Innovating Recovery

Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Jeff Sessions: Medical marijuana could save many addicted to opioids

(CNN)Dear Honorable Jeff Sessions, I feel obligated to share the results of my five-year-long investigation into the medical benefits of the cannabis plant. Before I started this worldwide, in-depth.

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Treatment Getting You Down? Us Too (and Here’s Why!)

by Carrie Wilkens, PhD and Josh King, PsyD For readers of our newsletter, this post might feel “different” from the others. Usually we like to talk about what you.

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Senators unveil bipartisan bill to fight opioid epidemic

By Rachel Roubein – 02/27/18 01:11 PM EST A bipartisan group of senators is introducing legislation Tuesday to address the opioid epidemic, framing it as a follow-up bill to.

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HHS Chief Pitches New Measures to Expand Opioid Addiction Treatment

By Rachel Roubein – 02/24/18 04:25 PM EST Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar is touting medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as a crucial component of stemming the opioid crisis.

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Anesthesia drug ketamine may fight depression by muzzling ‘bursting’ brain cells

By Matt Warren Sciencemag.org Feb. 14, 2018 , 1:00 PM                       The anesthesia medication ketamine has shown promise in.

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Impact of adherence to antidepressants on long-term prescription opioid use cessation

The British Journal of Psychiatry, Volume 2 February 2018 , pp. 103-111 Abstract Depression contributes to persistent opioid analgesic use (OAU). Treating depression may increase opioid cessation. To determine.

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APA Releases New Practice Guideline on AUD Pharmacotherapy

APA Releases New Practice Guideline on AUD Pharmacotherapy APA today released a new practice guideline for the pharmacological treatment of alcohol use disorder (AUD). Despite the high prevalence of.

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Cannabis Ingredient Holds Promise as Antipsychotic Medicine

By Kate Kelland LONDON—An ingredient in cannabis called cannabidiol or CBD has shown promise in a clinical trial as a potential new treatment for psychosis, scientists said on Friday..

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Adjunctive Ketamine Appears to Reduce Suicidal Thoughts in Depressed Patients for Up to Six Weeks

A single adjunctive infusion of ketamine appears to reduce suicidal thoughts in depressed patients within 24 hours, according to a study published yesterday in AJP in Advance. This improvement.

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C.D.C. Reports a Record Jump in Drug Overdose Deaths Last Year

By SHEILA KAPLANNOV. 3, 2017 NY TIMES WASHINGTON — Deaths by drug overdose in the United States surged last year by more than 17 percent over 2015, another sign.

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