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October 27, 2020
In a study to better understand how drugs of abuse, such as cocaine, form cellular memories that fuel compulsive behaviors, researchers say they have found a surprising culprit: astrocytes, a part of the glia class of brain support cells once thought to have no significant role in cognition or…
October 26, 2020
Cognitive behavioral therapy was found to reduce symptoms of insomnia among young adult binge drinkers in a pilot study recently released by the University of Missouri School of Medicine and published in the Sleep Research Society journal.
October 23, 2020
For many individuals in recovery, re-entering the workforce is a crucial component of maintaining wellness. In West Virginia, Creating Opportunity for Recovery Employment (CORE), a program within the Addiction Sciences division at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, aims not…
October 21, 2020
The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) has announced it will provide more than $634,000 in grants to 10 organizations to help at-risk populations that are struggling with increases in opioid use and overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the second wave of grants distributed by…
October 19, 2020
In a piece penned for the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, officials from the National Institutes of Health have outlined additional details on plans for the HEALing Communities Study, a large-scale initiative that will attempt to address gaps in efforts to reach the communities that have been…
October 19, 2020
Rates of positive tests for heroin, non-prescribed fentanyl and non-prescribed opioids each saw significant increases during the first two months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published by Quest Diagnostics.
October 16, 2020
Recognizing the toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken on the mental health of college students, Caron Treatment Centers has launched a program called Semester of Support to treat primary mental health diagnoses as well as substance use disorders.
October 14, 2020
Early data published by Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s Butler Center for Research suggests that virtual intensive outpatient services have been as effective as on-site IOP treatment, a promising development as providers have moved many operations to virtual platforms as a result of the COVID-19…
October 13, 2020
The Hope House, a residential addiction treatment center in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Tuesday announced a partnership with Arizona State University’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation to expand treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The partnership is slated to last five years, with…
October 08, 2020
Cocaine overdose deaths in the United States nearly tripled between 2013 and 2018, according to data published this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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