Category results for "Addiction"

FDA Approves New Opioid Addiction Treatment Combining Buprenorphine and Naloxone

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat opioid addiction that combines buprenorphine and naloxone. The drug, Zubsolv, is similar to Subutex and Suboxone, according to Reuters.

Small Study Suggests Ritalin May Help Treat Cocaine Addiction

A single dose of Ritalin may help improve brain function in people addicted to cocaine, according to a small study published in JAMA Psychiatry.

Many Medicaid Programs Hinder Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment: Report

Many Medicaid programs make it difficult for people addicted to opioids to receive medications to treat their addiction, according to a new report. The American Society of Addiction Medicine says private insurance companies also are restricting access to these treatments.

Prenatal Exposure to Cigarette Smoke May Increase Children’s Risk of Addiction: Study

Children who were exposed to cigarette smoke prenatally may be at increased risk of addiction, a new study suggests. The smoke may interfere with the brain’s reward processing system, Time.com reports.

2013 America Honors Recovery Awards to be Presented June 26

Faces & Voices of Recovery and Caron Treatment Centers will present the 2013 America Honors Recovery Awards on June 26 to leaders in the recovery community.

Animal Study Links Missing Brain Enzyme with Addiction to Painkillers

A new animal study suggests a missing brain enzyme increases concentrations of a protein related to opioid addiction, Science Daily reports.

An Author Takes a Look Inside Rehab

Join Together chats with New York Times best-selling author Anne Fletcher, MS, RD, whose latest book is “Inside Rehab: The Surprising Truth About Addiction Treatment – And How to Get Help That Works” (Viking, 2013), to discuss addiction treatment today and the future of recovery.

Family Physicians Group Offers Doctors Online Tools for Addiction Treatment

The American Academy of Family Physicians, in cooperation with the National Institute on Drug Abuse, is offering its members online tools to help them care for patients and families struggling with addiction.

Preventing Substance Use Disorders in People With Mental Illness

A researcher at Harvard Medical School is studying which substance use disorders are more common among people with different types of mental illness, and when they tend to develop.

Commentary: DSM-5: New Addiction Terminology, Same Disease

Dr. Stuart Gitlow, President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, argues DSM-5 changes the terminology of addiction, but the disease remains unchanged.

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