A Look into the Brains of Opioid Users While They Attempt to Quit

A Look into the Brains of Opioid Users While They Attempt to Quit

There are scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) beginning to look into the brains of opioid users, attempting to find answers regarding medicines that treat substance use disorders (SUDs). Specifically, these researchers look at medicines for opioid use disorder (OUD), such as methadone, and recognize the fact that they ease cravings and […]

5 Common Dual Diagnoses

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Most people who struggle with a substance use disorder also have a co-occurring mental health issue, or a dual diagnosis. According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, about 3.3 percent of all American adults had a dual diagnosis of addiction and another mental health issue. [https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUH-FRR1-2014/NSDUH-FRR1-2014.pdf] Some mental health issues can […]