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Newswise: It’s a crime, but for meth cooks it’s also a job

It’s a crime, but for meth cooks it’s also a job

Iowa State University

The motivation to start cooking meth is often driven by addiction, but a new study takes a closer look at the reasons cooks engage in this criminal behavior and come to see it as a job. Researchers say the work offers insight that can help with the development of prevention and rehabilitation efforts.

Channels: Addiction, Crime and Forensic Science, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse, All Journal News,

Released:
20-Feb-2020 8:00 AM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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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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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,

Released:
6-Feb-2020 10:25 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,

Released:
4-Feb-2020 2:30 PM EST
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Newswise: Natural Herb Kratom May Have Therapeutic Effects And Relatively Low Potential For Abuse Or Harm, According To A User Survey

Natural Herb Kratom May Have Therapeutic Effects And Relatively Low Potential For Abuse Or Harm, According To A User Survey

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Using results of a survey of more than 2,700 self-reported users of the herbal supplement kratom, sold online and in smoke shops around the U.S., Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers conclude that the psychoactive compound somewhat similar to opioids likely has a lower rate of harm than prescription opioids for treating pain, anxiety, depression and addiction.

Channels: All Journal News, Grant Funded News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Public Health, Substance Abuse,

Released:
3-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Researchers identify possible new combination treatment for advanced melanoma
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Researchers identify possible new combination treatment for advanced melanoma

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Using an immunotherapy drug in combination with an infusion of anti-tumor immune cells may produce a stronger immune response that could help fight advanced melanoma.

Channels: All Journal News, Cancer, Dermatology, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Nature (journal),

Released:
29-Jan-2020 2:15 AM EST
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