Opioid-Related Disorder

FDA Approval: Once-Monthly Buprenorphine Injection for Opioid Use Disorder

FDA Approval: Once-Monthly Buprenorphine Injection for Opioid Use Disorder

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The FDA has announced the approval of Sublocade for the treatment of moderate to severe opioid use disorder.

Clinton Foundation: Recommendations to Address the Opioid Epidemic

Clinton Foundation: Recommendations to Address the Opioid Epidemic

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The Clinton Foundation's Health Matters Initiative, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, issued a report providing 49 recommendations under 10 topic areas on how to address the opioid crisis.

Low Opioid Use in Veterans With Recent Traumatic Brain Injury

Low Opioid Use in Veterans With Recent Traumatic Brain Injury

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Veterans diagnosed with TBI don't use opioids very often.

Virtual Reality May Offer Solution to Opioid Crisis

Virtual Reality May Offer Solution to Opioid Crisis

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Virtual reality may help combat the opioid crisis.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Criticism of 12-Step Groups: Is It Warranted?

Criticism of 12-Step Groups: Is It Warranted?

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One topic of criticism is the relative dearth of scientific evidence regarding the efficacy of 12-step programs.

Effects of Limiting Physician Capacity to Rx Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder

Effects of Limiting Physician Capacity to Rx Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder

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Policy makers have prioritized increasing buprenorphine access to fight the opioid epidemic, but lack adequate information about how to do so effectively.

Examining Genetics to Identify Risks of Opioid Addiction

Examining Genetics to Identify Risks of Opioid Addiction

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More than 75% of individuals with a current opioid addiction diagnosis, as well as 28% of control participants, presented with an addiction risk score over 52. Researchers focused on single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with brain reward systems.

Comprehensive Assessment Essential for Treating All Aspects of Pain

Comprehensive Assessment Essential for Treating All Aspects of Pain

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Regular evaluation and assessment along with a personalized "step approach" is essential for effective pain management.

Treating the Brain or Body: Which is Best for Patients With Pain?

Treating the Brain or Body: Which is Best for Patients With Pain?

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While treatments for pain often target either the brain or the body, data show treatments often benefit both.

Psychosocial Approaches For Self-Modulating Pain

Psychosocial Approaches For Self-Modulating Pain

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Psychosocial approaches have become critical in the face of the chronic pain epidemic.

Short Online Course Effective Treatment for Pain Catastrophizing

Short Online Course Effective Treatment for Pain Catastrophizing

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These free online resources may be of interest to patients in rural settings who may not have access to pain psychologists.

Do Medical Marijuana Laws Impact Opioid Use, Abuse?

Do Medical Marijuana Laws Impact Opioid Use, Abuse?

A rise in overdose deaths is associated with overprescribing of opioid analgesic medications.

America's Addiction to Opioids, by Dr. Nora Volkow

Treatment of opioid addiction and preventing overdose deaths

The Role of Prescription Opioids in Veterans' Heroin Use

The Role of Prescription Opioids in Veterans' Heroin Use

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Opioid-related disorders are an emerging public health concern globally and in the United States.

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