Addressing and resolving the problem of opioid use in pregnancy is a moral and ethical imperative for Ob/Gyns and for healthcare nationwide. Cleveland Clinic women’s health is taking a proactive approach.
Nearly 1 in 10 patients surgically treated for infective endocarditis (IE) in a new cohort analysis were injection-drug users. The study’s findings suggest addiction treatment for these patients should be started as early as possible to curb IE recurrence risk.
A veteran addiction psychiatrist says the epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse requires a broad-based community action plan that involves increased prevention and education, changes in healthcare policy, stricter regulation of opioid prescribing and dispensing, and greater treatment availability and capacity.
With opiate addiction on the rise, hospitals are seeing more pregnant moms battling addiction. A conference hosted by nurses at Fairview Hospital offered valuable insight into treating these families and babies.
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A hybrid approach pairing office-based Suboxone-assisted treatment with variations on traditional inpatient care yields recovery rates from opiate addiction that compare well with top rates in the literature.