Recovering Addicts in Northeast Arkansas Combat Opioid Epidemic

Recovering addicts counseling those with addictions will soon be a common practice. Peer recovery specialists will soon be located throughout the state of Arkansas to help combat the opioid crisis.
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - Category: American Health Source Type: news

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Digital media&downloads Pain Relief Caused by SARS-CoV-2 Infection May Help Explain COVID-19 Spread New research shows SARS-CoV-2 promotes pain relief when it infects cells through a common protein receptor, neuropilin-1. The finding gives scientists a novel target for non-opioid pain therapeutics, while also offering an explanation for the unrelenting spread of COVID-19. Stacy Pigott Today University of Arizona Health SciencesKhanna_Raj_klh3067.jpg Doctoral student Lisa Boinon prepares buffers while Rajesh Khanna looks on. (Photo: Kris Hanning/University of Arizona Health Sciences)HealthCollege of Medicine - Tuc...
Source: The University of Arizona: Health - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: research
The opioid epidemic has increased overdose deaths 3-fold from 1999 to 2014, with particular impact felt in Ohio. The majority of opioid addictions start with a prescription written by a healthcare provider. We sought to identify differences between opioids prescribed and patient-reported opioid use within our hernia practice to help determine the appropriate amount of opioids to prescribe after hernia operation.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: General surgery Source Type: research
Opioids prescribed for postoperative pain contribute to opioid addiction and abuse. Rural patients are disproportionately affected by this opioid epidemic. The purpose of this study was to understand rural patients ’ perspectives on factors contributing to opioid misuse after operations and barriers to disposal of leftover medication.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: General surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Hikikomori could represent the clinical answer to a social evolution, similarly to other phenomena such as binge behaviours and use of psychoactive substances. Further studies are needed to clarify diffusion, diagnosticassessment and differential diagnosis. Key points Hikikomori is now considered a contemporary society-bound syndrome linked to modern society changes. Hikikomori might be a coping strategy to avoid relationships, social judgement and possible failures. Hikikomori might represent an extreme suffering that needs to be identified early: it is linked to severe form of modern type depression and it i...
Source: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract Source Type: research
This study took place in the Interprofessional Pain and Addiction Recovery Clinic, a specialty ambulatory clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Canada for adults with chronic pain and a diagnosis or suspicion of substance use disorder.Method This was a retrospective cross-sectional study. Data were collected from records of patients with assessments completed in the years 2012 –2017 (n  =  210).Main outcome measure Proportion of patients using extended release opioids at shortened intervals.Results Sixty-one percent of individuals using extended release opioids (n  = &t...
Source: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Screening, outreach, clinical treatment, and first responders should be aware of increasing patterns of polysubstance use and the potential implications of co-use of heroin and cocaine on first responders' intervention and the potential role of increasing exposure to multiple substances on overdose outcomes in the US. PMID: 33022537 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Addictive Behaviors - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addict Behav Source Type: research
Data from an emergency department in Richmond suggests that the number of nonfatal opioid-related overdoses may have risen during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly among people who are Black. Thefindings were published inJAMA.Taylor A. Ochalek, Ph.D., of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and colleagues compared the number of nonfatal opioid overdoses recorded in electronic medical records from VCU ’s Emergency Department from March to June 2019 with those that occurred from March to June 2020—the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. They found nonfatal opioid overdoses incre...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: black COVID-19 emergency department JAMA nonfatal overdose opioid pandemic Source Type: research
I picked upTIME Mental Health: A New Understanding a year ago in the grocery store and slowly worked my way through it. I assumed I would race through the magazine and produce a shining review for my readers to enjoy. Then ADHD happened, which is like saying,“And then I breathed”. When I say“slowly”, I refer to the speed at which glaciers raced across the North American continent. Ultimately, I finished, which is the lesson I take away from my tortoise and hare situation. I wasn’t in competition with anybody, except, perhaps, Father Time, but I must admit that I had an assist from COVID–...
Source: The Splintered Mind by Douglas Cootey - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depression Goodreads Suicide Source Type: blogs
Authors: Zapata J, Colistra A, Lesser J, Flores B, Zavala-Idar A, Moreno-Vasquez A Abstract Opioid use disorder is a growing public health concern in South Texas. To assist in mitigating the effects of this epidemic, staff produced a program that focused on replicating, modifying, and evaluating the impact of the "Opioid Addiction Treatment ECHO™ (Extension of Community Health Outcomes) for CHWs (community health workers) program" on 26 CHWs practicing in rural and other medically underserved areas through teleconferencing technology. CHWs trained on the topic of substance use disorder concentrated ...
Source: Issues in Mental Health Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Issues Ment Health Nurs Source Type: research
More than 25 million Americans suffer from daily chronic pain, a highly debilitating medical condition that is complex and difficult to manage. In recent decades, there has been an overreliance on the prescription of opioids for chronic pain, contributing to a significant and alarming epidemic of opioid overdose deaths and addiction. Innovative scientific solutions to develop non-opioid, non-addictive alternative treatment options are thus urgently needed. One of the goals of the Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative is to accelerate the discovery and preclinical development of new medications and devices t...
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