#HopeActLiveWI: Program Guides Opioid Overdose Survivors to Health and Healing

A program that helpsopioid overdose survivors avoid another overdose and encourages them to stay engaged in treatment has expanded to cover 22 hospital emergency departments through a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). ED2Recovery is managed by Wisconsin Voices for Recovery. “ED2Recovery helps opioid overdose survivors understand that addiction is a health condition that can be treated,” says DHS Director of Opioid...(see release)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - Category: Hospital Management Authors: Source Type: news

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Opioid addiction is an escalating problem in the United States, with 33,091 reported deaths due to opioid overdoses in 2015. Although opioids are often an integral part of postoperative pain control, they can have significant side effects including physical dependence, development of tolerance, respiratory depression, and death. Orthopaedic surgeons are the third highest prescribers of opioids among physicians in the United States. Properly identifying patients who are at greater risk for prolonged postoperative opioid use can help direct patients care towards ancillary treatments such as behavioral therapy, pain managemen...
Source: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
The current opioid crisis has raised awareness of the risks of misuse, addiction, and overdose with opioid prescribing for pain management in the perioperative and nonoperative care of surgical patients. Despite these risks, it is essential for surgical providers to provide safe and adequate functional pain control to enhance recovery. The purpose of this review is to outline the relevance of the US opioid crisis to surgical prescribing, describe strategies for opioid reduction using a stepwise therapy approach, and provide recommendations for improving the safety of opioid prescribing. Additional recommendations for risk ...
Source: Surgical Clinics of North America - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
The Washington Post recently received access to a database maintained by the Drug Enforcement Administration that tracks the manufacture and distribution of every prescription opioid in the country. It  reported that 76 billion pills were distributed throughout the US between 2006 and 2012, with higher volumes shipped to the areas that were most hard hit with opioid-related overdose deaths. This is being offered as proof that the overprescribing of prescription opioids caused the overdose crisis. But this flies in the face of other powerful evidence. Research reported in the  Journal of Pain Research&nb...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
Harm, chronic illness, family disruption, disparate healthcare and escalating costs. These issues together describe the effect of substance use on the health of people, children, families, communities, organizations and the nation. In 2017, drug overdose killed 70,237 people, with 47,600 deaths involving opioids [National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), 2019]. Costs (e.g. health care, lost productivity) related to illicit drugs, alcohol and tobacco exceed $740 billion annually (NIDA, 2017). Incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), also called neonatal opioid withdraw syndrome (NOWS), rose from 1.5 to 8.0 per 1000 b...
Source: Nursing Outlook - Category: Nursing Authors: Source Type: research
When using drugs or alcohol, you may start to find that you need to keep using more to get high than you did when you first started. When a couple of glasses of wine used to get you plenty drunk, you’re finding that you need a full bottle or even more. This is called building tolerance and can cause some damaging effects to the body, including leading to addiction and death. Using More to Get High: Building Tolerance According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, tolerance occurs when the person no longer responds to the drug in the way that person initially responded. Stated another way, it takes a higher dose ...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Alcohol Alcoholism Drug Treatment Substance Abuse alcohol addiction alcohol dependence alcohol dependency alcohol detox alcohol disorder drug addiction drug addiction recovery drug addiction treatment Source Type: blogs
After some promising early indicators, preliminary federal data suggest the number of Americans who died from drug overdoses finally fell in 2018, after years of significant increases. Provisional data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics predicted that 68,500 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2018, compared to about 72,000 the year before. That translates to an approximately 5% reduction in overdose deaths nationwide—a small but significant step toward curbing the deadly effects of the nation’s substance abuse crisis. Opioids, as in years past...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news
Members of Congress are growing more appreciative of the benefits of Medication Assisted Treatment in addressing the overdose crisis. Two bills presently under consideration —one in the Senate and one in the House—are the latest evidence of that awareness. Medication Assisted Treatment for opioid use disorder is one of the most widely-accepted and least controversial of the tools in the  harm reduction tool box. The strategy involves placing the patient on an orally-administered opioid that binds with enough opioid receptors to prevent painful withdrawal symptoms while, at the same time, not prod...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
Persons in addiction treatment are likely to experience and/or witness drug overdoses following treatment and thus could benefit from overdose education and naloxone distribution (OEND) programs. Diverting ind...
Source: Harm Reduction Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Conclusions: Pain-depression dyad is associated with higher odds of opioids prescribing during primary care visits. Future studies are needed to understand the complexity of these factors and identify effective strategies to prevent opioids addiction and overdose among patients with pain and depression.
Source: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To identify substance and psychiatric predictors of overdose (OD) in young people with substance use disorders (SUDs) who received treatment. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of consecutive medical records of young people who were evaluated in a SUD program between 2012 and 2013 and received treatment. An independent group of patients from the same program who received treatment and had a fatal OD were also included in the sample. OD was defined as substance use associated with a significant impairment in level of consciousness without intention of self-harm, or...
Source: American Journal on Addictions - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Am J Addict Source Type: research
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