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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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Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AAAP 2017Medscape Psychiatry
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Smartphones may be our latest vice. The effects on young people are especially concerning.
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Excerpted from A Parent’s Guide to Teen Addiction: Professional Advice on Signs, Symptoms, What to Say, and How to Help (Skyhorse Publishing) by Laurence M. Westreich, M.D. Marijuana, the illegal drug most commonly used by teenagers, is widely accepted as harmless, but is it? Its effects range from the trivial — silliness, bloodshot eyes, etc. — all the way to catastrophic — paranoia, depression, and more. Many teenagers and parents don’t realize that although not as potent, it’s a hallucinogen similar to LSD and Ecstasy. Marijuana and the other hallucinogens can cause serious problems f...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Children and Teens Parenting Substance Abuse cannabis Communication Marijuana marijuana abuse recovery Teen Addiction Teen Substance Abuse Source Type: news
Genetics Home Reference is a resource from the National Library of Medicine that provides consumers with information about genetics and genetic conditions. This website recently added a page about opioid addiction. This page explains the interaction between genes and opioid addiction and links to additional reliable resources on this topic. This resource adds to the number of valuable resources the National Library of Medicine offers on opioid addition. Many others can be accessed through the page Opiate Addiction and Treatment.
Source: BHIC - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: General Source Type: blogs
In a 21st-century nursing job market where competition is tough, effort is rewarded by outcome. For those nurses and healthcare professionals who sit on their laurels and don't do the work, career growth can be stunted. But for those willing to put in the sweat equity, the potential return on investment is high.Doing the WorkCareer development isn't rocket science, but it's also not a walk in the park. Your career can just happen to you if you're not paying attention, but if you dig deep and do your due diligence, you can create the nursing career you really want.The work of nursing career-building and career management is...
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BACKGROUND: There is a growing concern over the addictiveness of Social Media use. Additional representative indicators of impaired control are needed in order to distinguish presumed social media addiction from normal use. AIMS: (1) To examine the existen...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Recently, the Centers for Medicare &Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new policy to allow states to design demonstration projects that increase access to treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUD). This new demonstration policy responds to President Trump's directive and provides states with greater flexibility to design programs that improve access to high quality, clinically appropriate treatment. In addition to the new policy, CMS announced an immediate approval of both New Jersey and Utah’s demonstration waivers under the new policy. Through this updated policy, states ...
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Source: Addiction - Category: Addiction Tags: Issue Information Source Type: research
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