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Newswise: FAU and Georgia State Partner to Assist Children and Families Affected by Addiction

FAU and Georgia State Partner to Assist Children and Families Affected by Addiction

Florida Atlantic University

FAU and GSU have partnered on a program to assist children and families affected by addiction. They have received a $2.64 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a program aimed at improving outcomes of Georgia’s children and families and strengthening the partnership between the Division of Family and Children Services and family treatment courts.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Children's Health, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Family and Parenting, In the Home, Substance Abuse,

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10-Dec-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Researchers receive nearly $5 million to curb opioid cravings

Penn State College of Medicine

Two researchers from Penn State College of Medicine have received nearly $5 million from the National Institutes of Health to study whether an already-approved drug can be used to reduce cravings and prevent relapse in those struggling with opioid addiction.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Substance Abuse,

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9-Dec-2019 2:35 PM EST
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Regional Trends in Overdose Deaths Reveal Multiple Opioid Epidemics, According to New Study

Iowa State University

A recently published study shows the United States in the grip of several simultaneously occurring opioid epidemics, rather than just a single crisis. The epidemics came to light after the researchers analyzed county-level data on drug overdose deaths. The study highlights the importance of different policy responses to the epidemics rather than a single set of policies.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Government/Law, Substance Abuse, Rural Issues,

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9-Dec-2019 11:15 AM EST
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Computer Game May Help to Predict Reuse of Opioids

NYU Langone Health

A computer betting game can help predict the likelihood that someone recovering from opioid addiction will reuse the pain-relieving drugs, a new study shows.

Channels: Addiction, Apps, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse, JAMA, All Journal News, Grant Funded News,

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3-Dec-2019 12:05 PM EST
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A Person’s Perception of Risk Can Tell Us About Their Chances of Opioid Relapse

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

People in treatment for opioid addiction are more likely to relapse when they become more tolerant of risks, according to a study by Rutgers and other institutions. The findings can help clinicians better predict which patients are most vulnerable.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Psychology and Psychiatry, Substance Abuse, JAMA,

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5-Dec-2019 12:00 PM EST
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Co-addiction of meth and opioids hinders treatment

University of Washington School of Medicine

A study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment of 799 patients in three locations found that methamphetamine use was associated with more than twice the risk for dropping out of treatment for opioid-use disorder.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Pharmaceuticals, Substance Abuse,

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6-Dec-2019 7:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Nearly one-third of participants drop out of psychosocial substance use disorder treatments

Nearly one-third of participants drop out of psychosocial substance use disorder treatments

University of Alabama at Birmingham

People who abuse cigarettes, alcohol and/or heroin are less likely to drop out of a substance use disorder treatment than those who are addicted to cocaine, according to a new study led by a researcher at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The study found that approximately 30 percent of participants in psychosocial substance use disorder treatments do not finish the programs. This is the first time a study of this kind has been published.

Channels: Addiction, Alcohol and Alcoholism, All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Healthcare, Smoking, Substance Abuse,

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5-Dec-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Chronic disease prevention could ease opioid crisis

University of Georgia

Preventing chronic disease could help curb the opioid epidemic, according to research from the University of Georgia. The study is the first to examine the relationship between hospitalizations due to opioid misuse and chronic disease.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Healthcare, Substance Abuse,

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5-Dec-2019 11:35 AM EST
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Harvard Medical School Launches Project to Transform the Treatment of Pain

Harvard Medical School

DARPA-funded project called STOP PAIN aimed at the design of safer, more effective pain treatments Research to focus on understanding the biology of pain as a way to transform clinical care, help stem the public health crisis fueled by opioids Efforts will encompass expertise from fields including neurobiology, stem cell biology, artificial intelligence and computational and medicinal chemistry

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Artificial Intelligence, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Pain, Pharmaceuticals, Stem Cells, Substance Abuse,

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3-Dec-2019 1:35 PM EST
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Researchers Find Clue to Preventing Addiction Relapse

University of Washington School of Medicine

A study published in Neuropsychopharmacology reported that addiction relapse can be prevented by controlling cells in a brain region called the nucleus accumbens.

Channels: Addiction, Cell Biology, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Neuro, Substance Abuse, All Journal News,

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2-Dec-2019 7:05 PM EST
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