Theravive Home

Therapy News And Blogging

August 23, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock prescription bottle with oxyco 373753765

New Study First Of Its Kind To Find Long Term Effects Of Oxycodone On Adult Behaviors

August 23, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

bigstock prescription bottle with oxyco 373753765
A new study published in the American Society for Microbiology Journal looked at the long-term effects of developmental exposure to oxycodone on gut microbiota and the relationship to adult behaviors and metabolism. “In this study, we sought to determine whether exposure of mouse moms to a widely prescribed and abuse opioid drug, oxycodone, would lead to longstanding effects on the bacteria in the gut and whether such changes might be associated with behavioral and metabolic alterations also seen in these adult sons and daughters,” study author Cheryl S. Rosenfeld told us. [More]

August 9, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock opioid withdrawal symptoms and 421160369

What's The Long-Term Risk Of Mental Health Crisis After Opioid Tapering?

August 9, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

bigstock opioid withdrawal symptoms and 421160369
A new study published in JAMA looked at the long-term risk of overdose or mental health crisis after opioid dose tapering. “We have published results showing that opioid tapering after long-term stable dosing was associated with overdose and mental health crisis events during a one-year follow-up period,” study author Joshua J. Fenton told us. “We wanted to assess the longer-term outcomes associated with tapering.” [More]

May 10, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock prisoner behind bars hand of p 353865248

New Study Looks At The Lack Of Opioid Treatment For Inmates

May 10, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

bigstock prisoner behind bars hand of p 353865248
A new study published in the Journal of Substance Use and Misuse looked at opioid agonist treatment recipients within criminal justice-involved populations. “Treating individuals who use opioids with medication and counseling support is the gold standard for addressing opioid use disorders, yet the majority of those who need this treatment do not receive it,” study author Wendy P. Guastaferro told us. “For those individuals involved with the criminal legal system, the chances of receiving this life saving treatment is even less.” [More]

April 5, 2022
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock solving problem alcohol addic 446549771

New Study Looks At Missed Work And Alcohol Use Disorder

April 5, 2022 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

bigstock solving problem alcohol addic 446549771
A new study published in PubMed looked at the association between workplace absenteeism and alcohol use disorder from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. “The goal of our study was to estimate the relationship between lost work time (missed workdays) and alcohol use disorder among full time workers in the US,” study author Laura Bierut told us. “We used a large nationally representative US database to study this issue.” [More]

January 26, 2022
by Elizabeth Pratt

an alcoholic

Stigma Towards Depression Decreases, But Stigma Towards Alcohol Dependence On The Rise

January 26, 2022 08:00 by Elizabeth Pratt  [About the Author]

an alcoholic
For the first time since nation-wide data has been recorded, stigma towards those with depression has dropped significantly. A study from Indiana University found that stigma associated with depression has dropped to a record low, but stigma surrounding other mental illnesses has either remained the same, or increased. [More]

June 29, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock man drugs addicted injecting h 422607836

New Study Shows Cognitive Reappraisal Potentially Helpful In Substance Abuse Treatment

June 29, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

bigstock man drugs addicted injecting h 422607836
A new study published in PNAS looked at attention bias modification in drug addiction and enhancing control of subsequent habits. “In substance use disorder, cues and contexts that remind an individual of the experience of substance use start to habitually grab attention and elicit a physiological response (arousal) that is thought to result in craving and culminate in compulsive substance use,” study author Muhammad A. Parvaz told us. [More]

June 15, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock female male alcoholism woman 368185294

How Gender Differentiates The Impact Of Alcohol Use Disorder

June 15, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

bigstock female male alcoholism woman 368185294
A recently published study looked at how brain responsivity to emotional faces differs in men and women with and without a history of alcohol use disorder (AUD). “We investigated brain activity in response to facial expressions,” study author Kayle S. Sawyer told us, “and how abnormalities in brain activity differed for men and women with a history of alcohol use disorder.” [More]

June 8, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock substance abuse or narcotic co 401409458

What Can Rats Tell Us About Cocaine Addiction?

June 8, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

bigstock substance abuse or narcotic co 401409458
A new study published in the Journal of Neuropharmacology looked at whether a sensation-seeking trait confers a dormant susceptibility to addiction through intermittent cocaine self-administration in rats. The advantage of studying this phenomenon in rats is that researchers can examine what is different about the brains of high- versus low- sensation-seeking rats. This will help identify new targets for medications designed to treat cocaine use disorder. [More]

May 25, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock closeup empty glass bottles o 344826835

Can Medication And Counseling Help Homeless With Alcohol-Use Disorder?

May 25, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

bigstock closeup empty glass bottles o 344826835
A new study published in Lancet Psychiatry looked at combining behavioral harm-reduction treatment and extended-release naltrexone for people experiencing homelessness and alcohol use disorder in the United States. “We tested whether combined medication and counseling harm-reduction treatment would help people experiencing homelessness and alcohol use disorder improve on alcohol and health outcomes,” study author Susan E. Collins told us. [More]

May 11, 2021
by Patricia Tomasi

bigstock woman with mask holding fruit 359231101

Eating Disorder Symptoms Increased Significantly During The Pandemic According To New Study

May 11, 2021 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

bigstock woman with mask holding fruit 359231101
A new study published in the Journal of Psychiatry Research looked at changes in body dysmorphic disorder, eating disorder, and exercise addiction symptomatology during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study was a longitudinal study of 319 health club users. “The study was initially about exercise addiction, eating disorders, and body image, but when COVID-19 hit, we changed the scope to see if there were any differences pre vs post the first lockdown in the UK last spring,” lead author Mike Trott told us, [More]