Homelessness and Addiction: A California Crisis | Opinion

Homelessness is nothing new to the Golden State. When people discuss major cities like San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles, homelessness often arises as a topic of discussion. And with this topic comes a dilemma and debate over the best way to address what everyone agrees is a challenging issue. But what isn’t emerging is … Read more

United States Opioid Addiction Market Analysis Report 2022 – ResearchAndMarkets.com | Business

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Years into a nationwide overdose epidemic, many with opioid addiction still aren’t getting treatment medication, a new study finds | National

Despite improvements in treatment access as the overdose crisis has spiraled over the last decade, many people with opioid use disorder aren’t getting medications to treat their addiction, a new study has found. And the disorganized nature of data collection around addiction means it’s difficult to estimate the true scope of the treatment gap in … Read more

SciSprac Ltd. Announces Additional Positive Results for the Cocaine Addiction Treatment of its … | News

Results indicate a significant decrease in cocaine craving in a sub-group that received the treatment TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SciSparc Ltd. (Nasdaq: SPRC), a specialty clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focusing on the development of therapies to treat disorders of the central nervous system (the “Company” or “SciSparc”), today announced additional pre-clinical … Read more

Quitting Smoking Can Halt Dangerous Drinking, Too

Medications that help smokers quit appear to have another benefit: reducing heavy drinking. Researchers in the United States and Russia have found that a variety of therapies to reduce the craving for nicotine ― including prescription and over-the-counter medications ― cut smoking and drinking levels in tandem. People who stopped smoking entirely reduced their drinking … Read more

How We Break the Cycle of Addiction

I met AJ recently at the inpatient alcohol and drug rehab facility in New York where I work. I asked how he was doing and he said, “Fine now.” He went on to tell me how he had been released from the Sing Sing Correctional Facility four months earlier. He spent most of his life … Read more

Psychiatrist Sentensed to 54 Months for Addiction Treatment Fraud

Psychiatrist Jose Santeiro, MD, of Miami Lakes, Florida, has been going to 54 months in prison for engaging in a scheme that fraudulently billed about $112 million for substance abuse services that were never provided or were medically unnecessary, the US Department of Justice ( DOJ) has announced. Santeiro was medical director of two substance … Read more

WVa opioid trial verdict still pending nearly a year later

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Last July, a federal judge in West Virginia heard closing arguments in the first lawsuit to go to trial over the US opioid addiction epidemic. With an avalanche of documents from the three-month trial, Judge David Faber didn’t indicate when he would make a ruling on the multibillion-dollar lawsuit filed by Cabell … Read more

Kentucky shatters its fatal overdose record; fentanyl blamed

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Fatal drug overdoses rose nearly 15% in Kentucky last year, surpassing 2,000 deaths as the increased use of fentanyl — a powerful synthetic opioid — resulted in a record death toll in the state, according to a report released Monday. The report showed that 2,250 Kentuckians died from drug overdoses in 2021 … Read more

Altria’s Cigarette Addiction Is Becoming Unhealthier

For years tobacco companies have been fighting regulators more than each other. That might be about to change, and Altria MO -0.61% in particular needs a game plan. If Philip Morris International‘s PM -0.65% $16 billion offer for oral nicotine pouch maker Swedish Match is accepted, US cigarette makers will suddenly have a nimble new … Read more