"I'm not gonna be like 'that guy'": examining antidrug shock advertising through the eyes of "that guy" - Ferestad J, Thompson M.

Shock advertising antidrug campaigns pose significant implications for methamphetamine (meth) addicts. In recent years, the Montana Meth Project public service campaign has broadcast a series of advertisements containing shocking and disturbing images of m...
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Lead may contaminate opium, heroin and illicit opiates and is particularly observed in Iran. Lead, a natural heavy metal is able to interfere with several organ functions after ingestion or inhalation. Lead poisoning manifestations are non-specific and thu...
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The overarching goal of video games is to amuse the end-users by means of interactive systems that are now existent across numerous platforms such as personal computer, mobile phones, tablets and game consoles. Player Unknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a mu...
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Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Despite the high incidence of alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) in psychiatric inpatients, standardized methods for assessing and treating AWS have been studied only once before in this population. We evaluated a novel AWS assessment and treatment protocol designed for psychiatric inpatients. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study evaluated outcomes before and after implementation of the protocol. We collected consecutive data on patients (N = 138) admitted to inpatient psychiatric units at a single center. Participants were patients admitted for nonsubstanc...
Source: American Journal on Addictions - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Am J Addict Source Type: research
This study will be undertaken at the Loghman Hakim Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services.Intervention and comparatorCOVID-19 confirmed patients will be randomly assigned to one of three groups, with 20 patients in each. The first group (Arm 1) will receive Hydroxychloroquine + Lopinavir / Ritonavir (Kaletra) + Interferon- β 1a (Recigen), the second group (Arm 2) will be administered Hydroxychloroquine + Lopinavir / Ritonavir (Kaletra) + Interferon-β 1b (Ziferon), and the control group (Arm 3) will be treated by Hydroxychloroquine + Lopinavir / Ritonavir (Kaletra).Main outcom...
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BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Unhealthy drinking is a leading threat to health, yet few people with alcohol use disorder (AUD) receive treatment. This pilot tested the feasibility of addiction medicine video consultations in primary care for improving AUD medicatio...
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A top Alberta addictions specialist is calling on a Calgary health clinic known for its addictions work to withdraw and apologize for its new fundraising campaign that sells alcoholic cider.
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Brief Report: Relationship Between Cotinine Levels and Peripheral Endogenous Concentrations of Oxytocin, β-Endorphin, and Orexin in Individuals With Both Alcohol and Nicotine Use Disorders. Am J Addict. 2020 Jun 02;: Authors: Haass-Koffler CL, Perciballi R, Brown ZE, Lee MR, Zywiak WH, Kurtis J, Swift RM, Leggio L Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In this secondary analysis of a pilot clinical trial with individuals with alcohol and nicotine use disorders, we investigate the relationship between serum concentrations of oxytocin, β-endorphin, melatonin, α-melanocyte-stimulating hormon...
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AbstractDiamorphine was first legalized as a novel treatment option for heroin dependence in Germany in 2009. Today, specialized clinics in ten German cities provide diamorphine to heavily addicted patients. As the medical and societal context of diamorphine-assisted therapy is evolving, continued research into patients ’ perceptions of opioid replacement therapy remains important. From February 2018 to June 2018, we conducted a survey study of outpatients on maintenance treatment with either diamorphine (n = 85) or methadone/levomethadone (n = 126). Patients were asked to complete a self-...
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
AbstractEarly adulthood is a critical life period associated with increased suicide risk. The present study used a sample of students from ten Ukrainian public universities (N = 1005). Participants were 17 to 24 years of age (M = 19.19, SD = 1.99). The prevalence of lifetime suicidal ideation was 26.13% and 5.45% of participants reported a lifetime suicide attempt. Participants were more likely to report higher lifetime suicidal ideation if they had higher rates of alcohol and marijuana use, have met a clinical cu toff point for depression and were older, females, and not affi...
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