Health

Helping patients with addiction tackle their health needs

An intervention that teaches patients in addiction treatment how to better connect with their primary care medical team on both mental and physical health concerns resulted in long-term benefits over 5 years, including more ...

Medications

Video app eases methadone dose-confirmation burden

When methadone is given to people who want to break their opioid addiction, federal law requires those patients to initially consume their daily dose in view of opioid treatment program staff. This requirement exists in part ...

Addiction

Home sensors can detect opioid withdrawal signs at night

Some smart home technology could help curb opioid overdose. A Washington State University pilot study showed that a set of noninvasive home sensors could provide accurate information about overnight restlessness and sleep ...

Neuroscience

How an addicted brain works

Addiction is now understood to be a brain disease. Whether it's alcohol, prescription pain pills, nicotine, gambling, or something else, overcoming an addiction isn't as simple as just stopping or exercising greater control ...

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