Sometimes we talk about drinking too much. We complain that it’s making us fat and that the hangovers are no fun. Maybe we should cut back, but what if cutting back turns out to be really hard? What if we need help? A medication called naltrexone dampens the rewarding effects of alcohol and can help people cut back.
Can Medication in the ER Commence a Path to Recovery?
Figuring out how to intercept and help patients with opioid addiction in medical settings is an urgent issue. Learn about reducing unhealthy substance use in emergency settings, including the use of buprenorphine for patients with opioid addiction.
Technology Can Improve Care for Patients with Addiction. It’s Time To Take Notice.
IRETA has teamed up with the National Institute on Drug Abuse to introduce you to evidence-based addiction technology.
You Can’t Fool the Bladder Police
Drug testing is an important clinical tool. What do we know about doing it well?
We’re Overdue for Accurate Information on Marijuana
“It is hard for most to be objective about cannabis.” Although there were plenty of interesting discussions about marijuana’s therapeutic value, we want to talk about the health risks of marijuana use, including addiction.
The Media Makes a Mess Out of Alcohol and Pregnancy
Headline-writers cause IRETA’s Director of Research to facepalm. Wait until you see what the headlines did to study findings.
Residential Treatment Facility Allows Clients to Keep Cell Phones, World Doesn’t End
In 2012, HealthRIGHT 360 began allowing clients to hold onto their cell phones in residential addiction treatment.
Barriers to Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders
The “model minority” notion has contributed to a dearth of information about treatment-seeking and culturally appropriate treatment modalities for Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Alcohol Exposure Affects Fetal Brain Development
Fetal alcohol exposure is a leading cause of intellectual disability in the United States. The cause of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) is so straightforward and the entire problem so seemingly preventable that learning how many people are affected by the condition can be shocking, tragic, and certainly frustrating.
Teens and Twentysomethings are Getting Hep C Like Never Before
Earlier this month, the CDC released a report that should startle anyone who knows or works with people with substance use disorders.