As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the country, SAMHSA and the DEA allow for flexibility in addressing the needs of patients with opioid use disorder.
How much progress has been made in the area of substance use disorders in the last 40 years?
This innovative program at Massachusetts General Hospital addresses postoperative pain while preventing relapse in patients a history of opioid use disorder.
Over the past two decades, deaths associated with alcohol abuse have increased, but little data point to demographic changes.
Access to care has improved—especially for low-income and vulnerable populations—which has resulted in better health outcomes.
Although 6 months is the recommended duration for buprenorphine treatment, many patients discontinue within a few weeks or months of treatment.
James L. Knoll IV, MD, analyzes the ethical and legal duties of psychiatrists treating substance use disorders.
The costs, risks, and considerations involved in treating addiction have upped the ante, as illustrated in this case.
Researchers tested the effects of ketamine combined with motivational enhancement therapy in adults drinking 5 alcoholic beverages per day.
Powerfully addictive, methamphetamine has devastating effects on health and other aspects of life. What is the net result of chronic methamphetamine abuse? Here are 5 of the major indicators.