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    20-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 713023

The Healing Power of a Smile: A Link Between Oral Care and Substance Abuse Recovery

University of Utah Health

A new study links the benefits of comprehensive oral care to the physical and emotional recovery of patients seeking treatment for substance use disorder.

16-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 712943

China Unlikely to Curb Fentanyl Exports in Short-Term

RAND Corporation

Strict policies traditionally embraced by Asian nations to discourage illicit drug use are beginning to change

15-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 712896

Opioid-Exposed Newborns May React to Pain Differently

Penn State College of Medicine

Babies exposed to opioids while their mothers were pregnant with them may need special care even before they start to experience withdrawal symptoms, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

15-May-2019 8:55 AM EDT
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    14-May-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712745

Take two (attempts): Hope for overcoming substance use disorders

Research Society on Alcoholism

Alcohol and drug problems are often described as ‘chronically relapsing’ conditions, implying that multiple recovery attempts are needed before an addiction can be overcome for good. However, a new study by researchers at Harvard Medical School indicates that most people with an alcohol or drug problem achieve resolution after a surprisingly small number of serious quit attempts.

13-May-2019 12:05 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    14-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712651

Historically 'safer' tramadol more likely than other opioids to result in prolonged use

Mayo Clinic

Surgical patients receiving the opioid tramadol have a somewhat higher risk of prolonged use than those receiving other common opioids, new Mayo Clinic research finds. However, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) classifies tramadol as a Schedule IV controlled substance, meaning it's considered to have a lower risk of addiction and abuse than Schedule II opioids, such as oxycodone and hydrocodone.

9-May-2019 2:00 PM EDT
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    10-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712513

Opioid Doctor and Pharmacy “Shoppers” May Also Shop at Home, Study Suggests

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

As states crack down on doctor and pharmacy “shopping” by people who misuse opioids, a new study reveals how often those individuals may still be able to find opioids to misuse in their family medicine cabinets. For every 200 patients prescribed opioids, one had a family member whose opioid-misuse problem led them to seek the drugs from multiple prescribers and multiple pharmacies.

7-May-2019 2:15 PM EDT
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    8-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712459

Stark Racial, Financial Divides Found in Opioid Addiction Treatment

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Escaping the grip of opioid addiction doesn’t come easily for anyone. But a new study reveals sharp racial and financial divides in which Americans receive effective treatments for opioid addiction. Those differences have only grown larger as the national opioid crisis has intensified, the research shows.

7-May-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 712376

Tip Sheet: Studies On Opioid-Prescribing Practices

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Although opioids play a key role in reducing pain when recovering from surgery, some patients transition to chronic users and become dependent on them. In order to find out what situations result in patients continuing to refill their opioid prescriptions after a surgery, Johns Hopkins researchers scoured a database of more than 900,000 people who had a surgery scheduled and were prescribed opioids for the first time.

6-May-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 712163

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic with New Knowledge: Univ. Of Michigan and Harvard Team Up for Opioid Summit

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A day-long summit on opioid-related topics will focus on bringing findings from research and community-based efforts to those who can use them to make a difference in public policy and clinical practice.

30-Apr-2019 3:50 PM EDT

Law and Public Policy


Article ID: 710992

New study suggests college students end up in vicious cycle of substance abuse, poor academics and stress

Binghamton University, State University of New York

One negative behavior such as substance abuse or heavy alcohol drinking can lead college students toward a vicious cycle of poor lifestyle choices, lack of sleep, mental distress and low grades, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

16-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT


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