Medical research

Drug treatment: There's an app for that too

Addiction treatment providers scrambled at the start of the coronavirus pandemic to find ways to keep people engaged after they shut their physical doors.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness therapy may reduce opioid misuse and chronic pain

Results from a new clinical trial demonstrate that an eight-week mindfulness-based therapy—Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE)—decreased opioid use and misuse while reducing chronic pain symptoms, with effects ...


Various strategies used by U.S. adults to manage chronic pain

(HealthDay)—Adults with chronic pain use a variety of pain management strategies, including opioids, but the majority use nonopioid management techniques, according to a research letter published online Feb. 7 in JAMA Network ...


Did pandemic lockdowns worsen the epidemic of opioid abuse?

(HealthDay)—Pandemic lockdowns may have led fewer Americans to seek pain treatment last year, but folks who did seek help had higher-than-usual odds of receiving dangerous opioid painkillers, a new study says.

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