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Article ID: 689448

Investigators Highlight Potential of Exercise in Addressing Substance Abuse in Teens

Case Western Reserve University

Exercise has numerous, well-documented health benefits. Could it also play a role in preventing and reducing substance misuse and abuse in adolescents? This is the intriguing question that a team of investigators from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Cleveland Clinic seeks to answer. In a review article recently published in Birth Defects Research, the trio of researchers supplies a rationale for the use of exercise, particularly assisted exercise, in the prevention and adjunctive treatment of substance-use disorders – including alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, opioids, and heroin.

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13-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 688964

Ky. Website Gives Real-Time Information about Space Availability in Addiction Treatment Programs

University of Kentucky

A new website will provide a vital link for Kentucky health care providers, court officials, families and individuals seeking options for substance abuse treatment and recovery. “Find Help Now KY” (www.findhelpnowky.org) will deliver real-time information about available space in substance use disorder treatment program, and guide users to the right type of treatment for their needs.

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5-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 688876

FDA move to change packaging on over-the-counter anti-diarrhea products a good first step, but drugs should be behind the counter says @binghamtonu faculty

Binghamton University, State University of New York

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2-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 688450

1 in 7 Lung Surgery Patients at Risk for Opioid Dependence

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

While the use of opioids after surgery is intended as a short-term strategy to relieve pain, many patients who weren’t prior opioid users continue to take the medication for several months after their lung operations, becoming dependent and “persistent opioid users."

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25-Jan-2018 10:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 688523

Graduate Student Discovers Potential Target for Cocaine- and Amphetamine-Addiction Therapeutics

West Virginia University

West Virginia University doctoral candidate Joshua Gross is investigating how a particular protein influences the brain's response to cocaine and psychostimulants with abuse potential, including methamphetamine, Adderall and Ritalin.

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25-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST
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Pain Care Outcomes Unaffected by Opioid Dose Reductions

American Pain Society

Several health organizations, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, have recommended dose reduction and risk mitigation strategies to reduce adverse events for patients on chronic opioid therapy. A new study published in The Journal of Pain reports that patients with chronic pain treated in centers with opioid-dose reduction policies show no clinically meaningful differences in pain intensity, interference with daily activities, enjoyment of life, or depressive symptoms. The Journal of Pain is published by the American Pain Society, www.americanpainsociety.org.

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23-Jan-2018 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 688229

Unintended Consequences Are the Result of Decreasing Opioid Prescriptions Written by Health Care Providers

University of Alabama at Birmingham

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19-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 687797

Hackensack University Medical Center Participates in National Conference on Pharmaceutical and Chemical Diversion

Hackensack Meridian Health

Michael A. Kelly, M.D., chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and chair, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center, was a featured presenter at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Diversion Control Division, 23rd National Conference on Pharmaceutical and Chemical Diversion

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10-Jan-2018 4:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 687792

New Study Led by Public Health Researcher Finds ‘Suicides by Drugs’ Profoundly Undercounted in the United States

West Virginia University

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the suicide rate in the United States increased by 34 percent between 2000 and 2016. While that rate seems high, a team of researchers led by a West Virginia University faculty member believes it is seriously underestimated.

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10-Jan-2018 3:25 PM EST
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Article ID: 687498

New Study Aims to Improve Patient Retention Rates and Outcomes in Substance Abuse Treatment

RTI International

From 2000 to 2015, more than a half million people died from drug overdoses. Many of these individuals tried to recover from their addiction by seeking treatment at specialty addiction programs.

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4-Jan-2018 1:05 PM EST
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