NIH Helping to End Addiction Over the Long-term Initiative
This Viewpoint discusses the National Institutes of Health ’s Helping to End Addiction Long-term, an interdisciplinary program aimed at advancing addiction and pain research in the United States.
AbstractCancer pain is a common symptom experienced by patients, caused either by the disease or its treatment. Morphine remains the most effective and recommended treatment for cancer pain. However, cancer patients still do not receive appropriate management for their pain, and under-treatment is common. Lack of knowledge and negative attitudes towards cancer pain and analgesia among professionals, patients and family caregivers are reported as one of the most common barriers to effective cancer pain management (CPM). To systematically review research on the nature and impact of attitudes and knowledge towards CPM, a syst...
(CNN) — Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety. “The intense craving is what drives the drug use,” said Yasmin Hurd, the lead researcher on the study and director of the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai. “If we can have the medications that can dampen that [craving], that can greatly reduce the chance of relapse and overdose risk.” CBD: What Is It And Why Do People U...
Title: Could CBD Treat Opioid Addiction?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/21/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/21/2019 12:00:00 AM
(Tulane University) A new type of non-addictive opioid developed by researchers at Tulane University and the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System accelerates recovery time from pain compared to morphine without increasing pain sensitivity, according to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation.
May 22, 2019. . Sponsored by Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (HHS Region 8), University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health, University of North Dakota School of Medicine&Health Sciences
Health Canada has approved injectable hydromorphone, a drug commonly used to manage pain, to treat patients with severe opioid use disorder.
(University of Virginia) Pain medication addiction is a major problem in the United States. UVA's Ken Hsu is seeking ways to treat pain and control inflammation without dangerous side effects.
This article presents data supporting the analgesic properties of an orally available, peripherally-restricted, kappa-opioid agonist for peripheral pain. A potential out-patient pharmaceutical that acts as efficacious as morphine in alleviating peripheral pain, while failing to produce undesired CNS-mediated effects, could help reduce the current health care burden associated with prescription opioids. PMID: 31103632 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
(Northeast Ohio Medical University) Northeast Ohio Medical University was recently awarded a $500,000 grant by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to work with the other Ohio medical schools to develop a common medical school curriculum on pain management and opioid use disorder treatment. Case Western Reserve University, Ohio University, The Ohio State University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Toledo and Wright State University are named as sub-awardees.
You're reading Options to Opioids: How to Manage Chronic Pain Without Prescribing Pain-Killers, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. While there is considerable debate as to how much blame doctors should be assigned for the ongoing opioid crisis, there is little doubt they can do something to curtail it -- that instead of prescribing drugs that have been found to be highly addictive they can resort to alternate forms of pain management. Doctors’ prescription of powerful painkillers like OxyContin is frequ...