Addiction
Integrated approach needs to be used to address opioid use among psychiatric patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Opioid use among psychiatric hospital patients needs to be addressed through an integrated approach to managing mental illness, pain and substance use,... more
Medical News Today: Study finds 'strong link' between vaping and depression  MNT · 2 days
According to a recent study, people who use e-cigarettes are more likely to report depression. The association was strongest in younger people. more
How tramadol, touted as safer opioid, became 3rd world peril  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Mass abuse of the drug tramadol spans continents, from India to Africa to the Middle East. The problem is that advocates claimed it was a safer opioid, relieving... more
`Safer opioid’ has sparked a crisis in vulnerable countries  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Mass abuse of the drug tramadol spans continents, from India to Africa to the Middle East. The problem is that advocates claimed it was a safer opioid, relieving pain with... more
Tramadol: `the other opioid crisis’ in the developing world  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Mass abuse of the drug tramadol spans continents, from India to Africa to the Middle East. The problem is that advocates claimed it was a safer opioid, relieving pain with... more
Mass opioid abuse is `destabilizing’ world’s poorest nations  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Mass abuse of the drug tramadol spans continents, from India to Africa to the Middle East. The problem is that advocates claimed it was a safer opioid, relieving pain with little risk... more
Another opioid crisis is raging through the developing world  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Mass abuse of the drug tramadol spans continents, from India to Africa to the Middle East. The problem is that advocates claimed it was a safer opioid, relieving pain with... more
Opioid billed as `safer’ is abused widely around the world  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Mass abuse of the drug tramadol spans continents, from India to Africa to the Middle East. The problem is that advocates claimed it was a safer opioid, relieving... more
Bans restricting e-cigarette sales could do more harm than good, say experts  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Bans and other policies restricting e-cigarette sales could do more public harm than good, according to a group of public-health, tobacco-policy and ethics experts. more
Vaping illness death count surpasses 50 in US  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Health officials say the death toll from the U.S. outbreak of vaping illnesses has surpassed 50 more
New York tries to keep alive flavored e-cigarette ban  ABC NEWS · 4 days
New York's ban on flavored e-cigarettes is still held up in court, but the state is moving to keep it alive and could also expand it to include menthol more
Health risks associated with NSAIDs as a factor for increased opioid prescribing  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Patients with chronic pain caught between cardiovascular concerns about non-opioid analgesics and addiction risks of opioids, likely causing significant unmet need for pain relief. more
Addictions and drug interactions common among patients not disclosing their medication history  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Some patients skip telling their doctors about the drugs and medications they are consuming. A new study shows that these patients are at a... more
Legalization status of cannabis affects people's views on benefits  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Residents of states where cannabis has been legalized are more likely to believe it has beneficial effects - including health benefits in treatment of pain and anxiety or depression, reports... more
Regional trends in overdose deaths reveal multiple opioid epidemics  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The United States in the grip of several simultaneously occurring opioid epidemics, rather than just a single crisis. The epidemics came to light after the researchers analyzed county-level data on... more
FAU and Georgia State collaborate to help children, families affected by addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
About 8.7 million children live with a parent who has a substance use disorder. Addiction can have recurring and negative long-term effects on the... more
Penn researchers receive nearly $5 million to reduce opioid cravings  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Opioid overdoses take the lives of tens of thousands of Americans annually. Two researchers from Penn State College of Medicine have received nearly $5 million from the National... more
Correction: Opioids-Sacklers-Tufts story  ABC NEWS · 7 days
In a story December 5, 2019, about Tufts University's decision to cut ties with the Sackler family, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by Tufts, erroneously reported that Richard Sackler is a current board member of Purdue Pharma more
Novel tool for assessing children's overall addiction to digital devices  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A new study developed and validated a tool for assessing children's overall addiction to digital devices. The study, which found that more than 12% of children ages 9-12... more
Study: Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. are actually multiple opioid epidemics  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
The United States is suffering from several different simultaneous opioid epidemics, rather than just a single crisis, according to an academic study of deaths... more
Co-addiction of meth and opioids hinders treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A new study found that methamphetamine use was associated with more than twice the risk for dropping out of treatment for opioid-use disorder. more
A patient's tolerance for risky decisions can predict chances of opioid relapse  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
