States Are Making Progress on Opioids. Now the Money That ’s Helping Them May Dry Up

Billions in federal grants for treatment and prevention programs are set to end next year. The Trump administration has not said whether it will seek to extend them.
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Three international teen scientists won honorable mentions in Addiction Science Awards for their inventions that could reduce deaths from oral cancer and drunk driving.Read  More »
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a growing number of “severe” lung disease cases that appear to be related to vaping. Since late June, according to the CDC, 94 people in 14 states have come down with serious lung illnesses that may be linked to use of e-cigarettes, which heat substances including nicotine and cannabis to create aerosols that users inhale. The case count has grown high enough to prompt the CDC to work with state health departments to learn more about what could be causing the worrisome conditions, which are primarily affecting adolescents. Although “mor...
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Researchers say drug is safe and appears more effective than conventional treatmentsThe first study looking into the use of MDMA to treat alcohol addiction has shown the treatment is safe and early results show encouraging outcomes from the approach, scientists have said.Doctors in Bristol are testing whether a few doses of the drug, in conjunction with psychotherapy, could help patients overcome alcoholism more effectively than conventional treatments. Those who have completed the study have so far reported almost no relapse and no physical or psychological problems.Continue reading...
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We describe a case of lormetazepam addiction in a femal...
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Researchers say drug is safe and appears more effective than conventional treatmentsThe first study looking into the use of MDMA to treat alcohol addiction has shown the treatment is safe and early results show encouraging outcomes from the approach, scientists have said.Doctors in Bristol are testing whether a few doses of the drug, in conjunction with psychotherapy, could help patients overcome alcoholism more effectively than conventional treatments. Those who have completed the study have so far reported almost no relapse and no physical or psychological problems.Continue reading...
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The treatment centre Yes We Can is the only rehabilitation clinic solely for child gamers in Europe. Of the 55 young addicts treated so far this year, six came over from the UK.
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AbstractCompromised time control is a variable of interest among disordered gamers because time spent on videogames can directly affect individuals ’ lives. Although time perception appears to be closely associated with this phenomenon, previous studies have not systematically found a relationship between time perception and gaming. Therefore, the purpose of this narrative review is to explore how gaming disorder may be associated with time p erception. It has been found that gamers exhibit a stronger attentional focus as well as an improved working memory compared with non-gamers. However, gamers (and especially dis...
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
This study applied advanced psychometric testing methods, including confirmatory factor analysis (utilizing classical test theory) and the Rasch model (utilizing modern test theory), to examine the psychometric properties among Persian speakers (in Iran and Afghanistan). The participants (3163 Iranians and 1100 Afgha nistani) completed an online survey posted onInstagram pages. The SBS showed promising properties, including satisfactory reliability (e.g., internal consistency and test –retest reliability), excellent construct validity (e.g., good fit in the CFA and Rasch models), and acceptable measurement invariance...
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
AbstractExercise addiction is a complex construct that examines maladaptive patterns relative to exercise behavior. This phenomenon, though not clinically recognized as a disorder, describes a condition where an individual has a compulsion to exercise excessively, often causing detriments to his or her physical and psychological wellbeing. The purpose of this study was to identify which psychosocial and behavioral factors are best able to predict exercise addiction in long-distance runners. Two hundred forty-eight self-identified runners at least 18  years of age participated in the study. Each subject completed an on...
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
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