Opioid-Related Disorder
Opioid Overdoses a Leading Cause of Death in Rural Areas

Opioid Overdoses a Leading Cause of Death in Rural Areas

Factors including economics, environment, and demographic and social factors might put rural residents at a higher risk of these preventable causes of death.

Uncovering Undiagnosed HIV in Heterosexuals: Examining Behavioral Intervention

Uncovering Undiagnosed HIV in Heterosexuals: Examining Behavioral Intervention

Barriers to HIV testing include distrust of medical settings, fear of HIV stigma, and substance use problems.

Expert Opinion on the Surgeon General's Report on Addiction

Expert Opinion on the Surgeon General's Report on Addiction

If we invest in evidence-based addiction treatment that is invested in the dignity of every person who needs that treatment, many more people will find themselves ready to seek it out.

AMA Highlights Addressing Patients' Shame in Opioid Disorders

AMA Highlights Addressing Patients' Shame in Opioid Disorders

A webinar on patient shame forms part of the Prescribers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies.

Overdoses, Suicides Now Leading Causes of Pregnancy-Related Mortality

Overdoses, Suicides Now Leading Causes of Pregnancy-Related Mortality

Self-harm has been the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in Colorado between 2004 and 2012.

3 Initiatives To Address the Opioid Epidemic

3 Initiatives To Address the Opioid Epidemic

We explore 3 initiatives that include guidelines and recommendations for CRNAs, physicians, and policymakers.

Opioid Poisonings Rising Dramatically in Children, Teens

Opioid Poisonings Rising Dramatically in Children, Teens

In children aged 10 to 14, poisonings from suicide or self-inflicted injury rose 37% and accidental poisoning increased 82%.

Traumatic Injury Not a Significant Driver for Continued Opioid Use

Traumatic Injury Not a Significant Driver for Continued Opioid Use

Researchers found only 1 percent of patients prescribed medication still took opioids one year after hospital discharge.

Non-opioid Drugs and Methods for Pain Control

Non-opioid Drugs and Methods for Pain Control

Treating acute pain before it develops into chronic pain may be the key to preventing chronic pain from arising in the first place.

Rise in Heroin Use and Prescription Opioid Abuse

Rise in Heroin Use and Prescription Opioid Abuse

Both medical and non-medical use of prescription opioid medications is associated with a higher risk for transitioning to heroin use.

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