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Recent generations are attending treatment and seeking help for alcohol use disorder earlier in life than previous generations, and are utilizing more peer-led mutual-help services | #AddictionRecovery #addiction #recovery #science #RecoveryThroughScience
Please join us on Friday for the next webinar in our ongoing series on the science of Recovery Community Centers! How do Medications for Opioid Use Disorder ‘Fit’ Into the Mission of RCCs? Register here: | #addiction #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience
The October 2021 edition of the Recovery Bulletin is now live! To read more, subscribe, and stay up to date with the latest in addiction and recovery science, please follow this link: | #addiction #recovery #science #health #RecoveryThroughScience
Prescription misuse and SUD risk: Researchers identified 5 distinct trajectories of prescription drug misuse; individuals with peak prescription misuse after age 27 were at greatest risk for SUD later in life | #addiction #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience
The first 4 weeks following methadone treatment initiation, re-initiation, and discontinuation were associated with greater risk of drug-related and all-cause mortality among methadone patients | #AddictionRecovery #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience
Patients receiving automated contingency management via app during opioid use disorder treatment were found to have increased abstinence and treatment attendance during follow-up | #health #AddictionRecovery #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience
"If we want addiction DESTIGMATIZED, we need a language that's UNIFIED" @Johnkellymgh brings it to us on Day 3 of the #RecoveryLeadershipSummit @RecoveryAnswers
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Today is International #RecoveryDay and the last day of National #RecoveryMonth! As the month comes to a close, we want to thank everyone for joining us in celebrating another year of recovery and recovery science | #AddictionRecovery #science #RecoveryThroughScience
No. 1: Most rigorous scientific review to date finds AA and clinical interventions linking to it outperform many first-line clinical interventions while saving money | #RecoveryMonth #AddictionRecovery #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience @MassGeneralNews
No. 2: Researchers find large gaps in opioid use disorder treatment: Only 28% of individuals w/ opioid use disorder received best-practice medication treatment | #RecoveryMonth #AddictionRecovery #science #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience @MassGeneralNews
This Friday, part 10 of our free Recovery Community Center science series! Addressing Racism and Harm Reduction Through RCCs with @MonicaSkewes, Laurie Johnson-Wade, David Whiters, and Benneth Lee | #RecoveryMonth #AddictionRecovery #recovery #science…
No. 3: In states designating opioid use disorder as a qualifying condition for medical cannabis, dispensaries more likely to produce marketing and make claims not supported by scientific research | #RecoveryMonth #science #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience
No. 4: In a nationally representative @samhsagov dataset, for those that report they have had a substance use problem, 75% identify as being “in recovery” | #RecoveryMonth #AddictionRecovery #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience @MassGeneralNews
No. 5: Balancing addiction terminology: Describing addiction w/ certain labels (“brain disease”) may decrease some stigma types but increase others, suggesting best approach likely depends on goal and context | #RecoveryMonth #health #recovery #science
No. 6: Emergency room visits related to drinking are opportunities to link people to care. These timely linkages improve outcomes while also reducing future emergency visits | #RecoveryMonth #health #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience @MassGeneralNews
No. 7: Qualitative research shows key mechanisms of recovery-related behavior change, like improved coping skills, are shared by both 12-step and non-12-step mutual-help groups | #RecoveryMonth #AddictionRecovery #RecoveryThroughScience @MassGeneralNews
No. 8: Participants who remain engaged with recovery community organizations fare well over time and peer services are associated with benefit. However, key questions about effectiveness remain | #RecoveryMonth #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience
No. 9: Recovery coaching might lower healthcare costs: Individuals who met with a peer recovery coach had fewer hospitalizations, but more outpatient treatment visits | #RecoveryMonth #AddictionRecovery #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience @MassGeneralNews
No. 10: “Colliding epidemics”: During the first 3 months of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, there was a large increase in US overdose deaths relative to the same time period in 2019 | #RecoveryMonth #AddictionRecovery #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience
The September 2021 #RecoveryMonth Edition of the Recovery Bulletin is live! To read more and stay up to date on the latest in addiction and recovery science, please follow this link: | #science #AddictionRecovery #RecoveryThroughScience @MassGeneralNews
Hispanic & Non-Hispanic Black women were less likely than White women to receive medication for opioid use disorder while pregnant, but more research needed on addressing treatment gaps | #RecoveryMonth #AddictionRecovery #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience
With time in recovery, "people continue improving their quality of life and achieve things they weren’t able to before." Discussion of new RRI study by @davideddiephd and @Johnkellymgh | #RecoveryMonth #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience @MassGeneralNews…
10 things we've learned from the National Recovery Study: A full compilation of ten key findings from the MGH Recovery Research Institute's National Recovery Study (NRS) | #RecoveryMonth #AddictionRecovery #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience @MassGeneralNews
Multiple pathways to recovery: 46% of individuals who have resolved a significant drug or alcohol problem did so without the use of any formal treatment or recovery support services | #RecoveryMonth #AddictionRecovery #RecoveryThroughScience
Race, religion, and recovery: ~45% of US Black individuals in recovery reported that spirituality made all the difference in their recovery journey, by far the most of any racial/ethnic group | #RecoveryMonth #AddictionRecovery #RecoveryThroughScience
