Tags: "opioids"

04 May
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Marijuana use associated with non-medical opioid use

In a study of 211 patients from the greater New York area, subjects using marijuana were 86% more likely to engage in non-medical opioid use (ie took more than prescribed or used illicit opioids).

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20 Jan
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Loose Buprenorphine Prescribing Criteria May Usher in a New Wave of Opioid Addiction

Will buprenorphine become the next oxycontin? Due to a major shift in addiction medicine policy, it just might. Last Thursday the Trump administration relaxed prescribing rules for the powerful synthetic opioid prescribed for both moderate to severe pain and opioid ...

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13 Jan
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Study Finds Drastic Increase in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Maternal Opioid-related Diagnoses from 2010-2017

According to a newly published study in JAMA, neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) increased 82%, from 4.0 to 7.3 per 1000 birth hospitalizations in the U.S. between 2010 and 2017. The researchers also found that during the same time-period maternal opioid-related ...

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21 Oct
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New Resources!

Check out and share the following three new resources: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Substance Use, Opioid Overdose, and Treatment; Substance Use and Mental Health Implications for the Workplace; and Kratom.

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23 Sep
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Impacts of COVID-19 on Substance Use, Opioid Overdose, and Treatment

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated challenges for millions of adults with substance use disorders. New obstacles for obtaining treatment exist as do increasing stressors, including isolation, unemployment, and illness.

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20 May
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New Resources!

We’re excited to announce the development of four new prevention resources! Learn about vaping, smoking, and COVID-19; how you can prevent an opioid related death; the dangers of fentanyl and fentanyl analogs; and the impact of marijuana use on adolescents. Check ...

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06 Apr
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Isolation due to coronavirus coupled with stimulus checks may spell relapse and overdose for many

The covid-19 pandemic is one of the most challenging circumstances ever encountered in the history of the United States. The isolating shelter-in-place orders that are in effect in all but 9 states presents a unique set of difficulties for both ...

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12 Nov
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What’s in your medicine cabinet?

Despite the well-documented detrimental effects of opioid abuse, misuse of prescription opioids remains high among adolescents and young adults. While much progress was made in preventing diversion of prescription opioids by shutting-down pill mills, implementing prescription drug monitoring programs, and ...

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28 Sep
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Remarks by President Trump at “Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem” Event

On September 24, 2018 President Trump addressed the UN meeting on “Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem." 130 nations signed the document, pledging to work cooperatively to fight a worldwide drug problem that kills nearly half a ...

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2018 NSDUH Report
14 Sep
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Newly Released 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health Reveals Key Findings for Youth and Young Adults

The 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) was released today and marks the most comprehensive drug use survey by the federal government yet.

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