Double-blind evaluation of homeopathy on cocaine craving: a randomized controlled pilot study
Conclusions A psychosocial rehabilitation setting improved recruitment but was not sufficient to decrease dropout frequency among Brazilian cocaine treatment seekers. Psychosocial rehabilitation plus homeopathic Q-potencies of opium and E. coca were more effective than psychosocial rehabilitation alone in reducing cocaine cravings. Due to high dropout rate and risk of bias, further research is required to confirm our findings, with specific focus on strategies to increase patient retention.
I remember my doctor telling me, 'Now, don ’t get hooked on these sweetheart,' but it was too late. I already was. This is the story of my opiate addiction.
The state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services announced New York was selected among five states to pilot a new national rating system for addiction treatment providers. During the 24-month pilot program, OASAS will work to align the rating system with ongoing initiatives in New York in tandem with Shatterproof, a national nonprofit based in New York that focuses on addictions issues. Massachusetts and Ohio are also participating, with two other states to be annou nced later. Other…
AbstractOver the past decade, the use of social media applications have increased worldwide. In parallel with this, abuse of social media has also increased. In recent years, many disorders related to social media use have been conceptualized. One of the common consequences of these disorders is the intense desire (i.e., craving) to use social media. The aim of the present study was to develop the Social Media Craving Scale (SMCS) by adapting the Penn Alcohol Craving Scale (PACS). The study comprised 423 university students (242 females and 181 males) across five different samples. The psychometric instruments used include...
Conclusions: Substance-dependent subjects scored significantly higher than control subjects on lack of premeditation, urgency, and lack of perseverance traits. There was no relation between diurnal salivary cortisol levels and impulsivity.
Conclusions: The results are in line with the gateway hypothesis, which proposes that early marijuana use increases the probability of using other psychoactive substances, although the origin of the data from a cross-sectional study implies important limitations.
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CONCLUSIONS: Among individuals seeking medical care after release from incarceration, self-reported substance use was lower than previously reported estimates of post-incarceration substance use. Known risk factors, such as male gender and having a drug use disorder, were associated with illicit substance use, as were novel risk factors, such as less supervised housing. Though illicit substance use post-incarceration can carry severe consequences, treatment and surveillance interventions should be targeted toward individuals with greatest risk. PMID: 30782211 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions: Despite some discrepancies between self-reports and biological tests, self-reports proved both suitable and useful in identification of substantively different drug-user typologies, potentially informing targeted policy responses. Still, methodological challenges associated with onsite studies of illicit drug use should be further explored.Eur Addict Res 2019;25:93 –102