Researchers emphasized the necessity of developing targeted interventions to address such health disparities among American Indian communities.
A substantial proportion of these individuals diagnosed with HIV, psychiatric disorders, and substance use disorders are out of care and urgently require intervention.
Patients who use medical marijuana may be more likely to use prescription drugs for both medical and nonmedical purposes.
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.
Mortality rates decreased for alcohol use disorders, self-harm, and interpersonal violence between 1980 and 2014. Mortality rates for drug use disorders increased both nationally and in each county over the same period.
The investigators found that antisocial (β=0.23) and borderline (β=0.20) personality disorders were strongly associated with cannabis use as well as with cannabis use disorder.
The findings of these analyses suggest that, to an extent, this relationship might be generalized to cannabis users as a whole, not just those diagnosed with a cannabis use disorder.
Online marijuana searches grew by 98 percent as a proportion of all searches from 2005 to 2017.
Researchers calculated age-standardized mortality rates on a county level in the United States between 1980 and 2014, specifically examining rates for self-harm, interpersonal violence, alcohol use, and drug use.
Both early-onset cannabis users and late-onset cannabis users had an increased risk for psychotic experiences at age 18.
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