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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.
May 18, 2020
Researchers from Beaumont Health System in Michigan are studying whether a medication used to treat opioid addiction can be used to help manage symptoms of individuals with a COVID-19 infection, according to a report from WDET-FM, Detroit’s NPR affiliate. Matthew Sims, MD, PhD, chief infectious…
May 15, 2020
Methamphetamine use and HIV, now compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, “could create double jeopardy among men who have sex with men,” according to a recent editorial published in AIDS and Behavior by a public health scientist at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and a group of…
May 14, 2020
Several financial stressors created by the COVID-19 pandemic have been linked to higher odds of experiencing negative health behavior changes, including increased alcohol consumption, according to Flatten the Curve, a national survey developed by digital health company Sharecare and Sandro Galea,…
May 12, 2020
A discovery by chemists at UCLA could pave the way for the development of a small, electronic marijuana breathalyzer. The findings were published in Organic Letters, a peer-reviewed American Chemical Society journal.
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