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Fighting Opioid Addiction in Primary Care: New Study Shows It’s Possible

For many of the 2 million Americans addicted to opioids, getting good treatment and getting off prescription painkillers or heroin may seem like a far-off dream. But a new study suggests the answer could lie much closer to home, in the primary care clinics where they go for basic medical care.

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Electronic Cigarettes Increasing in Popularity and Acceptability as Perception of Health Risks Remains Low

Recently many college campuses around the country have banned the use of vaping nicotine products (VPNs) and e-cigarettes. A new study published in Risk Analysis: An International Journal found that people’s opinions of public vaping, are heavily influenced by what they see around them, how risky they think it is and what they think about addiction.

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Alcohol Use Disorder, Chronic Pain, Comorbidity, candidate association gene studies, me-wide association studies, Genetic Influences, single-nucleotide polymorphisms, central nervous system, Molecular Genetics

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New Book Explores Drinking, Drug Abuse, and Addiction in the Autism Community

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The book, titled “Drinking, Drug Use and Addiction in the Autism Community,” explores why addiction is more common among individuals with ASD than it is within the general population and investigates how addiction and autism affect one another.

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How Many Opioid Painkillers Do Surgery Patients Need? New Prescribing Recommendations Unveiled

Surgeons performing 11 common operations can turn to a free new prescribing tool based on data about how many opioid painkillers patients across Michigan actually took after their operations.

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Alcohol Use, Drug Use, Mental Health, participatory research, Millenials, Student Research, Interdisciplinary Research

Spit for Science: When “N’s” Are More than Human Guinea Pigs

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Sometimes scientists do not see the value of sharing their knowledge and expertise with non-scientists and members of the public may believe that researchers enjoy a rarefied existence. This critical review addresses the important, yet limited gap that exists between these two realms by discussing the Spit for Science project. Spit4Science is a university-wide research undertaking at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) that focuses on alcohol and other drug use and related mental-health outcomes. It incorporates two forms of participatory research that have gained increasing attention in recent years, community-engaged research and citizen science.

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Public Health Officials Leverage APL-Developed Disease-Surveillance System to Manage Opioid Epidemic

Public Health Officials Leverage APL-Developed Disease-Surveillance System to Manage Opioid Epidemic

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Study: Risk Factors on Rise Among People with Stroke

Despite prevention efforts, researchers have found a significant increase over a 10-year period in the percentage of people with stroke who have high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and other risk factors for stroke. The study is published in the October 11, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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New NIH grant Will Study Alcohol’s Effects on the Nervous System

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Michigan Technological University is leading a $1.8 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) study to understand alcohol’s effects on sleep, blood pressure and brain activity

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Researchers Identify Gene That Influences Nicotine Dependence

Discovery creates the possibility for new research in addiction treatment







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