Cannabis chemical CBD could 'save lives' of heroin addicts by reducing their cravings

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York gave CBD to former heroin addicts in a study of 42 people, and found their cravings were up to three times lower.
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This study focuses on the prevalence of electronic cigarette use among teenagers and its connection with the consumption of tobacco. METHODS: A cross-sectional and monocentric study was conducted in the spring of 2018 and included 1435 students (15-16years old) from the metropolitan area of Saint-Étienne in France. RESULTS: Nearly half of the adolescents experimented with e-cigarettes (50.30%) or tobacco (50.40%). Nearly a quarter are vapers (23.60%) or smokers (28.20%), with low daily use (3.65% for vaping and 9.40% for smoking). In regard to the link between smoking and vaping, 64.85% of adolescents are &q...
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
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OneFifteen in Dayton aims to collect insights on 1,000 annual outpatient addicts 
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The co-location of services will help doctors address a wide range of issues for Medicaid patients with chronic conditions and behavioral health needs.
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Conclusion: Dysfunctional personality beliefs are associated with poorer emotion recognition. Personality-related negative schemas about the self and others can impact social cognition and interaction during cocaine treatment.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionsRaising the awareness and attitude of young people and their families about crystal, teaching families how to properly supervise their children and the behaviors of their friends, as well as increasing social support in times of life crisis, could significantly tend to reduce the use of crystal in the community.
Source: Journal of Public Health - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Drugs and Alcohol Today, Ahead of Print. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to develop an alcohol withdrawal syndrome risk stratification tool that could support the safe discharge of low risk patients from the emergency department. Design/methodology/approach A retrospective cohort study that included all patients referred to the acute addiction liaison nursing service over one calendar month (n=400, 1 –30 April 2016) was undertaken. Bivariate and multivariate modelling identified the significant variables that supported the prediction of severe alcohol withdrawal syndrome (SAWS) in the cohort population. Findings...
Source: Drugs and Alcohol Today - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
AbstractWomen are participating in gambling at levels approaching those of men, and although levels of disordered gambling remain lower in women than in men, significant numbers are affected. Gamblers Anonymous (GA) is a mainstay of help to problem gamblers in many countries. A scoping review was conducted which specifically addressed the experiences of women who attend GA. Within the 25 identified relevant studies, only two reported empirical data on the specific numbers of women attending. A range of barriers still remain to the participation of women in these communities. These include ‘external’ barriers su...
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
Depression and Addiction Throughout life, everyone has bad days and low moments. We all get into a “funk” or have times when we feel the blues. While this is a normal part of life and reaction to stress or traumatic events, depression is an entirely different thing. According to the American Psychiatry Associaton, Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. The condition causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a pers...
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This report from a respected media source can be expected to fuel more animated discussions about internet or social media addiction in the public square.As I pointed out in a  recent article at Reason.com, a meticulous examination of the evidence is crucial before concluding internet/social media addiction is an actual disorder. Such a determination may not just impact the fiscal stability of the health care system but, more importantly, may pose a potential threat to freedom of speec h.
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