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Recent pieces address taking children from their parents, limited treatment options for opioid use disorder, and how police violence is a reproductive justice issue.
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Substance Abuse Treatment Remains Low for Opioid Use Disorders

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During the decade from 2004 to 2013, use of treatment remained low for individuals with opioid use disorders, according to a study in the October 13 issue of JAMA.

International Conference on Eating Disorders Will Address Challenging Social Justice Issues

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Reston, VA, March 9, 2016. The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)--a global professional association committed to leadership in eating disorders research, education, treatment and prevention--is highlighting the issue of social just...

Drug Treatments for Heroin Addiction Heighten Pain Sensitivity

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Patients with addictive disorders who take methadone or other opioid medications for pain will experience heightened sensitivity to pain, known as hyperalgesia, and new research published in The Journal of Pain shows that the condit...

Cannabis Use May Predict Opioid Use in Women Undergoing Addictions Treatment, Study Says

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Researchers found that women in methadone treatment who use cannabis are 82 per cent more likely to continue using opioids. This means that women who use cannabis are at high risk of failing methadone treatment.

Opioid use disorder in pregnancy -- medication treatment improves outcomes for mothers and infants

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(Wolters Kluwer Health) Medication for addiction treatment (MAT) with buprenorphine or methadone is an appropriate and accepted treatment for pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD), according to a research review and update i...

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