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White Families Call for a Gentler War on Drugs

In what is now being called as the worst drug overdose epidemic in United States history, the dark shroud of drug addiction ills over a new terrain.  
recoveryrehabs.com
over 3 years ago
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Mandatory addiction treatment for people who use drugs: global health and human rights analysis

Global evidence indicates that mandated treatment of drug dependence conflicts with drug users’ human rights and is not effective in treating addiction. Karsten Lunze and colleagues argue that drug treatment policies must be evidence based and meet international standards  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Mandatory addiction treatment for people who use drugs: global health and human rights analysis

Global evidence indicates that mandated treatment of drug dependence conflicts with drug users’ human rights and is not effective in treating addiction. Karsten Lunze and colleagues argue that drug treatment policies must be evidence based and meet international standards  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Ecstasy is making a comeback, European drugs report warns

Methylenedioxymethamfetamine (MDMA), most commonly used in the form of “ecstasy” tablets, is returning as a stimulant drug of choice for young people in Europe, stated the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction in its annual report presented in Lisbon, Portugal, on 31 May.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Ecstasy is making a comeback, European drugs report warns

Methylenedioxymethamfetamine (MDMA), most commonly used in the form of “ecstasy” tablets, is returning as a stimulant drug of choice for young people in Europe, stated the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction in its annual report presented in Lisbon, Portugal, on 31 May.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Mental Health, Substance Use Impact HIV Patient ED Outcomes

A new study examines ED visit outcomes among patients with HIV and mental disorders or substance abuse issues. How are they associated?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Rapper Macklemore and President Obama warn of drug dangers - BBC News

President Obama was joined by rapper Macklemore for his weekly address - in an effort to raise awareness about the perils of drug addiction.  
bbc.co.uk
over 3 years ago
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Large-scale Effort Needed to Stop Mental Illness Stigma

The US needs a federally led, far-reaching strategy to reduce the continuing stigma associated with mental health disorders and substance use disorders, experts say.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Repeal North Carolina Law Limiting LGBT Rights, AAP Says

Laws like HB2, "the bathroom bill," worsen the barriers children in these groups already face, leaders say, adding that such burdens can increase risk for depression, substance abuse, and suicide.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Researchers Identify Genetic Links to Cannabis Dependence

For the first time, researchers have identified specific gene alleles as risk factors for cannabis dependence and potential genetic factors that may contribute to comorbidity of cannabis dependence and major depression and risk of schizophrenia.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Mindfulness Therapy Effective for PTSD, Substance Abuse

Mindfulness-based exposure therapy produces clinically significant and enduring changes in thought patterns among veterans with PTSD who have comorbid substance use disorder.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Psychostimulant Promising for Long-term Cocaine Dependence

Sustained-release dexamfetamine reduces cocaine use in patients with long-term cocaine dependence who are receiving heroin-assisted treatment, but is it the 'holy grail'?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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US taskforce will push for parity in mental health and substance misuse treatment

The US president, Barack Obama, has ordered the creation of a federal taskforce to ensure that health insurers’ coverage of mental health and substance misuse disorders is comparable to their coverage of medical and surgical services.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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US taskforce will push for parity in mental health and substance misuse treatment

The US president, Barack Obama, has ordered the creation of a federal taskforce to ensure that health insurers’ coverage of mental health and substance misuse disorders is comparable to their coverage of medical and surgical services.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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US taskforce will push for parity in mental health and substance misuse treatment

The US president, Barack Obama, has ordered the creation of a federal taskforce to ensure that health insurers’ coverage of mental health and substance misuse disorders is comparable to their coverage of medical and surgical services.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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High rates of psychiatric diagnoses are found in young transgender women

Transgender women have a high prevalence of major depressive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, suicidality, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance dependence, research published in JAMA Paediatrics has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 3 years ago
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Suppression of Substance Abuse Claims Distorts Medicaid Data

Suppression of substance abuse-related Medicaid claims corresponds with a significant decrease in rates of inpatient diagnoses for common substance abuse-related conditions, possibly skewing results.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Marijuana Use Tied to Drug, Alcohol Abuse, Nicotine Dependence

A new study sounds a note of caution about underappreciated risks linking marijuana use to subsequent development of alcohol and drug abuse and nicotine dependence.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Emotional Distress Tied to Weapon Use for Teens

Even though a wide range of social and economic factors may influence whether teens get involved with weapons, two things appear to increase the odds for white, black and Hispanic youth alike - emotional distress and substance abuse - a recent U.S. study suggests.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Younger Smokers More Likely to Suffer Psychiatric Comorbidities

Younger smokers are more likely to be dependent on nicotine and have psychiatric and substance use disorders than their older counterparts, new research shows.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago