It can be difficult to care for complex patients when they need services that do not exist.
"Safe consumption sites" are medically-supervised venues where heroin users can inject heroin in clean, safe, and medically-supervised facilities.
Researchers found that some surgery patients may face a higher risk of becoming dependent on opioids.
Experiencing the loss of a friend brings a new perspective to working in addiction medicine.
Suboxone can curb drug addiction if it is used correctly.
Research has shown that use of suboxone and methadone, in conjunction with counseling, can be effective addiction treatment.
One clinician feels that suboxone is not the answer to the opioid crisis.
Both PAs and NPs who practice addiction medicine have seen progress made in 2016 to increase practice authority.
The FDA warns that the antidiarrheal loperamide can lead to serious cardiac events when taken in high doses.
Probuphine is the first buprenorphine implant approved for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence.
Patients facing addiction aren't from another planet - they're our parents, our siblings, our neighbors, and our friends.
While most PAs believe that e-cigarettes are harmful to health, they need more reliable information to help inform clinical decisions.
Since 2002, the number of hospitalizations due to opioid abuse and dependence has increased by 72%.
A reader weighs in on suboxone prescribing practices.
The rate of misuse of prescription stimulants has risen among young adults despite the rate of prescriptions remaining the same.
Federal law does not allow nurse practitioners and physician assistants to prescribe buprenorphine to patients with opiate use disorder.
Use of psychoactive drugs may be reduced through a combination of interactions with primary care physicians and follow-up calls from coaches.
A new formulation of intranasal naloxone - marketed as Narcan - has been FDA approved to help combat opioid abuse in the United States.
The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests the prescription of naloxone to the family and friend of patients who are at risk of opioid overdose.
The number of Americans who admit to smoking marijuana has more than doubled in the last decade, according to a report published online in JAMA Psychiatry.
A comprehensive approach is needed to improve prescribing practices and ultimately reduce opioid abuse and related overdose death rates across the country.
Caring for a woman who is pregnant and dependent on opioids is an opportunity to make life-changing interventions for the sake of her health and the health of her unborn child.
Learn how to identify and treat opioid abuse, withdrawal, and dependence.
Teenagers who use e-cigarettes have an increased likelihood of using combustible tobacco products.
Emergency-department initiated buprenorphine treatment may increase addiction treatment and decrease opioid use in patients with opioid dependence .
"Flakka," a synthetic stimulant, can cause violent and unpredictable behavior.
The CDC reports that 75% of Americans supporting increasing the legal age for smoking to 21.
Although e-cigarettes may not be considered healthy, they may be the lesser of two evils when compared with traditional tobacco cigarettes.
A patient overdoses when communication breaks down between clinicians.
Prescription diet pills were the most popular stimulant drug misused by females, while Adderall was the drug misused most often by males.