Medications

Opioid use disorder: Flexible treatment at home proves effective

Did you know that more than 26,500 Canadians died from opioid intoxication between January 2016 and September 2021? Or that more than 350,000 people who used drugs containing opioids to relieve their pain did so problematically?

Neuroscience

Researchers identify a brain circuit for addiction remission

In the United States, substance use disorders are a leading cause of death among young people. Treatments such as deep brain stimulation hold promise for helping people overcome addiction, but many questions remain about ...

Addiction

Actions against physician licenses due to substance use down

While actions against physician licenses related to substance use have declined, they remain markedly higher than actions related to physical health, according to a research letter published in the June 3 issue of JAMA Health ...

Addiction

Opioids: Four ways to reduce harm, overdose and death

The epidemic of substance use disorder continues to ravage the United States—as nearly 108,000 Americans died due to overdose in 2021, according provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More ...

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