Oxycodone, heroin, and fentanyl ranked first in 2011, 2012-2015, 2016; cocaine ranked second or third.
Comprehensive bipartisan package earmarks billions of dollars to fight opioid abuse in the United States.
Alcohol accounted for 2.2 and 6.8% of age-standardized female and male deaths in 2016.
Airlines also encouraged to include naloxone in emergency medical kits.
Most have potential surrogates for decision making but have not discussed or documented ACP wishes.
The researchers noted that these findings highlight the complexity of obesity as a disease that shares a common etiology with some psychiatric and addictive disorders.
More than 9 million smokers have attempted to quit because of Tips from Former Smokers Campaign.
Therapy Focusing on Mindfulness, Interoception Improves Outcomes for Women With Substance Use DisorderJuly 18, 2018
These findings are consistent with emerging neurocognitive models linking interoception to emotion regulation and related health outcomes, providing valuable input in improving substance use disorder treatment.
In patients receiving opioid substitution treatment for opioid use disorder (mainly involving heroin), those exhibiting a rapid decline in heroin use were found to be more likely to have successful treatment outcomes.
Electrical pulses are sent through small needles that are inserted in the ear to combat the early stages of detoxification, leading to stabilization.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings to 9 online companies selling illegal opioid medications on 53 websites, in direct violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
AAFP and other signatories also call on FDA to apply the proposal to other combustible tobacco products
Lucemyra is an oral selective alpha 2-adrenergic receptor agonist
National Institutes of Health Director, Francis Collins, MD, PhD, announced on April 4, 2018 the launch of the Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Initiative.
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.