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Opioid Related Disorders

Opioid Related Disorders

To combat opiate abuse and its dire consequences, drug makers have developed a number of strategies--which are detailed here.

In a world in which substance use disorders are no longer suffered in isolation, treating addiction is a challenging journey with obstacles, intermittent failures, and life-altering successes. A poem on drug withdrawal expressed through the eyes of a fellow in addiction medicine.

The elephant in the room: the problem of iatrogenic opioid use disorder is being ignored.

A guide for helping patients understand heroin, its history, and how it impacts our communities.

In the US, 38,000 drug overdose deaths occur per year, and it is estimated that 75% are opioid-related. The good news is that addiction is a treatable disease. More in this discussion of opioid addiction, the use of naloxone, and Good Samaritan laws.

What expanded roles should psychiatrists be playing in the provision of proper pain management without taking their eyes off the issue of prescription opioid misuse and abuse? Insights here.

As we are faced with a growing population of older adults, a better understanding of the issues that they confront is crucial.

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