Cannabis use disorder is also rising faster in states that have legalized marjiuana.
Suicide attempts and sleep in adults are associated with Internet addiction.
Substance abuse has a strong effect on the age of onset of motor symptoms in Huntington's disease.
Post-surgery pain is a continuum with no clear delineation.
Substance use disorder is a treatable, chronic medical condition.
The accidental death by overdose of a friend adds new perspective for someone working in addiction medicine.
Effective methods to curb smoking during pregnancy include counseling, feedback, and monetary incentives.
Two OTC supplements may improve brain function and mood control in patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Cocaine use rates are skyrocketing in the U.S for the first time in a decade.
Few adolescents receive methadone or buprenorphine for opioid addiction.
The diagnostic criteria for alcohol use disorder in the DSM-5 and DSM-IV match up clinically.
Patients addicted to opioids treated in a hospital emergency department do better when they receive medication to reduce opioid cravings.
Weaning from continuous opioid infusion can result in withdrawal and associated adverse effects.
Polymorphism at the level of drug receptors, transporters, or other proteins involved in drug metabolism or action may dampen a drug's efficacy or increase its toxicity.
The increase in cases of neonatal abstinence syndrome corresponds with the reported rise in opioid use during pregnancy.
Dose escalation may be a proxy for loss of control or undetected abuse known to be associated with depression.
Researchers compared 2 treatment methods in 150 individuals seeking outpatient treatment for prescription opioid or heroin dependence.
A National Academy of Sciences study looks at the health risks and benefits of cannabis.
Physicians who deem Facebook use compulsive should prescribe taking a 1-week break.
Firearm violence disproportionately affects adolescents in minority populations in large US cities.
Barriers to HIV testing include distrust of medical settings, fear of HIV stigma, and substance use problems.
If we invest in evidence-based addiction treatment that is invested in the dignity of every person who needs that treatment, many more people will find themselves ready to seek it out.
Researchers found that lorcaserin combined with varenicline minimized weight gain and waist circumference increases.
The extent of secondhand tobacco smoke exposure was linked to atherosclerosis in asymptomatic never smokers.
A webinar on patient shame forms part of the Prescribers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies.
Self-harm has been the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in Colorado between 2004 and 2012.
The crystal structure may provide inspiration for designing drugs that refine efficacy and avoid adverse events.
Chronic medical conditions, mental illness, and substance abuse problems often overlap.
Researchers found a reduction in smoking cessation medications when counseling was required to obtain them.
We explore 3 initiatives that include guidelines and recommendations for CRNAs, physicians, and policymakers.