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Newswise Feature Channel: Addiction

This feature channel highlights experts, research, and feature stories related to addiction, drug abuse, and treatment

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Virtual Reality World Calms Addicts; Offers Low-Risk Place to Just Say 'No'

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:05:24 EST

Opioid addicts and others battling compulsion around drugs or alcohol are using a new high-tech, low-risk method to practice saying no--through virtual reality.

House of Medicine Opens the Door to Addiction Prevention and Treatment

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:15:57 EST

(image) Two landmark developments in medicine pave the way for quality medical care to address America's largest and most costly preventable health problem - unhealthy substance use and addiction involving all addictive substances. These changes are designed to increase the number of addiction medicine physician specialists who can provide direct patient care and consultation, teach other providers and thereby drive knowledge across health care, and help policymakers and the public understand and effectively respond to our current health crisis.

Opioid Overdose Response Team Announced by Delaware's Largest Health System and County

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:00:36 EST

Unique partnership between health system and county in Delaware will help individuals receive addiction treatment and support after they are released from the emergency department following treatment from an opioid overdose.

Virtual Reality as a Distraction Tool, Physician Education Guidelines, Mandatory Flu Vaccines, and More in the Healthcare News Source

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:00:43 EST

The latest research, features and announcements in healthcare in the Healthcare News Source

UK Professor Assists with Development of Guidelines for Treating Opioid Use Disorder

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 11:00:40 EST

(image) Dr. Michelle Lofwall was among the experts tapped to assist in the development of guidelines regarding the use of medication in the treatment of opioid use disorder.

​New Research: Additional Measures Needed to Curb Opioid Exposure in Children

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 17:05:35 EST

The number of pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) admissions for opioid overdoses doubled between 2004 and 2015, despite continuing efforts to curb misuse of the addictive painkillers among adults, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Chicago Medicine published in the journal Pediatrics.

Text-Messaging Can Help Liver-Transplant Candidates Maintain Sobriety

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 10:00:00 EST

Each year in the U.S., more than 40,000 patients need a liver transplant because of complications associated with cirrhosis and liver failure. Alcohol-related liver disease (ALD) alone accounts for nearly 30 percent of all liver transplants, yet up to 50 percent of patients with alcoholism return to drinking within five years of undergoing a liver transplant. Many transplant centers now require a minimum of six months of alcohol abstinence prior to placing candidates on the United Organ Network Sharing waiting list. This pilot study examined the use of text messaging as an alcohol relapse-prevention intervention for patients with ALD scheduled to undergo a liver transplant.

Fewer Americans Think Smoking A Pack A Day Poses A Great Health Risk

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 12:05:47 EST

(image) About 3 out of 4 Americans agree that smoking cigarettes causes health problems, but public perception of the risks posed by smoking may be declining, according to a Duke Health study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Alcohol Intervention for Emerging Adults Who Are Not Attending College

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 10:00:00 EST

Emerging adulthood (between ages 18-25) is a period of critical vulnerability for problematic alcohol use. A substantial amount of research has examined alcohol risks in college-student populations, while much less research has focused on emerging adults who are not attending college. This study investigated the effectiveness of a brief personalized feedback intervention (PFI) tailored for nonstudent at-risk drinkers, the influence of gender on intervention outcomes, and the acceptability of the intervention to participants.

States with Strong Tobacco Control Measures Have Fewer E-Cigarette Users

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 07:00:00 EST

(image) States with robust tobacco control policies and regulations, such as smoke free air laws and taxes on cigarettes, not only have fewer cigarette users but also fewer e-cigarette users, according to research from NYU School of Medicine and the NYU College of Global Public Health.

Most PA Students Tobacco-Free, but Vaping and Cigarette Use Still a Concern

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 10:05:01 EST

Most of Pennsylvania's high school and middle school students are tobacco-free, but the use of cigarettes and their digital counterpart, e-cigarettes, is still a cause for concern, according to Penn State researchers.

Half of Gun Owners Don't Store Them Safely, New Ebola Treatment, An HIV Patch, and More in the Public Health News Source

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 17:05:56 EST

The latest research, experts and features in Public Health in the Public Health News Source

Improving Family-Based Communication for LGBTQ Youth, What Women Want, Romantic Relationship Buffer, and More in the Sex and Relationships News Source

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:35:53 EST

The latest research and features on sex in the Sex and Relationships News Source

Study Shows Teen Attitudes on Drinking Can be Changed in as Little as 40 Seconds

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:00:58 EST

(image) New research from an American University professor finds that teen attitudes towards drinking can be changed with the help of a short public service announcement.

Laws Banning Hand-Held Cellphone Calls More Effective Than Texting Bans for Teen Drivers

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:00:00 EST

A new study led by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital used data from a national survey to examine the effectiveness of state-level cellphone laws in decreasing teens' use of cellphones while driving. The study, done in conjunction with researchers from West Virginia University and the University of Minnesota, and published today in Journal of Adolescent Health, looked at state-level cellphone laws and differences in both texting and hand-held cellphone conversations among teen drivers across four years.

HHS Region VI Summit at UT Southwestern Targets Strategies to Combat Opioid Crisis

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:40:04 EST

Officials from five states including Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas gathered at UT Southwestern Medical Center today for a regional summit with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address the nation's $78 billion opioid crisis.

Study Shows Letting Kids Sip and Taste Alcohol Is a Risky Behavior

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:15:24 EST

Parents who allow their young children to occasionally sip and taste alcohol may be contributing to an increased risk for alcohol use and related problems when those kids reach late adolescence, according to a new study by a University at Buffalo psychologist. The findings contradict the common belief that letting kids sip and taste alcoholic drinks is harmless, and might even help to promote responsible drinking later in life.

Study of Smoking and Genetics Illuminates Complexities of Blood Pressure

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:00:00 EST

(image) Analyzing the genetics and smoking habits of more than half a million people has shed new light on the complexities of controlling blood pressure, according to a study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.