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Researchers test a comprehensive model intervention to reduce opioid overdose deaths in hard-hit communities

National Institutes of Health and other federal leaders outlined their vision for a groundbreaking study that will aim to address gaps in reaching communities most heavily affected by the opioid epidemic with proven, evidence-based ...

Medical research

Changes in the blood metabolite profile are visible years before diagnosis of an alcohol-related disease

A new study from the University of Eastern Finland is the first in the world to show that the serum metabolite profile can be used to identify individuals likely at risk of developing an alcohol-related disease in the future. ...

Addiction

Reducing drinking may improve pain interference symptoms

(HealthDay)—For U.S. veterans with unhealthy alcohol use, reducing drinking may improve or resolve various conditions including pain interference symptoms and substance use, although most correlations are not significant, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Under the influence: How COVID has affected our drinking

COVID-19 has changed our alcohol purchasing and consumption patterns in individual and unexpected ways, demonstrating resilience and a focus on self-care, according to a new UNSW study.

Health

Rwanda to grow medical cannabis, strictly for export

Rwanda has approved the production of medical cannabis strictly for export, seeking to target fast-growing markets in the United States and European Union, even though its use remains illegal at home.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Alcohol use changed right after COVID-19 lockdown

One in four adults reported a change in alcohol use almost immediately after stay-at-home orders were issued, according to a study of twins led by Washington State University researchers.

Addiction

Overdose deaths from cocaine rising dramatically

(HealthDay)—While opioids were grabbing the headlines, cocaine overdose deaths in the United States have marched upward, nearly tripling over five years, a new government report shows.