Will These New Tools Help to Fight Opioid Addiction?

With 78 Americans dying every day from opioid overdose, there’s no question that our country is in the midst of an epidemic. But the good news is that there’s hope on the horizon. Help is on the Way In May of this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Probuphine, the first buprenorphine…

Two new options are now available in the fight against opiate addiction.

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Solo Drinking Linked To Higher Risk of Alcoholism

Have you found yourself knocking a few back when no one else is around? A recent study calls solitary drinking into question, finding that young people who drink alone are more likely to struggle with alcoholism as they enter adulthood. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University studied over 700 young adults’…

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    With 78 Americans dying every day from opioid overdose, there’s no question that our country is in the midst of an epidemic. But the good news is that there’s hope on the horizon. Help is on the Way In May of this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Probuphine, the first buprenorphine…

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    After three decades of research, people with addiction still have few medication options. While there are a handful of modestly effective FDA-approved drugs to treat alcohol, nicotine and opioid-use disorders, there are none at all for cocaine, methamphetamine and other narcotics. And the fact remains that most people with a substance use disorder will relapse…

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    As humans, we crave social interaction with one another. Communication skills pave the way for meaningful conversations, telling funny jokes or relaying our heartaches. Despite its importance, our ability to communicate is one of the first skills we lose once addiction becomes a factor. As addicts, we often feel isolated and ashamed, while our loved…

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