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Article ID: 694409

Inpatient Opioid Use and Insufficient Weaning Pre-discharge May Increase Outpatient Opioid Prescription Use

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Patients who receive an opioid for most of their hospital stay and patients who are still taking an opioid within 12 hours of being discharged from the hospital appear more likely to fill a prescription for opioids within 90 days of leaving the hospital, according to new research presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference.

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Article ID: 694777

Cannabis: It Matters How Young You Start

Universite de Montreal

Canadian researchers find that boys who start smoking pot before 15 are much more likely to have a drug problem at 28 than those who start at 15 or after.

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Article ID: 694582

Predicting What Drives People to Seek, Stay in Substance-Use Treatment

Florida Atlantic University

About 22 million Americans are substance dependent, yet only 2.5 million seek treatment. Reviewing 5,443 records of adult substance use treatment clients, a new study examined treatment readiness, or the characteristics that are likely to promote treatment engagement, to predict who seeks and stays in treatment. Results show that white and black race, being male, lower levels of education, and being married or divorced (vs. never married) were all negatively related to substance-use treatment engagement.

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Alcohol Use Before Lung Transplant Increases Time in Hospital and on Ventilator

Loyola University Health System

Lung transplant patients who showed evidence of alcohol use before their transplants spent more time in the hospital and on the ventilator, a Loyola University Chicago Study has found. Researchers said abstaining from alcohol prior to lung transplants could improve outcomes.

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Opioid Misuse Costs Indiana Over $4 Billion Annually, or $11 Million Daily, IU Study Finds

Indiana University

Over the past 15 years, the number of opioid overdose deaths in Indiana has risen by more than 500 percent, while misuse of these drugs has cost the state a total of $43.3 billion, according to research from Indiana University.

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Every Monday Should be World No Tobacco Day

Monday Campaigns

Quit and Stay Quit Monday, an initiative of The Monday Campaigns, provides free resources to help smokers quit for World No Tobacco Day, and every Monday

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