This manual offers best practices to states, tribes, and local communities on collaborative treatment approaches for pregnant women living with opioid use disorders (OUD), and the risks and benefits associated with medication-assisted treatment.
Worldwide, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of opioid-involved overdose deaths.
Abuse of opioids can lead to many adverse consequences including addiction and heightened risk of overdose, however it is being increasingly suggested that even controlled use of prescription opioids may be linked with serious and enduring side effects. There is mounting evidence that suggests opioid use may contribute towards cardiovascular damage.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) are hosting a one-day mini convention on the 2nd of November in San Diego.
The satellite event is part of the 2018 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting and will involve presentations from researchers covering the following topics:
The latest event from the National Prevention Week Webinar Series will take place on October 25, 2018, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EDT.
The discussion will explore the relationship between the opioid use, overdose and suicide, with the hope that it will create opportunities for those in the prevention field to implement more effective strategies.
Recently published in the journal Addictive Behaviors, a new study claims the existence of a link between childhood abuse and opioid use later in life.
Background: Opioid use is a significant problem in Alaska. Medication-assisted treatment for opioid use, including buprenorphine, reduces withdrawal symptoms and the harm associated with opioid abuse. Understanding consumers’ treatment-seeking process is important for addressing barriers to treatment, facilitating effective service utilization, and informing policy.