A Qualitative Approach in Understanding Illness Perception and Treatment Needs in Patients with Gamma Hydroxybutyrate Use Disorder

Conclusion: GUD shares many characteristics with other substance use disorders, in line with gradual development from positive reinforcement in early-stage GUD to negative reinforcement in later stages of more compulsive GHB use. Future studies should investigate whether personalization of treatment goals, such as social reintegration, lead to better treatment outcomes.
Source: European Addiction Research - Category: Addiction Source Type: research

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Authors: Bachhuber S PMID: 32213275 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Permanente journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Perm J Source Type: research
Health professionals are seeing more relapses as the US takes drastic measures to limit the spread of coronavirusCoronavirus – live US updatesLive global updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople struggling with addiction in the US are more at risk of relapse as their routines get disrupted and their lives are put on pause because of the coronavirus pandemic, experts have warned.“The message we’re receiving is stay away from people. Isolate. Don’t be around people, and [for] people that are in recovery, that’s like a recipe for disaster,” said Denny Kolsch, a licensed mental health c...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Drugs Science US news Source Type: news
We described trauma experienced by the National Consortium on Alcohol and Neurodevelopment in Adolescence (NCANDA) longitudinal sample (N = 831) participants and examined drinking over 4 years. We hypothesize that more traumatic events and PTSS will predict transition to moderate/heavy drinking.SummaryA total of 658 no/low drinkers at baseline were followed yearly for 4  years for transition to moderate/heavy drinking using logistic regression models. Youth were grouped by no trauma (n = 257), trauma (n = 348), and trauma with PTSS (n = 53). Those with traum...
Source: Current Addiction Reports - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
This study extended the literature by testing different pathways to problem alcohol use. We hypothesized that approach impulsivity/disinhibition and alcohol use frequency would mediate the relationship between emotion dysregulation and negative alcohol use consequences. We also hypothesized that alcohol use frequency would mediate the relationship between sensation seeking/reward sensitivity and negative alcohol use consequences. A cross-sectional chained mediation effects model was tested using data from 508 Amazon Mechanical Turk workers who resided in the USA (mean age  = 33.66, standard deviation =...
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
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
Conditions:   Opioid-Related Disorders;   Opioid Dependence;   Opioid Addiction;   Opioid Withdrawal Interventions:   Device: Bridge Device;   Drug: Lofexidine;   Drug: Placebo;   Device: Sham Bridge Device Sponsors:   Johns Hopkins University;   National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Spring 2020 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities NIH/HHS News Funding Notices Science Advances Subscribe to NICDR News Grantee News   NIDCR News CDC’s COVID-19 Guidance for Dental Settings  Dental health care personnel can find COVID-19-related information on the CDC’s Division of Oral Health website, which offers guidance and resources for clinics and health care facilities and recommen...
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Prolonged social isolation raises the risk of relapse for people in recovery
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
This report uses data from the 2015-2018 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health (NSDUHs) to estimate methamphetamine use rates in the United States and to identify characteristics associated with past-year methamphetamine use. Rates (per 1,000 adults aged ≥18 years) for past-year methamphetamine use were estimated overall, by demographic group, and by state. Frequency of past-year use and prevalence of other substance use and mental illness among adults reporting past-year use were assessed. Multivariable logistic regression examined characteristics associated with past-year use. During 2015-2018, the estimated rate of...
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
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
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