Patients most at risk of overdose at the beginning and after end of methadone treatment
(RCSI) A new study, led by RCSI researchers, has found that patients receiving methadone treatment are most at risk of overdosing in the month following the end of methadone treatment and during the first four weeks of treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Epidemiology of pediatric buprenorphine and methadone exposures reported to the poison centers - Rege SV, Ngo DA, Ait-Daoud N, Rizer J, Sharma S, Holstege CP.
BACKGROUND: Buprenorphine prescriptions have increased dramatically within the United States, whereas methadone continues to be used widely. We investigated the trends and characteristics of buprenorphine and methadone exposures in the pediatric population... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Low-Dose Gabapentin in Combination with Methadone May Improve QOL in Patients with HNC
Administering a high dose of gabapentin also increased the percentage of patients who required no opioid during treatment, indicating that patients were possibly gleaning benefits from gabapentin in both treatment arms. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - January 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Total Opioid Overdose Deaths Down With Medicaid Expansion
FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 -- Medicaid expansion is associated with a reduction in total opioid overdose deaths and with increases in methadone-related mortality, according to a study published online Jan. 10 in JAMA Network Open. Nicole Kravitz-Wirtz,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Meds2Go Express Pharmacy, Inc. Pleads Guilty to Money Laundering in Connection with Drug Diversion Scheme
Alum Creek WV, Meds2Go Express Pharmacy, plea, guilty, money laundering, drug diversion, pain clinic, pill mill, opioids, community restitution, drug abuse treatment, Rx opioids, red flags, oxycodone, drug addicts, methadone, compounding, Charleston WV, forfeiture, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - January 6, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Yale study urges lifesaving drug treatment to combat Ukraine's HIV epidemic
(Yale University) A new study led by Yale University researchers finds that scaling up use of methadone and buprenorphine could greatly reduce HIV transmission rates and prevent deaths in Ukraine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study urges life-saving drug treatment to combat Ukraine ’s HIV epidemic
A new study finds that scaling up use of methadone and buprenorphine could greatly reduce HIV transmission rates and prevent deaths in Ukraine. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A comparison of blood toxicology in fatalities involving alcohol and other drugs in patients with an opioid use disorder treated with methadone, buprenorphine, and implant naltrexone - Kelty E, Hulse G, Joyce D.
Background: Methadone, buprenorphine, and implant naltrexone have comparable efficacy in preventing death from drug intoxication during treatment, but there may be differences between treatments in the specific drugs contributing to death and in the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Chronic opioid treatment may raise risk of post-traumatic stress disorder, study finds
While opioids are often prescribed to treat people with trauma-related pain, a new UCLA-led study suggests doctors should use caution before prescribing the drug to those they believe may experience severe stress in the future, in order to reduce the risk the patient will develop PTSD.In the study, researchers administered doses of the opioid morphine to a group of 22 mice for one week, then gave the mice relatively strong foot shocks. After the morphine wore off, the mice were given mild electric foot shocks. These mice showed a substantially longer “freezing response” than a second, control group of 24 mice t...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Seychelles: Drug Rehab Centre to Be Built in Bon Espoir to Tackle Drug Programme, Seychelles' Government Says
[Seychelles News Agency] Tackling the drug problem in Seychelles is a top priority of the government, which views the country's methadone programme as a cost-effective method to deal with the threat, top officials said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Doctors should avoid co-prescribing benzodiazepines to opioid dependent patients due to increase in overdose death
Doctors should avoid co-prescribing benzodiazepines to opioid dependent patients who are being treated with methadone or buprenorphine, also known as opioid agonist treatment (OAT), due to a three-fold increase in risk of overdose death, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 26, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Cannabis found not to be a substitute for opioids
(McMaster University) The research team looked at all research on the effects of cannabis use on illicit opioid use during methadone maintenance therapy, which is a common treatment for opioid use disorder, and found six studies involving more than 3,600 participants. A meta-analysis of the studies found cannabis use didn't reduce illicit opioid use during treatment nor did it retain people in treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Drug abuse and behavioral transgressions during methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) are related to high psychopathy levels - Potik D, Abramsohn Y, Schreiber S, Adelson M, Peles E.
Introduction: Studies which used the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) among methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) patients focused mostly on methodological issues, without addressing its relationship to patients' misconduct during treatment. Th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Willingness to take buprenorphine/naloxone among people who use opioids in Vancouver, Canada - Weicker SA, Hayashi K, Grant C, Milloy MJ, Wood E, Kerr T.
OBJECTIVES: Opioid agonist therapy is the cornerstone of treatment of opioid use disorder. In Canada, buprenorphine/naloxone has recently been adopted as the first line agonist therapy given its comparable effectiveness to methadone and superior safety pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Chautauqua hospital funded for 100-slot addictions program
A Jamestown hospital will expand its addiction program with an additional 100 slots for outpatient treatment. UPMC Chautauqua received new funding from the state Office of Addiction Services and Supports to establish a new opioid treatment program (OTP), the first such program in Chautauqua County. The nearest providers of methadone maintenance are 50 to 70 miles away in Buffalo or Erie, Pennsylvania, all of which have waiting lists. The program, to be located at its Jones Memorial Health Center… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Evaluation of the effectiveness of auricular acupuncture in suicidal ideation and cortisol level in dysthymic patients with comorbid opiate use disorders enrolled in methadone maintenance treatment: a randomized, double-blind, sham-controlled trial - Pirnia B, Mohammadi AR, Zahiroddin A, Bazargan NM, Malekanmehr P, Pirnia K.
Suicide is one of the leading causes of death around the world. The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis disorder is involved in the pathophysiology of suicidal behavior. Acupuncture by regulating the activity of the HPA axis could regulate the secret... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Meditation makes drugs for treating opioid addiction 1.5 times more effective
A new study from Rutgers University in New Jersey, found those recovering from opioid addiction were better at controlling cravings if they practiced mindfulness along with using methadone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former Roswell Park Nurse Charged with Stealing Pain Meds and Violating HIPAA
Kelsey A. Mulvey, Grand Island NY, fraud, tampering, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, hydromorphone, Dilaudid, methadone, oxycodone, lorazepam, Pyxis, water, waterborne infections, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 7, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Barrier to rural opioid treatment: driving distance to methadone clinics
New research finds that some rural patients have to drive as long as two hours to access methadone treatment, which could be mitigated by new regulations. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 1, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

