Buprenorphine implants may be effective relapse prevention tool for adults with opioid dependence

Posted by - July 19, 2016

This post was originally published on this siteWhile buprenorphine has long been used to treat adults with opioid dependence, its efficacy can be hindered by lack of adherence to daily, sublingual (beneath the tongue) doses of the medication. New research shows that a higher percentage of stable, opioid-dependent patients given six-month buprenorphine implants remained abstinent

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Drug-use may hamper moral judgment

Posted by - July 13, 2016

This post was originally published on this siteRegular cocaine and methamphetamine users can have difficulty choosing between right and wrong, perhaps because the specific parts of their brains used for moral processing and evaluating emotions are damaged by their prolonged drug habits. This is according to a study among prison inmates by Samantha Fede and

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