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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

Five ways to better prepare for planned or elective surgery

Five ways to better prepare for planned or elective surgery

Drug or alcohol problems among veterans may increase risk of suicide, study finds

Drug or alcohol problems among veterans may increase risk of suicide, study finds

Study: People with intermittent explosive disorder at greater risk for substance abuse

Study: People with intermittent explosive disorder at greater risk for substance abuse

More people with mental illness, substance use disorders have insurance coverage, research suggests

More people with mental illness, substance use disorders have insurance coverage, research suggests

History of head injuries increases risk of negative outcomes for homeless adults with mental illness

History of head injuries increases risk of negative outcomes for homeless adults with mental illness

Novel approach shows promise for treating co-occurring PTSD and SUD

Novel approach shows promise for treating co-occurring PTSD and SUD

Heavy alcohol use during adolescence alters brain development, study shows

Heavy alcohol use during adolescence alters brain development, study shows

New study suggests how risk gene linked to ADHD may work

New study suggests how risk gene linked to ADHD may work

Preventive interventions for adolescent alcohol and drug use may need to begin in early childhood

Preventive interventions for adolescent alcohol and drug use may need to begin in early childhood

BMC opens new opioid urgent care center to treat patients with substance use disorders

BMC opens new opioid urgent care center to treat patients with substance use disorders

Research findings reveal hidden potential contributors to maternal mortality

Research findings reveal hidden potential contributors to maternal mortality

Study examines how impulsivity and sensation seeking lead to substance use in high-risk youths

Study examines how impulsivity and sensation seeking lead to substance use in high-risk youths

CRNAs use holistic approach to effectively manage pain with less opioid dependency

CRNAs use holistic approach to effectively manage pain with less opioid dependency