Electrical pulses are sent through small needles that are inserted in the ear to combat the early stages of detoxification, leading to stabilization.
AAFP and other signatories also call on FDA to apply the proposal to other combustible tobacco products.
Financial incentives added to free cessation aids can improve the rate of sustained abstinence among smokers.
Nine online networks, operating 53 websites, have been warned that they must stop illegally marketing potentially dangerous versions of opioid medications.
Youth with asthma have considerably higher use of tobacco products than those without asthma.
From 2011 to 2017 there were decreases in current use of any tobacco products among high and middle school students.
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, ObesityJune 08, 2018
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 FacilitiesJune 05, 2018
Providing barrier-free access to proven cessation treatments is critical to reduce smoking-related disease and death in the United States.
The US Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings to 3 companies selling kratom-containing products with unsubstantiated claims regarding their effectiveness in conditions that include opioid withdrawal and addiction and chronic pain.
While many treatments for substance use disorder are not evidence based, several evidence-based approaches have shown effectiveness in court-mandated treatment settings.
Data support lowering limits for alcohol consumption compared with the limits in current guidelines.
Researchers proposed that future projects investigate the geographical and temporal trends in substance use and its disease burden.
A substantial proportion of these individuals diagnosed with HIV, psychiatric disorders, and substance use disorders are out of care and urgently require intervention.
Weekly or monthly buprenorphine depot injections were non-inferior to daily sublingual buprenorphine/naloxone in maintaining no evidence of illicit opioid use at 24 weeks in outpatients with opioid use disorder.
Unit-dose packaging of buprenorphine-naloxone associated with reduced pediatric unintentional exposuresMay 22, 2018
Pediatric unintentional opioid exposures decreased by more than 75% following the introduction of child-resistant unit-dose packaging.
Patients who use medical marijuana may be more likely to use prescription drugs for both medical and nonmedical purposes.
Lucemyra, a selective alpha 2-adrenergic receptor agonist, works by reducing the release of norepinephrine and decreasing sympathetic tone.
Receipt of opioid-related payments from industry in 2014 was associated with increased opioid prescribing in 2015.
Participants in the prazosin group were more likely to experience dizziness on standing.
Investigators pooled data from 2 phase 3 placebo-controlled studies to evaluate the safety and efficacy of lofexidine for opioid withdrawal symptoms.
Recent physician-prescribed opioids represent the main source of provenance of the drug in individuals age ≥65 years who misuse them.
Opioids were the leading contributor to drug overdose deaths between 2015 and 2016.
Investigators examined the prevalence of prescription stimulant use, misuse, use disorder, and motivations for misuse in adults in the US from 2015 to 2016.
These data may be helpful in titrating care for those with schizotypal disorder and comorbid substance abuse disorders to mitigate the risk for conversion to schizophrenia.
There were no observable differences in the incidence of any cardiovascular events across the smoking cessation treatment groups.
Methadone Maintenance Therapy Associated With Greater Access to Physician Care in HCV-Positive Drug UsersApril 30, 2018
The investigators suggest that enrollment in a methadone maintenance therapy program may be helpful in providing access to HCV care in people who inject drugs.
For millennials, sun protection knowledge is not associated with addictive tanning behavior.
Although there were no indications of esketamine dependence, misuse, diversion, or withdrawal symptoms in this trial, this is a possible concern, and the authors call for further evidence from clinical trials to evaluate the drug's potential for abuse.
April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
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