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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending June 15, 2018


Potential new treatment for drug addiction relapse revealed

Research published in Addiction Biology by scientists at the University of Bath reveals a new potential mechanism for combatting drug addiction relapse.
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NIH spells out $500 million plan to improve addiction treatment and pain management

The National Institutes of Health, thanks to Congress, will soon have an extra $500 million to spend each year on research into opioids and pain treatment. And on Tuesday, the research agency published a scie
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How Teenage Vaping Puts Structure in Place for Heroin and Cocaine Addiction

The rapid adoption of e-cigarettes has been driven, at least in part, by a huge jump in the potency of e-liquids.
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How can patients be protected from post-surgery opioid addiction?

Greater coordination is needed between surgeons and physicians about the prescription of pain-relieving opioid drugs following surgery to help identify patients who are at risk of becoming opioid addicts.
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FDA Clears Wearable Device to Treat Opioid Addiction

Continuous nerve stimulation helps to alleviate withdrawal symptoms.
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One-third of adults in U.S. taking drugs that may cause depression, study finds

More than one-third of adults in the U.S. take prescription drugs not knowing they could potentially cause depression or increase the risk of suicide, a new study finds.
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US House passes Massachusetts congresswoman's bill to end addiction workforce shortage

A bipartisan effort to encourage more people to enter jobs in the substance abuse treatment field cleared the U.S. House this week, as lawmakers considered a series of bills aimed at addressing issues related to the opioid epidemic.
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An Ambitious Research Plan to Help Solve the Opioid Crisis

In spring 2018, Congress added an additional $500 million to the NIH budget to invest in science to find solutions to the opioid crisis
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Bone mass may suffer when teenage girls binge drink

Teenage girls who regularly binge drink may fail to reach their peak bone mass, according to a new study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
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