Pharmacy pickup is a significant barrier to naloxone access. A policy allows pharmacists to hand out the drug directly at the point of care.
The author of Unbroken Brain discusses our evolving understanding of addiction — and the implications for how we treat and prevent substance use disorders.
New findings suggest that the understudied medication naltrexone may lead to better short-term outcomes for some pregnant women with OUD and their babies.
Polysubstance use, psychiatric conditions, witnessing an overdose, and a lack of stable housing stand out as risk factors among people age 30 and under.
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