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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A CBS News investigation found that some vulnerable addicts are being paid to get a Naltrexone implant, which is not approved by the FDA and is intended to block the effects of opioids. Some doctors can make up to $30,000 for each surgery. "CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor reports.
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Men who have sex with men (MSM) and who inject drugs are at high risk for HIV infection from both sexual and injection-related risk behaviors. MSM who inject methamphetamine (meth) may have additional risk relative to MSM who inject other drugs because of the psychological and physiological effects of meth on sexual behavior and HIV transmission risk. Meth is a highly addictive stimulant drug that can be snorted, smoked, and ingested, as well as injected (Shoptaw and Reback, 2007). Many MSM use meth to enhance sex and to remove feelings of shame and guilt associated with being gay as suggested by Reback (1997).
Source: Drug and Alcohol Dependence - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Full length article Source Type: research
Sound of silent synapses from the addicted hippocampus, Published online: 20 July 2018; doi:10.1038/s41386-018-0142-5Sound of silent synapses from the addicted hippocampus
Source: Neuropsychopharmacology - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
A CBS News investigation found that addicts are being paid hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars in cash to get the 30-minute outpatient procedure
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Publication date: Available online 19 July 2018Source: Pharmacology Biochemistry and BehaviorAuthor(s): Thaís F. Trombin, Roberta Procópio de Souza, Sonia Regina Kameda, Lineane Helena Fernandes Zanlorenci, Daniela Fukue Fukushiro, Mariana Bendlin Calzavara, Raphael Wuo-Silva, Elisa Mári-Kawamoto, Jacqueline Menezes Costa, Patrícia Helena Zanier-Gomes, Luciana Takahashi Carvalho Ribeiro, Roberto Frussa-FilhoAbstractOpioid addiction is a growing public health problem, being currently considered an epidemic in the United States. Investigating the behavioral effects of opioids and the factors influ...
Source: Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Addictovigilance is a health vigilance dedicated to the survey of medicinal or illicit psychoactive substance use disorders (SUDs). France is the only European country to have a vigilance system specifically dedicated to substances with an abuse/addiction ...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
INTRODUCTION: Exercise addiction is characterized by the use of physical activity to cope with emotions and mood, while sports injuries can lead to psychological distress such as depression and anxiety. The aim of the present study was to investigate the a...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news
ConclusionsYouth who are susceptible to use, currently use, or have used e-cigarettes are less likely to report harms and more likely to perceive benefits associated with e-cigarette use compared with committed never users. Addressing harm and benefit perceptions may be important for interventions designed to reduce e-cigarette use among adolescents.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
A CBS News investigation has uncovered an industry of recruiters taking advantage of struggling addicts. It lures them into getting a non-FDA approved Naltrexone implant, which is meant to block the effects of opioids. "CBS Evening News" anchor Jeff Glor reports.
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Researchers are developing a way for users to kick an addiction to betel quid -- a cheap stimulant that can lead to oral disease and cancer.
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