Psychiatric conditions linked to increased risk of long-term opioid use

Posted by - December 29, 2016

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

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Compulsory drug detention centers ‘have no role’ in treatment of opioid addiction, according to study

Posted by - December 8, 2016

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.

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