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Substance-Related Disorders

Medical cannabis laws and opioid analgesic overdose mortality in the United States, 1999-2010.

By | Addiction, Opioids, Substance-Related Disorders

Authors: Marcus A. Bachhuber, Brendan Saloner, Chinazo O. Cunningham, et al
JAMA Internal Medicine, October 2014

IMPORTANCE: Opioid analgesic overdose mortality continues to rise in the United States, driven by increases in prescribing for chronic pain. Because chronic pain is a major indication for medical cannabis, laws that establish access to medical cannabis may change overdose mort…

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Intermittent marijuana use is associated with improved retention in naltrexone treatment for opiate-dependence.

By | Addiction, Behavioral Health, Opioids, Substance-Related Disorders

Authors: Wilfrid Noel Raby, Kenneth M. Carpenter, Jami Rothenberg, Adam C. Brooks, Huiping Jiang, et al
American Journal on Addictions, July/August 2009

Naltrexone is a theoretically promising alternative to agonist substitution treatment for opioid dependence, but its effectiveness has been severely limited by poor adherence. This study examined, in an independent sample, a previously observed association between moderate can…

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