Taking prescription medication to help stop smoking is more successful long term

A new NIHR Cochrane Review has confirmed that varenicline (branded as Champix), the most commonly used prescription medication used to treat nicotine addiction, more than doubles the likelihood of stopping people smoking in the long term, compared to those who don’t use medications to help them quit. When people stop smoking they experience cravings to...
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Publication date: November 2018Source: Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, Volume 39, Issue 11Author(s): David H. Epstein, Markus Heilig, Yavin ShahamThe epidemic of addiction and overdose is real. Addiction among pain patients accounts for only a small proportion but a large number. Scientific opinion leaders can be most effective on two fronts, each relatively low-tech: dissemination and oversight of empirically established treatments, and promulgation of social-science-based strategies for population-level prevention.
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Authors: Fawzi M, Fawzi M Abstract Background: The Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS) is the gold standard for assessment of food addiction based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). To keep up with the DSM-5 update, the YFAS 2.0 was published in early 2016. Aims: We conducted the present study to translate, adapt and validate the DSM-5 Yale Food Addiction Scale 2.0 for use with Arabic speakers. Methods: Both the final YFAS 2.0-A, developed with a rigorous methodology, and the English YFAS 2.0 were completed by 236 Egyptian medical students fluent in English and Arabic. Three we...
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European Eating Disorders Review, EarlyView.
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The death of a young mother battling drug addiction has struck a chord.
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A three-year federal grant will allow three area health providers to expand access to medication-assisted treatment to Medicaid recipients with opioid addiction. The $1.5 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will see Endeavor Health Services working with the Greater Buffalo United Accountable Care Organization (GBUACO) and Monroe Health Plan, a Rochester-based company that operates YourCare Health Plan i n Buffalo. YourCare Health has been working…
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Internet gaming disorder and compulsive sexual behavior are clinically relevant conditions akin to addictions, despite their lack of inclusion in DSM-5, leading experts suggest.Medscape Medical News
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Doctors, sports officials, or employers may request a urine drug screen to check if a person has recently used illegal or prescription drugs. Urine tests can detect many substances, including alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana. The detection times differ, depending on the drug. Learn more here.
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Conditions:   Anxiety;   Depression Intervention:   Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Sponsors:   Centre for Addiction and Mental Health;   East Metro Youth Services;   Hong Fook Mental Health Association;   Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Depression;   Bipolar Depression;   Unipolar Depression;   Treatment Resistant Depression Interventions:   Device: Magnetic Seizure Therapy (MST);   Device: RUL-UB ECT;   Device: Bitemporal ECT Sponsors:   Centre for Addiction and Mental Health;   University of British Columbia;   University of Western Ontario, Canada;   Brain Canada Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Anxiety;   Depression Intervention:   Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Sponsors:   Centre for Addiction and Mental Health;   East Metro Youth Services;   Hong Fook Mental Health Association;   Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health Not yet recruiting
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