Direct-to-Doctor Payments May Increase Opioid Prescribing

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 -- Physicians who receive direct pharmaceutical payments for opioid prescribing prescribe more opioids, especially hydrocodone and oxycodone, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in Addiction. Thuy D. Nguyen, Ph.D.,...
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University College London researchers found giving addicts CBD extract nearly halved the amount of marijuana they smoked after six months. Their trial was based on 82 cannabis addicts.
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As vaping deaths rise, quitting has a new urgency. But experts say withdrawal can be even more challenging than from conventional cigarettes.
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An extract from cannabis called cannabidiol or CBD helped some people who were addicted to smoking the drug quit
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The last time I stuck a needle in my arm was three whole months before I conceived my son, and I’m grateful that he’s never experienced me in active addiction. I say three whole months as if it were a lifetime, but it really is to anyone in early recovery. I was fortunate, I stopped using heroin before I found out that I was pregnant. I had just turned 29 and was in a stable relationship with my now-husband. For many women, getting on methadone doesn’t happen until they find out they’re pregnant. Their options are to either keep using or get into treatment. I started taking methadone five months be...
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Publication date: 2019Source: International Review of Neurobiology, Volume 147Author(s): Li Zhang, Ti-Fei YuanAbstractExercise intervention has long been used as one adjunctive treatment for drug abuse. Both animal studies and human trials suggest that exercise training effectively prevents addiction formation, suppresses drug-seeking behaviors, and ceases addictions. Moreover, exercise improves both mental and cognitive deficits that commonly occur during drug withdrawal. Those observations are supported by neurobiological studies in which exercise training modulates several neural networks including the dopaminergic rewa...
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FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 -- Taking opioids after a vasectomy doesn't improve pain control and is associated with increased risk of persistent use of the addictive painkillers months later, a new study says. It included 228 men who had vasectomies...
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