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June 25, 2020
Consumption of cannabis during pregnancy results in a host of problems, including cannabinoid placental crossing and accumulation in the fetal brain as well as other organs.
May 18, 2020
This innovative program at Massachusetts General Hospital addresses postoperative pain while preventing relapse in patients a history of opioid use disorder.
April 23, 2020
Virtual happy hours abound, but this is also quite worrisome, especially for those struggling with alcohol and substance use. Alternative solutions are offered in this video.
March 26, 2020
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.
March 23, 2020
How much progress has been made in the area of substance use disorders in the last 40 years?
February 27, 2020
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.
February 25, 2020
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.