Women have increased their heavy drinking days by 41%. The pandemic is partly to blame, but the problem didn’t start there.
Addiction in the News
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a study that shows a combination of two medications, injectable naltrexone and oral bupropion, is safe and effective in treating methamphetamine use disorder.
I don’t believe that we can truly understand what those teachers lecturing about clinician burnout means until we’re “in the trenches” of this field. Let’s talk about compassion fatigue.
Questioning Alcohol Use as “#SelfCare.” When it comes to sleep, alcohol may help you fall asleep, but it actually disrupts sleep patterns and blocks REM sleep, causing anyone who drinks it before bed to have a less restful night’s sleep than if they hadn’t consumed alcohol.
Here are three strategies that the federal government should consider to ensure that naloxone is truly accessible.
Open conversation about addiction is important, but it can perpetuate myths, discouragement, and stigma.
Tracking progress on our home state’s efforts to modernize our PDMP and improve the quality of care that all patients receive.
People are dying, healthcare costs are rising, the stigma persists, and care is hard to access. Fortunately, no matter where Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA goes to work in the morning, he’s left us with a significant document to learn from and bring to life, the 2016 Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health.
A look at harm reduction efforts 30 years ago in light of our current opioid epidemic
The Heroin Response Strategy will create a functioning Public Health and Public Safety Network that allows real-time data sharing in 17 states