Please join us Wednesday, September 29 for the 2nd in our new Recovery Science Series with @brandonbphd on Digital Recovery Support Services, in partnership with the @AAAP1985's Opioid Response Network! Register here: | #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience
Digital recovery: Of people who resolved a significant drug or alcohol problem, 11% reported they had used an online technology to change their substance use or aid their recovery | #RecoveryMonth #addictionrecovery #RecoveryThroughScience @MassGeneralNews
Opioid stigma: Compared to other primary substances, individuals in recovery from opioid use were least likely to feel comfortable disclosing their substance use history (with over 50% not feeling comfortable) | #RecoveryMonth #addictionrecovery #recovery
We're proud to be part of an organization that values and supports recovery and recovery science! For more info about @MassGeneralNews planned #RecoveryMonth activities, please see the link here: | #addictionrecovery #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience
Primary substance: Of the 22.35 million US individuals in recovery from a drug or alcohol problem, many report their primary substance as cannabis or opioids, but by far the majority are in recovery from an alcohol problem (51%) | #RecoveryMonth #recovery
The reality of drinking/drug using dreams: About one third (32%) of individuals in recovery report having relapse dreams about drug or alcohol use, which decrease in frequency with time in recovery | #RecoveryMonth #addictionrecovery #recovery
Quality of life in recovery: It takes, on average, 15 years for someone in recovery to reach a similar quality of life as the general population. This is too long, but sooner access to recovery resources helps | #RecoveryMonth #addictionrecovery #recovery
How many? In general, the median number of serious recovery attempts required for someone to resolve a significant drug or alcohol use problem in the US is 2; in more severe cases it can take double that | #RecoveryMonth #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience
Recovery identity: Among US individuals who have resolved a significant drug or alcohol use problem, 45% self-identify as being "in recovery" | #RecoveryMonth #addictionrecovery #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience @MassGeneralNews
Surrounded by recovery: 22.35 million US adults (9.1% of the adult population) report having resolved a significant drug or alcohol use problem | #RecoveryMonth #addictionrecovery #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience @MassGeneralNews
Happy #RecoveryMonth everyone! Starting tomorrow, we'll be sharing content all month long celebrating the past year of recovery and recovery science. Please stay tuned | #addictionrecovery #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience @MassGeneralNews
The August 2021 edition of the Recovery Bulletin is now live! To read more and stay up to date on the latest in addiction and recovery science, please follow this link: | #health #science #addiction #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience
All funds raised during the trip will be donated to four organizations, of which we're proud to say the RRI is one. Please consider sharing your story with Clay or joining/helping him on his journey should you be in the area! | #addiction #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience
Clay's journey takes him from his hometown in Colorado, across the heart of the country to his son's former hometown in North Carolina, collecting stories from and building kinship with others who have suffered from addiction as well | #addiction #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience
We'd like to highlight an effort to raise awareness about the overdose epidemic in the US. "In Joel's Steps", a cross-country bike tour by Clay Sanders to raise addiction awareness in memory of his late son | #addiction #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience
Just one more week until National Recovery Month! This year's theme is "Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community". Please join us as we celebrate 32 years of Recovery Month | #RecoveryMonth #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience
National estimates find simultaneous use of medication and mutual-help for opioid use disorder to be rare, although prior research demonstrates improved outcomes from combined treatment | #addiction #addictionrecovery #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience
Join RRI Director @Johnkellymgh on Recovery...The Hero's Journey with Dr. Patricia Halligan discussing alcohol use disorder and research surrounding AA/12-step! To listen, please follow the link below | @drpatriciahall1 #addiction #recovery #podcast…
Among men in the United States, those with lower yearly income and less education were more likely to experience worse alcohol use disorder symptoms | #addiction #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience
Many pregnant women with OUD found to not receive standard of care while incarcerated, usually only provided OUD medication if already taking it prior to incarceration, then discontinued post pregnancy | #addictionrecovery #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience
An upcoming free symposium, with CEUs available, on: Why Employment is Pivotal to Sustained Addiction Recovery! Featuring @SecMartyWalsh, @davidwbest12, and the RRI's own @davideddiephd. Register now: | #addictionrecovery #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience
Opioid use disorder treatment centers that offer medication management, multiple forms of psychotherapy, and referrals to mutual-help showed better outcomes than medication management only clinics | #addictionrecovery #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience
Recovery From AUD - From the Editors… Had the honor and pleasure of editing this new volume for NIAAA. It is open access and contains concise summaries of the latest knowledge of alcohol recovery across multiple domains @NIAAAnews @RecoveryAnswers
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Individuals in a vocational fitness program reported recovery benefits not only in terms of employment opportunity, but also physical and mental well-being and community involvement | #health #addiction #recovery #RecoveryThroughScience
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