Judgements and settlements are starting in Oklahoma against various pharmaceutical companies for their alleged roles in that state’s opioid crisis. Who would be the beneficiaries of these funds?
Substance Use Disorder
This overview addresses two medications for analgesia of chronic benign pain, both of which have substance abuse risks themselves.
The use of e-cigarettes may precede cigarette smoking as well as the use of other substances, especially among young people.
Technology addiction and screen time are topics of increased concern, but often the discussion does not focus on solutions. In this video, John Torous, MD discusses a new randomized clinical trial that explores the efficacy of CBT to guide patients in their recovery.
Prescription drug misuse in adolescents is source driven and asking frequency questions identifies problematic substance use are some of the more significant findings.
Cannabis is a widely used drug of abuse in adolescents. With legalization of marijuana, adolescent cannabis use may increase substantially.
Increased addiction risk in children of incarcerated parents; reinforcement-based interventions may decrease drug abuse; and other key findings are summarized here.
What happens when your patient uses cannabinoid compounds for pain, especially if there are currently taking opioids? Just in time for Pain Awareness Month, the results from these new studies provide insights and guidance.
A recent report provides a global update on the growth of drug use and its consequences.
The cannabinoids (particularly CBD) have been hailed as non-addictive solutions to using escalating doses of opioids for chronic pain. More in this research update.