Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deaths from alcohol use disorder surged during pandemic

Deaths involving alcohol use disorder increased dramatically during the pandemic, according to a new study by Cedars-Sinai investigators. The study also found that young adults 25 to 44 years old experienced the steepest ...

Addiction

Alcohol use disorder deaths up during the pandemic

Alcohol use disorder (AUD)-related mortality rates increased among all ages and both sexes during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a research letter published online May 4 in JAMA Network Open.

Health

New brain stimulation treatments help smokers quit

A new systematic review published by the scientific journal Addiction has found that non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) may improve smoking abstinence rates 3 to 6 months after quitting, compared with sham brain stimulation.

Health

Review explores telehealth for substance use disorders

The use of telehealth for the treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs) is addressed in a review and clinical practice guideline published online March 22 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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