For Rural Patients, Opioid Treatment Centers Often Too Far Away
TUESDAY, Oct. 1, 2019 -- Methadone is often used in the fight against opioid addiction, but long travel times in rural areas may be hampering efforts to get more people treated, a new study finds. If methadone for opioid addiction was available in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Methadone-induced toxic encephalopathy in pediatric patients: two case reports - Tiong SC, Chieng JSL, Khoo HW, Ng CH.
Toxic encephalopathy is a wide spectrum of encephalopathy secondary to insult from toxic substances, with variable clinical presentations from minor cognitive impairment to severe neurological dysfunction and death. Methadone-induced toxic encephalopathy i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Pharmaceutical Treatments for Opioid Abuse May Benefit Teens
TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 -- Teens who misuse prescription or illicit opioids might benefit from the opioid treatment medications methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone, according to a review published online Sept. 10 in the Journal of Studies on... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Opioid treatment for teens? Medications can help
Methadone, buprenorphine, or naltrexone — already common treatments for opioid use disorders in adults — may also be helpful for teens battling addiction. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 11, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

methadone (Dolophine, Methadose)
Title: methadone (Dolophine, Methadose)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/19/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - August 19, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Methadone treatment during pregnancy doesn't hurt newborn, study suggests
Treating a pregnant woman who suffers from opioid addiction has no more harmful impact on the newborn compared to receiving no treatment at all, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abbott Targets Drug and Alcohol-Impaired Drivers in New Collaboration
Abbott Laboratories has developed a portable tool to help law enforcement agencies crack down on people driving under the influence. The Abbott Park, IL-based company looks to expand the reach of the diagnostic tool – SoToxa Mobile Test System- through a marketing agreement with Intoximeters. SoToxa is an oral fluid roadside testing solution that rapidly detects recent drug use. The device tests for marijuana, cocaine, opiates, methadone, amphetamine, and benzodiazepines. Abbott inherited the device when it acquired Alere in 2017 for $5.3 billion. Under the agreement, St. Louis, MO-based Intoximeters will...
Source: MDDI - August 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) May Reduce Opioid Cravings and Chronic Pain
Study results suggest mindfulness-oriented recovery enhancement (MORE) may be a useful nondrug complementary treatment for people with opioid use disorder and chronic pain in methadone maintenance therapy. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - August 9, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Methadone Hydrochloride Injection (Methadone Hydrochloride Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - August 2, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Hopeful Research into Cannabis Treatment for Cannabis Dependency
Whether you believe you’re addicted to cannabis, or severely dependent on it, if you’re trying to reduce consumption and have been unable to do so with behavioral therapy alone, there may be some hopeful news. Researchers at the University of Sydney have found promising results from their study of a cannabinoid agonist medication that targets brain receptors in reducing cannabis relapse rates. The study, which was published in the JAMA Internal Medicine noted that cannabis is the most widely-used psychoactive substance worldwide, with some 10% of Australians saying they’ve consumed it in the last year. Ab...
Source: Psych Central - July 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Interview Medications Substance Abuse cannabis Marijuana Nabiximols THC Source Type: news

