As the opioid crisis unfolded, prescriptions for the narcotic alternative saw a two-fold increase despite unclear evidence of benefit for pain.
Addiction and Substance Abuse
New findings about low-income adults with behavioral health conditions, mental health and substance use disorders, suggest importance of continuous coverage
New research from Michigan Medicine could help clinicians identify which patients are more likely to continue to use opioids after surgery recovery.
Marijuana’s growing availability and public acceptance has brought unintended consequence for users — including some who end up needing emergency care.
Most of those overdosing haven’t received prescription opioids recently, suggesting a need for more opioid use disorder screening and treatment.