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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 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.
September 09, 2020
A link between cigarette smoking and frequent substance use in sexual and gender minority populations suggests a need for holistic treatment, according to researchers from the Rutgers School of Public Health.
July 30, 2020
With results that show recovery—not relapse—is the expected outcome, state physician health programs are a model for a new paradigm in addiction treatment, Robert L. DuPont, MD, president of the Institute for Behavior and Health and a clinical professor of psychiatry at the Georgetown University…
July 23, 2020
The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) announced on Thursday that it is providing grants to six organizations to fund initiatives to respond to the increased risks faced by individuals with opioid use disorder during the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 20, 2020
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most studied and most effective treatments for common mental health disorders like depression, anxiety and insomnia. It would make sense that CBT has the similar benefits for individuals being treated for substance use disorder, especially as many…
July 16, 2020
A year after drug overdose-related deaths in the United States finally began to decline, they surged back to an all-time high in 2019, according to preliminary data published the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week.
July 02, 2020
Shatterproof, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the proprietors of the cloud-based platform OpenBeds have combined to develop a free resource to assess the needs of an individual with addiction and provide guidance on the most appropriate type of treatment.
July 02, 2020
Keeping clients engaged in treatment is an ongoing challenge for providers, but Community Medical Services, an Arizona-based national operator of opioid treatment programs in nine states, is finding success by enticing patients to strive for rewards.
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