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Drug misuse in over 16s: psychosocial interventions | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

This guideline should not be updated at this time. For further information, please refer to the surveillance review decision.  
nice.org.uk
about 4 years ago
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Drug misuse in over 16s: opioid detoxification | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

NICE has produced two guidelines on drug misuse – drug misuse in over 16s: psychosocial interventions (NICE guideline CG51) and drug misuse in over 16s: opioid detoxification (NICE guideline CG52). They cover:  
nice.org.uk
about 4 years ago
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Substance misuse interventions for vulnerable under 25s | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

This guidance is for NHS practitioners and others involved in reducing substance misuse among vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people under the age of 25. They may work in the NHS, local authorities or the education, voluntary, community, social care, youth and criminal justice sectors.  
nice.org.uk
about 4 years ago
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Drug Monitoring Program Could Curb Prescription Drug Abuse

Indiana's prescription drug monitoring program has changed the way some pharmacists dispense controlled substances, results from a new survey show.  
medscape.com
about 4 years ago
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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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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
almost 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
almost 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
almost 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
almost 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
almost 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
almost 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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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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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
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Treatment of Substance Use Disorders in Older Adults

Should treatment for substance use disorders be approached differently for those over 65 as opposed to younger adults?  
medscape.com
almost 4 years ago