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October 29, 2020

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How many adolescents in the US misused opioids in 2018? In 2018, 699,000 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 misused opioids, with the vast majority misusing prescription opioids.…
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October 28, 2020

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Did the abuse of non-opioid substances in combination with non-prescription fentanyl increase or decrease during the first 2 months of the COVID pandemic shutdown compared to earlier in 2020 and…
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October 27, 2020

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Did abuse of non-prescription fentanyl increase or decrease during the first 2 months of the COVID pandemic shutdown compared to earlier in 2020 and in 2019? According to an analysis…
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October 26, 2020

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How many people in the United States have a prescription opioid use disorder? Approximately 2 million people aged 12 or older had a prescription opioid use disorder in 2018; 526,000…
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October 25, 2020

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What are some of the more common reasons dermatologists recommend cannabinoid-based medicines? According to the results of a survey of 145 dermatologists, 91 % of dermatologists were in support of…
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October 24, 2020

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Has prescription opioid misuse increased or decreased among college-age adults over the past 5 years? According to a 2019 NIH survey, "prescription opioid misuse continued to decline, with 1.5% of…
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October 23, 2020

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Did the percentage of college-age adults (aged 19 to 22) who vaped nicotine increase or decrease between 2017 and 2019? According to 2019 survey results from the NIH's Monitoring the…
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October 22, 2020

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Did the percentage of college-age adults (aged 19 to 22) who vaped marijuana increase or decrease between 2017 and 2019? According to 2019 survey results from the NIH's Monitoring the…
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October 21, 2020

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According to a report by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), opioid use disorder increases the risk for COVID-19 by 10 fold. Do patients who have a tobacco use disorder…
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October 20, 2020

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Does substance use disorder increase the risk for COVID-19? Yes, according to an analysis of electronic health records (EHR). As reported by Nora D. Volkow, MD, director of the National…