Turning the tide demands improvements to pain care, mental health care and medication-assisted opioid addiction care, U-M researchers say in a new report.
Addiction and Mental Illness
Countless research projects to better understand the science of addiction are in motion. Those cross-disciplinary findings are informing prevention and treatment.
Licensed medical professionals face just as much risk of a substance use disorder as the general population, and they have a higher likelihood of opioid misuse, says an addiction expert.
Veterans already have an increased risk of suicide. Those with substance use disorders or mental health conditions are in particular need of help, a new study asserts.
In a randomized controlled trial, a brief talk with a counselor helped ER patients reduce drug misuse, and a “virtual therapist” on a tablet also showed promise.