Department of Health Services (DHS) Issues Public Health Advisory on Opioid Crisis
MADISON —The Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ (DHS) State Health Officer has issued a Public Health Advisory, in response to the use and abuse of opioids, including heroin and prescription painkillers. “Wisconsin has taken great strides in recent years to address the escalating problems relati ng to the misuse of opioids, but there is much more work to be done,” said DHS Secretary Linda Seemeyer. “Our data show opioid addiction is a public health crisis that is destroying lives and...(see release)
Conditions: Alcohol Use Disorder; Couples; Behavior, Addictive Interventions: Behavioral: PartnerCHESS; Behavioral: A-CHESS Sponsors: University of Wisconsin, Madison; University of Massachusetts, Worcester Recruiting
Condition: Smoking (Tobacco) Addiction Interventions: Behavioral: Exercise condition; Behavioral: Healthy diet condition Sponsor: The University of Hong Kong Not yet recruiting
Condition: Opioid Abuse and Addiction Intervention: Other: MBC4OUD Sponsors: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center; National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Not yet recruiting
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Is the phenomenon of what is called Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) a result of our " real life " cultural alienation or is it a product of our internet use?
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Conclusions Exercise addicts scored higher for the neuroticism personality trait and exhibited overactivation of the reward system and underactivation of the inhibition system. Overactivation of the reward system may be related to long-term exposure to exercise. Underactivation of the inhibition system may be a crucial factor in exercise addiction.
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There are approximately 1,000 published articles on exercise addiction, which is characterized by exaggerated training yielding adverse effects. In contrast, there are less than 20 identified cases of exercise addiction in the literature. Recently, it was reported that there is an association between exercise addiction and passion. To test the impact of the latter on exercise addiction, we reanalyzed the combined data from two recent studies. High- and low-exercise volume groups differed in exercise addiction even after controlling for age and sex (p