The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the marketing of the first mobile application to help treat substance use disorder (SUD). On Sept. 14, 2017, the FDA permitted the use of the app, called Reset, to treat SUDs involving alcohol, cocaine, marijuana and stimulants after a 12-week clinical trial conducted on 399 patients…

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The United States is grappling with a deadly prescription opioid abuse epidemic, which is shattering communities not only along the borders, and crime-ridden alleyways but also, in every nook and corner of concrete high-rises and bustling metropolises. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), estimate that since 1999, the amount of prescription opioids sold..

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For several decades, concerns over opioid abuse and dependence have been reported by scientists, due to severe detrimental effects on the health of abusers. The number of prescriptions written for opioids rose 172 percent between 1991 and 2013, increasing from 76 million to 207 million, according to a 2014 testimony given before the US Senate..

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