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Contingency management interventions for non-prescribed drug use during treatment for opiate addiction: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Ainscough TS, McNeill A, Strang J, Calder R, Brose LS.

BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Use of non-prescribed drugs during treatment for opiate addiction reduces treatment success, creating a need for effective interventions. This review aimed to assess the efficacy of contingency management, a behavioural treatment that ...
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Authors: Chapman AR, Babor TF PMID: 28728630 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs - Category: Addiction Tags: J Stud Alcohol Drugs Source Type: research
ConclusionAmong UK civil servants, consumption within baseline drinking categories is generally stable across the life course, except among heavier baseline drinkers, for whom intakes decline with increasing age. This shift does not appear to be driven by transitions to non‐drinking. Cohorts of older people may be at particular risk of misclassifying former heavy drinkers as moderate consumers of alcohol.
Source: Addiction - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Research Report Source Type: research
ConclusionsSerious economic problems in adult life are strongly associated with risk of alcohol use disorders and there may be an influence of accumulated childhood events on risk of alcohol use disorders.
Source: Addiction - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Research Report Source Type: research
ConclusionsA complex systems paradigm for research into alcohol misuse can provide a holistic understanding of the underlying drinking environment and its long‐term trajectory, which can elucidate high‐leverage preventive interventions.
Source: Addiction - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Methods and Techniques Source Type: research
ConclusionsConduct disorder and self‐harming impulsivity are the foremost risk traits for alcohol use disorder (AUD) among the 80 personality disorder criteria of DSM‐IV, predicting AUD better than personality disorder diagnoses. The twin‐study analysis suggested that conduct disorder represents a joint genetic and developmental risk for alcohol use disorder and that impulsivity is a genetic risk.
Source: Addiction - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Research Report Source Type: research
AVA research review of: Chan, K. L. (2015). Family Polyvictimization and Elevated Levels of Addiction and Psychopathology among Parents in a Chinese Household Sample. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260515592617 Different forms of...
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ConclusionsCollectively, these data suggest the CeA is a node where yohimbine acts to induce reinstatement of alcohol seeking and implicate the relaxin‐3/RXFP3 system within the CeA in this process.
Source: British Journal of Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: RESEARCH PAPER Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The results suggest that issues with working memory capacity may interfere with adolescents' ability to process and implement didactic alcohol and marijuana content in standard education interventions. These results also suggest that MI can be implemented equally effectively across the range of working memory functioning in youth. PMID: 28726525 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse Source Type: research
Public Health Management Corp., in a move to expand into the treatment of substance abuse disorders, is merging with the Treatment Research Institute. Financial terms of the deal involving the nonprofit organizations, both based in Philadelphia, were not disclosed. Founded in1992 by A. Thomas McLellan, Treatment Research Institute is a research, development and policy organization focused on finding evidence-based approaches to treat people wit h alcohol and drug addictions. “PHMC is always looking…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Source Type: news
Stephen E. Straus Distinguished Lecture in the Science of Complementary Therapies· Explore potential contributors to stress levels in America· Discuss the individual and population level health effects of chronic stress· Identify evidence-based strategies for managing chronic stress Stress levels are high in the United States. In a 2015 national survey, 24 percent of adults reported extreme stress, an increase from 18 percent just one year earlier. About one-third reported their stress had increased over the past year; less than half as many said it had decreased. The top sources of stress were money, ...
Source: Videocast - All Events - Category: General Medicine Tags: Upcoming Events Source Type: video
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