Addiction

Buprenorphine, Methadone Combined With CNS Depressants May Lead to SAEs

Buprenorphine, Methadone Combined With CNS Depressants May Lead to SAEs

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Clinicians must be aware of strategies in order to effectively handle patients receiving these drug regimens.

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?

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

Virtual Reality May Offer Solution to Opioid Crisis

Virtual Reality May Offer Solution to Opioid Crisis

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Virtual reality may help combat 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.

Seeking a Genetic Link Between Depression and Alcohol Dependence

Seeking a Genetic Link Between Depression and Alcohol Dependence

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People with an elevated polygenic risk of major depressive disorder may be at risk for alcohol dependence.

Are Reduced Nicotine Cigarettes Less Addictive in Vulnerable Populations?

Are Reduced Nicotine Cigarettes Less Addictive in Vulnerable Populations?

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

Smoking Risks for Female Adolescents with ADHD in Childhood

Smoking Risks for Female Adolescents with ADHD in Childhood

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Adolescents who had more severe ADHD symptoms as children were more likely to initiate smoking.

Pharmacotherapy for Long-Term Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

Pharmacotherapy for Long-Term Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

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New pharmacotherapies in combination with psychotherapy and counseling have proven effective in preventing relapse.

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.

Frequent Cannabis Use Associated With Increased Likelihood of MDD

Frequent Cannabis Use Associated With Increased Likelihood of MDD

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Frequent cannabis use was shown to be associated with an increased risk of major depressive disorder and suicidal ideation.

Genetic Factors Shared Between MDD, Alcohol Dependence

Genetic Factors Shared Between MDD, Alcohol Dependence

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Major depressive disorder and alcohol dependence share common genetic factors.

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

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

Supervised Withdrawal an Option for Pregnant Women Addicted to Opioids

Supervised Withdrawal an Option for Pregnant Women Addicted to Opioids

Medically supervised withdrawal can be used as a therapy for pregnant women addicted to opioids.

New Policies Demonstrate Positive Impact on Opioid Prescriptions

New Policies Demonstrate Positive Impact on Opioid Prescriptions

Opioid prescribing can be positively impacted by a comprehensive initiative.

Illicit Cannabis Use Among Adults Up Due to Medical Marijuana Laws

Illicit Cannabis Use Among Adults Up Due to Medical Marijuana Laws

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Cannabis users experience negative consequences, including motor vehicle accidents, emergency room visits, and addiction.

Opioid Use Among Cancer Survivors Raises Pain Management Questions

Opioid Use Among Cancer Survivors Raises Pain Management Questions

There is a higher persistence rate of opioid prescribing among cancer survivors.

Opioid Use Has Decreased Among Younger But Not Older Adults

Opioid Use Has Decreased Among Younger But Not Older Adults

Rates have doubled in people over 50, according to the report.

AAFP Develops New Alcohol Screening, Intervention Manual

AAFP Develops New Alcohol Screening, Intervention Manual

The development of a new alcohol screening and brief intervention manual for use has been announced.

ADHD Medication May Curb Alcohol, Drug Addiction

ADHD Medication May Curb Alcohol, Drug Addiction

Patients who take their ADHD medications may have a lower risk of alcohol and drug problems.

Criteria For Identification of Smartphone Addiction

Criteria For Identification of Smartphone Addiction

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

Naltrexone and Buprenorphine Rx Trends in Youth With Opioid Use Disorder

Naltrexone and Buprenorphine Rx Trends in Youth With Opioid Use Disorder

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Pharmacologic intervention in opioid addiction is pertinent to the prevention of relapse and over dose in adolescents.

Alcohol Addiction Leads to Biological Aging at a Cellular Level

Alcohol Addiction Leads to Biological Aging at a Cellular Level

According to a study presented at the Research Society on Alcoholism, heavy drinking is associated with biological aging at a cellular level.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Options for Chronic Back Pain

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Options for Chronic Back Pain

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Cognitive behavioral therapy was shown to improve pain and function in patients with a number of pain modalities.

Fentanyl Responsible For Over Half of All Drug Overdose Deaths

Fentanyl Responsible For Over Half of All Drug Overdose Deaths

More than half of all drug overdose deaths may be caused by fentanyl.

Cost-Efficient Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Is Needed

Cost-Efficient Management of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Is Needed

Rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) have risen dramatically in recent years.

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