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 8, 2020
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 1, 2020
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
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
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.