ER visits related to marijuana use at a Colorado hospital quadruple after legalization

Posted by - May 4, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteVisits by teens to a Colorado children’s hospital emergency department and its satellite urgent care centers increased rapidly after legalization of marijuana for commercialized medical and recreational use, according to new research being presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in San Francisco. The study abstract, “Impact

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Neuroscientists seek brain basis of craving in addiction and binge eating

Posted by - May 3, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteA new article in JAMA Psychiatry details the first step in revealing how craving works in the brain. Scientists at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas are the first to propose a systematic and quantitative model for drug addiction research. The model focuses

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Opioid abuse drops when doctors check patients' drug history

Posted by - May 1, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteThere’s a simple way to reduce the opioid epidemic gripping the country, according to new Cornell University research: Make doctors check their patients’ previous prescriptions. The most significant response to the opioid epidemic comes from state governments. Nearly every state now has a database that tracks every prescription

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Overdose prevention and naloxone rescue among family members of people who use opioids

Posted by - April 29, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteFamily members are often the ones who administer naloxone during an opioid overdose and should be considered as part of the larger response to help curb fatal overdoses. These findings, published online in Drug and Alcohol Review, demonstrate the important role that educating family members about overdoses and

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