A Little Magic

Despite advances in the neuroscience of addiction, progress in medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and legislative momentum, in 2017 more than 70,000 Americans died due to drug overdose.2,3 Clearly there are no perfect answers to the opioid crisis. Albeit messy, we must begin somewhere, and one upstream approach includes providing public education and reducing stigma such that people will reach out for help and find support readily accessible.4 Kate Messner ’s middle-reader novel, The Seventh Wish and Jarret Krosoczka’s young adult−focused graphic memoir, Hey, Kiddo provide excellent starting points. This pair of books introduce what it is like to love someone who is addicted to drugs, and they do so without frightening readers away. As reviewer Anandam Hilde offers, these books seem “filled with truths, and a little magic.”
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Book forum Source Type: research

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Source: Current Addiction Reports - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
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Source: Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment - Category: Addiction Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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Source: Vitamins and Hormones - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Vitam Horm Source Type: research
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Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a growing number of “severe” lung disease cases that appear to be related to vaping. The CDC first announced on Saturday that it would help state health departments investigate a concerning number of serious lung illnesses apparently linked to use of e-cigarettes, which heat substances including nicotine and cannabis to create aerosols that users inhale. At that time, 94 cases in 14 states had been reported—but as of Wednesday, according to a CDC statement, the number had ballooned to 153...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a growing number of “severe” lung disease cases that appear to be related to vaping. The CDC first announced on Saturday that it would help state health departments investigate a concerning number of serious lung illnesses apparently linked to use of e-cigarettes, which heat substances including nicotine and cannabis to create aerosols that users inhale. At that time, 94 cases in 14 states had been reported—but as of Friday, according to a CDC statement, the number had ballooned to 149 po...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news
A  letter to the editor in the August 14 New England Journal of Medicine by researchers at the University of Michigan proudly reported on the results of their effort, called the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC), to reduce the volume of opioids prescribed for postoperative pain. The Collaborative developed a set of guidelines for its participating prescribers.As a result, they found that from January 2017 through May 2018, the mean number of pills prescribed for postoperative pain decreased from 26 (+/-2) pills pre-guideline to 18 (+/ – 3) pills post-guideline. Patient pill consumption also dec...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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