The Impact of the Opioid Antagonist Naloxone on Experimentally Induced Craving in Nicotine-Dependent Individuals

Conclusion: Naloxone influenced nicotine withdrawal and strengthened significantly by cue exposure, both on objective measurement and on craving scales. These findings suggest an involvement of the endogenous opioid system in the development and maintenance of nicotine dependence.Eur Addict Res 2018;24:255 –265
Source: European Addiction Research - Category: Addiction Source Type: research

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While some people who’ve become addicted to alcohol and drugs have to hit rock bottom before they’re ready to accept treatment, most realize or can be convinced of the need to get professional help long before such a calamitous event. As for the timing, knowing when you are ready for treatment, it’s different for everyone. It may help to know some of the common signs you’re ready to take the crucial next step.  You’ve Had Enough — And So Has Everyone Else The list of addictive behaviors is long and varied, including problem drinking and alcohol abuse that descends into alcohol use d...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Habits Substance Abuse Source Type: news
ConclusionThe Fear of COVID-19 Scale, a seven-item scale, has robust psychometric properties. It is reliable and valid in assessing fear of COVID-19 among the general population and will also be useful in allaying COVID-19 fears among individuals.
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, Ahead of Print.
Source: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Depression Inspiration & Hope Stigma Suicide grief grieving Suicide Loss Survivor Guilt Source Type: blogs
Three years ago, on March 24, 2017, the mental health community lost a wonderful advocate and inspiring individual who created and started Project Semicolon. The project connected people in the mental health community where the organization encouraged others to remember that you have the power to continue your story, even when you think it is over, just like in a sentence. I was inspired by Amy’s project, like many others were, to get a semicolon tattoo to remember that no matter what struggles life brings my way, I have the opportunity to inspire and help others, while I continue my own life story. Amy’s lega...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Depression Policy and Advocacy Stigma Suicide Amy Bleuel mental heath stigma Project Semicolon Source Type: blogs
Violence often blights people's lives for decades, leading to drug addiction, depression, suicide, school dropout, unemployment, and recurrent relationship difficulties. This exploratory study was conducted among professional degree colleges in urban Benga...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
This study investigated some SB and SUD-related endophenotypes, such as impulsivity, aggression, trait anger, and risk-taking behaviors (RTBs), in forty-eight patients with SUDs in relation to lifetime history of suicide attempts (SAs). Disorders related to alcohol, cannabis, cocaine, opiates, and hallucinogenic drugs were included. Lifetime SAs was significantly associated with both higher impulsivity and higher aggression, but not with trait anger. A higher number of RTBs were associated with lifetime SAs and higher impulsivity, but not with aggression and trait anger. Assessing these endophenotypes could refine clinical...
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
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Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Inside Schizophrenia Men's Issues Psychiatry Psychology Living With Schizophrenia Mental Disorder Mental Health Mental Illness Symptoms Of Schizophrenia Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsDepression and SUD treatment need are common among women. However, treatment receipt differs between these behavioral health conditions.
Source: Maternal and Child Health Journal - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
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