'I feel normal': health officials eye injectable opioid addiction treatment

Sublocade, an injectable alternative to Suboxone, has been approved by Health Canada after a successful run in the U.S. The treatment is administered once a month and is highly touted by many American physicians.
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Publication date: Available online 15 October 2019Source: NeuronAuthor(s): Hao Li, Peter J. Vento, Jeffrey Parrilla-Carrero, Dominika Pullmann, Ying S. Chao, Maya Eid, Thomas C. JhouSummaryPersistence of reward seeking despite punishment or other negative consequences is a defining feature of mania and addiction, and numerous brain regions have been implicated in such punishment learning, but in disparate ways that are difficult to reconcile. We now show that the ability of an aversive punisher to inhibit reward seeking depends on coordinated activity of three distinct afferents to the rostromedial tegmental nucleus (RMTg)...
Source: Neuron - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Scientists found a crucial role for a diabetes-associated gene in regulating the response to nicotine in the brain.
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - Category: American Health Source Type: news
APA is 175 years old today.On October 16, 1844, 13 superintendents of U.S. institutions for people with mental illness came together in Philadelphia for a four-day meeting that led to the creation of the Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions for the Insane. In 1892, the Association ’s name was changed to the American Medico-Psychological Association, and in 1921 it became the American Psychiatric Association.“APA’s founders were determined to provide their patients with psychosocial care in a humane environment,” said APA President Bruce Schwartz, M.D. “They gathered ...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: 175th Anniversary 1844 American Psychiatric Association APA APA History October 16 Philadelphia Source Type: research
Clinical-toxicological investigations are very helpful for the detection and assessment of the severity of questionable narcotics intoxications. In some cases, an initial case of clinical poisoning then progresses in the further course to a  case of forens...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
More than 60 percent of CBD users were taking it for anxiety, according to a survey of 5,000 people. Does it help?
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Cannabis Foods and Products Anxiety and Stress Marijuana Mental Health and Disorders Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sleep Addiction (Psychology) Research Clinical Trials Insomnia Depression (Mental) Hemp Source Type: news
In this study, the stereotyped behaviors and cognitive functions related to different types of tactile and auditory inputs were investigated in the rats following chronic exposure to the morphine, methadone, and buprenorphine. Here, three addicted groups received morphine, methadone, and buprenorphine while the control rats received saline for 21 days. Our results demonstrated that the opioid-treated groups showed stereotyped behaviors including grooming and rearing. In the behavioral level, prepulse inhibition and preference indices were not changed significantly in the opioids-treated groups compared to those of the sali...
Source: Physiology and Behavior - Category: Physiology Source Type: research
In this study, the prevalence of 10 illicit and 19 prescribed psychoactive drugs of potential abuse was determined utilizing wastewater-based epidemiology, and compared in two adjoined urban communities and a rural community. This is the first application of the Monte Carlo simulation method to account multiple uncertainties and propagation of errors associated with the individual parameter of wastewater based epidemiological estimations in the U.S. A significantly higher prevalence of cocaine [3830 (mean difference, MD: 2960) mg/d/1000 people] was found in the central business district while the per-capita consumption rat...
Source: Journal of Hazardous Materials - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
Image by NIDA Researchers have discovered a mechanism in rats that links cigarette smoking and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Scientists found a crucial role for a diabetes-associated gene, called transcription factor 7-like 2 (Tcf7l2), in regulating the response to nicotine in the...
Source: NIDA News - Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, Brain, Genetics, Health and Medical Professionals, Medical Consequences, NIDAMED News, Researchers, Tobacco Source Type: news
AbstractThe saturation of advertising stimuli to gamble has become a major source of concern in many countries, especially when it comes to sports betting. Despite the growth of advertising restrictions, very few evidence-based recommendations are readily available for policymakers. Furthermore, advertising is a cultural construct, and country-specific studies are needed to address the singularities of each market. The present paper provides empirical evidence concerning the impact of advertising gathered from a survey-based research with Spanish sports bettors (N = 659). The results indicate that those gamblers experienci...
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
AbstractThe primary objective of this article is to assist oncologists and advanced practice prescribers to safely and effectively minimize risk when providing opioids for cancer pain relief. The majority of people with cancer are unlikely to misuse or divert opioid medications, yet the prescriber is often unaware of those who are at risk for these behaviors. To provide skillful pain management to each patient in the oncology setting, while limiting harm to the community, all prescribers must consider the potential for risk of misuse, addiction, or diversion. To minimize this risk to the greatest degree possible, it is imp...
Source: The Oncologist - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Symptom Management and Supportive Care Cancer Care and the Opioid Crisis Source Type: research
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