App to Help Treat Substance Abuse Approved

But app is not recommended for opioid dependence Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse
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Healthcare providers are susceptible to substance abuse, and anesthesia personnel are some of the most vulnerable. Substance abuse is the principal cause of professional impairment for Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), with 1 of 10 experienc...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
A 56-year-old male with no known history of substance abuse and no known prior medical conditions presented  via ambulance to the emergency department after being found by coworkers with bizarre behavior, vomiting, and slurred speech. He had legally purc...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
This article addresses the need for a protocol by including occurrences of accidents and injuries, consequences to anesthesia practice and patient care, costs, and the culture in an anesthesia group or department. Components of the protocol are formation of a committee, risk assessment, clear workplace policy, annual continuing education, annual supervisor training, drug screening of anesthesia personnel, pharmacy accountability, and access to treatment. The article describes the protocol and provides supplemental information to aid in implementation at other anesthesia departments. Substance abuse among CRNAs is a complex...
Source: AANA Journal - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: AANA J Source Type: research
This study examined symptoms of depression as a moderator of college student response to a computerized PNF intervention for alcohol use.
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
Alcohol consumption is associated with domestic violence, but the extent that binge-drinking and the household role of drinkers strengthens this association is unknown. We assessed the extent that binge-drinki...
Source: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Alcohol and substance use disorders are chronic relapsing disorders, characterized by a compulsion to take drugs and loss of control in limiting intake. The impact of alcohol and substance abuse on morbidity and mortality is very high worldwide, and treatment options are inadequate at a population level. There is a need for the discovery and development of novel pharmacotherapies to treat alcohol and substance use disorders. The recent development of subtype selective muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (mAChR) allosteric modulators, is rapidly increasing our understanding of this system and revealing great...
Source: Advances in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Adv Pharmacol Source Type: research
Discussion “Tattooing of skin via deposition of pigment particles and ink ingredients in the dermis changes normal skin into abnormal skin. Fortunately, this often causes no harm and no disease, although with important exceptions.” Tattoos can be inadvertent from road dirt, gunpowder, pencil graphite etc., but most are desired. Tattoos are common in many cultures and over time..They have been increasing in popularity in the United States over the past few years particularly with a younger, wider and more diverse population. Newsweek reported an 18-country study in 2018 which showed 46% of Americans have a tat...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
This study was part of a project to examine use of the RePresent games in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire from January 2018 to May 2018. Data on game use across the four states were analyzed, and an online survey was conducted to examine characteristics of RePresent game users and nonusers seeking civil legal aid (n = 277). The RePresent games were accessed more than 7,000 times in five months. The most common legal problems reported were related to debt, family, and housing. Compared with nonusers, RePresent game users were significantly more likely to be nonwhite, to have an incarceration history, to...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law - Category: Medical Law Tags: J Am Acad Psychiatry Law Source Type: research
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