Legal and policy changes urgently needed to increase access to opioid agonist therapy in the United States - Davis CS, Carr DH.
The United States continues to face a public health crisis of opioid-related harm, the effects of which could be dramatically reduced through increased access to opioid agonist therapy with the medications methadone and buprenorphine. Despite overwhelming ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Scotland has highest drug-related death rate in EU
Scotland had the highest drug-related death rate in the European Union in 2018, with the likes of heroin, methadone and cocaine killing at almost three times the rate of the United Kingdom as a whole. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Two Dead, Officer and Woman Wounded in Shooting at Baltimore Clinic
BALTIMORE (AP) — Two people are dead and a police sergeant and a woman are injured following a shooting at a methadone clinic in Baltimore, police said Monday. Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said at a news conference that the sergeant is in stable condition and had gone into surgery. Harrison said the suspect who fired at the sergeant is dead as well as another person who was found inside the clinic. The woman who was injured is expected to survive. Harrison said the shooting was reported shortly after 7 a.m. and was captured on video by the body cameras of the officers who responded to the clinic. Ha...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care AP News Tag Source Type: news

Two Dead, Officer and Woman Wounded in Shooting at Baltimore Clinic
BALTIMORE (AP) — Two people are dead and a police sergeant and a woman are injured following a shooting at a methadone clinic in Baltimore, police said Monday. Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said at a news conference that the sergeant is in stable condition and had gone into surgery. Harrison said the suspect who fired at the sergeant is dead as well as another person who was found inside the clinic. The woman who was injured is expected to survive. Harrison said the shooting was reported shortly after 7 a.m. and was captured on video by the body cameras of the officers who responded to the clinic. Ha...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 15, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care AP News Tag Source Type: news

Niagara Falls agency opens expanded methadone program
The agency tripled its space for the outpatient and methadone treatment programs to 9,000 square feet in the Trott Access Center on 11th Street. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Study Finds CBD Effective In Treating Heroin Addiction
(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...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CBD CNN Source Type: news

Kirkbride Center owner pays $160,000 fine to settle improper opioid tracking allegations
CoreCare Behavioral Health Management Inc., parent company for West Philadelphia psychiatric health care provide The Kirkbride Center, has agreed to pay the United States government $160,200 in penalties to resolve allegations that it failed properly to account for highly addictive and frequently abused opioids, including methadone. The Kirkbride Center has also agreed to implement new practices and procedures to ensure accountability of its controlled substances. Those measures include the purchase… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 10, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Kirkbride Center owner pays $160,000 fine to settle improper opioid tracking allegations
CoreCare Behavioral Health Management Inc., parent company for West Philadelphia psychiatric health care provide The Kirkbride Center, has agreed to pay the United States government $160,200 in penalties to resolve allegations that it failed properly to account for highly addictive and frequently abused opioids, including methadone. The Kirkbride Center has also agreed to implement new practices and procedures to ensure accountability of its controlled substances. Those measures include the purchase… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 10, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Chautauqua hospital gets DOH approval for methadone at new site
UPMC Chautauqua has received approval to open Chautauqua County ’s first outpatient methadone program at a site in Jamestown. The hospital initially filed plans for the project more than a year ago after receiving state funds. The initial project site at the existing Dunkirk Health Center on Central Avenue was opposed by officials at the county and City of Du nkirk Council because of its proximity to a school. Hispanics United of Buffalo also ran into opposition when it began planning a methadone… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

In Pregnancy, Buprenorphine Use Up, Methadone Use Down
And the 4Ps Plus and SURP - P scale are sensitive for identifying illicit drug use in pregnancy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

