Tech start-ups tackle US opioid crisis

Apps nudge addicts towards recovery and steer them away from risky contacts
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant. Methamphetamine use is associated with a range of health harms, including psychosis and other mental disorders, cardiovascular and renal dysfunction, infectious disease transmission, a...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
I am a PGY 2 interested in Addictions but am relatively older in age and have student loans. Is an Addictions fellowship valuable in the future job market? Is it potentially lucrative in private practice settings over and above the standard training?
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums
AbstractMounting evidence shows that drug dependence involves the complex interplay between  genetics and the environment. Tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) is the rate-limiting enzyme in dopamine (DA) synthesis, which plays an essential role in the development of drug addiction. Noradrenergic dysfunction due to abnormalities TH expression has been implicated in the pathogenesis of drug addicti on. We profiled thirteen single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and one VNTR (TCAT repeat, UniSTS:240,639) in 512 cases and 600 healthy Chinese subjects to evaluate the relationship between common variants within th...
Source: NeuroMolecular Medicine - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Resumo A popula ção em situação de rua, usuária de crack, é negligenciada no Brasil. O objetivo deste estudo foi aproximar-se dessa para compreender o acesso/uso dos serviços de saúde para tratamento da dependência de drogas. Trata-se de uma pesquisa qualitativa com a realização de 26 entrevistas individ uais e um grupo focal com cinco usuários de crack em situação de rua no município da Baixada Santista/SP. A análise dos dados revelou que o tratamento oferecido pelas comunidades terapêuticas é o mais...
Source: Psicologia e Sociedade - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Resumo A popula ção em situação de rua, usuária de crack, é negligenciada no Brasil. O objetivo deste estudo foi aproximar-se dessa para compreender o acesso/uso dos serviços de saúde para tratamento da dependência de drogas. Trata-se de uma pesquisa qualitativa com a realização de 26 entrevistas individ uais e um grupo focal com cinco usuários de crack em situação de rua no município da Baixada Santista/SP. A análise dos dados revelou que o tratamento oferecido pelas comunidades terapêuticas é o mais...
Source: Psicologia e Sociedade - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Condition:   Cannabis Interventions:   Drug: Cannabis;   Drug: Placebos Sponsor:   Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
The word “bipolar” has become colloquially associated with anything that changes rapidly or is unpredictable: the weather, technology, sports teams, politics, or even a teenager’s attitude. But for roughly 46 million people worldwide, being “bipolar” is far more serious than typical unpredictability, mood swings, or temperamental behavior. And, when bipolar disorder is complicated by substance use disorder (SUD), the situation can become incredibly dangerous for the individual and those around them. Recognizing the symptoms of bipolar and the complicating factors of substance use disorder is c...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Addiction Alcoholism Bipolar Recovery Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Bipolar Disorder Detox Dual Diagnosis World Bipolar Day Source Type: blogs
  Cannabis, weed, marijuana, pot. It goes by several names, but we all know what it smells like. As weed becomes more mainstream, we on the Not Crazy podcast want to know: Is marijuana really an effective treatment for anxiety? Is it just a coping mechanism? Or a vice? In today’s podcast, Gabe and Jackie look at the research and weigh out the evidence. They also interview Eileen Davidson, a rheumatoid arthritis patient who regularly uses marijuana as a medicine to see what she has to say. What’s your take? Tune in for an open-minded discussion about weed. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE &REV...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic General Medications Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs
(Queen Mary University of London) Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have shown that zebrafish can provide genetic clues to smoking, a complex human behaviour.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
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