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Treating Opioid Use Disorder in the Emergency Room

June 03, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Opioid use disorder is a complex problem. Emergency room doctors can save the life of someone with OUD by reversing an opioid overdose and addressing the longer-term problem of addiction.   Read More »

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What To Ask Your Dentist About Opioids

April 15, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

One of the best ways to reduce your chance of misusing an opioid pain reliever is to talk to your dentist. Read More »

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Say What? "Naloxone"

March 18, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Scientists and health professionals are working toward solutions that save lives from the opioid crisis. One of those solutions is naloxone.  Read More »

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Educating Peers, Reducing Stigma: A “4-H Healthy Living Ambassador” Shares His Story

February 25, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

West Virginian Nate Plumley uses his family’s first-hand experience with opioid misuse to help others. Read More »

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The Year in Drugs and Health News: 2018 Blog Roundup

January 07, 2019  /  The NIDA Blog Team

Check out this list of blog posts from the past year, complete with facts, tips, and even a few quizzes to test your knowledge.  Read More »

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