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The awards to states and local health departments marked Overdose Awareness Day on August 31.
NIH and CDC study finds telehealth associated with increased likelihood of receiving evidence-based standard of care.
Drug-related mortality, including overdose, was the leading cause of death.
Lockdowns made people feel isolated, depressed, and anxious, leading some to increase their alcohol intake.
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.
Recent drug use along with unstable housing increased the risk of acquiring HCV again.
Breakthrough findings from NIH study could lead to more effective prevention and treatment strategies.
The Grand Plan Study showed that a multidisciplinary program can produce a high cure rate with little loss to follow-up.
These data are consistent with a recent study reporting expansion was not associated with an increase in methadone-involved overdose deaths.
Amid this crisis, state and local government officials have enacted laws and ordinances that make clean syringes harder to get.
In 2022, reported use of any illicit drug within the past year remained at or significantly below pre-pandemic levels for all grades.
Authorities encourage more health care providers to prescribe buprenorphine for people trying to overcome opioid addiction.
Current guidelines recommend antiviral treatment regardless of alcohol use.
Most hepatitis A infections in recent years have been seen in people who use drugs and people experiencing homelessness.
Researchers saw a particularly alarming increase in deaths from alcohol-related cirrhosis in people ages 24 to 35.
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