Posts Tagged: addiction research

One Simple Strategy to Help Prevent Opioid Overdose Deaths

We are currently facing one of the deadliest drug epidemics in history. Since 1999, the rate of overdose deaths involving prescription opioids has quadrupled, resulting in the deaths of more than 15,000 Americans each year. As a result, we’ve invested heavily in research and addiction prevention programs to help curb the opioid epidemic. And, researchers… Read more »

Addiction Research: New Study Supports Early Treatment

It’s a common myth that treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction isn’t really needed until the individual has hit rock-bottom. And, work recently published by two UConn Health Researchers has refuted that misconception. Serving as guest editors for a special issue of the scientific journal, Addiction, Thomas Babor and Frances Del Boca conducted a… Read more »