Care for opioid use disorder is scarce in these states

Opioid addiction treatment is scarce in states with Medicaid work requirements and those states have more opioid overdose deaths, researchers find.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Jan. 14, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine addiction insurance medicaid opioids

Opioid relapse is more likely when risks seem OK

Tolerance for risk may indicate a higher chance for relapse among people getting treatment for opioid addiction, research finds.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Dec. 9, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Brain size may predispose people to drinking more

Researchers thought drinking might result in reduced brain size, but new research turns that idea on its head.

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL | Nov. 1, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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Addiction model can’t fully explain obesity

How much do the behaviors of obesity and addiction overlap? A look at personality research finds some connection, but it's complicated.

Shawn Hayward-McGill | Oct. 31, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine addiction food obesity personality

Sewer water shows which illegal drugs countries use

Analyzing wastewater from around the world gives a clearer picture of illegal drug use trends in different cities.

Katherine Gombay-McGill | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Most deprived areas of England get most benzo prescriptions

Prescription rates in England for benzodiazepines and other similar drugs are highest in deprived areas, research finds. But why?

Peter Thorley-Warwick | Oct. 23, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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2 in 5 young adults have untreated substance use disorder

The percentage of young adults with a substance use disorder who were able to stop using substances was extremely low, the study finds.

Angie Hunt-Iowa State | Oct. 18, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Mindfulness may benefit people on methadone

Mindfulness shows promise as a supplement to methadone therapy for opioid addiction and chronic pain.

Maud Alobawone-Rutgers | Oct. 14, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine addiction cravings emotions methadone mindfulness opioids

New test detects opioids on the breath

A new test can find opioids in a person's breath, which could catch illegal use and make sure patients are taking their medication correctly.

Andy Fell-UC Davis | Oct. 4, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Smoking abstinence doesn’t really make us want to eat more

Smoking abstinence doesn't have that much effect on our desire to eat, a new study shows.

Bert Gambini-Buffalo | Sept. 20, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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