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Mass General Research Roundup for April 2019

Chronic health problems for individuals in recovery from substance use disorder, 3D mammography in older women and how oxytocin acts on food receptors in the brain.

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These Three Happiness Exercises Could Help Promote Recovery From Substance Use Disorder

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital Recovery Research Institute conducted a study published in The Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment that found positive psychology exercises could boost the happiness levels of those recovering from substance abuse.

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Study Looks at Risk Factors for Overdose in Adolescents

A team of investigators from the Addiction Recovery Management Service at Massachusetts General Hospital have identified factors that may increase the risk of drug overdose in adolescents and young adults. The results of their study were published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry last month. Here’s a short video summarizing their findings:   “Very little […]

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Mass General Researchers Find That Early Treatment for ADHD May Lessen Risk of Substance Abuse Disorders

Mass General researcher Timothy Wilens, PhD, has found that the earlier children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) receive treatment with stimulants, the less likely they are to use marijuana or develop a substance use disorder (SUD). Dr. Wilens is chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and director of the Center for […]

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Weekend Links

We’ve hand-picked a mix of Massachusetts General Hospital and other research-related news and stories for your weekend reading enjoyment: A New Study Finds Good News About Treating Addiction – Dr. John Kelly of the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital talks about his new study and says there’s some good news when it comes to […]

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Addiction Treatment: How to Help Those You Love

“The nation faces an epidemic of drug and alcohol misuse. Every day, we hear news about related overdoses and accidental deaths as well as renewed city, state and federal attempts to stem the tide. So what should a friend or family member do if they think a loved one is in need of addiction treatment?” LEARN MORE

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