In Pregnancy, Buprenorphine Use Up, Methadone Use Down
FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 -- From 2009 to 2015, the prevalence of methadone use decreased and buprenorphine use increased among Medicaid-enrolled pregnant women with opioid use disorder, and the 4Ps Plus and Substance Use Risk Profile-Pregnancy... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Opioids without the risk of addiction?
Scientists are working to develop medicines that have the pain-relieving effects of opioids without the high risk of misuse and addiction. Since misuse is linked to the euphoric effects of the drug, investigators led by scientists at NIDA’s intramural labs are studying methadone, a drug... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - March 26, 2019 Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, Fentanyl, Opioids, Pain Medication, relapse prevention, Treatment, Treatment Research Source Type: news

Stop Limiting Access to Opioid Addiction Meds, Experts Say Stop Limiting Access to Opioid Addiction Meds, Experts Say
A new report from the National Academies of Science seeks expanded use of methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone to help patients combat opioid use disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Many With Opioid Addiction Don't Get Meds That Can Help
WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 -- Most people struggling with opioid addiction lack access to FDA-approved medications that can head off withdrawal symptoms and quell their cravings, a new report finds. Methadone, buprenorphine and extended-release... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Methadone Helped Her Quit Heroin. Now She ’ s Suing U.S. Prisons to Allow the Treatment.
About to enter a federal prison, a Massachusetts woman is not permitted to continue taking the opioid as a treatment to block cravings and withdrawal from heroin addiction. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Prisons and Prisoners Methadone Opioids and Opiates Suits and Litigation (Civil) United States Politics and Government Heroin American Civil Liberties Union Federal Bureau of Prisons your-feed-science Source Type: news

Benzos, Opioids and Z-Drugs: Deadly Combos
With all the news media accounts and reports from governmental health organizations about the opioid epidemic, including the 70,237 drug overdose deaths in 2017, a newly emerging threat is gaining attention: use and misuse of benzodiazepines, opioid drugs and Z-drugs. Specifically, combining these three drugs can create a deadly combination that snuffs out lives. Benzodiazepine Overdose Deaths on the Rise Benzodiazepines, a class of sedative narcotic drugs including Xanax and Valium used to treat anxiety, insomnia and other disorders and classified as Schedule IV under the Controlled Substances Act by the Drug Enforcement ...
Source: Psych Central - January 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Substance Abuse Suicide Source Type: news

Notes from the field: fentanyl drug submissions - United States, 2010-2017 - Springer YP, Gladden RM, O'Donnell J, Seth P.
In 2017, the United States recorded 70,237 drug overdose deaths; among these, 47,600 (67.8%) involved an opioid, and 28,466 (40.5%) involved a synthetic opioid other than methadone (e.g., fentanyl and tramadol) (1). During 2013 –2017, sustained growt... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Fentanyl Drug Submissions - United States, 2010-2017 | MMWR
In 2017, the United States recorded 70,237 drug overdose deaths; among these, 47,600 (67.8%) involved an opioid and 28,466 (40.5%) involved a synthetic opioid other than methadone. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 18, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Acetyl Fentanyl Chronic Conditions MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Overdose Opioids Source Type: news

Fraction of US outpatient treatment centers offer medication for opioid addiction
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Despite the mounting death toll of America's opioid crisis, only a minority of facilities that treat substance use disorders offer patients buprenorphine, naltrexone or methadone -- the three FDA-approved medications for the long-term management of opioid use disorder, according to a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alcohol drinking in Chinese methadone-maintained clients: a self-medication for depression and anxiety? - Zhong BL, Xu YM, Xie WX, Lu J, Yu WB, Yan J.
OBJECTIVES: Unhealthy alcohol use is associated with negative health outcomes in clients attending methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) programs. However, debates exist regarding the methadone dose of drinkers, and little is known about the health outcomes ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Treatment Gap: In Rehab, ‘ Two Warring Factions ’ : Abstinence vs. Medication
A reluctant evolution is taking place in residential drug treatment for opioid addiction. Here ’ s a look at one center ’ s wary shift. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Addiction (Psychology) Buprenorphine (Drug) Therapy and Rehabilitation Mental Health and Disorders Pain-Relieving Drugs Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Opioids and Opiates Methadone Heroin Tennessee naltrexone Journe Source Type: news