Substance-related Disorders

Detox, Withdrawal, Rehab, Relapse: The Experience of Heavy Drinkers
May 02, 2022

Approximately one-third of survey respondents with AUD relapsed within 1 year of stopping. Find a profile here of the experience of recovery from those who are trying.

Heavy Drinkers Report Impact of Alcohol Use: The Recovery Village Survey Highlights
April 26, 2022

More than one-third of survey respondents began drinking before age 15; the heaviest drinkers had double the risk for cirrhosis, CVD, pancreatitis, and neuropathy.

Medication for Opioid Use Disorder Not Prescribed for Majority of Americans in Need
March 29, 2022

A new study of more than 2 million US adults and adolescents who could benefit from medication for OUD reveals only 1 in 4 reported past-year use.

After COVID-19, Risk Increases for Wide Range of Mental Health Disorders
February 18, 2022

Among persons who survived COVID-19, a new study found a 60% increased risk for any new mental health diagnosis during the year following infection.

Physician Mental Health Care Visits Ticked Up Significantly During First Year of Pandemic
January 26, 2022

Family physicians and psychiatrists were the specialties with the greatest number of visits, according to study authors.

Samoon Ahmad, MD, Discusses His New Book, "Coping with COVID-19: The Mental, Medical, and Social Consequences of the Pandemic"
January 25, 2022

Dr Ahmad's book explores in depth the complex long-term consequences of COVID-19 for medicine, mental health, and social conventions.

US Drug Overdose Deaths Pass 100 000 in 12 Months for the First Time
November 19, 2021

The 100 000 drug overdose deaths in the US recorded for the period ended April 2021 paint a dire behind-the-scenes picture of life during COVID-19.

Drug Misuse During COVID-19: PCPs Worry Signs of Addiction Were Missed
November 19, 2021

Primary care physicians noted increased stress among patients during the pandemic and worry that telehealth visits may have hidden signs of drug misuse.

HCV Cure is Possible in Young Drug Users, Suggests New Research Being Presented at IDWeek 2021
September 28, 2021

IDWeek 2021: Young people who inject drugs can be cured of hepatitis C virus infection, according to 2 new studies.

Drug & Alcohol Use Among Young Adults: 2020 Monitoring the Future Survey Results
September 24, 2021

The annual NIH-supported survey revealed changing substance use trends among college students and college-aged adults. Find key results for primary care in our quick slideshow.