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Study demonstrates that stress hormone cortisol can reduce heroin cravings

Study demonstrates that stress hormone cortisol can reduce heroin cravings

Heroin-assisted treatments benefit some drug users

Heroin-assisted treatments benefit some drug users

Opioid withdrawal in Ontario newborns increases 15-fold

Opioid withdrawal in Ontario newborns increases 15-fold

State highlights: Aging inmate care outside prison; Colo.'s teen birth rate drop; Minn. rural doc shortage

State highlights: Aging inmate care outside prison; Colo.'s teen birth rate drop; Minn. rural doc shortage

First Edition: August 12, 2014

First Edition: August 12, 2014

State highlights: Ohio managed care plans launch; Bluecross Blueshield plan faces Ore. lawsuit; N.Y. policy on unvaccinated children upheld

State highlights: Ohio managed care plans launch; Bluecross Blueshield plan faces Ore. lawsuit; N.Y. policy on unvaccinated children upheld

Many heroin users transitioned from prescription opioids, finds study

Many heroin users transitioned from prescription opioids, finds study

State highlights: NYC plan for treating mentally ill; Kan. town gets abortion services again; Iowa medical marijuana

State highlights: NYC plan for treating mentally ill; Kan. town gets abortion services again; Iowa medical marijuana

Small financial incentives can improve people’s completion of HBV vaccination, study finds

Small financial incentives can improve people’s completion of HBV vaccination, study finds

Studies suggest novel therapies for nicotine, heroin and gambling addiction

Studies suggest novel therapies for nicotine, heroin and gambling addiction

Substance abuse negatively affects sexual performance in men even after years of abstinence

Substance abuse negatively affects sexual performance in men even after years of abstinence

Incentives can help promote drug abstinence among pregnant women with heroin or cocaine addiction

Incentives can help promote drug abstinence among pregnant women with heroin or cocaine addiction

Brain changes can occur after long-term methadone treatment

Brain changes can occur after long-term methadone treatment

NIDA announces 2012 recipient of Avant-Garde Award for Medications Development

NIDA announces 2012 recipient of Avant-Garde Award for Medications Development

Link between binge eating and addiction-like behaviors

Link between binge eating and addiction-like behaviors

Opiate addiction disorders associated with opioid-induced hyperalgesia

Opiate addiction disorders associated with opioid-induced hyperalgesia

New editorial offers clarity on confusing drug and alcohol addiction terminology

New editorial offers clarity on confusing drug and alcohol addiction terminology

Hydromorphone can be as effective as diacetylmorphine in treating heroin addiction

Hydromorphone can be as effective as diacetylmorphine in treating heroin addiction

New vaccine formulation may help heroin addicts maintain abstinence

New vaccine formulation may help heroin addicts maintain abstinence

Novel vaccine for treating heroin addiction

Novel vaccine for treating heroin addiction