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What Factors Promote Recovery in Postpartum Women with Opioid Use Disorder?

While many women with substance use disorders can achieve abstinence during pregnancy, the postpartum period is a time of increased vulnerability to relapse.  The first year postpartum is a particularly vulnerable time for women with opioid use disorder (OUD).  Relapse is common, and studies have noted increased rates of both fatal and non-fatal overdoses during… Read More »

Ketogenic diet creates eating disorder

The keto craze has yet to slow down, and for good reason. This high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb diet has been shown to have a variety of super-cool health benefits, including weight loss, reduced inflammation, increased energy, improved brain function, reduced cravings, and so much more. It’s no wonder everyone wants to take advantage of all things… Read More »

The pandemic’s epidemic: opioid use disorder and subpar suboxone access   

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated America’s health, taking more than 500 thousand American lives, upending the economy, and perpetuating racial health disparities. It also has worsened the country’s ongoing opioid use disorder (OUD) epidemic. In fact, in the twelve-month period ending June 2020, 83 thousand Americans died of a drug overdose, the highest ever recorded in a one-year period and 21 percent higher than the previous year. This dramatic increase in overdose deaths is mostly attributable to the… Read More »