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Study finds drop in frequent use of ED after Affordable Care Act

Study finds drop in frequent use of ED after Affordable Care Act

Brain abnormality linked to general risk for mental illness

Brain abnormality linked to general risk for mental illness

Study determines delays and obstacles to getting treatment for substance use disorders

Study determines delays and obstacles to getting treatment for substance use disorders

MGH researchers identify risk factors for drug overdose in youth with substance use disorders

MGH researchers identify risk factors for drug overdose in youth with substance use disorders

Researchers aim to to better predict future chronic opioid therapy in hospital patients

Researchers aim to to better predict future chronic opioid therapy in hospital patients

Study finds increase in cigarette smoking among people with substance use disorders

Study finds increase in cigarette smoking among people with substance use disorders

New inpatient program can be powerful tool to close gap in addiction treatment

New inpatient program can be powerful tool to close gap in addiction treatment

Study finds link between marijuana use and cognitive dysfunction in people with HIV

Study finds link between marijuana use and cognitive dysfunction in people with HIV

HIV testing found to be higher among transgender females, study shows

HIV testing found to be higher among transgender females, study shows

Undocumented Mexican immigrants living in the country at risk for mental disorders

Undocumented Mexican immigrants living in the country at risk for mental disorders

Bariatric surgical patients may be vulnerable to opioid dependence

Bariatric surgical patients may be vulnerable to opioid dependence

FDA permits first digital therapeutic device for treatment of substance use disorders

FDA permits first digital therapeutic device for treatment of substance use disorders

For low-income drug users, Medi-Cal offers a fresh start

For low-income drug users, Medi-Cal offers a fresh start

A long and winding road: Kicking heroin in an opioid ‘treatment desert’

A long and winding road: Kicking heroin in an opioid ‘treatment desert’

People with opioid use disorder 50% more likely to get treatment after implementation of ACA

People with opioid use disorder 50% more likely to get treatment after implementation of ACA

Analysis looks at use of multiple substances in reproductive-age women who use opioids

Analysis looks at use of multiple substances in reproductive-age women who use opioids

Opioid use gradually increases few years after bariatric surgery, study shows

Opioid use gradually increases few years after bariatric surgery, study shows

One in five bariatric surgery patients likely to develop alcohol problems, study finds

One in five bariatric surgery patients likely to develop alcohol problems, study finds

Prenatal cocaine exposure linked to increased risk of drug use among teens

Prenatal cocaine exposure linked to increased risk of drug use among teens

Study finds depression and SUD to be strongest risk factors for prescription opioid overdose

Study finds depression and SUD to be strongest risk factors for prescription opioid overdose