An estimated 22 million Americans have a drug or alcohol addiction that needs treatment, yet only one in 10 receive it.
By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News
The change comes as addiction to opioids, which include heavy-duty painkillers and heroin, still sweeps the country.
By Andrew Joseph, STAT
The patients experienced various memory problems affecting both long- and short-term memory.
By PBS NewsHour
Last year, more than 30,000 people died from opioid overdoses, which cause almost two-thirds of all overdoses in the U.S., according to data released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those data also show that last…
By Julian A. Mitton, STAT
Primary care doctors and nurses are well-positioned to treat addiction and champion care for those struggling with the use of opioid pills or heroin.
By Christine Vestal, Stateline
Finding and paying for addiction treatment remains a challenge for low-income Americans.
By Angus Chen, Scientific American
Kratom, a compound from a Southeast Asian tree, offers hope for a safer opioid alternative, but research could slow to a crawl as the DEA steps in.
By PBS NewsHour
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999. But amid growing concern over the country’s problem with heroin and prescription opioids, a lesser-known drug in that same group is just…
By Emily Bazar, Kaiser Health News
Opioids commonly languish in medicine cabinets, making easy pickings for someone with an addiction. Here is step-by-step advice for cleaning out your drug closet.
By Ed Silverman, STAT
After months of controversy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday published prescribing guidelines to address the epidemic of deaths and overdoses attributed to opioid painkillers.
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