By providing bundled HIV and HCV testing, substance use disorder treatment programs may create increased awareness of infection status among people with substance abuse disorders.
The United States reached a grim record last year with nearly 71,000 drug overdose deaths.
At unsanctioned safe drug consumption sites, where participants are allowed to inject illicit drugs under the supervision of trained personnel, overdoses are less likely to result in death.
The increased risk for frequent nonmedical cannabis use among individuals with pain was elevated when comparing between surveys in the 2 time periods.
Filling an opioid prescription in the postpartum period is associated with an increased risk for serious opioid-related events, with the risk increasing with the number of prescriptions filled.
Researchers sought to examine national- and county-level buprenorphine prescription patterns by patient demographics and clinician specialty, and county-level characteristics associated with buprenorphine dispensing.
Among adults without a clinical diagnosis of ADHD, heavy alcohol use predicted more severe ADHD symptoms.
Approximately one-third of patients with migraine reported using opioids to treat their symptoms, a practice that contrasts with current guidelines.
Over half of the sample attained opioids through their own prescription, and 47.2% of patients with co-occurring sedative use disorder attained sedatives by prescription.
The USPSTF has updated its 2014 evidence report on the potential benefits and harms of interventions to prevent illicit drug use in children, adolescents, and young adults.