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June 04, 2020
Once considered an issue largely linked to young males playing video games, screen-based addiction today is recognized as a disorder that affects all populations. Technology is baked into many aspects of individuals’ day-to-day lives, but how do users strike a balance between healthy engagement and…
June 02, 2020
Braeburn has requested final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Brixadi, an injectable form of buprenorphine with weekly and monthly formulations. Brixadi was tentatively approved by the FDA for treatment of moderate to severe opioid use disorder in December 2018, but is not…
June 02, 2020
Suspected overdose submissions to the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Overdose Data Mapping Application Program from January to April this year are up 16.6% vs. the same period in 2019, according to an ODMAP report. Fatal overdoses are up 11.4% over that period, and nonfatal overdoses…
June 01, 2020
Use of high-potency marijuana was associated with an increased likelihood of cannabis problems and an increased likelihood of anxiety disorder, according to research published in JAMA Psychiatry last week by a trio of researchers in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
May 29, 2020
Building on the success of its specialized residential treatment programs for “warriors”—active duty military, veterans, first responders, and EMTs/paramedics—Warriors Heart has launched Warriors Anonymous, a new AA specialty meeting for the same population. WA was developed by Warriors Heart…
May 28, 2020
A synthetic molecule developed by researchers at Duke University has shown the ability to selectively dampen physiological rewards of cocaine in mice, according to research published in the journal Cell on Thursday.
May 26, 2020
Head outside your home right now and you’ll likely see empty streets, vacant tables at restaurants and deserted shelves at grocery stores. Conferences, sporting and theatrical events are being cancelled; schools largely suspended. Turn on the TV and you’ll be met with news about a race to create a…
May 22, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced providers to develop creative adaptations to activities usually conducted in person, from moving group therapy sessions to telehealth platforms to building an onsite grocery store for residential patients. Add drug screenings to the list services now being…
May 20, 2020
Sierra Tucson on Wednesday announced the launch of a mental health initiative to provide care for physicians, nurses and other frontline healthcare workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare Heroes Trauma Recovery is a three-tiered residential trauma treatment program for caregivers,…
May 19, 2020
A new synthetic opioid that is not detected in standard toxicology screenings has been linked to overdose deaths in three midwestern states, according to a Cincinnati Enquirer report published by USA Today.
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