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January 19, 2021
With the COVID-19 pandemic making it harder for many individuals with substance use disorder to access care, the MetroHealth System in Cleveland is bringing resources to those individuals where they are.
January 07, 2021
Spark Biomedical, a Texas-based medical device company, announced this week that the FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for its Sparrow Therapy System, a wearable neurostimulation device for the treatment of opioid withdrawal. With FDA clearance obtained, the Sparrow system is now available to U.S.…
December 16, 2020
Nicotine and marijuana vaping among teens did not increase from 2019 into early 2020, but use among this population remains high, according to data from the Monitoring the Future survey released this week.
December 08, 2020
The Grayken Center at Boston Medical Center has launched an addiction nursing fellowship program to provide registered nurses with specialized training to care for patients with substance use and co-occurring disorders. Similar to an initiative in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, it is believed…
November 25, 2020
Opioid overdose deaths involving multiple substances among youth were found to be more common than overdose deaths involving only opioids, per the results of a study published this week by the Grayken Center at Boston Medical Center. Findings of the study were published in JAMA Pediatrics.
November 21, 2020
Given their position as a first point of criminal justice contact for many individuals with behavioral health needs, jails can facilitate a reduction in recidivism by implementing screening and assessment practices, said Albert Kopak, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Criminology and…
November 20, 2020
Largely fueled by a surge in methamphetamine and cocaine use, as well as fentanyl, overdose deaths in the United States increased 4.6% in the United States in 2019, NIDA director Nora Volkow, MD, told attendees in a Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit keynote address presented Friday.
November 03, 2020
In a recent study of mice, researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas found that acute sleep deprivation enhanced the rewarding properties of cocaine use and that blocking the orexin system—the neurons that regulate many body…
October 29, 2020
Since receiving a Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) state targeted response grant in 2017, the Chicago-based Gateway Foundation has worked with substance use disorder patients in emergency settings and facilitated their enrollment into treatment programs. The program has found success…
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…
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