People in treatment for opioid addiction are more likely to relapse when they become more tolerant of risks, according to a study by Rutgers... more
Computer betting game can help predict the likelihood of opioid reuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A computer betting game can help predict the likelihood that someone recovering from opioid addiction will reuse the pain-relieving drugs, a new study shows. more
Insights from virtual reality experiments could help break the cycle of addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The number of drug overdose deaths in the US has never been higher. Most of those deaths--68 percent in 2017--have involved opioids. An estimated... more
Methamphetamine undermines success in treatment for opioid-use disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Judith Tsui, a UW Medicine clinician specializing in addiction treatment, was seeing more and more patients she was treating for opioid-use disorder also using methamphetamines, a powerful, highly addictive stimulant that affects... more
Infant morbidity decreases with incentive-based prenatal tobacco interventions  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study reveals a significant reduction in NICU (up to 55%) and preterm births due to incentive-based programs implemented to help low-income pregnant women stop smoking cigarettes. Colorado saved over 4... more
Officials list pot vape brands reported in US outbreak  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Health officials investigating a nationwide outbreak of vaping illnesses have listed, for the first time, the vape brands that are most commonly linked to hospitalizations more
Open source EEG visualization tool  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have developed a free open source computer program that can be used to create visual and quantitative representations of brain electrical activity in laboratory animals in hopes of developing countermeasures for opioid use disorder. more
Chronic disease prevention could help curb the opioid epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Preventing chronic disease could help curb the opioid epidemic, according to research from the University of Georgia. more
Discovery of protein function opens door to potential therapies for addiction, behavioral disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The human brain consists of several intricate networks or "circuits." One such complex circuit, called the "reward circuit," is involved in reward-associated... more
A woman has developed rare form of lung metal-scarring from vaping  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A woman who had been vaping cannabis oil has been diagnosed with rare type of lung scarring usually only seen in metalworkers. more
Woman has developed rare form of lung metal-scarring from vaping  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A woman who had been vaping cannabis oil has been diagnosed with rare type of lung scarring usually only seen in metalworkers. more
CDC cautions people to avoid e-cigarette products  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Although e-cigarettes have been on the market for years, recent reports of vaping-linked illnesses have brought serious attention to these products. more
ACS and APSA address safe and effective pain control after surgery for children, teens  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Given the current rates of opioid abuse in the U.S, it is critical that surgical patients understand how to safely... more
New PA program in Massachusetts to provide knowledge, skills to prescribe opiates safely  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Morbidity and mortality from prescription and synthetic opioid use and abuse continues to be a U.S. public health issue. In an effort... more
Doctor pleads guilty to over-prescribing opioids  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A Tennessee doctor who lost five patients to fatal overdoses in 10 months now faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine more
Marijuana vaping busts on rise; over 500K seized in 2 years  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
As health officials scrutinize marijuana vaping, it’s increasingly on law enforcement’s radar, too more
Over 500K pot vapes seized in 2 years as busts rise in US  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
As health officials scrutinize marijuana vaping, it’s increasingly on law enforcement’s radar, too more
Study reveals clue to preventing addiction relapse  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
With any addiction in which a user has successfully resisted a chemical, activity or substance, relapse is vexing. And with opioids, it's often deadly. Fatal overdoses following relapse from an opioid addiction is reaching... more
New $300,000 grant-funded program to address opioid prescribing for cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The University of Illinois at Chicago has received a grant from the Coleman Foundation to develop a screening process for prescribing opioids and managing opioid use... more
Vitamin E acetate and vaping-induced lung injury  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In a report posted early online in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), scientists report that vaping products containing vitamin E acetate are apparently linked to the... more
Risk of opioid overdose rises after de-addiction treatment completion  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A study from Columbia University reveals that patients, who have been successfully treated with buprenorphine for opioid addiction, are at a greater risk of overdose after completion of the treatment.... more
R.J. Reynolds seeks FDA approval to claim e-cig is safer  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Food and Drug Administration will review whether R.J. Reynolds can claim that its electronic cigarette poses less risk than tobacco more
