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Treatment options like buprenorphine are rendered less effective by the prevalence of fentanyl, xylazine and other synthetic drugs.
More research is needed on the diverse biological, behavioral and social factors underlying sex-based differences in drug use.
Addiction is a chronic illness requiring constant vigilance, and relapses are part of the journey to recovery.
Scientists will test community-based approaches to prevent drug overdoses and curb high death rates.
Two thirds of people who currently use drugs completed treatment, and most of those were cured.
A steep rise in drug overdose deaths during the pandemic led to greater availability of donor organs.
Someone dies of an overdose about every 5 minutes, often as a result of fentanyl and meth. Drug use also spurs HIV and hepatitis outbreaks.
But American Indians and Alaska Natives saw the sharpest increase in deaths involving methamphetamines. Here’s a possible solution.
The drugs naltrexone and bupropion are currently approved for other indications.
One bill would create 1,000 new residency positions for physicians going into addiction treatment medicine.
Chemsex typically refers to sex with multiple partners involving recreational drugs including meth, GHB and MDMA.
Opioid use disorder is fueling a rise in youth hepatitis C cases and a stabilization of a long decline in HIV among people who use drugs.
An analysis of newly diagnosed youths in California found they had limited access to opioid-related harm reduction services.
An opinion piece in Nature calls out federal efforts to tackle the U.S. opioid crisis.
A study of gay and bi men with HIV in Australia who had been cured of hep C found they associated hep C with injection drug use.
Health care facilities serving people who use drugs are well-positioned to initiate hepatitis C testing. But they don’t.
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