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FDA approves first-ever mobile app for substance use disorders

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed marketing for the first-ever government-approved mobile medical app designed to help people with substance use disorders...

Alcohol use disorders increase dramatically by nearly 50 percent

New research has discovered a 49 percent increase in alcohol use disorders among Americans. The increase was noted between two 12-month periods —the data was...

Teens in danger as opioid use creates heroin addiction risk

The increased recreational use of prescription opioids by school children may be providing a gateway to later-life heroin addiction, according to research. Researchers revealed that...

Treatment drug shortfall for young opioid addiction sufferers

Youngsters who are struggling with opioid addiction are hugely undertreated when it comes to receiving vital drugs which could prevent relapse and overdose. A new...

Unused prescription opioids have fueled the opioid epidemic

Over two-thirds of surgery patients in the U.S. are overprescribed opioids, and the leftover pills are often mishandled at home, a new study revealed. The...

Research reveals vulnerable opioid addiction treatment system

A new study has revealed that a tiny proportion of doctors are responsible for handing out the majority of treatment drugs to those battling...

Improving post-op pain management in Latin America

Globally, poor postoperative pain management is linked to high rates of addiction to prescription drugs and opioid misuse. But a new report suggests that...

Rate of fatal car accidents involving prescriptions opioids surges

America's opioid epidemic continues to manifest itself in a new report that reveals a drastic sevenfold spike in the number of fatal car accidents...

Oral opioid addiction treatments may not be working, study reveals

A Spanish study found that no current oral opioid addiction treatments can claim to be fully effective at treating addiction. The research, published in the...

Buprenorphine could boost treatment time for opioid-dependent newborns

A new method has been discovered to slash the treatment time for babies born with opioid dependency as a result of drug use by...
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