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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...

Telephone-based aftercare after inpatient drug rehab fosters compliance

Numerous studies have determined that intensive outreach and care after discharge from inpatient drug rehab demonstrated favorable outcomes for patients compared to standard outpatient...

Drug detox with follow-up treatment during pregnancy reduces fetal health risks

Many pregnant women fear that the changes they may undergo while detoxing from opioids could cause harm to their unborn babies. However, recent research...

Levels of mental distress after addiction treatment linked to admission pathways

People who voluntarily seek addiction treatment are less likely to exhibit signs of mental distress six months after their course of treatment when compared...

Involving social workers in opioid addiction treatment plans

A recent study suggested that the involvement of social workers in treating opioid addiction increased the general health of patients. Areas including social, professional,...

Changing the language of addiction will facilitate treatment

As neurological science and addiction research has developed, the understanding of substance misuse has shifted from the popular belief that addiction is a...

Is Ritalin a gateway drug?

October is Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) awareness month, and this year’s theme is “Knowing is Better.” So we delved into the oldest and perhaps...

Downloading ways to recovery

Earlier this month, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the launch of MATx, a mobile app that will give doctors...

DEA’s Latest Ban Plan: Kratom

Kratom is an unusual, natural substance consumed in Asian countries including Thailand and Malaysia, since the early 1800s, to help treat anxiety and depression,...
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