The Weekly Brief: Opioid Research and Relapse Responses

Written by Buprenorphine Doctors

Here at Buprenorphine Doctors, we like to stay as current and helpful as we can. After all, opioid treatment has never been more necessary in the United States. Here’s a recap of the last week:

In The News – For Your Sense of the Nation’s Opioid Response

Iowa’s Opioid Deaths Decrease

The state has enjoyed a 33% decrease of fatal opioid overdoses between 2017 and 2018. But what did Narcan have to do with it? Find out!

Universities Will Study Rural Appalachian Opioid Abuse

Opioid abuse devastates the Appalachian region, but the data collected there isn’t perfect. However, researchers from Penn State, Pittsburgh University, and West Virginia University are filling in the gaps as you read this. Learn more!

Oklahoma School Receives Anti-Opioid Abuse Funding

Northeast Oklahoma A&M College has almost $70,000 of state funding, and a few ambitious ideas of what to do with it. They’re planning a new counseling team, but that’s only the first step. Learn more!

Featured Articles – For Your Sense of Your Own Opioid Response

3 Ways to Spot Addiction to Prescription Opioids

The fact that your doctor gives you a painkiller doesn’t mean there’s not a risk. What should you watch out for with your prescription opioids? Learn our three strategies.

What Happens If I Relapse?

No one plans to relapse into opioid use, but it could be wise. How should you think about responding to relapse? Learn a few productive steps.

Enjoy the week’s content, and feel free to explore the site for anything else you find useful. Check in again next Friday for next week’s recap!
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