Researchers uncover the binding mechanism of opioid receptor  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Together with colleagues from Shanghai, Brussels, Canada and the USA, researchers from the University of Bonn have uncovered the binding mechanism of an important pain receptor. more
The Latest: Vaping industry slams ban on flavored products  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The vaping industry is criticizing Massachusetts’ new statewide ban on flavored tobacco and vaping products as the wrong approach to the problem of youth vaping more
Elucidating the active {delta}-opioid receptor crystal structure with peptide and small-molecule agonists  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Selective activation of the -opioid receptor (DOP) has great potential for the treatment of chronic pain, benefitting from ancillary anxiolytic and antidepressant-like effects. Moreover,... more
The Latest: Trade group decries ban on vape, tobacco flavors  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
An industry group is criticizing Massachusetts’ new statewide ban on flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes, as intrusive and costly more
First statewide ban on tobacco, vape flavors almost in place  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The governor of Massachusetts plans to sign into law a groundbreaking ban on the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes more
There's Mounting Evidence That This Vaping Additive Is Behind Lung Illnesses  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Officials have more evidence that a chemical called vitamin E acetate is playing a role in the recent vaping outbreak, which has sickened thousands of Americans. more
Patients qualifying for Medicare due to disability have higher rates of opioid overdose deaths  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
New findings from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston show that patients qualifying for Medicare because of a... more
Discrimination hampers successful addiction recovery  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Even after resolving a problem with alcohol and other drugs, adults in recovery report experiencing both minor or "micro" forms of discrimination such as personal slights, and major or "macro" discrimination such as violation of their personal rights. more
Tennessee AG’s wife holds Walgreens stock amid opioid suits  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The wife of a state attorney general who’s helping lead national opioid settlement negotiations has held investments in Walgreens for years more
Additives in vaping products produce higher aerosol toxins, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The vaping industry is filled with unknowns. Those unknowns are leading to more questions as the number of users dealing with injuries, or in some cases, death, continues... more
Tennessee AG’s wife invested in Walgreens amid opioid suits  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The wife of a state attorney general who’s helping lead national opioid settlement negotiations has held investments in Walgreens for years more
New York City lawmakers vote to ban flavored vaping products  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
New York City lawmakers have voted to ban flavored electronic cigarettes after a lawsuit halted a statewide ban more
DC government sues e-cigarette maker Juul over teen use  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The District of Columbia is joining several states in suing e-cigarette maker Juul Labs over its marketing practices more
More clues point to chemical compound in US vaping illnesses  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
U.S. health officials say more evidence points to a chemical compound as a culprit in vaping illnesses more
DC gov’t sues e-cigarette maker Juul over teen use  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The District of Columbia is joining several states in suing e-cigarette maker Juul Labs over its marketing practices more
Study demonstrates potential therapeutic use of ketamine for alcohol addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A study shows one-off dose of ketamine could help heavy drinkers reduce alcohol intake by ‘erasing’ drink-related memories. more
Prenatal opioid exposure may alter brain function in babies  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Connectivity in an area of the brain that regulates emotion may be altered in infants exposed to opioids while in utero, according to a new study. more
Trump donates 3rd-quarter salary to help fight opioid crisis  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
President Donald Trump donates his 3rd-quarter salary to help tackle the nation’s opioid epidemic more
Opioid use during pregnancy alters the baby's brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
During pregnancy, everything taken in by the mother crosses the placenta. Opioid use during pregnancy is tied to changes in the baby’s brain, a new study found. more
Smoker-survivor genes may have long ancestral history of fighting toxins  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Longevity genes that helped humans survive ancient airborne toxins may be the same genes that make humans resilient to pollution from fossil fuels and cigarette smoke today, according... more
Smoker-survivor genes may have long ancestral history of fighting toxins  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Longevity genes that helped humans survive ancient airborne toxins may be the same genes that make humans resilient to pollution from fossil fuels and cigarette smoke today, according... more
Study: Ketamine Decreases Alcohol Consumption in Male Rats  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
The drug ketamine can decrease alcohol consumption in male rats that previously had consumed high amounts of alcohol when given... more
The symbolic and substantive politics of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
How do we get from here to there? How can we decarbonize our energy addicted economies and address the global climate crisis? This weekend, the traditional Harvard-Yale football game was delayed at... more
