Addiction
The siren call of addictive drugs can be hard to resist, and returning to the environment where drugs were previously taken can make resistance that much harder. However, addicts who exercise appear to be...
After the birth of her son, doctors sent Nicole home with a bottle of Percocet.
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The siren call of addictive drugs can be hard to resist, and returning to the environment where drugs were previously taken can make resistance that much harder.
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New research on highly aggressive pancreatic cancers finds that a protein fuels cancer cells to the extent that they become 'addicted' to it.
The siren call of addictive drugs can be hard to resist, and returning to the environment where drugs were previously taken can make resistance that much harder. However, addicts who exercise appear to be...
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Opioid-related overdoses and deaths remain a major public health concern in Massachusetts, yet adolescents who experience opioid-related nonfatal overdose have been rarely studied.
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A new study shows that food insecurity in pregnant women being treated for opioid use disorder may be associated with increased risk for their infants receiving...
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Clergy members have become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis, often leaving the pulpit to minister on the streets
Clergy members become spiritual first responders in the opioid crisis
A standardized care pathway for children with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis undergoing spinal fusion surgery reduces the need for opioid pain medications and shortens hospital stays at Children's National...
New research highlights the link between childhood trauma and mental illness and addiction in adulthood, leading some researchers to call it an issue as pressing as any infectious...
Web users are being drawn into a relationship with the internet that resembles gambling addicts using slot machines, the head of non-profit tech company Mozilla said Thursday.
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The first large study of surgical opioid prescribing and patient usage shows the potential for reduced...
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A new report released by the Drug Enforcement Administration finds most overdose deaths are caused by prescription drugs, including opioids.
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New research revealed today highlights the power of animal studies to explore mechanisms of opioid addiction, withdrawal, and relapse to inform new prevention strategies and treatments...
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A widely used naloxone nasal spray (NNS) and naloxone injection (NIJ), otherwise known as Narcan® and Evzio®, which are administered to prevent opioid overdose deaths, were...
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Each state takes a different approach on how it tries to stem the impact of opioid abuse, resulting in significant variation between opioid prescription rates and the number of children...
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The electroencephalography-based test could improve patient pain assessments and reduce the over-prescription of opioids, the researchers say.
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Opioid use appears to increase a person's risk for developing atrial fibrillation, a dangerous heart-rhythm disorder known to cause strokes, according to preliminary research.
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The drug is 10 times stronger than fentanyl, which is already up to 1,000 times stronger than morphine.
Dsuvia is an opioid taken in pill form that is 10 times stronger than Fentanyl and up to 1,000 times stronger than morphine.
Critics, including some leading anesthesiologists, say the drug is unnecessary, and they worry it will be diverted and abused. The Food And Drug Administration says it is addressing safety concerns.
US regulators approve fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers in hospitals
US regulators approve fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers in hospitals
VIDEO On Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at a press conference at the Society for Neuroscience’s...
Addiction is a harmful, ongoing disorder that only gets worse over time without treatment. A range of interventions and rehabilitation programs is available, but treating addiction often requires active participation...
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Addiction is complicated, and the main psychological treatment body has a range of specific criteria for recognizing and treatment it. The first step towards receiving a diagnosis is recognizing a...
Addiction is a complex and chronic mental health disorder that has a range of interlocking causes, including brain chemistry, environmental influences, and underlying psychological difficulties. Read on to learn more about the causes of addiction.
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An FDA advisory panel voted in early October to approve the new opioid drug Dsuvia, a tablet version...
A new study investigates how visual and auditory cues increase risk-taking behavior. The findings provide a much-needed insight into gambling addiction.
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A new study investigates how visual and auditory cues increase risk-taking behavior. The findings provide a much-needed insight into gambling addiction.
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In 2016, the Rhode Island Department of Corrections became the first state correctional system in the U.S. to screen all...
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An FDA advisory panel voted in early October to approve the new opioid drug Dsuvia, a tablet version of sufentanil.
The CDC estimated that 72,000 people died of drug overdoses in 2017. There are many reasons why the opioid crisis is so hard to...
For thousands of Americans, opioids no longer relieve pain -- they cause pain. Known as "opioid tolerance," patients eventually become desensitized to opioids and more sensitive to pain after years...
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Scientists have made a major advance in untangling the brain circuits that lead to the powerful addictive effects of heroin, a study in the open-access journal eLife reports.
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The opioid epidemic has had devastating effects on families in rural communities, places where both maternity care and substance use...
