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Adolescents using multiple sources for prescription drugs at high risk for substance use disorders

Adolescents using multiple sources for prescription drugs at high risk for substance use disorders

University of Kentucky wins grants to study decision-making processes behind drug use disorders

University of Kentucky wins grants to study decision-making processes behind drug use disorders

Biden calling ACA ‘breakthrough’ for mental health parity highlights gaps

Biden calling ACA ‘breakthrough’ for mental health parity highlights gaps

Bariatric surgery patients at higher risk of death from substance use problems

Bariatric surgery patients at higher risk of death from substance use problems

Legal promise of equal mental health treatment often falls short

Legal promise of equal mental health treatment often falls short

Sociodemographic factors, polysubstance use linked with opioid-related overdose deaths

Sociodemographic factors, polysubstance use linked with opioid-related overdose deaths

Use of buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction proliferates in California

Use of buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction proliferates in California

Parental opioid use doubles the risk of suicide attempts by their children

Parental opioid use doubles the risk of suicide attempts by their children

Study may help identify patients at relapse risk after treatment for cocaine use disorder

Study may help identify patients at relapse risk after treatment for cocaine use disorder

Researchers learn more about opioid prescribing in primary care

Researchers learn more about opioid prescribing in primary care

Opioid overdose found to be most common cause of pregnancy-associated death in new moms

Opioid overdose found to be most common cause of pregnancy-associated death in new moms

Prolonged exposure therapy is more effective in treating veterans with PTSD, alcohol use disorder

Prolonged exposure therapy is more effective in treating veterans with PTSD, alcohol use disorder

Research shows mindful body awareness training helps women recover from drug addiction

Research shows mindful body awareness training helps women recover from drug addiction

Opioid epidemic fuels growing rates of some infectious diseases

Opioid epidemic fuels growing rates of some infectious diseases

People under age 50 with hearing loss more likely to misuse alcohol and drugs

People under age 50 with hearing loss more likely to misuse alcohol and drugs

Aspiring doctors seek advanced training in addiction medicine

Aspiring doctors seek advanced training in addiction medicine

Many individuals recovering from addiction continue to suffer from chronic physical disease

Many individuals recovering from addiction continue to suffer from chronic physical disease

Mothers with children taken into out-of-home care more likely to receive inadequate prenatal care

Mothers with children taken into out-of-home care more likely to receive inadequate prenatal care

Discharged, dismissed: ERs often miss chance to set overdose survivors on ‘better path’

Discharged, dismissed: ERs often miss chance to set overdose survivors on ‘better path’

Relapse dreams more common in people with severe alcohol, drug addiction history

Relapse dreams more common in people with severe alcohol, drug addiction history