: the Betty Ford Model

Medication-Assisted Therapy for Opioid Dependence: the Betty Ford Model

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The COR-12 treatment program includes group therapy and lectures that focus on opioid addiction, as well as 2 extended medication assistance options.

Effectiveness of Subdermal Buprenorphine Implants in Maintaining Opioid Abstinence

Effectiveness of Subdermal Buprenorphine Implants in Maintaining Opioid Abstinence

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Buprenorphine implants could help improve relapse prevention in patients who are currently maintaining abstinence with sublingual buprenorphine

FDA Reconsidering Opioid Prescribing Training

FDA Reconsidering Opioid Prescribing Training

This week, an FDA committee of outside experts will meet to review risk-management plans in an effort to reduce opioids misuse.

Counterfeit Norco Poisonings Prompt CDC Warning

Counterfeit Norco Poisonings Prompt CDC Warning

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Several patients were noted to have taken the counterfeit drug in California.

Behavioral Interventions in the ED Can Reduce Risk of Opioid Overdose

Behavioral Interventions in the ED Can Reduce Risk of Opioid Overdose

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Combination of a motivational interviewing and enhanced brochures successful in reducing behaviors associated with opioid overdose.

Preoperative Opioid Use Significantly Impacts Postoperative Opioid Course

Preoperative Opioid Use Significantly Impacts Postoperative Opioid Course

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Preoperative opioid use is a better predictor for prolonged postoperative opioid use than pain, substance abuse, and affective disorder.

Cannabis Dependence: Genetic Factors Identified

Cannabis Dependence: Genetic Factors Identified

Genome-wide association ID'd three independent regions with single nucleotide polymorphisms.

ER Naltrexone Associated With Lower Rate of Opioid Relapse

ER Naltrexone Associated With Lower Rate of Opioid Relapse

Lower rate of relapse compared with usual treatment in trial involving criminal justice offenders.

Opiate Detox During Pregnancy Appears Safe for Fetus

Opiate Detox During Pregnancy Appears Safe for Fetus

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Researchers found the importance of intense behavioral health follow-up to reduce the occurrence of neonatal abstinence syndrome.

High Number of Patients Prescribed Opioids Following Tooth Extraction

High Number of Patients Prescribed Opioids Following Tooth Extraction

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New research reviews nationwide patterns of painkiller prescribing following surgical tooth extraction.

Does Confronting Clinicians About Overprescribing Encourage Change?

Does Confronting Clinicians About Overprescribing Encourage Change?

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Letters were sent to physicians who were found to be prescribing addictive drugs such as opioids 400% more than colleagues.

Committee Recommends FDA Approval of Opioid Addiction Implant

Committee Recommends FDA Approval of Opioid Addiction Implant

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The committee voted 12 to 5 in favor of approving probuphine, the first long-acting, subdermal buprenorphine implant to treat addiction to opioids.

Prescription Painkillers: Source of Opioid Addiction for Many Women

Prescription Painkillers: Source of Opioid Addiction for Many Women

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More than half of women (52%) and about a third (38%) of men reported doctor-prescribed painkillers as their first contact with opioids.

Nonmedical Opioid Use Decreasing, But Complications Still Prevalent

Nonmedical Opioid Use Decreasing, But Complications Still Prevalent

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Although there are signs that efforts to reduce nonmedical prescription opioid use are working, complications from opioid-related disorders continue to be a problem.

Guidelines for Treating Opioid Addiction

Guidelines for Treating Opioid Addiction

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Evidence-based recommendations are available to assist clinicians in the care of those addicted to opioid analgesics.

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Treatments For Opioid Addiction?

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Treatments For Opioid Addiction?

The opioid crisis in the United States is growing, and it's hitting communities in various ways. No longer is opioid addiction only hitting a specific group of individuals -- it's affecting everyone.

U.S. Medical Groups Team Up To Curb Prescription Opioid Abuse

U.S. Medical Groups Team Up To Curb Prescription Opioid Abuse

Special Task Force aims to curb 'epidemic' of addiction to opioids such as Oxycontin, Vicodin.

Uncovering Problem Opioid Use In Chronic Opioid Therapy With Patient Medical Records

Uncovering Problem Opioid Use In Chronic Opioid Therapy With Patient Medical Records

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At the end of the last century, there was a movement in pain management toward opioid use for chronic pain. The rationale was that people with chronic pain were suffering needlessly because of concerns that chronic opioid therapy (COT) would lead to addiction.

CDC: Heroin Use Up Among Women, Wealthier People

CDC: Heroin Use Up Among Women, Wealthier People

Prescription opioid addiction often precedes use of street drug.

Chronic Lower Back Pain Patients With Psychiatric Disorders More Likely To Abuse Opioids

Chronic Lower Back Pain Patients With Psychiatric Disorders More Likely To Abuse Opioids

Published in Anesthesiology, the journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, a new report concluded that patients with psychiatric disorders such as depression or anxiety are more likely to abuse opioids prescribed for chronic lower back pain.

Here's How Clinicians Can Slow Down Rising Heroin Use Disorder

Here's How Clinicians Can Slow Down Rising Heroin Use Disorder

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A new report in the CDC's Vital Signs outlines key findings associated with heroin use disorders, including demographics and the need for comprehensive treatment strategies.

Opioid Addiction Subdermal Implant Showing Promise

Opioid Addiction Subdermal Implant Showing Promise

The companies behind Probuphine, which releases buprenorphine to combat opioid addiction, are hoping the FDA will approve the device in 2016.

Treating Opioid Addiction, Overdose Guidelines Released

Treating Opioid Addiction, Overdose Guidelines Released

Clinicians prescribing pharmacotherapies to patients with opioid use disorder are getting some help from the ASAM.

Naltrexone May Help Address Methamphetamine Addiction

The drug helps to reduce the "high" that users experience from the drug.

Reductions In Abuse, Addiction Noted Following Reformulated Oxycontin

Reductions In Abuse, Addiction Noted Following Reformulated Oxycontin

New data shows a reduction in abuse, addiction, and opioid poisoning diagnoses following the introduction of reformulated oxycodone HCl extended-release tablets.

Abuse-Deterrent OxyContin May Not Actually Be Deterring Addicts

Abuse-Deterrent OxyContin May Not Actually Be Deterring Addicts

About 25% of drug abusers entering rehab reported abusing reformulated OxyContin (oxycodone HCl) despite package labeling that highlights the abuse-deterrent properties.

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