Study Finds Legal Cannabis Laws Impact Teen Use

A new study by researchers at Dartmouth has found that adolescents living in medical marijuana states with a plethora of dispensaries are more likely to have tried new methods of cannabis use, such as edibles and vaping, at a younger age than those living in states with fewer dispensaries.
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - Category: Hospital Management Authors: Tags: News Press Release addiction cannabis Features medical marijuana teens Source Type: news

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(Natural News) Trying really, really hard not to be perceived as “racist,” corporate coffee giant Starbucks has officially announced that every single one of its stores will now be open to anyone who wants to use the facilities, including people who don’t plan on purchasing anything and who simply want to “squat” for the day....
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Conclusions: Dosages of 450 mg/d of pregabalin and 1600 mg/d of gabapentin are not significantly superior to placebo in controlling opiate withdrawal symptoms.
Source: Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment - Category: Addiction Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions: In its present form, this method of data collection was not feasible within these AoD residential services. Greater resources are likely required to improve the utility and acceptability of this method.
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Conclusions: Community support, reducing the social stigma of addiction, building addiction treatment centers for women, informing drug abusers and their families about available health centers, and encouraging drug addicts’ families to participate in Nar-Anon meetings improves their enduring commitment to long-term and unwavering support for the patient through the course of cessation.
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Conclusions: There is a need to enhance educational efforts to improve all clinicians' understanding of alcohol use disorders. The various stakeholders involved should collaborate closely to improve the quality of care rendered to these patients.
Source: Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment - Category: Addiction Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusion: High self-esteem has been effective in improving locus of control and decreasing psychological disorders, and it can be considered the optimal treatment method in psychology.
Source: Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment - Category: Addiction Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Tramadol dependence is a public health problem in Egypt. We aimed to determine the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of tramadol abuse among Egyptians, the frequency and degrees of insomnia among tramadol abusers, and the relationship between the associated insomnia with sociodemographic and clinical characteristics. Included in this study were 400 subjects (mean age, 30.72±9.61 y) who were tramadol dependent. The subjects were assessed using Structured Clinical Interviewing using DSM-IV (SCID-I), Severity of Dependence Scale (SDS), and Insomnia Severity Index. We found that the mean age at onset ...
Source: Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment - Category: Addiction Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 May 2018 Source:Neurochemistry International Author(s): Osama Refai, Randy D. Blakely The catecholamine neurotransmitter dopamine (DA) exerts powerful modulatory control of physiology and behavior across phylogeny. Perturbations of DA signaling in humans are associated with multiple neurodegenerative and behavioral disorders, including Parkinson's disease, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, addiction and schizophrenia. In the nematode C. elegans, DA signaling regulates mating behavior, learning, food seeking and locomotion. Previously, we demonstrated that loss of function muta...
Source: Neurochemistry International - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewAlcohol and drug use are common among youth. Rates are especially high among sexual and gender minority youth (SGMY; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender). We conducted a scoping review of research on risk and protective factors for substance use among SGMY published between 2013 and 2017.Recent FindingsNinety-seven studies met our inclusion criteria. Most focused on individual-level minority stress risk factors, particularly stigma. Fewer studies addressed protective factors such as social support or affirming policies, and few focused on gender minority youth (GMY). We identified important, yet un...
Source: Current Addiction Reports - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
Condition:   Treatment Resistant Depression Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: PET scans Sponsors:   St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto;   Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Not yet recruiting
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