Two clinical trials of an investigational drug that targets the opioid system support its safety and effectiveness in reducing symptoms of major...
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A recent study estimates that more than 275,000 people -- or 4.6 percent of people over the age of 11 in Massachusetts -- have opioid use disorder, a...
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Many people use opioids to relieve pain, but they can lead to further problems, including constipation. Find out how to reduce the symptoms of constipation resulting from the use of opioids.
Opioids are important for controlling pain, but they can lead to opioid-induced constipation (OIC). Why does this happen and what other effects do opioids have on digestion?
The onset of addiction might at first be slow and unsuspecting. But addiction has clear physical, psychological, and social effects that can indicate to a person that their substance use...
Addiction is a chronic condition in which a person is unable to stop taking a substance or engaging in an activity despite negative effects on their life. Addiction has many...
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Addiction is a disease in which a person finds themselves unable to stop using a substance or engaging in a behavior. It can damage physical and psychological health, relationships, and professional obligations. Read on to learn...
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Opioids are often crucial pain relievers, but they can have adverse effects, including constipation. Find out more about opioid-induced constipation here.
Many people use opioids to relieve pain, but they can lead to further problems, including constipation. Find out how to reduce the symptoms of constipation resulting from the use of opioids.
Opioids are important for controlling pain, but they can lead to opioid-induced constipation (OIC). Why does this happen and what other effects do opioids have on digestion?
The main risk factor of addiction is taking a mood-altering substance or engaging in an addictive behavior for the first time. However, other, more complex risk factors can...
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Researchers have found that alcohol hijacks a conserved memory pathway in the brain and changes which versions of genes are made, forming the cravings that fuel addiction.
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A new study has shown how alcohol consumption fuels addiction by hijacking a conserved memory pathway in the brain and changing memory formation.
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President Donald Trump is pledging to put an "extremely big dent" in the scourge of drug addiction in America, and he's just signed legislation intended to help tackle the opioid crisis, the...
President Donald Trump is signing bipartisan legislation to confront the opioid crisis _ the deadliest drug overdose epidemic in US history
A new brain study may explain why some people are more prone to binge drinking than others and reveals a new drug target that may relieve...
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A new brain study may explain why some people are more prone to binge drinking than others and reveals a new drug target that may relieve addiction.
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A treatment protocol that sends people home after colorectal operations without any opioids to manage their pain leads to shorter hospital stays.
Members of the family behind a drug company are being sued over the toll of prescription opioid painkillers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in partnership with international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, acted this week to target 465 websites that illegally sell potentially dangerous, unapproved...
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US health chief says number of overdose deaths leveling off after years...
With a pair of RO1 grants from the National Institutes of Health, pain researcher Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D., will...
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A team of scientists at the Scripps Research Institute has synthesized a new nicotine-degrading enzyme and successfully tested it in nicotine-dependent rats. Named NicA2-J1,...
An Associated Press analysis finds states are taking very different approaches to spending the first emergency money from Congress targeting the opioid epidemic
Rehab therapists and addicts in recovery say celebrities who come clean publicly offer hope
Teens and young adults who use Juul brand e-cigarettes are failing to recognize the product's addictive potential, despite using it more often than their peers who...
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The death of a young mother battling drug addiction has struck a chord.
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The death of a young mother battling drug addiction has struck a chord.
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Madelyn Linsenmeir, 30, died after years of battling drug addiction.
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A powerful obituary about a Vermont woman who struggled with opioid addiction has inspired more than 100 donations to a local recovery center from around the country and as far away as...
Physicians are encountering a growing number of younger patients who are testing positive for hepatitis C virus fueled largely by the opioid crisis impacting communities around the country.
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Madelyn Linsenmeir, 30, died after years of battling drug addiction.
First lady Melania Trump toured a hospital's neonatal care unit Wednesday to learn about the treatment being given to newborns suffering from opiate withdrawal, after she was initially delayed by...
Heroin and other opioids pose a threat to communities all over the world. Drug enforcement and forensic laboratories...
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In a survey-based study of 9,449 university students at a large, public Midwestern university, misusers of prescription opioid medications were more likely to live off campus, have a...
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Misuse of prescription opioids or benzodiazepines (such as Xanax) was associated with suicidal ideation in a study of US older adults.
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First lady Melania Trump will travel to Philadelphia to meet with families of children who were affected by exposure to opioids while in the womb
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