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Court-Mandated Substance Abuse Treatment: Exploring the Ethics and Efficacy

Court-Mandated Substance Abuse Treatment: Exploring the Ethics and Efficacy

While many treatments for substance use disorder are not evidence based, several evidence-based approaches have shown effectiveness in court-mandated treatment settings.

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Wearable Device Cleared for Use During Opioid Detoxification

Wearable Device Cleared for Use During Opioid Detoxification

Electrical pulses are sent through small needles that are inserted in the ear to combat the early stages of detoxification, leading to stabilization.

AAFP Joins Call on FDA to Reduce Nicotine Content in Cigarettes

AAFP Joins Call on FDA to Reduce Nicotine Content in Cigarettes

AAFP and other signatories also call on FDA to apply the proposal to other combustible tobacco products.

Financial Incentives May Up Rates of Smoker Abstinence

Financial Incentives May Up Rates of Smoker Abstinence

Financial incentives added to free cessation aids can improve the rate of sustained abstinence among smokers.

FDA Warns Websites Marketing Unapproved Opioids

FDA Warns Websites Marketing Unapproved Opioids

Nine online networks, operating 53 websites, have been warned that they must stop illegally marketing potentially dangerous versions of opioid medications.

Greater Use of Tobacco Products Among Youth With Asthma

Greater Use of Tobacco Products Among Youth With Asthma

Youth with asthma have considerably higher use of tobacco products than those without asthma.

2011 to 2017 Saw Drop in Youth Use of Any Tobacco Products

2011 to 2017 Saw Drop in Youth Use of Any Tobacco Products

From 2011 to 2017 there were decreases in current use of any tobacco products among high and middle school students.

Higher Risk for Substance Abuse Among Reservation-Based American Indian Youth

Higher Risk for Substance Abuse Among Reservation-Based American Indian Youth

Researchers emphasized the necessity of developing targeted interventions to address such health disparities among American Indian communities.

UK National Health Service Explores Justification for Rationing Elective Surgery in Smokers, Obesity

UK National Health Service Explores Justification for Rationing Elective Surgery in Smokers, Obesity

Recent measures in the United Kingdom have proposed restricting access to elective surgery for smokers and people with obesity.

CDC Report: Integrating Tobacco Cessation Interventions in Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities

CDC Report: Integrating Tobacco Cessation Interventions in Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities

Providing barrier-free access to proven cessation treatments is critical to reduce smoking-related disease and death in the United States.

Association Between Industry Payments and Opioid Prescribing

Association Between Industry Payments and Opioid Prescribing

Non-research industry payments to physicians may be associated with increases in opioid prescribing rates.

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