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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. Share this:

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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. Share this:

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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. […]

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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. Share this:

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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 […]

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According to the ABC News, the Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings about combining opioid treatment medications (like methadone or buprenorphine) with other drugs that slow the action of central nervous system. The FDA warns that without appropriate caution, combining these medicines may cause difficulty breathing, coma or death. You can read more about this news […]

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California’s state legislature recently approved a joint resolution urging the Federal Government and the Congress to remove marijuana from Schedule I drug. This is part of an ongoing push towards encouraging more research into the medical uses of marijuana. Reclassifying marijuana from the Schedule I (which includes other drugs like heroin, LSD and cocaine) could allow legal […]

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Google has recently started restricting ads that are related to addiction treatment in its search results. As addiction crisis expands in the US, more and more addiction treatment centers are offering treatments to individuals who need help. However, not all of these rehabs are equipped with the right kind of resources that might actually help […]

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September’s Fruit Series Assessment (Peach Assessment) is available now. Its purpose is to help us learn about your memory related to different situations. You have to be logged into your website account to access it. You can click here to sign up to IQRR if you haven’t already created an account with us. Share this:

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According to a research letter published by the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), surgery rarely results in long term opioid use. The study suggests that most long-term opioid use start from a first prescription for back pain or for other non-surgery related pain. You can read more on the story at LA Times by clicking here. […]

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