Not yesterday’s cocaine: Death toll rising from tainted drug  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A pain pill prescription for nerve damage revived Gwendolyn Barton's long-dormant addiction last year, awakening fears she would slip back into smoking crack cocaine. more
Parents using marijuana could raise risk of addictions among offspring  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers from Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital at Belmont, MA have found that parents using marijuana could be raising the risk of their children picking up addictions such... more
Trump hears opposing viewpoints in debate over youth vaping  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
President Donald Trump heard opposing viewpoints Friday in the debate over youth vaping, but offered no insight into where he would ultimately come down on the issue after promising two... more
Michigan halts sale of marijuana e-cigs unless re-tested  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Michigan has temporarily halted the sale of marijuana products intended for vaping so they can be tested for a compound linked to lung illnesses more
Health groups urge Trump to move ahead with e-cig flavor ban  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Health advocates are encouraging President Donald Trump to move forward with a federal ban on thousands of flavors used in in e-cigarettes more
Does Vaping Have Any Benefits?  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
When comparing the dangers of e-cigarettes to cigarettes, some experts believe the health risks of e-cigs are not as serious as those from cigarettes. more
Michigan halts sale of marijuana vape products, orders tests  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Michigan has temporarily halted the sale of marijuana products intended for vaping so they can be tested for a compound linked to lung illnesses more
Predicting opioid-related problems among cancer survivors  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Opioids play an important role in how cancer patients manage pain, but the ongoing opioid epidemic has raised concerns about their potential for abuse. more
Fighting opioids with an unlikely supplemental painkiller: Anti-itch medicine  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers are investigating whether an anti-itch medication that targets a specific part of our nerve cells can make morphine -- which targets a different part--more effective. The findings suggest it... more
Brain biomarker predicts compulsive drinking  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Although alcohol use is ubiquitous in modern society, only a portion of individuals develop alcohol use disorders or addiction. Yet, scientists have not understood why some individuals are prone to develop drinking problems, while others are not. Now,... more
Study shows increase in perceived harm of electronic cigarettes among U.S. adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The number of U.S. adults who perceive e-cigarettes to be at as harmful as, or more harmful than, cigarettes has increased between 2017 and... more
CU Anschutz to train students to prescribe buprenorphine products for opioid use disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
As the nation struggles with a persistent epidemic of opioid addiction, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is taking a critical... more
Massachusetts OKs ban on flavored vaping, tobacco products  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Massachusetts lawmakers passed a groundbreaking ban Thursday on the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes more
Vaping May Cause a Rare Condition Known as 'Popcorn Lung,' New Case Report Suggests  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
A teen in Canada may be the first person to develop "popcorn lung" due to vaping, according to a new... more
New research case report describes lung injury related to e-cigarette use  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A research case report describing lung injury related to e-cigarette use in a 17-year-old Canadian may be the first documented case of a new form of... more
New curated library unveiled to help address the opioid epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new curated library, activated today, provides a centralized toolkit for policymakers, patients and health care professionals working to address the nation's opioid epidemic. more
Trump to meet on teen vaping as plans for flavor ban fade  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
White House officials said Wednesday President Donald Trump will meet with experts, advocates and industry representatives on the problem of underage vaping later this... more
A new link between migraines, opioid overuse may be key to treating pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have discovered that a peptide links together migraine pain and pain induced by opioid overuse. more
Researchers discover a peptide involved in both migraine and opioid-overuse pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
About 10% of the world population suffers from migraine headaches, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. more
Tips to help smokers and vapers quit smoking  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
As the American Cancer Society prepares to help smokers kick the habit during tomorrow's Great American Smokeout, Cedars-Sinai is offering tips for quitting smoking, whether you are hooked on tobacco or vaping. more
FDA nominee ducks questions on Trump e-cigarette flavor ban  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Trump’s pick to lead FDA sidesteps questions on future of proposed ban on vaping flavors more
Fake doctors, pilfered medical records drive Oxy China sales  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Mundipharma reps have promoted OxyContin in China as less addictive than other opioids, the same pitch the company’s U.S. affiliate, Purdue Pharma, admitted was false in court more than a... more
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