This post was originally published on this siteA wide range of pre-existing psychiatric and behavioral conditions and the use of psychoactive drugs could be important risk factors leading to long-term use of opioid pain medications, reports a study in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). Using a
This post was originally published on this siteThe number of babies born with drug withdrawal symptoms from opioids grew substantially faster in rural communities than in cities, a new study suggests.
Compulsory drug detention centers ‘have no role’ in treatment of opioid addiction, according to study
This post was originally published on this sitePeople with chronic opioid use disorders are more likely to relapse and do so sooner if they are treated in a compulsory drug detention center rather than a voluntary drug treatment center using methadone maintenance therapy, according to the first study comparing the outcome of both approaches.
This post was originally published on this siteScientists have developed a vaccine that blocks the pain-numbing effects of the opioid drugs oxycodone (oxy) and hydrocodone (hydro) in animal models. The vaccine also appears to decrease the risk of fatal opioid overdose, a growing cause of death in the United States.