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Injuries, Violence Play a Major Role in Mortality in US

Prescription drug abuse has become one of the greatest causes of injury death in the US, according to a recent report.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Doctors Often Fail to Warn College Students About Substance Use Risks

According to a new survey, college students are less likely than their non-college peers to be warned by doctors about the dangers of substance abuse or alcohol.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Clinical Needs of Patients With Problem Drug Use

Primary care physicians are often the first to care for individuals with substance use disorders, who often have multiple coexisting health problems. What factors influence their clinical needs?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Treating Tobacco Dependence in Older Adults

Why aren't more clinicians encouraging their older patients to quit smoking?  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Obama Plan for Opioid Abuse Stresses Prescriber Training

The new initiative also encourages the use of buprenorphine and other forms of medication-assisted treatment for prescription drug abuse.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Acupuncture Shows Promise in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Laser acupuncture can reduce morphine therapy duration and hospital stay in babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), according to results of a randomized controlled trial.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Lab Case 77 – Interpretation

Causes of seizure are numerous but in this patient drug abuse is a major cause. It turns out the patient was taking 400-600mg of tramadol per day and had been doctor shopping for tramadol.  
emergucate.com
about 4 years ago
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US States Fall Short in Curbing Teen Substance Use

Nearly half of the states do not make the grade when it comes to employing evidence-based policies and programs for curbing teen substance misuse.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Public Health Group Calls for Action to Curb Opioid Abuse

A new policy statement from the American Public Health Association outlines a comprehensive approach to fighting prescription drug abuse.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Obesity and Stress May Push Girls' Puberty Earlier

Girls who undergo early puberty are at increased risk for depression, eating disorders, drug abuse, and other physical and psychologic repercussions, a pediatric endocrinologist reports.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Infertility in Men Tied to Heart Disease, Chronic Conditions

Compared with men with vasectomies or receiving fertility tests, those with infertility had increased risks for heart disease, diabetes, substance abuse, liver disease, and renal disease.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Continued Smoking Despite Illness Linked to SUDs

People who continue to smoke even after they develop a smoking- related illness often have multiple substance use disorders.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Tobacco Cessation in Mental Health, Substance Abuse Facilities

Both the mentally ill and substance abusers smoke at higher rates than the rest of the US population, making mental health and substance abuse facilities ideal locations to target cessation.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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Gabapentin New Drug of Abuse?

The nonmedical use of gabapentin is on the rise, particularly among substance abuse patients in rehabilitation programs, researchers say.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Psych Residents Biased Against Mentally Ill Patients With SUDs

Psychiatry residents tend to be biased against patients with serious mental illness who also have substance use disorders, and their attitudes worsen over time.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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California to Revamp Addiction Treatment for Medicaid Recipients

Through what’s known as a drug waiver, state officials will have new spending flexibility as they try to improve outcomes and reduce social and financial costs of people with substance abuse disorders.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Helps Treat Cocaine Addiction

A pilot study suggests that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex reduces cravings in cocaine addicts and increases the number of drug-free days.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Prescription Drug Abuse Raises Suicide Risk in Teens

A new study ties nonmedical use of prescription pain relievers, stimulants, and depressants to increased risk for suicidal ideation in adolescents.  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago
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Web sales 'fuel stress drug addiction' - BBC News

Deaths linked to a commonly prescribed class of drug, used to treat anxiety and insomnia, reach record levels.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 4 years ago