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The Deadliest Year in the History of U.S. Drug Use

The Deadliest Year in the History of U.S. Drug Use

America’s overdose crisis is taking more lives than ever before. Overdose deaths in 2019 jumped nearly 5 percent higher than 2018, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC estimates the largest overdose spike...

Continuity of Care: Gaps in OUD Treatment During COVID Shutdowns

Continuity of Care: Gaps in OUD Treatment During COVID Shutdowns

Visits to the doctor dropped dramatically in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. But with an increase in telehealth visits, patients who were already being treated for opioid use disorder (OUD) continued to see doctors and get prescription refills at a...

Drug Shown to Help Alcoholics with Withdrawal Symptoms

Drug Shown to Help Alcoholics with Withdrawal Symptoms

A drug once used to treat high blood pressure can help alcoholics with withdrawal symptoms reduce or eliminate their drinking, according to Yale University researchers. In a double-blind study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, researchers gave the drug...

New NC Statewide Overdose Surveillance Reports for December 2020

New NC Statewide Overdose Surveillance Reports for December 2020

The Injury and Violence Prevention Branch of the Division of Public Health recently updated data on opioid-related overdose and unintentional med/drug overdose with potential for abuse emergency department visits reports (NC DETECT). Overdose Involving Medication or...

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