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Brain Scans May Reveal Most Effective Anti-Drug Messages

What if you could look into the brains of potential drug abusers and see what messages would be most likely to persuade them to “just say no?” That’s the ultimate goal of researchers whose new study scanned the brains of people while they watched anti-drug public service announcements (PSAs).

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Opioid Crisis: Criminal Justice Referrals Miss Treatment Opportunities, Study Suggests

A new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that under 5 percent of those referred for opioid treatment from the criminal justice system were directed to medication-assisted programs to treat their disorder.

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Four-Fold Jump in Deaths in Opioid-Driven Hospitalizations

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New study finds that death rates for those hospitalized for opioid-related conditions in the U.S. have quadrupled since 2000. Worst toll seen among patients who were low-income, white, under age 65 and on Medicare, and the severity of opioid misuse leading to hospitalization has increased.

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In Search Of: Researchers Explore the Ocean for Alternatives to Opioids

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers with expertise in biology, anesthesiology, pharmacology, and medicinal chemistry at U of U Health received a $10 million grant from the Department of Defense to identify new, natural compounds to develop non-opioid drugs for pain management

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WVU Chief Economist: Opioid Crisis Has Cost West Virginia Nearly $1 Billion

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West Virginia University’s chief economist said the opioid epidemic in West Virginia and across the U.S. has come with a hefty price tag, causing a void in this state’s economy of nearly $1 billion.

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A Sense of Place

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Experiencing worlds we might never step foot in—through the vivid memories of Johns Hopkins Nursing researchers

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Impact of a Genetic Risk Factor for Substance Use Differs by Sex in Adolescents

In a study of adolescent boys and girls, neuroscientists have found a sex difference in a gene linked to substance use disorders.

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New Painkillers Reduce Overdose Risk

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The research shows that a range of compounds can deliver pain-blocking potency without affecting respiration.

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Although Their Introductions as Treatment Are Different, Two Top Medications for Opioid Addiction Are Equally Effective

a new study concludes that two of the top medications available for outpatient, office-based treatment, once initiated, are equally safe and effective in curtailing opioid use, relapse, treatment drop-out and overdose.

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Medical Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, precision dosing, MJBizCon

New, Precision-Dosed Medical Cannabis Products Now Available for Patients Concerned About Predictability, Safety and Danger of Potential Opioid Addiction

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