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Validation of the short Arabic UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale - Bteich G, Berbiche D, Khazaal Y.

BACKGROUND: Impulsivity is involved in numerous psychiatric and addictive disorders, as well as in risky behaviors. The UPPS-P scale highlights five complementary impulsivity constructs (i.e., positive urgency, negative urgency, lack of perseverance, lack ...
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Conclusions The prolongation of QTc below the risk threshold in low methadone therapeutic doses has been recorded and concomitant use of diazepam could be a co-factor in such issue. PMID: 28934555 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The number of problem gamblers has risen by 50 percent in recent years, and campaigners blame a machine that is unique to British betting shops.
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Mindfulness meditation is everywhere these days. From the classroom to the board room, people are jumping on the mindfulness bandwagon, hoping to discover for themselves some of its promised benefits, like better focus, more harmonious relationships, and less stress. I too have started a mindfulness meditation practice and have found it to be helpful in my everyday life. But, as a science writer, I still have to wonder: Is all of the hype around mindfulness running ahead of the science? What does the research really say about mindfulness?  To answer these questions, look no further than Altere...
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CVS will limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days By Susan Scutti, CNN (CNN)In a new effort to tackle the deadly opioid addiction crisis in the US, pharmacy giant CVS announced on Friday it will limit opioid prescriptions to seven days for certain conditions. This restriction will apply to patients who are new to pain therapy. The new pharmacy program will also limit the daily dosage of pain pills based on their strength and will require use of immediate-release... CVS to limit opioid Rx to 7 days
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#OpioidAwareChat: Discuss the Impact of Stigma Against Opioid Use Disorder Friday, September 29, 2-3PM ET September is National Recovery Month.  Join the National Library of Medicine, Outreach and Special Populations Branch (@NLM_OSP) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (@ASAMorg) for a Twitter chat on September 29 from 2-3PM, EST.  Learn how stigma against opioid use disorder can impact prevention, treatment, and recovery by following #OpioidAwareChat. This Twitter chat will: Describe how opioid use disorder impacts personal and public health. Describe how stigma against opioid use and addi...
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In conclusion, while abstinence remains the safest treatment goal for individuals with AD, evidence supports that reduced drinking approaches may be an important extension in the treatment of AD.Eur Addict Res 2017;23:219-230
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But dose of pain-killing drugs often too high, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dialysis, Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Pain Relievers
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In a new effort to tackle the deadly opioid addiction crisis in the US, pharmacy giant CVS announced on Friday it will limit opioid prescriptions to seven days for certain conditions. This restriction will apply to patients who are new to pain therapy.
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With the 64,000 deaths from opioid overdoses last year alone, the medical community is struggling to contain the out-of-control opioid epidemic. Now, CVS, one the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit managers that oversees prescription drug benefits for 90 million people through its CVS Caremark plan, is attempting to address opioid abuse by no longer reimbursing opioid prescriptions beyond the first week for people filling these prescriptions for the first time. Beginning in February, the company announced, it will adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidelines for prescribing opioids...
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Whether raising the price of addictive goods can reduce its burden is widely debated in many countries, largely due to lack of appropriate data and robust methods. Three key concerns frequently raised in the literature are: unobserved heterogeneity; omitte...
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