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Managing Comorbid Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorder

Managing Comorbid Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorder

When alcohol and opioid addiction occur together, managing them concomitantly becomes challenging. Whereas some patients may not need medication for alcohol addiction, opioid abuse does require pharmacotherapy.

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Daily Drinking Associated With Increased Mortality Risk

Daily Drinking Associated With Increased Mortality Risk

Daily drinking, even at low levels, may be detrimental to one's health.

High Nicotine Concentrations Delivered by "Pod Mods"

High Nicotine Concentrations Delivered by "Pod Mods"

"Pod mods," which are small, rechargeable devices that aerosolize liquid solutions containing nicotine encapsulated in cartridges, pose a danger to adolescent users.

Opioid Bill Gets Bipartisan Support

Opioid Bill Gets Bipartisan Support

In a rare bipartisan move, both the House and Senate have reached a compromise on legislation to address the opioid epidemic.

Pain, Depression, and Opioid Misuse May Be Associated With Drug Overdoses

Pain, Depression, and Opioid Misuse May Be Associated With Drug Overdoses

Pain conditions may largely be underrecognized contributors to the overdose epidemic.

Age of Alcohol Initiation Related to Psychiatric Symptoms for Girls

Age of Alcohol Initiation Related to Psychiatric Symptoms for Girls

Girls with an earlier age of alcohol initiation appear to be at a higher risk for PTSD, anxiety, and depression symptoms after an interpersonal life trauma.

Nondaily Cigarette Use Increasing Among Individuals With Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders

Nondaily Cigarette Use Increasing Among Individuals With Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders

Future public health interventions developed for cigarette use must accommodate individuals with mental health and substance use disorders.

FDA Gets Tough on Juul, Other Electronic Cigarette Makers

FDA Gets Tough on Juul, Other Electronic Cigarette Makers

Calling the use of electronic cigarettes a burgeoning epidemic among teens, the FDA announced a crackdown on the sale of Juuls and other flavored e-cigarette devices to minors.

Prazosin May Be Effective as Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

Prazosin May Be Effective as Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

This research provides preliminary support for the use of prazosin in the treatment of alcohol use disorder.

Depression May Partially Mediate the Relationship Between PTSD and Opioid Misuse

Depression May Partially Mediate the Relationship Between PTSD and Opioid Misuse

Depression may partially mediate the association between post-traumatic stress disorder and opioid misuse.

Naloxone Rarely Administered by Layperson in Opioid Deaths

Naloxone Rarely Administered by Layperson in Opioid Deaths

From July 2016 to June 2017, bystanders were documented in 44% of opioid overdose deaths, but naloxone was rarely administered by a layperson.

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