September 21, 2017

"We have been treating people with opioid addictions for more than 30 years.

Problem behavior indicative of addiction is pervasive among chronic pain patients who receive opioid prescriptions at primary-care clinics.

A new UW Medicine Telehealth program for mental health and addictions care has had an immediate positive impact in remote, underserved Washington state.

Millions of people take powerful prescription medications to treat chronic pain. But amid heightened concerns about opioid addiction, some patients are worried and want to stop.

What does Gary Franklin, University of Washington professor of environmental and occupational health sciences, have to say about the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In urban and rural areas alike, the United States faces an epidemic of fatal overdoses linked to heroin and prescription painkillers, among other substances.

Heroin deaths in the Seattle-King County area rose 58 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to an annual report published today by the University of Washington’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute.

Roger Roffman, a UW professor emeritus of social work and former pot smoker, was a sponsor of Washington state's 2012 marijuana-legalization initiaitive.

In 1999, Washington state implemented regulations that largely freed doctors to prescribe opioid painkillers for common chronic conditions such as low back pain, headache and fibromyalgia.

In collaboration with three Native communities in the western United States, University of Washington researchers are embarking on one of the largest alcohol addiction-treatment trials ever conducted among American Indian and Alaska Native adult


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