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Drug Use Disorders Go Untreated in Millions of Americans

Recent and lifetime drug use disorder affects millions of Americans and is associated with a wide range of other comorbidities, including alcohol and nicotine abuse.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Schizophrenia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal social behavior and failure to understand what is real.[2] Common symptoms include false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking, hearing voices, reduced social engagement and emotional expression, and a lack of motivation.[2][3] People often have additional mental health problems such as anxiety disorders, major depressive illness or substance use disorder.[4] Symptoms typically come on gradually, begin in young adulthood, and last a long time.[3][5]  
en.wikipedia.org
almost 4 years ago
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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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Substance use disorders

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youtube.com
over 4 years ago
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Local physician recommends World Health Organization retire the term opioid substitution therapy

A Boston researcher and physician caring for individuals with substance abuse disorders, believes the term opioid substitution therapy (OST) has unintended adverse consequences for patients...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Neonatal abstinence syndrome increasing 'due to opioid overprescription'

One of the first studies to investigate associations between neonatal abstinence syndrome and legal prescription of opioids calls for policy changes to combat opioid 'epidemic.'  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Legally high? Teenagers and prescription drug abuse

Legal drugs such as OxyContin now kill more people than heroin and cocaine combined.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Oxycodone overdose deaths drop 25 percent after launch of Prescgram

Oxycodone-related deaths dropped 25 percent after Florida implemented its Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in late 2011 as part of its response to the state's prescription drug abuse...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 4 years ago
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Journal club: Chronic disease management for tobacco dependence

Stream Journal club: Chronic disease management for tobacco dependence by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Treating delirium tremens: Pharmacokinetic engineering with diazepam and phenobarbital

  0 0 Introduction 0 Recently the New England Journal published a review article about delirium tremens which is somewhat misguided (see a scathing critiqu  
pulmcrit.org
over 4 years ago
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Anticonvulsants for cocaine dependence | Cochrane

Cocaine is an illicit drug available as a powder for intranasal or intravenous use or smoked as crack. Short- and long-term use of this drug results in the spread of infectious diseases (for example, AIDS, hepatitis, tuberculosis), crime, violence and prenatal drug exposure. Cocaine dependence is associated with medical and psychosocial complications and is a major public health problem. No proven pharmacological treatment for cocaine dependence is known. Antidepressant, anticonvulsant and dopaminergic medications have all been studied. The present review looked at the efficacy and safety of anticonvulsant drugs for treating cocaine dependence, both as a class and individually.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Exposure to prescription opioid analgesics in utero and risk of neonatal abstinence syndrome: population based cohort study

Objective To provide absolute and relative risk estimates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) based on duration and timing of prescription opioid use during pregnancy in the presence or absence of additional NAS risk factors of history of opioid misuse or dependence, misuse of other substances, non-opioid psychotropic drug use, and smoking.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Child pornography, sex with patients, drug abuse – why do doctors fall? | Ranjana Srivastava

There are flawed humans in every profession, but the medical establishment needs to be better at recognising and rehabilitating damaged doctors  
theguardian.com
over 4 years ago
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EU report shows massive increase in legal highs

New psychoactive substances, dubbed “legal highs,” came on the market across the European Union at the rate of almost two a week last year, says an annual report from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, based in Portugal.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Benzodiazepine prescribing patterns and deaths from drug overdose among US veterans receiving opioid analgesics: case-cohort study

Objective To study the association between benzodiazepine prescribing patterns including dose, type, and dosing schedule and the risk of death from drug overdose among US veterans receiving opioid analgesics.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Drug overdose has become leading cause of death from injury in US

More than 44 000 people in the United States died as a result of a drug overdose in 2013 (figure⇓), making it the leading cause of death from injury in the country, says a report on the effect of injuries released on 17 June.1 Overall, injuries killed more than 193 000 people in 2013 in the US and were the leading cause of death among people aged 1 to 44 years, the report said.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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How does substance use develop into substance abuse

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about 4 years ago
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Risk factors for drug use and drug abuse

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youtube.com
about 4 years ago
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Alcohol abuse rise sparks minimum pricing call - BBC News

More than half of people referred for help with substance misuse in Wales have alcohol problems, prompting calls for a minimum pricing.  
bbc.co.uk
about 4 years ago