Psychology & Psychiatry

Deaths from alcohol, drugs, suicide topped 150,000 in 2018

(HealthDay)—In 2018, opioid overdose deaths declined, but deaths involving alcohol, suicide, synthetic opioids, and other psychostimulants rose, according to a brief released May 21 by the Trust for America's Health and ...

Addiction

CDC: 2016 to 2017 saw increases in nonfatal overdoses

(HealthDay)—From 2016 to 2017, there were increases in nonfatal drug overdoses, with significant increases for all drug types except those involving benzodiazepines, according to research published in the April 3 issue ...

Medications

Opioid changes may lead to more overdoses in NZ

A change in the supply of pharmaceutical morphine could inadvertently lead to more overdoses by people who inject opioids such as morphine and heroin, a University of Auckland expert warns.

Medical research

What opioid use in rats can tell us about addiction in humans

In 2018, more than 47,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose, and ten million misused prescription opioids. The highly addictive drugs have destroyed lives and families, regardless of income level, race, age, or gender.

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