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How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.  
ted.com
over 6 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.  
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over 6 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 6 years ago
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Risk and Outcomes of Substance Use Disorder among Anesthesiology Residents: A Matched Cohort Analysis

Anesthesiology. 2015 Oct;123(4):929-36. doi: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000000810. Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't  
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
about 6 years ago
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Ethical issues and addiction. - PubMed - NCBI

The epidemic of substance abuse continues to pose a significant challenge to clinicians nationwide. Although there is a tendency to simply associate drug abuse with poverty, the problem affects every social stratum gender and race; and pregnant women are no exception. Caring for pregnant, substance-using women and their infants presents complex legal and ethical issues. Debate is ongoing about whether criminal penalties should be imposed on women based solely on their use of alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy. Furthermore, controversies persist about the rights and wishes of pregnant women versus the interests of their fetuses. For health professionals, conflict arises when the pregnant woman chooses behaviors that have the potential to harm the developing fetus. The ethical dilemma arises from competing autonomy-based and beneficence-based obligations to the maternal-fetal dyad. This chapter explores the ethics-based conflicts in the delivery of health care to drug abusing pregnant women.  
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
about 6 years ago
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Substance use disorders

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about 6 years ago
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How does substance use develop into substance abuse

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about 6 years ago
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Risk factors for drug use and drug abuse

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about 6 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 6 years ago
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Brain Dysfunction Persists Years After Drug Abuse, Recovery

Brain dysfunction associated with heroin addiction is sustained even after at least 3 years of abstinence, according to the first brain imaging study to evaluate long-term outcomes of former addicts.  
medscape.com
about 6 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 6 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
almost 6 years ago