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.
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.
IRETA has teamed up with the National Institute on Drug Abuse to introduce you to evidence-based addiction technology.
Drug testing is an important clinical tool. What do we know about doing it well?
“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.
Headline-writers cause IRETA’s Director of Research to facepalm. Wait until you see what the headlines did to study findings.
In 2012, HealthRIGHT 360 began allowing clients to hold onto their cell phones in residential addiction treatment.
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.
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.
Earlier this month, the CDC released a report that should startle anyone who knows or works with people with substance use disorders.