A study from investigators projects that the opioid overdose epidemic in the US is likely to increase in coming years, and that measures based on restricting access to prescription opioids will have a minimal impact in reducing overdose deaths. Read the full article by clicking here.
Researchers have developed a cell phone app that uses sonar to monitor someone’s breathing rate and sense when an opioid overdose has occurred. You can read the full article by clicking here.
Bad decision-making is a trait oftentimes associated with drug addicts and pathological gamblers, but what about people who excessively use social media? New research from Michigan State University shows a connection between social media use and impaired risky decision-making, which is commonly deficient in substance addiction.
If quitting smoking is one of your New Year’s resolutions, you may want to consider cutting back on your drinking, too. You can read more about this new research by clicking here.
It’s no secret that exercising regularly can relieve stress, boost your mood and body image, ease depression and anxiety, and improve other psychological issues. Working up a sweat also can help you kick a substance abuse habit – and new research provides insight into the neurobiological mechanisms behind this positive effect. Click here for the […]
Researchers from the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience are teaming with the University of California San Diego and the U.S. National Institutes of Health to develop a drug — now in its earliest stages — that can treat certain types of chronic pain without the addictive consequences of opioids. Click here to read the full […]
While any food is good for your recovery, certain whole foods are especially good for early recovery because their nutrients can boost brain health and mood, alleviate some of the mental and physical symptoms of withdrawal, and speed the healing process. You can click here to read the full article from US News.
As the holiday season approaches, we recognize that the holidays can be an especially trying time to stay healthy and sober. Read these seven tips for staying sober, preventing relapse, and avoiding the holiday blues.
Advances in understanding adolescent brain development may aid future treatments of mental illness and alcohol and substance use disorders, according to new research. You can read the full article from ScienceDaily here.
Society must take collective responsibility to reduce the harm caused by alcohol use disorders, a University of Otago academic says. She argues that by reducing the levels of overall consumption, we have the opportunity to reduce harm to others. Read the full article by clicking here.