Opioid-Related Disorder
APA: Americans Believe Treatment, Not Punishment, Best for Opioid Crisis

APA: Americans Believe Treatment, Not Punishment, Best for Opioid Crisis

A poll found 58% in favor of prioritizing access to treatment; 26% in favor of more punishment.

Opioid Prescription: Concerns With New CDC Guidelines

Opioid Prescription: Concerns With New CDC Guidelines

Jeffrey Fudin, PharmD, discusses concerns he has regarding the CDC guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.

Opioid Management and Difficult Patients

Opioid Management and Difficult Patients

Anthony Mariano, PhD, offered advice to clinicians for tapering patients off opioids.

Identifying Patients Who Need Higher Methadone Doses

Identifying Patients Who Need Higher Methadone Doses

Polymorphism at the level of drug receptors, transporters, or other proteins involved in drug metabolism or action may dampen a drug's efficacy or increase its toxicity.

Opioid Use Growing Among Pregnant Women

Opioid Use Growing Among Pregnant Women

The increase in cases of neonatal abstinence syndrome corresponds with the reported rise in opioid use during pregnancy.

Naltrexone-Assisted Detox vs Buprenorphine Taper for Opioid Dependence

Naltrexone-Assisted Detox vs Buprenorphine Taper for Opioid Dependence

Researchers compared 2 treatment methods in 150 individuals seeking outpatient treatment for prescription opioid or heroin dependence.

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.

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