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addiction

Opioids
Post-overdose care falls short
Published Feb 5, 2019
Only about 10 percent of opioid overdose survivors in West Virginia received the recommended follow-up treatment, study suggests
Opioid crisis
Tool helps officials estimate intravenous drug use
Published Feb 4, 2019
Rural communities have been in dire need of a means to estimate the number of people who inject drugs
Opioids
Gaps found in access to opioid treatment
Published Jan 16, 2019
Nearly two-thirds of outpatient centers that treat substance abuse don't offer any form of FDA-approved medication for opioid addiction, study finds
Substance abuse
Missed opportunities in overdose coverage
Published Jan 14, 2019
Only 216 of the 42,500 news reports about Demi Lovato's alleged overdose included mention of national addiction hotline, 1-800-662-HELP
Diabetes drug nixes nicotine withdrawal
Published April 5, 2018
Researchers note lack of withdrawal symptoms in mice after they are given common diabetes drug metformin
Opioid Crisis
Missed opportunities for opioid treatment
Published Dec 4, 2017
Most people referred for opioid treatment by criminal justice system don't receive optimal care, Bloomberg School researchers find
Bill Clinton urges swift action on opioids
Published Oct 30, 2017
Former president visits Bloomberg school for discussion of the drug epidemic and the public health response
Work Hard/Play Smart
Brain chemistry lesson
Published Oct 13, 2017
Student drug, alcohol abuse awareness campaign begins with talk by Hopkins neuroscientist Linda Gorman
Prescription drugs
The 'moral imperative' of treating opioid withdrawal
Published Jan 9, 2017
After harrowing experience with painkillers, Hopkins bioethicist says doctors must do more to help patients through withdrawal
Drug treatment
Methadone underdose
Published Dec 2, 2016
Study finds connection between lower-than-recommended methadone doses, race of program directors / Carey Business School