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U.S. Launches Four-State Study to Find Ways to Reduce Opioid Overdose Deaths
REUTERS (04/18) – U.S. health officials on Thursday said they will spend $350 million in four states to study ways to best deal with the nation’s opioid crisis on the local level, with a goal of reducing opioid-related overdose deaths by 40 percent over three years in selected communities in those states. Read more
Oxytocin Could Help Treat Alcohol Use Disorder
SCIENCEDAILY (04/16) – Administering oxytocin can decrease consumption, withdrawal symptoms, and drug-seeking behavior associated with several drugs of abuse, and shows promise as a pharmacological approach to treat drug addiction. Read more
County Jails Struggle With a New Role as America's Prime Centers for Opioid Detox
NPR (04/24) – Faced with a flood of addicted inmates and challenged by lawsuits, America's county jails are struggling to adjust to an opioid health crisis that has turned many of the jails into their area's largest drug treatment centers. Read more
HHS Launches Program to Cut Opioid Overdoses by 40 Percent in Three Years
THE WASHINGTON POST (04/18) – The Trump administration announced an ambitious program Thursday to reduce deaths from opioid overdoses by 40 percent over three years in hard-hit communities across several states. Read more
What to Know About Diabulimia, the Eating Disorder Specific to Diabetes
SELF (04/17) – […] When people purposefully restrict their insulin therapy so they can “purge” calories to lose weight, it’s often called diabulimia. Read more
FDA Statement on New Opioid Analgesic Labeling Changes
U.S. FDA (04/09) – [...] That’s why today we’re requiring changes to the prescribing information for all opioid analgesic medicines used in the outpatient setting and issuing a Drug Safety Communication for health care providers and patients on this important issue. Read more
Behind the Buzz: How Ketamine Changes the Depressed Patient's Brain
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN (04/12) – [...] Using cutting-edge technology to visualize and manipulate the brains of stressed mice, the study reveals how ketamine first induces changes in brain circuit function, improving "depressed" mice's behavior within three hours, and only later stimulating regrowth of synapses. Read more
Patient Perspectives on Pharmacotherapy to Treat Alcohol Use Disorder
MEDICAL EXPRESS (04/24) – [...] The analysis showed that most patients who received information about pharmacotherapy welcomed a discussion about their alcohol use and pharmacotherapy with their medical provider. Read more
Denver May Become the First US City to Decriminalize Psychedelic Mushrooms
VOX (04/17) – Denver is now voting on whether it should become the first US city to effectively decriminalize mushrooms containing the psychedelic psilocybin — also known as magic mushrooms. Read more
Why use SASSI screening questionnaires:
- Identifies SUD – even when someone is reluctant to self-disclose. - Accurately identifies individuals likely to be abusing prescription medications. - Screens for multiple levels of severity. - Distinguishes likely SUD from other psychological disorders. - Useful in developing treatment plans and goals. - Available for adults, adolescents, and special populations. TRAINING AVAILABLE - NAADAC CEUs
Study Confirms Value of Exposure Therapy for Vets with PTSD, Alcohol Problems
MEDICAL EXPRESS (04/24) – Prolonged exposure therapy is more effective at treating PTSD than Seeking Safety, a coping skills therapy, for patients who also have alcohol use disorder, found a VA San Diego Healthcare System study. Read more
Amid Opioid Prescriber Crackdown, Health Officials Reach Out To Pain Patients
NPR (04/19) – [...] Amid an ongoing crackdown on overprescribing doctors in Appalachia announced in October, patient advocates have been increasingly concerned for pain patients and those abusing prescription drugs. Read more
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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. Read more
Treating Addiction: Cryo-EM Technology Enables the 'Impossible'
SCIENCEDAILY (04/24) – Scientists used a compound found in a shrub native to Africa to reveal the three major shapes of the serotonin transporter, a protein in the brain linked to anxiety and depression. The discovery opens new avenues for developing medications to treat addiction. Read more
Alcohol-Induced Brain Damage Continues After Alcohol Is Stopped
EUREKALERT! (04/03) – [...] Now, a joint work of the Institute of Neuroscience CSIC-UMH, in Alicante, and the Central Institute of Mental Health of Mannheim, in Germany, has detected, by means of magnetic resonance, how the damage in the brain continues during the first weeks of abstinence, although the consumption of alcohol ceases. Read more
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