According to a study by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) researchers, each week a woman consumes alcohol during the first five to 10 weeks of pregnancy is associated with an incremental 8% increase in risk of miscarriage. #pregnancyawareness#alcoholawareness#miscarriage
Miscarriage risk increases each week alcohol is used in early pregnancy
Each week a woman consumes alcohol during the first five to 10 weeks of pregnancy is associated with an incremental 8% increase in risk of miscarriage, according to a new study.
Illinois officials plan to use a $36 million federal grant focused on opioid addiction to support treatment through hospitals, health centers and community programs. The money was awarded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. #opioidaddiction ##treatment
Illinois Addiction Programs Get $36 Million Federal Grant
Illinois officials plan to use a $36 million federal grant focused on opioid addiction to support treatment through hospitals, health centers and community programs.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it is requiring an update to the Boxed Warning, and requiring class-wide labeling changes for benzodiazepines to include the risks of abuse, addiction, physical dependence and withdrawal reactions. This action is part of the FDA’s ongoing effort to promote public health by minimizing risks associated with inappropriate use of controlled substances.#FDA#benzodiazepine#substanceawareness
FDA Requiring Labeling Changes for Benzodiazepines
FDA issues a Drug Safety Communication announcing a class-wide labeling change for benzodiazepines
The federal government estimates one in 10 healthcare workers experience substance use disorder. There is rising concern that medical professionals are stealing powerful opioid pain medications meant for their patients. The DEA told NPR it investigated roughly 3,600 cases of alleged drug theft at healthcare facilities over the last five years, including 280 cases so far in 2020. Also, studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Mayo Clinic found healthcare workers who steal drugs frequently tamper with medications, leaving them contaminated. #substanceabuse#healthcare
Some Health Workers Suffering From Addiction Steal Drugs Meant For Patients
The Drug Enforcement Agency relies on hospitals to identify nurses and doctors who misuse drugs such as morphine and fentanyl. But “only a fraction of those who are diverting drugs are ever caught.”
A National Institutes of Health-funded study found that people with substance use disorders (SUDs) are more susceptible to COVID-19 and its complications.
Substance use disorders linked to COVID-19 susceptibility
NIH research finds higher risk and worse outcomes for those with addiction.
According to the National Safety Council, approximately one in 13 working adults has an alcohol use disorder. Among working adults, nearly 2% were addicted to marijuana. Workers in construction and extraction experience the highest rates of substance use disorders, with 15.6% of employees on average living with a substance use disorder. Drugs and alcohol create unique challenges in the work environment. In the post-COVID pandemic world with many employees working from home, it may be harder to ensure to that employees comply and do not engage in drug use or impairment while at work. To minimize liabilities, employers should develop robust drug and alcohol policies.
Keep Out: How to Stop Drugs and Alcohol from Entering in the Workplace | JD Supra
1. Introduction – Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, drugs and alcohol remain a significant occupational safety issue for employers across…
According to a Rutgers study, College students with physical and cognitive disabilities use illicit drugs more, and have a higher prevalence of drug use disorder, than their non-disabled peers. An estimated 41 percent of college students have used an illicit drug, most widely marijuana. The American College Health Association estimates that 54 percent of students have a disability.
College students with disabilities at greater risk for substance abuse
College students with physical and cognitive disabilities use illicit drugs more, and have a higher prevalence of drug use disorder, than their non-disabled peers, according to a Rutgers study.
Opioid overdose deaths are surging nationwide, while the global pandemic continues. The increase in opioid overdose deaths is likely linked to the restrictions and closures due to COVID-19 that have hindered access to treatment and recovery services for those suffering from substance use disorder. #opioidcrisis#pandemic
There’s been an increase in opioid overdose deaths this year. Young adults are most affected, with death rates doubling over last year, and it’s believed that the unintended consequences of social distancing during the #COVID-19 outbreak may be behind these increases. An OSUWexMed explains what’s be…
Most opioid addicts using multiple substances, OHSU study shows
As they enter the emergency room, researchers have found that people dealing with addiction are facing more complex problems than they previously thought. They’re finding that users and abusers are not just sticking to one substance.
Researchers at National Health Promotion Associates (NHPA) are testing a new online program to prevent drug abuse in high school students, especially since most schools are shifting to remote learning. The e-LST program teaches students valuable life skills to help them avoid drug use and other health risks.
New Remote Learning Program to Prevent Drug Abuse
/PRNewswire/ — In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, opioid misuse and addiction continue to devastate communities around the US. And as many schools shift…
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