The increase is attributable to drugs becoming more dangerous, rather than to drug use becoming more common, according to a UCLA study.
OD mortality rates increased during the first year of the COVID-19 crisis for all groups studied and were highest among Native Americans.
Research brief: Additional services to monitor the drug’s potential side effects account for nearly 20% of its total costs, a UCLA-led study shows.
A UCLA study shows that in the 2000s, physicians prescribed opioids more frequently to whites suffering from back pain than to patients of color.
A UCLA clinical trial provides evidence that the prescription drug varenicline can aid those who want to quit smoking and reduce their drinking.
Despite a government initiative to improve access to end-of-life painkillers, dispensing levels in the wealthiest areas still far outpace the rest of the country.
Research brief: Even successfully treated HIV-infected adults are at increased of many diseases more commonly associated with aging.
The team will investigate the mechanisms of treatment resistance, laying the groundwork for new and improved combination therapies.
The immunotherapy drug combination is currently being reviewed for approval under a new FDA pilot program.
Panelists at a Zócalo/UCLA Downtown event, which included two UCLA faculty, discussed the factors that contribute to the state’s messy cannabis regulation system.
A separate grant of $3.3 million will fund a study on the effectiveness of text messages for helping people adhere to their treatment regimens.
The educator, prolific author and blogger provided extensive guidance to policymakers. He died July 21 at the age of 68.
Those who were offered admission to or attended any of the five schools were less likely to misuse the drug, had fewer peers who abuse drugs, spent more time studying and were less likely to skip school.
The new consortium could not only help generate life-saving treatments, but also create significant economic activity from spin-off companies to licenses and collaborations with industry.
UCLA study findings indicate there is no safe level of alcohol use for people with schizophrenia, suggesting that clinicians should ask about alcohol use or misuse.
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Vital Statistics Reports, more than one in five U.S. births now occur in states where marijuana is legal.
UCLA psychiatrist Dr. Larissa Mooney explains in this Q&A how allowing pharmacies to dispense naloxone leads to a reduction in overdoses.
Misuse of prescription and illicit drugs is so prevalent in Tijuana and East Los Angeles that community clinics in those areas should routinely, though discreetly, screen for it.
Law professor Jill Horwitz discusses the high rate of opioid addiction, and analyzes the ineffective state laws that have tried to curb the pervasive disease.
Law students in the Criminal Defense Clinic at UCLA School of Law worked on a successful clemency petition that will free Darnell Crookshank.
UCLA study shows that meditation and similar strategies may reduce the likelihood of relapse for certain people struggling with addiction.
Social work professor Mark Kaplan found that an increase in high-risk drinking during the Great Recession may explain the rise in alcohol-related suicides by men — but not women.
Findings provide conclusive evidence of disproportionately high rates of dental disease in methamphetamine abusers.
The short conversations, educational literature and follow-up phone calls that are part of Project QUIT helped people reduce their risky drug use by a third.
“The results were about as good as you could hope for,” said Lara Ray, a UCLA associate professor of psychology and director of the UCLA Addictions Laboratory.