A National Geographic article explores what science is helping us learn about addiction and the underlying mechanisms that drive it. It also looks into how these new discoveries may help us treat addiction in the future. You can read the article at National Geographic’s website.
An article from Nora’s Blog at National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) talks about utilizing social media and similar forms of citizen science to combat opioid overdose epidemic. You can click here to read the article on NIDA’s website.
The Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission are going after products that may falsely claim to treat addiction to opioids. You can read more about this in The Washington Post’s website.
Dr. Warren Bickel, Director of Addiction Recovery Research Center at Virginia Tech and head of the International Quit & Recovery Registry (IQRR) was interviewed by Recovery Research Institute about IQRR. You can check out the interview here.
Ibogaine, a psychoactive substance naturally found in some plants, has been used by some people to recover from heroin addiction. The linked article from The Guardian explores whether ibogaine is a worthwhile solution. Read more about it at The Guardian website.
A new study that analysed thousands of people who died because of opioid overdoses in between 2001 and 2007 found that a majority of these people suffered from chronic pain. A large number of them also suffered from mental health issues like depression and anxiety. You can read more about this story at US News.
A new study, recently published, compared Suboxone and Vivitrol in a head-to-head test with regards to their usage in addiction treatment. Researchers found these two drugs similarly effective but the results need to be intrepreted with more caution. You can learn more about the study and its results on NPR by clicking here.
According to the FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, the agency is looking to promote medication-assisted treatments as another means to help people with opioid addiction. This is part of an ongoing push towards tackling what is seen as a major addiction crisis affecting the United States. You can read more about FDA attempts to curb opioid […]