October 19, 2020

NIH study tests a comprehensive model intervention to reduce opioid overdose deaths in hard-hit communities COVID-19 brings challenges, learning opportunities.

National Institutes of Health and other federal leaders outlined their vision for a groundbreaking study that will aim to address gaps in reaching communities most heavily affected by the opioid epidemic with proven, evidence-based interventions for opioid use disorder (OUD).
October 12, 2020

Addiction: Pandemic makes bad situation worse

YOUNGSTOWN — As the new coronavirus began its march across the United States, Chief Tom Synan knew a “hurricane” was coming.
October 12, 2020

University of Cincinnati researcher examines genetic role in addiction

Study is among the first to examine methods of preventing opioid use disorder
October 8, 2020

Study involving UC could help ID genetic markers for opioid addiction

What if a doctor knew you were predisposed to opioid addiction? What if, then, the doctor could figure out a medical plan that would ease your pain without prescription painkillers?
October 13, 2020

Ohio opioid genetic study reaches milestone in enrollment

Ohio's attorney general says there is also a program under way at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
October 1, 2020

Study Urges Ohio To Keep 'Constant Vigilance' About Opioid Crisis During Pandemic

Drug overdose deaths in Ohio have been climbing in 2020, and a new study offers recommendations on how government funding could help reduce the numbers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
September 20, 2020

Addicted hit harder by COVID-19, nationwide study shows; doctors urged to make 'action plans'

Story Highlights • Hospitalizations of people with COVID-19 plus addiction were at 40.1% vs. 30.1% without addiction. • Deaths of those with COVID-19 and addiction were at 9.6% compared to 6.6% for those without addiction. • Types of substance use disorders studied : opioid, tobacco, alcohol, cannabis, cocaine.
September 21, 2020

Addiction to opioids and tobacco increases risk for COVID-19, study finds

People with substance use disorder — especially involving opioids or tobacco — are at a significantly higher risk for contracting COVID-19. What’s more, they also are more likely to develop a serious case of the virus and die, a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health has found.