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February 24, 2021
A pair of recent studies resulting from Duke University researchers’ work in New Zealand have found that children with mental health issues are more likely to experience poorer physical health in adulthood, suggesting that improved mental healthcare for youth can potentially prevent diseases later…
February 19, 2021
Adolescents in California reported significant increases in marijuana use in the years following the legalization of adult recreational marijuana use in 2016, according to data published this week in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Researchers reviewed data from the California Healthy…
February 08, 2021
Mightier, a Boston-based startup developer of a video game system that teaches children emotional regulation, announced that it has received a $2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to collaborate with Magellan Healthcare on a study of the impact of video games on improving…
January 22, 2021
Methamphetamine overdose deaths soared across the U.S. from 2011-18, with American Indians and Alaska Natives registering the highest death rates overall, according to a study conducted at the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
January 12, 2021
With more than 40 states reporting an increase in overdose deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Medical Association, in partnership with the firm Manatt Health, has published an update to its National Roadmap on State-Level Efforts to End the Nation’s Drug Overdose Epidemic.
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 11, 2020
In study findings presented at the 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, women who received a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery after a diagnosis of breast cancer were found to be at a greater risk of chronic controlled substance use, per media reports. The session was presented by Jacob…
December 07, 2020
UC Health in Cincinnati is seeking participants for a study of opioid addiction treatment that aims to weaken withdrawal symptoms for pregnant women, the University of Cincinnati recently announced.
December 02, 2020
Spectrum Health Systems, a Worcester, Massachusetts-based not-for-profit addiction treatment provider, announced that it has been awarded a four-year, $43.5 million contract by the Massachusetts Department of Correction to provide medication-assisted treatment to incarcerated offenders. The new…
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.
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