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Reducing opioid use via online pain management focus of $2.5M study
September 7, 2017

 By Addy Hatch, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – Marian Wilson, an assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing, is joining a team of scientists who’ll lead a federally funded, $2.5 million study investigating whether an online pain management program can help patients with chronic pain reduce or eliminate the amount of prescription opioids they take.

Rewards treat alcohol abuse in those with mental illness
February 6, 2017

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University have shown that offering prizes – from simple shampoo to DVD players – can be an effective, low-cost treatment for alcohol abuse, the nation’s third leading preventable cause of death.

Feb. 16, March 23, April 13: Community health series
February 1, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – A three-part lecture series about human development across the lifespan will be Feb. 16, March 23 and April 13, hosted by Washington State University Extension’s child and family research unit and human development department.

Opportunities for addiction care, HIV prevention in Russia
January 23, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – Opioid resistance therapy using methadone is regarded as one of the most effective treatments for opioid use disorders as well as for helping to reduce HIV risks. Such therapy, however, is not available in Russia.

New study to investigate role of sleep in chronic pain
December 5, 2016

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

marian-wilson-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University will lead a study to understand the relationship between sleep and chronic pain, part of a nationwide effort to address the rising abuse of opioid pain relievers and expand the arsenal of non-drug treatment options.

Hyperbaric chamber eases drug withdrawal symptoms
August 31, 2016

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

quock-r-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found that treatments of pure oxygen in a high-pressure chamber can relieve the symptoms of opiate withdrawal.

Targeted drug makes alcohol guzzling mouse a teetotaler
August 30, 2016

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

David-RossiPULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has found a mechanism that strongly influences whether or not an animal is likely to drink a lot of alcohol.

Walker named Honors College Distinguished Professor
August 29, 2016

By Adrian Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

Brendan-WalkerPULLMAN, Wash. – Brendan M. Walker has been appointed Honors College Distinguished Professor for 2016-18 at Washington State University, based on demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and service.