Countless research projects to better understand the science of addiction are in motion. Those cross-disciplinary findings are informing prevention and treatment.
Drug Abuse and Misuse
Benzodiazepine prescribing is most intense in the South and in economically disadvantaged counties. It’s also more common among older male primary care physicians.
A new drug policy was meant to curb unnecessary opioid prescriptions. Instead, a new study finds, prescriptions after surgery went up.
Benzodiazepines pose special risks to older adults. New research finds many of those who start taking them aren’t stopping.
Revisit U-M work from 2017 that is helping clinicians manage — or limit — opioid prescriptions so patients can avoid misuse and addiction.
A surprisingly high number of cancer patients use opioids for months after curative-intent surgery, new research finds. What cancer care teams should know.