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Illicit Marijuana Use Increased in States With Legal Medical Use

Illicit Marijuana Use Increased in States With Legal Medical Use

Cannabis use disorder is also rising faster in states that have legalized marjiuana.

Suicide Attempts, Sleep Disturbance Associated With Internet Addiction

Suicide Attempts, Sleep Disturbance Associated With Internet Addiction

Suicide attempts and sleep in adults are associated with Internet addiction.

Substance Abuse Has Strong Effect on Huntington's Disease Motor Symptom Onset

Substance Abuse Has Strong Effect on Huntington's Disease Motor Symptom Onset

Substance abuse has a strong effect on the age of onset of motor symptoms in Huntington's disease.

Substance Use Disorders: How Physicians Can Help Patients

Substance Use Disorders: How Physicians Can Help Patients

Substance use disorder is a treatable, chronic medical condition.

Addiction's Toll Hits Close to Home

Addiction's Toll Hits Close to Home

The accidental death by overdose of a friend adds new perspective for someone working in addiction medicine.

Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy: Analysis of Psychosocial Interventions

Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy: Analysis of Psychosocial Interventions

Effective methods to curb smoking during pregnancy include counseling, feedback, and monetary incentives.

Cocaine Use Up For First Time in a Decade

Cocaine Use Up For First Time in a Decade

Cocaine use rates are skyrocketing in the U.S for the first time in a decade.

Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in Teens Should Increase Use of Medication Therapy

Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in Teens Should Increase Use of Medication Therapy

Few adolescents receive methadone or buprenorphine for opioid addiction.

Alcohol Use Disorder Diagnosis Stable From DSM-IV to DSM-5

Alcohol Use Disorder Diagnosis Stable From DSM-IV to DSM-5

The diagnostic criteria for alcohol use disorder in the DSM-5 and DSM-IV match up clinically.

Opioid Weaning for Pediatric Patients

Opioid Weaning for Pediatric Patients

Weaning from continuous opioid infusion can result in withdrawal and associated adverse effects.

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