#AddictionChat: Twitter Chat, April 25, 2018
April is Alcohol Awareness Month and a good time for a Twitter chat on alcohol and other substance use disorders, including those involving opioids, tobacco, and other substances.
When using drugs or alcohol, you may start to find that you need to keep using more to get high than you did when you first started. When a couple of glasses of wine used to get you plenty drunk, you’re finding that you need a full bottle or even more. This is called building tolerance and can cause some damaging effects to the body, including leading to addiction and death. Using More to Get High: Building Tolerance According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, tolerance occurs when the person no longer responds to the drug in the way that person initially responded. Stated another way, it takes a higher dose ...
Researchers have found a cannabis-based replacement therapy that effectively treats cannabis dependence, a new clinical trial suggests.
What is the practice of microdosing psychedelic drugs? Does it have any real benefits? Do studies support its therapeutic use? New research investigates.
Conclusion: The common poisons ingested are organophosphorous compounds, drugs and odollam. Organophosphorous and odollam carries higher mortality. Pesticide regulation, use of less toxic pesticides in agriculture, early management and quick referral to well equipped hospitals will help in reducing mortality. Suicide prevention programmes like psychosocial support and counselling, raising public awareness about deliberate self harm and alcohol de-addiction programmes will help in reducing the incidence of deliberate self harm. PMID: 31304709 [PubMed - in process]
Scientists from Imperial College London worked with a mental health unit in Bath to help four people who suffered with alcohol addiction, and found psychotherapy and MDMA helped them kick the habit.
Kratom is a plant-derived supplement. Over recent years, it has grown increasingly common in the United States. A recent report assesses its safety.
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Conclusion: Of the final sample, 64.7% of those who drank alcohol while using the Internet indicated doing something they later regretted while online. Further exploration is warranted to more fully understand how non-substance compulsive behaviors can be misused and how they interact with substance misuse and co-occurring mental health issues. PMID: 31286818 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: CFIR constructs were useful for identifying pre-implementation barriers that informed refinements to the implementation intervention. The number and type of pre-implementation barriers identified did not demonstrate a clear relationship to the degree to which sites were able to improve AUD pharmacotherapy prescribing rate. Site-level implementation process factors such as leadership support and provider turn-over likely also interacted with pre-implementation barriers to drive implementation outcomes. PMID: 31291996 [PubMed - in process]