Much of the recent discourse in the addiction treatment and recovery community has touched upon the record-breaking rise in overdose deaths in the United States, as well as the sharp uptick in alcohol use that came about at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. But very rarely is alcohol discussed as being a part of […]
Women Are Drinking More Than Ever. Many May Not Be Aware How It Is Affecting Their Health.
Women have increased their heavy drinking days by 41%. The pandemic is partly to blame, but the problem didn’t start there.
Referral Can’t Be the Only Solution: SBIRT for People with Alcohol Use Disorders
Addressing the public health consequences of alcohol use disorder means doing more work in primary care.
It Works! Annual Summer Program Changes Medical Students’ Views of Addiction
Peer-reviewed evaluation results indicate that students feel more responsible and motivated to help people with substance use disorders
Safe Injection Spaces Save Lives and Money, But Will They Make It in America?
Ten countries have authorized Supervised Injection Facilities in about 66 cities around the world.
Doctors, Nurses & Social Workers Ought to Get Addiction Training in School
improve their effectiveness in their jobs. Certainly, knowledge-building happens during continuing education, in such forms as in-person trainings, online courses, and webinars. Here are recommendations and examples of pre-service education.
A New Tool to Prevent HIV Among People Who Use Drugs
There has been significant recent progress in reducing HIV infection among PWID. Between 2008 and 2014, the rate of HIV infection among PWID decreased by 50%.
Report Explores Allegheny County Overdose Deaths Over a Seven-Year Span
A deep dive into data on local overdose deaths suggests strategies for better public health intervention
IPV and Substance Use: The Connections are Complicated and Not Always Clear
Intimate Partner Violence is deeply connected to addiction and substance use.
Quite a Few ‘Emerging Adults’ Are Smoking Pot Every Day
Recently, The Lancet published the first-ever report of marijuana use by Americans aged 12 and over between 2002 and 2014 using data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. It is important to talk about this.