At the same levels of alcohol/cannabis use from middle school through young adulthood, SGM individuals show disparities in multiple domains compared to non-SGM peers. Efforts to reduce substance use and structural disadvantages experienced by SGM youths are needed.
This paper uses data from the 2018 Health Related Behaviors Survey of Active Duty service members to explore associations between alcohol culture and excessive alcohol use, serious consequences, risky driving behaviors, and productivity loss.
Qualitatively synthesizing evidence from six systematic reviews, the authors conclude that OEND programs generally produce beneficial outcomes across all domains considered, although the authors' ratings for the strength of the evidence are often "limited" or "moderate."
This study used claims data from over 500,000 chronic high-dose opioid episodes initiated during 2017 and 2018 to examine prevalence of rapid discontinuation and identify associated patient demographics, clinician, and community factors.
This study examined how PDMPs, pain clinic laws, and prescribing limit laws have influenced several types of high-risk opioid prescribing, focusing on initial high-risk opioid prescriptions for individuals not routinely taking opioids.
In 2020, there were 60,000 overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids in the US, where data lags and limited cross-agency coordination impedes understanding of transitioning illicit drug markets. Better data from Canada can offer some understanding.
Alcohol consumption during the coronavirus pandemic declined among men, while it remained steady among women. Researchers found that alcohol-related problems increased during the pandemic, by 49% for women and 69% for men, but the reasons for the problems remain unclear.
Family support has important impacts on recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs). This paper illustrates how financing gaps limit SUD service systems from offering family services. We offer two sets of recommendations for funding family involvement in SUD services.
Why do former extremists feel drawn back to radical ideological thoughts and long for reengagement with the movements they left? Is it like an addiction? There could be opportunities to apply lessons from addiction research and treatment to efforts to counter hate and violent extremism.
We engaged experts using an online modified Delphi approach to develop consensus on the appropriateness of strategies for managing cancer pain in individuals with co-occurring advanced cancer and opioid use disorder.
The volume of prescription opioids dispensed from retail pharmacies declined by 21 percent from 2008 to 2018, but the decline was not uniform across geographic areas, among types of patients, or by type of prescriber.