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We’re looking for people whose research has made a difference 📣 Have you talked about your #research in the media? Has your work influenced government policy? Find out all you need to know about our Impact Prize here: #addiction

Acupuncture involves stimulating sensory nerves under the skin and in the muscles, but what role can it play in treating addiction? Find out more here: #addiction #AcupunctureAwarenessWeek2023

Find out more about the amazing collaboration between @JScottUoB @MWazaify and Dr Christina Steenkamp as they tell us about working together in #Jordan

In an 11-state Medicaid analysis, continuation of medication for opioid use disorder >60 days was associated with ⬇️OD risk up to 12 months after the first claim for MOUD. @AddictionJrnl

This month's newsletter covers @markadley and Guy Jones discussing the Drugs Wheel, @Peterkrykant_opc tallking to SSA-funded PhD student @ben_scher1 about #DCRS and you can catch up on our #IWD2023 women and #addiction round-up:

Last few days to submit and abstract for #CAGR2023. Deadline is midnight this Friday the 31st. Don't miss out!

Great paper from @MichalaKowalski @claireskis_w @MichaelJLiv and @AlisonRitter1 An overlooked effect: domestic violence and alcohol policies in the night‐time economy. Thanks for flagging @GemmaMi38728064

JUST PUBLISHED: Government response to #ACMD recommendations on #nitrous #oxide @rcpsych @SSA_Addiction @rcpsychAddFac @NPS_issed @EMCDDA @NHS_APA @addictionprofs