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This year’s Eric D. Hadar Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Rajita Sinha, will present “Can We Rescue Stress and Trauma Related Pathophysiology in Addiction to Improve Treatment Outcomes?” on Nov. 16, 2022.
Patients who participate in fewer than two visits early in treatment are at risk for relapse, overdose, and possible death.
Columbia psychiatrist Nasir Naqvi, MD, PhD, discusses which treatments for alcohol use disorder are most effective and the importance of community and support in treating AUD.
Source:MedscapeDecember 3, 2019
"The rate at which individuals relapsed and overdosed after ending treatment was alarmingly high, suggesting that discontinuing buprenorphine is a life-threatening event," said Dr. Williams.
- December 2, 2019
People with opioid addiction face a high risk of overdose after ending treatment, even when treated for 18 months, a Columbia study has found.
- September 10, 2019
Dr. Katherine Elkington, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry) at Columbia University, discusses the complex connection between suicide and substance use in adolescents.
Source:Los Angeles TimesSeptember 6, 2019
“It’s easy to just take a pill every day,” Dr. Adam Bisaga said. “To come off a drug means you’re going to have to do a lot more work.”
Source:MD MagazineJune 26, 2019
Dr. Elias Dakwar sought proof of the suggestion that concentrated doses of ketamine may help reduce vulnerabilities associated with cocaine use, and improve the likelihood of relapse prevention.
Source:MedscapeJune 10, 2019
“As we treat more people with ketamine, an unfortunate side effect of that is more exposure, which means that we're going to create more ketamine addicts,” said Dr. Drew Ramsey.
- January 25, 2019
Researchers at Columbia have developed a “Cascade of Care” model for treating individuals with opioid use disorder based on lessons learned in the HIV/AIDS field.
- June 20, 2018
Survivors of opioid overdose are at great risk of dying in the year after overdose, but the deaths are not always caused by drug use, a new study reveals.
- February 22, 2018
A new Columbia University study suggests that smoking cannabis may lower the amount of prescription opioids needed to produce pain relief.
Source:New ScientistJanuary 18, 2017
While some people may benefit from sharing their experiences, others risk experiencing more trauma by recalling them, says Dr. Elias Dakwar, Columbia University’s Division on Substance Abuse.