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New data: ER doctors prescribe fewer opioids than other physicians

Health care professionals who work in emergency departments prescribe less opioid-based medications than other physicians, a new study revealed.<p>The …

Opioid addiction: Saving a son or daughter from a fatal overdose • Addiction Now | Substance Abuse, Drug Addiction and Recovery News Source

Parenting becomes more challenging when a son or daughter becomes addicted to drugs, and with opioid addiction reaching epidemic consequences, …

Drug offenders allowed to seek reduced sentences in Maryland • Addiction Now | Substance Abuse, Drug Addiction and Recovery News Source

Maryland’s mandatory minimum sentences for repeat drug offenders were lifted earlier this month, allowing those currently incarcerated for such …

Injecting drugs increases Hep C risk for more women than men • Addiction Now | Substance Abuse, Drug Addiction and Recovery News Source

Recent research looked into the risk of contracting Hepatitis C between men and women who inject drugs and discovered that women are more vulnerable …

State attorneys general implore Congress to fund addiction treatment

A majority of state attorneys general joined in a bipartisan coalition earlier this week and urged Congress to permit Medicaid funding toward larger …

Electromagnetics continue to show promise in cocaine addiction treatment • Addiction Now | Substance Abuse, Drug Addiction and Recovery News Source

An Italian psychiatrist continues to garner success after making breakthroughs with experimental applications of electromagnetic pulses to treat …

Addiction

One in 12 doctors accepts opioid-related payments from drug companies

One in 12 doctors and approximately 1 in every 5 family medicine physicians have accepted payments related to opioids from pharmaceutical companies, …

Long-term opioid prescription use on the rise in US • Addiction Now | Substance Abuse, Drug Addiction and Recovery News Source

A new study has determined that long-term prescription opioid use is increasing in the U.S. and warrants further research on the potential pros and …

Opioid crisis cuts down life expectancy in the US by 2.5 months

The ongoing opioid crisis is negatively affecting the average life expectancy of Americans, a new federal report shows.<p>The report, authored by …

New pediatric primary care model for teens with addiction shows promise

A new pediatric primary care model designed to help teens who are struggling with a substance use disorder is showing promise.<p>The U.S. health care …

More than 100 youths are diagnosed daily with an opioid addiction in ERs

Revealing just how grim the American opioid epidemic has become, a new study finds that more than 100 teens and young adults with opioid addiction …

A weight loss drug may be the newest tool to treat cocaine addiction

There are currently no drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat cocaine addiction, but a weight loss medication could …

Bipartisan coalition of attorneys general investigate opioid manufacturers

A coalition of 41 attorneys general, representing a majority of the states, announced the launch of an investigation into opioid manufacturers that …

New study links marijuana use to increased risk of opioid use disorder • Addiction Now | Substance Abuse, Drug Addiction and Recovery News Source

People who use marijuana are more likely to misuse prescription painkillers and develop a prescription opioid use disorder, a new study …

DEA allows anti-legalization pharma corporation to produce synthetic THC • Addiction Now | Substance Abuse, Drug Addiction and Recovery News Source

After Insys Therapeutics, a wealthy pharmaceutical company, repeatedly opposed efforts to legalize marijuana, the Drug Enforcement Administration …

Opioid commission delays deadline, reveals partnerships to limit prescriptions • Addiction Now | Substance Abuse, Drug Addiction and Recovery News Source

The Trump Administration’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis met for the third time on Wednesday and announced …

Groundbreaking fingerprint test detects cocaine in seconds

A highly sensitive fingerprint test can now determine whether or not people have used cocaine within just seconds — even after they wash their …

Can energy drinks lead to future drug and alcohol addiction? • Addiction Now | Substance Abuse, Drug Addiction and Recovery News Source

College students who often consume energy drinks are more at risk of forming an alcohol addiction, using cocaine, or misusing prescription stimulants …

Addiction recovery patients talk about legalizing drugs with Prince William • Addiction Now | Substance Abuse, Drug Addiction and Recovery News Source

The Duke of Cambridge Prince William visited addiction recovery patients in east London last week and asked those receiving treatment for a substance …

Overdoses killed almost two people a day in Minnesota last year

New data revealed that an average of two people died a day from drug overdoses in Minnesota in 2016.<p>The figures, released by the Minnesota Department …

Public Health

Jeff Sessions praises record-setting drug seizures in San Diego

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made an appearance in San Diego on Wednesday to commemorate the record-breaking 450,000 pounds of illicit drugs …

Coast Guard

Drug overdoses killed more Americans in 2016 than Vietnam War • Addiction Now | Substance Abuse, Drug Addiction and Recovery News Source

The Vietnam War lasted nearly 20 years and tallied 58,220 deaths. In stark contrast, about 64,070 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016 alone, a …

Vietnam War

The University of Texas leads $29 million research series on alcoholism

Government funding will pledge $29 million to a series of research led by the University of Texas to combat alcoholism, a problem that costs the U.S. …

Neuroscience

National drugstore chain becomes the first to limit opioid prescriptions

Drugstores that are a part of the national chain CVS Pharmacy are going to become the first in the country to set a limit on opioid prescription …

CVS Pharmacy

Parenting tips for helping a child after addiction treatment • Addiction Now | Substance Abuse, Drug Addiction and Recovery News Source

Caring for a child after they have gone through addiction treatment can be stressful, but parents can take several precautions to prevent serious …

Mental Health

Mayo Clinic revamps guidelines after opioid overprescribing is revealed

A clinic has revamped its opioid guidelines after an internal study revealed a trend of overprescribing painkillers after surgery.<p>The Mayo Clinic, a …

Mayo Clinic

What are the most common reasons why people with alcoholism drink?

Why do people with alcohol use disorders drink alcohol? Although there isn’t a single answer, a new study explores some of the most common reasons …

Alcohol

FDA approves first-ever mobile app for substance use disorders • Addiction Now | Substance Abuse, Drug Addiction and Recovery News Source

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed marketing for the first-ever government-approved mobile medical app designed to help people with …

Substance Use Disorders

Recent hurricanes push addiction to the forefront • Addiction Now | Substance Abuse, Drug Addiction and Recovery News Source

Of the many considerations taken into account when planning for the recent natural disasters, the wellbeing of those struggling with a substance …

Substance Use Disorders