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Opioids

August 13, 2019

New findings suggest that the understudied medication naltrexone may lead to better short-term outcomes for some pregnant women with OUD and their babies.

overdose-risk-factors-young-people
July 3, 2019

Polysubstance use, psychiatric conditions, witnessing an overdose, and a lack of stable housing stand out as risk factors among people age 30 and under.

Treating the symptoms of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome as they arise rather than following a fixed schedule may be a more effective approach.
July 3, 2019

The increased use of unprescribed and prescribed opioids in the accelerating opioid crisis has not spared pregnant women, and infants exposed to opioids in utero are often the unintended target of

June 28, 2019

Social workers and patient navigators play a key role in providing services, reducing stigma, and breaking down barriers to care for parents with substance use disorder.

polysubstance-use
June 13, 2019

Seeing a worrisome rise in people using multiple substances, providers call for a renewed focus on the social factors underlying addiction.