Posts Tagged ‘addiction’

Body language can predict outcomes for recovering alcoholics

Feb. 4, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

To predict whether a problem drinker will hit the bottle again, ignore what they say and watch their body language for displays of shame, a new UBC study finds.

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Prescription database helps check use of addictive drugs: UBC research

Sep. 4, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , ,

A centralized prescription network providing real-time information to pharmacists in British Columbia resulted in dramatic reductions in inappropriate prescriptions for opioid analgesics and benzodiazepines, widely used and potentially addictive drugs, according to research by a University of British Columbia epidemiologist.

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Medically prescribed heroin more effective, less costly than current methadone treatment: UBC research

Mar. 12, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

Medically prescribed heroin is more cost-effective than methadone for treating long-term street heroin users, according to a new study by researchers at Providence Health Care and the University of British Columbia.

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UBC-Providence Health research to examine new treatments for heroin addiction

Oct. 12, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

A clinical trial to test better treatment options for chronic heroin addiction is expected to begin in Vancouver at the end of this year. Led by researchers from Providence Health Care and the University of British Columbia, it’s the only clinical trial of its kind in North America.

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First-of-its-kind study shows supervised injection facilities can help people quit drugs

Sep. 13, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

A study led by researchers at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) at St. Paul’s Hospital and the University of British Columbia has found that supervised injection facilities such as Vancouver’s Insite connect clients with addiction treatment, which in turn resulted in greater likelihood of stopping injection drug use for at least six months.

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