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COVID-19 lockdown could lead to a surge of addiction relapses

COVID-19 lockdown could lead to a surge of addiction relapses

Experts warn that the COVID-19 lockdown could lead to a surge of alcohol and drug addiction relapses. The UK’s leading addiction treatment provider has warned...
How medical cannabis can help fight against the US opioid crisis

How medical cannabis can help fight against the US opioid crisis

Abuse of opioids is a real crisis and the US Government have worked hard to solve this issue, but it has endured over the...
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Two weeks to go until the National Day of Unplugging

The annual call for a 24-Hour digital detox enters 11th year, with this year’s event prioritising offline over online engagement The National Day of Unplugging...
Daily cannabis users with chronic pain less likely to use opioids

Daily cannabis users with chronic pain less likely to use opioids

Recent research has highlighted how daily cannabis users are less likely to use opioids to manage their chronic pain. Researchers from the BCCSU and University...
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Opioid Pandemic: more people knowingly use fentanyl

New research out of the University of British Columbia reveals that the use of the synthetic opioid, fentanyl, has doubled since 2015 Fentanyl is a...
Why MDMA must be reclassified as a Schedule 2 drug

Why MDMA must be reclassified as a Schedule 2 drug

Amanda Feilding of the Beckley Foundation discusses the organisations new report ‘Roadmaps to Regulation: MDMA’ which recommends rescheduling MDMA to a Schedule 2 drug. MDMA...
Long-term use of opioids could increase risk of PTSD

Long-term use of opioids could increase risk of PTSD

Links have been drawn between long-term opioid use and increased risk of PTSD. According to a study published in Neuropsychopharmacology, long-term treatment with opioids could...
Binding mechanism of opioid receptor uncovered in new study

Binding mechanism of opioid receptor uncovered in new study

Researchers have uncovered the binding mechanism of an important pain receptor. The researchers have revealed the activation of the opioid receptor, which can be found...
Cannabis lowers odds of illicit opioid use in chronic pain patients

Cannabis lowers odds of illicit opioid use in chronic pain patients

Canada and America are currently experiencing an opioid crisis – with two million people suffering with an opioid disorder and more than 130 opioid...
People using opioids for long-term pain urged to join study to improve care

People using opioids for long-term pain urged to join study to improve care

Researchers have launched an innovative study to improve care for patients who manage long-term pain using opioids. The study at Keele University forms part of...
Did you know 90 days is all it takes to be addicted to prescription opioids?

Did you know 90 days is all it takes to be addicted to prescription...

Today’s PHE review into prescribed medicines has revealed that patients can become dependent and addicted to prescription opioids and it only takes 90 days. Public...

Genes and addiction: study shows gene mutation is linked to abuse

Nature or nurture has always been the big question when it comes to addiction. Now, a researcher has discovered that there is a link...

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