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Criteria For Identification of Smartphone Addiction

Criteria For Identification of Smartphone Addiction

Smartphone addiction appears to be linked to sleep disorders, anxiety and stress disorders, and greater consumption of alcohol and tobacco.

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Alcohol Treatment Navigator Identifies Proper Care for Alcohol Use Disorder

Alcohol Treatment Navigator Identifies Proper Care for Alcohol Use Disorder

The NIAAA came up with a new online resource to help find care for alcohol use disorder.

Chronic Alcohol Use Disorder Symptoms Occur Regardless of Social Status

Chronic Alcohol Use Disorder Symptoms Occur Regardless of Social Status

In patients with chronic alcohol-use disorder, electrolyte disturbances and acid-base disorders are common.

Do Ophthalmologists Demonstrate Discretion When Prescribing Opioids?

Do Ophthalmologists Demonstrate Discretion When Prescribing Opioids?

Many ophthalmologists won't write more than 10 opioid prescriptions a year.

High Number of Drug-Poisoning Deaths Related to Opioid Abuse

High Number of Drug-Poisoning Deaths Related to Opioid Abuse

A loss of 0.28 years in life expectancy has been because of drug-poisoning deaths.

Battling the Opioid Epidemic: Do Abuse-Deterrent Formulations Work?

Battling the Opioid Epidemic: Do Abuse-Deterrent Formulations Work?

Abuse-deterrent opioid formulations are not the most effective way to solve the opioid crisis.

FDA Allows Mobile App Marketing for Substance Abuse Treatment

FDA Allows Mobile App Marketing for Substance Abuse Treatment

The FDA is allowing the marketing of a mobile app in order to help treat substance abuse.

Are Reduced Nicotine Cigarettes Less Addictive in Vulnerable Populations?

Are Reduced Nicotine Cigarettes Less Addictive in Vulnerable Populations?

A higher level of addiction is associated with cigarettes that have a higher level of nictone.

High-Risk Drinking, Alcohol Use, and Alcohol Use Disorder Prevalence Increase

High-Risk Drinking, Alcohol Use, and Alcohol Use Disorder Prevalence Increase

Alcohol use and high-risk drinking were increased from 2001-2002 to 2012-2013.

Postoperatively Prescribed Opioids Often Go Unused

Postoperatively Prescribed Opioids Often Go Unused

Opioids prescribed after surgery are often unused and improperly disposed of.

Neonatal Drug Withdrawal Risk Increased With Opioid Plus Psychotropic Drugs

Neonatal Drug Withdrawal Risk Increased With Opioid Plus Psychotropic Drugs

Risk for neonatal drug withdrawal was substantially higher in newborns exposed to both opioids and psychotropic drugs than in those exposed to opioids alone.

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