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THIS IS WHAT PREDICTS CHRONIC OPIOID USE, ACCORDING TO A WVU STUDY

Four factors can predict the likelihood of chronic opioid use, according to research from West Virginia University. The study, led by Nilanjana Dwibedi, assistant professor in the WVU School of Pharmacy, is the first of its kind to investigate the [...]

June 14th, 2018|

PROMISING RESEARCH COULD CHANGE THE WAY WE TREAT BINGE EATING AND OBESITY

New research published in Addiction Biology could explain the mechanism behind binge eating, which is closely linked to obesity. Obesity is a growing global epidemic, and many developed countries, such as the United States, offer “obesogenic environments” that are conducive to unhealthy [...]

May 31st, 2018|

5 DO’S AND DON’T OF TALKING TO YOUR LOVED ONE ABOUT THEIR ADDICTION

If you suspect your loved one has a substance use problem and is in denial about it, bringing up the topic can feel awkward or even frightening. Defensiveness is the default response to such conversations for many people who have [...]

May 29th, 2018|

5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN YOUR LOVED ONE’S TREATMENT

The impact of substance abuse is varied and complicated. Family dynamics often contribute to and feed into the disease of addiction, which is why addiction is often called a “family disease”–and why it’s so important for the entire family to [...]

May 21st, 2018|

Opioid Deaths Related to Synthetic Heroin Are Climbing

While the number of opioid prescriptions and opioid overdose deaths has fallen, fatalities from heroin and black-market synthetic heroin and opioids are on the rise, according to research from the American Action Forum, a center-right think tank based in Washington, D.C. [...]

April 25th, 2018|

DEPRESSION TREATMENT IMPROVES OPIOID RECOVERY OUTCOMES

A recent study suggests that depression is a side effect of chronic opioid use, and adequate treatment of depression improves recovery outcomes. According to the study published in The British Journal of Psychiatry, when patients adhered to a prescribed antidepressant and [...]

April 12th, 2018|

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