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Take the ‘Dry January’ Challenge. Here’s How and Why

The “Dry January” trend started more than decade ago, encouraging people who may have indulged in too many libations over the holiday season to kick off the new year by taking a break from alcohol – or at least cutting back. The number of pledgers has steadily risen since the challenge began in 2013, spreading to other countries and inspiring drinkers from around the world to rethink the social habit for at least one month.

Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date January 04, 2024
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Community    Mental Health    Addiction   

How Can Employers Help When Workers Struggle With Substance Use?

It’s no secret that Coloradans are struggling with substance use and mental health issues.

Author Laura Veith | Publish Date May 12, 2023
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Research    Press Releases    Addiction   

Study Shows Involuntary Displacement of People Experiencing Homelessness May Cause Significant Spikes in Mortality, Overdoses and Hospitalizations

Involuntary displacement of people experiencing homelessness will likely lead to a substantial increase in morbidity and mortality over a 10-year period.

Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date April 10, 2023
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Research    Addiction

Pain and Addiction Expert Named CU Anesthesiology Vice Chair of Research

Susan Ingram, PhD, has been named vice chair of research in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, effective July 15. Ingram will be the inaugural Richard Traystman, PhD, endowed chair in anesthesiology.

Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date July 06, 2022
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Neuroscience    Clinical Research    Addiction    Clinical Trials

Surge in Alcohol Deaths Adds Urgency to CU Researcher’s Quest for Medication

A 25% jump in alcohol-associated deaths in the United States in 2020 doesn’t surprise Joseph Schacht, PhD. The clinical psychologist and neuroscientist at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, who specializes in the treatment of alcohol and other addictive disorders, has seen an increase in patients whose drinking rose during the pandemic.

Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date April 05, 2022
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Lung Cancer    Addiction    ColoradoSPH at CU Anschutz

Does Vaping as a Smoking Cessation Tool Outweigh its Risks to Youth?

After 15 years of unauthorized vaping products being marketed across the country, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Oct. 12 gave its first-ever e-cigarette approval – three devices made by the company Vuse.

Author Debra Melani | Publish Date November 19, 2021
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