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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.