Topic: Addiction

Texas Needs Better Treatment Programs for Opioid Addiction

Nov. 8, 2017
Drugs

Treatment programs should be tailored to the particular mix of drugs driving overdoses in each region. 

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Center for Health Communication Helps Fight Opioid Epidemic

Oct. 23, 2017
prescription

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has awarded the UT Austin Center for Health Communication a contract to develop effective messaging to promote the new Texas Prescription Monitoring Program. 

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Why the Opioid Crisis is as Dangerous as A Terrorist Attack

Sept. 26, 2017
Doctor with pills

UT Austin professors explain why the opioid crisis warrants the a declaration of national emergency.

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Why Poison Frogs Don’t Poison Themselves

Sept. 21, 2017
Phantasmal Poison Frog (Epipedobates anthonyi)

The answer provide clues for developing better drugs to fight pain and addiction

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Peer Recovery Coaches Help Battle Addiction in Texas

June 26, 2017
Conversation, by Paulo Valdivieso

Texans with substance use disorders who work with a peer recovery coach for at least 12 months remain abstinent or reduce substance use, improve housing and employment status and reduce use of health care services.

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