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Treatment options like buprenorphine are rendered less effective by the prevalence of fentanyl, xylazine and other synthetic drugs.
At a suggested retail price of $44.99 per pack, affordability can be a barrier to access.
California aims to deliver full-service medical care and behavioral health treatment to homeless people wherever they are.
Hepatitis C prevalence was higher among people with unstable housing and those who injected drugs every day.
The awards to states and local health departments marked Overdose Awareness Day on August 31.
NIH and CDC study finds telehealth associated with increased likelihood of receiving evidence-based standard of care.
Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania have reported the highest rates of overdose deaths involving xylazine.
More research is needed on the diverse biological, behavioral and social factors underlying sex-based differences in drug use.
Addiction is a chronic illness requiring constant vigilance, and relapses are part of the journey to recovery.
The Grand Plan Study showed that a multidisciplinary program can produce a high cure rate with little loss to follow-up.
These data are consistent with a recent study reporting expansion was not associated with an increase in methadone-involved overdose deaths.
Scientists will test community-based approaches to prevent drug overdoses and curb high death rates.
Authorities encourage more health care providers to prescribe buprenorphine for people trying to overcome opioid addiction.
A steep rise in drug overdose deaths during the pandemic led to greater availability of donor organs.
Someone dies of an overdose about every 5 minutes, often as a result of fentanyl and meth. Drug use also spurs HIV and hepatitis outbreaks.
The White House strategy embraces syringe services, access to housing and naloxone as three science-based approaches.
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