Study: Long-term opioid use by one or more family members was associated to persistent opioid use by adolescents prescribed opioids after common surgical and dental procedures.
Drug Abuse and Misuse
Rate of amphetamine and opioid use increased more among delivering moms in rural counties.
Countless research projects to better understand the science of addiction are in motion. Those cross-disciplinary findings are informing prevention and treatment.
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.