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February 16, 2021
Deaths involving synthetic opioids (not including methadone) and psychostimulants skyrocketed between 2013 and 2019, with a particularly sharp jump in 2018-19, according to data published this month…
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…
January 14, 2021
Findings in a Phase III clinical trial released by NIH showed that a combination of two medications—injectable naltrexone and oral bupropion—were safe and effective in the treatment of adults with…
January 08, 2021
Methamphetamine use—both on its own and in combination with other substances—is on the rise, according to data from a recent study by specialty laboratory Millennium Health. Results from the study…
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…
November 22, 2020
A combination of the COVID-19 pandemic and a rise in e-commerce has changed familiar traffic patterns around the globe for several illicit substances, Stephen McConachie, chief operations manager for…
November 21, 2020
With the lethality, availability and use of stimulants all greatly increasing in the U.S. in recent years and the COVID-19 pandemic complicating the treatment landscape for patients and practitioners…
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…
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,…
November 20, 2020
Fentanyl remains the No. 1 illicit substance threat in the state of Vermont, but multiple trends point to cocaine and methamphetamine becoming increasingly prevalent within the state, drug…
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