Opioids: addiction and overdose — update

An update to the Opioids, addiction, and overdose bibliography; these articles have been added to the bibliography and to the Science Primary Literature Database. Featured articles: *Chalhoub, R. M., & Kalivas, P. W. (2020). Non‑Opioid treatments for opioid use disorder: Rationales and data to date. Drugs, 80(15), 1509-1524. “Opioid use disorder (OUD) represents a major public health problem that affects millions of people in the…

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Declining life expectancy in the United States

Life expectancy in the United States is declining–officially since 2014–but the causes have been a long time in the making extending back to at least 1999. “Midlife adults” (25-64 years of age) have experienced the largest increase in death rates especially due to — drug overdoses suicide alcohol-related diseases obesity hypertension renal failure “The U.S. life expectancy gap between the richest and poorest 1% of…

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Opioids, addiction, and overdose

Bibliography: Reviews/recent articles on opioids, addiction, and overdose. **Updated March 2021** Classic review: *Paulozzi, L.J. (2012). Prescription drug overdoses: A review. Journal of Safety Research, 43 (4), 283-289. [Cited by] “Overdoses involving prescription drugs in the United States have reached epidemic proportions over the past 20 years. Host factors include male sex, middle age, non-Hispanic white race, low income, and mental health problems. Agent risk factors include use…

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