Policy shift could improve access to buprenorphine for opioid use disorder, but stigma and training still pose significant challenge.
Addiction and Substance Abuse
Minority experience worsening of symptoms over time, especially younger people.
National veterans’ study points to need for better support for people facing both conditions at once.
Suspected overdose deaths and naloxone rescue attempts by EMS up sharply in Michigan compared with 2019; first responders and public health agencies hail new system for timely data.
Telehealth interactions with substance use disorder specialists and support groups could open treatment and recovery to many, but key changes will be needed, experts say.
As research in rats reveals a key brain pathway, neuroscientists contemplate how to translate findings in animals to understanding of human compulsions involving food or drugs.