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Opportunities for addiction care, HIV prevention in Russia

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. » More …

WSU graduate escapes homelessness, helps teen addicts

By Seth Trucott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

jeffrey-reams-webVANCOUVER, Wash. – Putting a history of drugs and homelessness behind him, Jeffrey Reams, 34, found the strength to get a college education and prepare to receive his degree in human development on Dec. 10 from Washington State University Vancouver. » More …

New study to investigate role of sleep in chronic pain

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. » More …

Hyperbaric chamber eases drug withdrawal symptoms

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. » More …

Walker named Honors College Distinguished Professor

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. » More …

April 18: Student talks about academia’s role in recovery

just-mercyPULLMAN, Wash. – The role that education and work in academia have played in his recovery from drug and alcohol addiction will be candidly discussed by an experimental psychology doctoral student at 5 p.m. Monday, April 18, in CUE 203 as part of the common reading at Washington State University. » More …

March 29: Health sciences leader talks of addiction, justice

roll-j-2008-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The role of research in improving programs at the intersection of substance addiction, mental health and the criminal justice system will be presented at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in Todd 130, as the Washington State University common reading hosts WSU administrator John Roll. » More …

Researcher’s love of molecules is good for society too

By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Economic Development

SorgVANCOUVER, Wash. – Barbara Sorg studied functions of the brain for years before she saw the tiny nets in her microscope that made her heart skip a beat. » More …

Females more sensitive to cannabis; males get munchies

By Becky Phillips, University Communications

Craft-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Smoking today’s concentrated pot might be risky business for women, according to new research from Washington State University. The study is the first to demonstrate sex differences in the development of tolerance to THC. » More …