Can four years of treatment for opioid use be enough to reverse addiction syndromes in people who have co-morbidities such as substance use disorders or sleep apnea? Playing an important role in responding to this complex public health issue a study published today in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases explores this question through one of the most robust attempts to defuse a chronic opioid overuse.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse more than one million Americans abused prescription opioids in 2016. To address this issue the National Institute on Drug Abuse Completed the Opioid Abuse Ceil Sheet (OVERCITE) in August 2018 and the OVERCITE report has been updated in order to improve outcomes. A SUMMIT analysis is a quantitative method for comparing treatment effectiveness across different treatment approaches. Researchers at Concordia Canada conducted the SUMMIT analysis in OPEN. IN; BUC Clinical Research for Pain (BUC) a database based system which is world map-enabled to accommodate people worldwide in pain.