Opioid-Use Disorder

Risk for Overdose Highest During First Days of Opioid Plus Benzodiazepine Use

Risk for Overdose Highest During First Days of Opioid Plus Benzodiazepine Use

Concurrent benzodiazepine use is associated with increased risk for opioid-related overdose, with the risk highest on the first days of concurrent use.

Deaths After Nonfatal Opioid Overdose: Causes and Risk Factors

Deaths After Nonfatal Opioid Overdose: Causes and Risk Factors

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Causes of death in the year after a nonfatal opioid overdose were often related to substance use disorders, as well as to a range of mental health and medical conditions.

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder May Reduce Mortality in Overdose Survivors

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder May Reduce Mortality in Overdose Survivors

A minority of opioid overdose survivors receive medications for opioid use disorder; buprenorphine and methadone maintenance treatment linked are linked to reduced mortality.

Rapid Decrease of Heroin Use During Opioid Substitution Treatment Associated With Treatment Success

Rapid Decrease of Heroin Use During Opioid Substitution Treatment Associated With Treatment Success

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In patients receiving opioid substitution treatment for opioid use disorder (mainly involving heroin), those exhibiting a rapid decline in heroin use were found to be more likely to have successful treatment outcomes.

Insurance Company Sets Goal of Reducing Opioid Overdoses by 25%

Insurance Company Sets Goal of Reducing Opioid Overdoses by 25%

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Through their predictive analytics, Cigna can identify customers most likely to suffer from an overdose and can prompt interventions.

Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Associated With Reduced Risk for Opioid-Related Deaths

Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Associated With Reduced Risk for Opioid-Related Deaths

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Few of the individuals who experience an opioid-related overdose had received treatment for opioid use disorder.

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