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Congress Is on the Verge of a Bipartisan Opioid Package. But Experts Have Big Concerns.
VOX (09/12) – The Senate this week is expected to vote on a legislative package that will take an array of actions to curb the opioid epidemic, the deadliest drug overdose crisis in US history. If you hear senators describe it, the legislation, dubbed the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018, is a big breakthrough that will boost access to addiction treatment and many other interventions to mitigate the opioid epidemic, from law enforcement efforts against illicit drugs to combating the overprescription of opioids. Read more
F.D.A. Cracks Down on Juul and E-Cigarette Retailers
NEW YORK TIMES (09/12) – The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday warned that teenage use of electronic cigarettes has reached “an epidemic proportion,” and it gave Juul Labs and four other manufacturers 60 days to prove they can keep their devices away from minors. If they don’t, the agency said, it may remove their flavored products from the market. Read more
Instagram Will Send a Pop-up About Opioid Addiction Support if You Search Certain Hashtags
THE VERGE (09/12) - Instagram says people are using the platform’s hashtags to find addiction support and communities as well as illegal drugs. So, in response, the company is rolling out a pop-up today that’ll provide users with drug addiction resources if they search certain hashtags, like “opioid.” Read more
More Older Americans Are Turning To Marijuana
NPR (09/12) - Members of the generation that came of age in the era of marijuana are reaching for weed in their golden years. A study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence this month suggests that increasing numbers of middle aged and older adults are using marijuana — and using it a lot. Read more
Young People With Opioid Addiction Not Getting Proper Treatment
REUTERS (09/10) – The vast majority of young people struggling with addiction to opioids are not receiving medications that have been recommended to treat their disease, a new study shows. Only one in four received one of the medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - methadone, buprenorphine or naltrexone - within three months of their diagnosis, according to the report in JAMA Pediatrics. Read more
Video Game Addiction Is Real And Professionals Aren’t Prepared To Help
FUTURISM (09/12) – In the 30 years since gaming consoles became affordable, video games have become more than a simple distraction or hobby. About 2 billion people worldwide play video games. That number is rising even more quickly than expected, in large part because more people are simply getting access to games. Many of these players are at risk of becoming addicted. Read more
Many 'Recovery Houses' Won't Let Residents Use Medicine To Quit Opioids
NPR (09/12) – ...As the devastating effects of the opioid crisis continue, a growing body of research supports the efficacy and safety of this sort of medication-assisted treatment (also called MAT) for drug recovery, when combined with psychotherapy. But the use of any of these medicines — a list that includes methadone and naltrexone, as well as Suboxone — remains frowned upon by most operators of sober living houses. Read more
New Yorkers Who Use Drugs Report Changing Behaviors to Avoid Overdose
EUREKALERT! (09/12) – People who use drugs in New York City have adjusted their behaviors to avoid overdose, finds a study by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU Meyers College of Nursing and NYU College of Global Public Health. Read more
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Few Heavy Drinkers Get Drugs to Help Curb Alcohol Use
REUTERS PSYCHIATRY ADVISOR (08/28) - One in four American adults binges on alcohol at least once a month, and one in 15 binges five or more times a month, researchers report in JAMA. For males, binging means consuming at least five standard drinks on a single occasion; for females; it means consuming four standard drinks on one occasion. Read more
A Simple Reason So Many Older Americans Are Overdosing on Opioids
THE ATLANTIC (08/31) - ...While older adults are not the age group most affected by the crisis, the population of older adults who misuse opioids is projected to double from 2004 to 2020. Read more
AI Tool Uses Positive Peer Groups to fight Substance Abuse
MEDICAL XPRESS (09/05) - When it comes to fighting substance abuse, research suggests the company you keep can make the difference between recovery and relapse. So while group intervention programs can play an important role in preventing substance abuse, especially in at-risk populations such as homeless youth, they can also inadvertently expose participants to negative behaviors. Read more
Does Medical Cannabis Use Increase or Decrease the Use of Opioid Analgesics and Other Prescription Drugs? (Abstract)
JOURNAL OF ADDICTION MEDICINE (July/August) – […] Studies comparing people who take medical cannabis with people who do not take it cannot draw conclusions about the effect of medical cannabis on drug use. To fully understand the effect of medical cannabis on the use of other drugs, prospective longitudinal studies randomizing individuals to cannabis versus other treatments are urgently needed. Read more
Sugar Pills Relieve Pain for Chronic Pain Patients
MEDICAL XPRESS (09/12) – Someday doctors may prescribe sugar pills for certain chronic pain patients based on their brain anatomy and psychology. And the pills will reduce their pain as effectively as any powerful drug on the market, according to new research. Read more
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