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What mindfulness for opioid addiction looks like

New research suggests that using mindfulness-based therapy can help chronic pain patients change their relationship to pain, potentially decreasing their reliance on pain medications.

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Fairbanks offers helpline for parents of adolescents facing drug and alcohol issues

Fairbanks has debuted a new adolescent helpline for parents of adolescents who are struggling with substance use issues.

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Solving America’s painkiller paradox

Here’s how to fix America’s painkiller problem — without leaving pain patients behind.

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K2/Spice: What to know about these dangerous drugs

A surge in dangerous side effects and overdoses has put the spotlight on cannabinoid drugs that go by names like K2, Spice, Mr. Happy, Scooby Snax, and Kronic.

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Jelena Janjic, a pain researcher at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, is exploring nanotechnology to deliver non-opioid pain medications directly into cells. Jeff Swensen for NPR
Inspired by her own pain, a researcher explores alternatives to opioid treatments

The explosion of deaths related to opioid misuse has underscored a pressing need for better ways of treating pain, especially chronic pain.

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