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Increased Treatment Admissions Involving Methamphetamine Use
May 11, 2020   

Use and abuse of methamphetamines (meth) can have horrible physical and psychiatric consequences; unfortunately, data indicate that meth use/abuse is on the rise. In this study, conducted using data from a national database involving 15,747,334 drug-related treatment admissions, the authors investigated...
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Alcohol Use and Misuse During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Potential Public Health Crisis?
April 17, 2020   

Some people with addictive disorders may be especially vulnerable to COVID-19 infection and the inadvertent negative consequences of social distancing implemented specifically to curtail the rate of infection...
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FDA Bans Electrical Stimulation Devices for Self-Injurious or Aggressive Behavior
March 23, 2020   

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) bans electrical stimulation devices used for self-injurious or aggressive behavior because they present...
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Changes in Marijuana Use and Cannabis Use Disorders Following Recreational Marijuana Legalization
March 6, 2020   

A recent survey study examined alterations in marijuana use and cannabis use disorder following recreational marijuana legalization. The study incorporated...
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Overdose Risk High Following Buprenorphine Discontinuation
December 13, 2019   

Opioid use disorder is a considerable issue in the United States. Medication assisted treatment (MAT) involves replacing opioids (such as hydrocodone or heroin) with agents that bind to the mu opioid receptor but do not elicit...
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Are Cannabinoids Useful in the Treatment of Mental Health Disorders?
November 21, 2019   

Despite the increased interest in use of CBD and THC in the treatment of mental health issues, there is little positive data available to recommend such treatments at this time..
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National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Trends in Marijuana Use, Prescription Drug Misuse, Major Depressive Episodes, and Other Health Measures
September 8, 2019   

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA) recently released their annual national report, based on data from the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)...
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Moderate Alcohol Consumption and Quality of Life
July 29, 2019   

A recent study looked at two cohorts to evaluate the associations between changes in moderate alcohol consumptions and quality of life from two distinct populations, the United States and Hong Kong. Researchers found that lifetime alcohol abstainers...
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FDA Approves First Generic Naloxone
May 1, 2019   

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted final approval of the first generic naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray, a medication that can stop or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The FDA is taking measures to address the opioid crisis, by...
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Daily Use of High-Potency Cannabis Increases Risk of Psychosis Onset
April 8, 2019   

Cannabis is known to be associated with the risk of subsequent psychotic disorders, however whether it influences the incidence of the disorder is not clear. In a recent multicenter case-controlled study, the relationship between patterns of cannabis use and incidence of later psychosis was examined...
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