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 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Will social isolation lead to more deaths of despair?

Throughout the 20th century, mortality rates have declined worldwide. The improvements in life expectancy are so impressive that Princeton economist and Nobel Laureate Angus Deaton dedicated a whole book, "The Great Escape," ...

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.

Medical research

A case study of three people who massively overdosed on LSD

A pair of Canadian researchers, one with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, the other Vancouver Coastal Health, has made headlines with a case study of three people who accidentally massively overdosed ...

Medications

Medication treatment may lower risk for opioid overdose death

(HealthDay)—Medication treatment with methadone and buprenorphine is associated with a significantly lower risk for overdose death for people with opioid use disorder (OUD) compared with nonmedication treatment, but this ...

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