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Changing Perceptions of Harm of e-Cigarette vs Cigarette Use Among Adults in 2 US National Surveys From 2012 to 2017
JAMA NETWORK OPEN (03/29) – Debate is ongoing about whether the scientific evidence of the health risks of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) compared with combustible cigarettes (hereinafter referred to as cigarettes) has been accurately communicated to the public. Read more
New Lockbox Helping Curb Opioid Addiction
MEDICAL XPRESS (03/26) – Addiction treatment centers have long had trouble retaining patients in medication assisted treatment. However, medication-assisted treatment is an approach used for addiction recovery that utilizes medications like Suboxone, Vivitral, and Methadone to reduce opioid cravings, withdrawals and illicit drug use. It has been shown to cut the risk of opioid overdose in half. Read more
Study Reveals Genes Associated with Heavy Drinking and Alcoholism
MEDICAL XPRESS (04/02) – A large genomic study of nearly 275,000 people led by Penn Medicine researchers revealed new insights into genetic drivers of heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder (AUD), the uncontrollable pattern of alcohol use commonly referred to as alcoholism. Read more
PSYCHIATRY & BEHAVIORAL HEALTH LEARNING NETWORK (03/29) – Improvised nasal naloxone devices (INND) commonly used by first responders and the general public deliver significantly less naloxone than regulator-approved devices, according to a study from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Read more
Treatment Instead of Jail Time: An Exclusive Look Inside Boston's 'Mental Health Court'
BOSTON 25 NEWS (04/02) – [Twenty] percent of the inmates at local and state prisons suffer from a mental health condition, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. It's a number one issue a local judge is hoping to cut, with a unique way of prosecuting crimes....“Many people end up in the criminal justice system because other systems have failed them and the social safety net has failed them,” Judge Kathleen Coffey told [Boston 25 News]. Read more
Recovery from Opioid Addiction: What Research Says About Role of Steady Employment
BURLINGTON FREE PRESS (04/07) – Are workplace recovery programs successful in helping people to quit abusing drugs and avoid relapsing? A growing field of research suggests the answer is yes, though their success may have more to do with incentives than the nature of work itself. Read more
FDA Is Investigating Nearly Three Dozen Reports of Seizures After Vaping
CNBC (04/03) – The Food and Drug Administration is investigating nearly three dozen cases of people suffering from seizures after vaping, the agency announced Wednesday. Between 2010 and 2019, the FDA said it received 35 reports of people, especially kids and young adults, experiencing seizures after using e-cigarettes. Read more
Tracking Federal Funding to Combat the Opioid Crisis
BIPARTISAN POLICY CENTER (03/26) – In 2017, more than 70,000 people in the United States died from a drug overdose, with almost 50,000 of these deaths involving an opioid. The United States is facing a devastating opioid epidemic, and the federal government has responded by investing billions of dollars into prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts over the past two years. Read more
New Intervention Doubles Quit Rate Among Smokers with Severe Mental Illness
SCIENCE DAILY (04/08) – A dedicated intervention to help people with severe mental illness stop smoking can double quit rates at six months compared to standard care, research by the University of York has revealed. Read more
Coming Soon: If You’re Not Sober, You Won’t Be Able to Start the Car
THE WASHINGTON POST (04/06) – ...Since 2008, a government-funded research and development program has been designing a universal ignition interlock for all vehicles to prevent drunken driving. The built-in device would measure a driver’s blood alcohol level (BAC) to determine whether the person can legally operate a motor vehicle. Read more
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Health Officials’ Plug For Next FDA Chief: Go Big On E-Cig Regulation
KAISER HEALTH NEWS (03/28) – In an almost uniform response to the impending exit of Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, city and county public health officials are urging the Trump administration to go bigger in its response to adolescents’ growing use of e-cigarettes. Read more
Combining Opioids and Marijuana May Be Advantageous for Pain Sufferers
SCIENCE DAILY (04/09) – Researchers report combining cannabinoids with morphine did not significantly increase impulsivity or memory impairment in a study conducted in rhesus monkeys. The findings suggest using opioids and marijuana together could offer a safe way to cut opioid dosage among patients suffering from pain and thereby reduce their risk of becoming addicted to opioids. Read more
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Study Finds Treatment with Medication Reduces Arrests and Incarceration Among People with Opioid Use Disorder
MEDICAL XPRESS (04/09) – When it comes to addressing the national opioid crisis, most of the research has focused on the physical health risks faced by people with opioid use disorder, such as overdose and infectious disease. For the first time, a University of Massachusetts Amherst public health scientist studied the impact of treating opioid use disorder on the risk for arrest and incarceration, comparing the effects of two different medications approved for the condition. Read more
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