Substance Use Disorder
Substance use disorder is a treatable, chronic medical condition.
The risks and benefits of removing or reducing criminal penalties for nonviolent offenses involving illicit drugs should be assessed.
Patients with HCV may be especially appropriate for nonpharmacological interventions for chronic pain and SUD.
Autism is a heritable neurodevelopmental disorder that is approximately 4 times more prevalent in males than females.
In America, deaths associated with opioid use increased more than five-fold over the past 25 years.
CDC rank alcohol-attributable mortality as the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States.
No application is currently available to connect carriers of naloxone with nearby opioid overdose victims.
Both medical and non-medical use of prescription opioid medications is associated with a higher risk for transitioning to heroin use.
One topic of criticism is the relative dearth of scientific evidence regarding the efficacy of 12-step programs.
According to the most recent available data, 14% of Americans have tried cocaine, and 0.6% (1.5 million individuals aged 12 or older) had used it in the past month.
Treatment of opioid addiction and preventing overdose deaths
Fewer people believe marijuana is harmful.
Compared with men, women diagnosed with AUD have higher rates of premature death due to alcohol abuse.
Basic Research Findings for the Practicing Clinician
In order clarify the abuse potential of modafinil, investigators characterized its psychostimulant profile by using mice.
Opioid-related disorders are an emerging public health concern globally and in the United States.
Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive chemical ingredient in cannabis.
These findings are important, as CDC rank alcohol-attributable mortality as the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States.
Researchers assessed social cognition and social problem solving abilities by employing ecologically valid scenario-based tests.
The report also sheds light on the most significant predictors of substance abuse.
The increased use of synthetic cannabinoids presents a serious public health threat.
Alterations in reward processing may increase users' risk of continued drug use and subsequent addiction.
Early life trauma interacts with FKBP5 genotype to predict heavy alcohol consumption in college students.
Chronic and severe cannabis-dependence is associated with deficits in striatal dopamine release.
Inhibition of D1 dopamine receptors in medium spiny neurons, or excitation of D1 dopamine receptors in medium spiny neurons, of the striatum, attenuated excessive alcohol consumption in mice.
By taking better care of their health, researchers expect that LINKAGE participants will have better outcomes than usual care participants over time.
The ACASI ASSIST has good diagnostic accuracy for detecting unhealthy substance use and substance use disorder for tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine use.
Bipolar disorder (BD) is typically characterized by recurrent episodes of mania and depression, but the connection between BD and anxiety needs to be considered.
The findings could have important clinical implications in the treatment of patients with arthritis.
In 2014, opioids were responsible for nearly 19 000 deaths across the United States.