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The stress of the COVID-19 pandemic and other intense current events of the past year has led an increased number of individuals to seek medical cannabis for mental health reasons, displacing chronic pain as the main reason for medical cannabis use, according to a study published this week.
In a meta-analysis of 157 clinical trials, contingency management programs were found to be the most beneficial treatment modality for cocaine use disorder among adults.
Kloxxado, a new nasal spray product that delivers 8 mg of naloxone to treat opioid overdose—double the 4 mg found in Narcan—has received FDA approval.
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A model of care that is grounded in evidence-based modalities of treatment, which integrates the science of medicine, the art of therapy and the compassion of spirituality into an experience that forges connection to self, others and a sense of meaning and purpose is highly effective in treating persons suffering from substance use disorder.
Preliminary data from researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center showed that naltrexone reduced both pain and disability in chronic pain patients when administered in low doses, according to a media report.

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