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Battling treatment resistant opioid use disorder

Washington University in St. Louis

Similar to treatment resistant depression, there is a subpopulation of those addicted to opioids who do not respond to standard opioid use disorder (OUD) treatments. In a new paper, an addiction expert at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis suggests a new category for these types of patients: treatment resistant opioid use disorder (TROUD).

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

Released:
19-Feb-2020 2:35 PM EST

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13-Feb-2020 11:25 AM EST
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Newswise: Preventing opioid misuse in the rural America

Preventing opioid misuse in the rural America

South Dakota State University

Nearly 2,500 adolescents and adults in rural communities across South Dakota are better prepared to prevent opioid misuse through SDSU Extension’s Strengthening the Heartland Program.

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

Released:
6-Feb-2020 12:20 PM EST
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Gaps Remain in Rural Opioid Crisis Research

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Rural areas have been hit hard by the opioid crisis, but few studies have been done to understand how to improve access to treatment and reduce the overdose death rate in these communities, according to a new study by Rutgers University, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Healthcare, Rural Issues, Substance Abuse, Emergency Medicine,

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6-Feb-2020 10:25 AM EST
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Religious, Moral Beliefs May Exacerbate Concerns About Porn Addiction

American Psychological Association (APA)

Moral or religious beliefs may lead some people to believe they are addicted to pornography even when their porn use is low or average, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Psychology and Psychiatry, Religion, Sex and Relationships, Staff Picks,

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4-Feb-2020 5:00 PM EST
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Does Simultaneous Use of Marijuana Affect Alcohol Intake and Consequences Among Young Adults?

Research Society on Alcoholism

Simultaneous use of alcohol and marijuana (SAM) is common among young people, and is sometimes a deliberate choice to enhance the effects of intoxication. However, compared with alcohol use alone, SAM has been linked to a greater risk of interpersonal problems, physical and mental health issues, and road accidents. Despite this, there has been little research at the occasion level – for example, it is not known if individuals who engage in SAM drink more (or less) alcohol on the occasions when they also use marijuana, and experience more (or fewer) alcohol-related consequences, than on alcohol-only days. Researchers in Seattle and Minneapolis have conducted a new study, published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, to evaluate these aspects, by conducting multiple daily assessments of alcohol and SAM use among the same individuals over time. The study took place in and around Seattle in Washington state, where non-medical marijuana use is legal for those over

Channels: Addiction, Alcohol and Alcoholism, Marijuana, Substance Abuse, All Journal News,

Released:
3-Feb-2020 5:05 AM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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‘Levitating’ proteins could help diagnose opioid abuse, other diseases

Michigan State University

Researchers at Michigan State University’s Precision Health Program have helped develop a fascinating new method called magnetic levitation for detecting the density of proteins in the blood that could vastly improve the rate at which diseases are detected and diagnosed.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Blood, Cancer, Chemistry, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse,

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4-Feb-2020 2:30 PM EST
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One-Stop Addiction Support Services: Study Highlights Value of Recovery Community Centers

Research Society on Alcoholism

A new service model for addiction recovery support combines voluntary peer-led initiatives with professional support, providing flexible community-based options to address barriers to sustained recovery. Recovery Community Centers (RCCs) are one of the most common and rapidly expanding examples of this model in the US. RCCs function as recovery hubs for people with substance use disorder, offering a range of support services on the principle that sustained recovery requires not only detoxification and mental health support, but also personal, social, environmental, and cultural resources. Collectively, these resources have been termed ‘recovery capital’. The idea is that boosting an individual’s recovery capital will lead to improvements in quality of life, functioning, and well being that support long-term remission from addiction. However, RCCs have not yet been widely studied, and little is known about their user-base and impact. A new study published in the journal Alcoholism: Cli

Channels: Addiction, Alcohol and Alcoholism, All Journal News, Healthcare, Mental Health, Substance Abuse,

Released:
31-Jan-2020 8:30 AM EST
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Newswise: IU study looks at the effect of Medicaid expansion on hiring attempts in substance use treatment workforce

IU study looks at the effect of Medicaid expansion on hiring attempts in substance use treatment workforce

Indiana University

While Medicaid expansion has led to substantial increases in Medicaid reimbursement for substance use treatment, it has not specifically led to a detectable increase in hiring attempts to increase the substance use disorder and behavioral health treatment workforce, according to a study by Indiana University researchers.

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

Released:
30-Jan-2020 6:25 PM EST
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