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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.
May 11, 2020
A study of nearly 400 clinicians at four urban academic emergency departments found that about 1 in 5 emergency department clinicians say they are ready to offer buprenorphine to patients in need for the treatment of opioid use disorder. The study, which was conducted by researchers at Yale…
May 07, 2020
In recent years, peer recovery support services (PRSS) have become essential resources to help persons with an opioid or other substance use disorder (SUD) find a stable path to recovery. Peer specialists—individuals who have the lived experience of recovery from SUD—usually meet people where they…
May 06, 2020
A statewide alcohol-monitoring program that requires South Dakota individuals who have faced multiple drunk driving charges to be tested frequently for alcohol use has been linked to a reduction in recidivism, according to research published this week by the RAND Corporation. The study was…
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