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Researchers have found a cannabis-based replacement therapy that effectively treats cannabis dependence, a new clinical trial suggests.
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This study protocol describes a proposed randomized controlled trial that builds upon a successful pilot intervention study to address problematic and dangerous drinking among young adult college students studying abroad in foreign environments. Despite universities and colleges citing alcohol misuse as the most concerning issue for their students abroad, most institutions offer no empirically-based prevention efforts tailored to this at-risk population. The proposed intervention attempts to fill a major gap for the nearly 333,000 students completing study abroad programs each year by using empirically-based and theoretica...
Source: Addiction Science and Clinical Practice - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addict Sci Clin Pract Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundThe Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides care to the one of the largest cohorts of patients with advanced liver disease (ALD) in the USA.AimsWe performed a national survey to assess system-wide strengths and barriers to care for Veterans with ALD in this national integrated healthcare setting.MethodsA 52-item survey was developed to assess access and barriers to care in Veterans with ALD. The survey was distributed to all VHA medical centers in 2015. Results were analyzed using descriptive statistics.ResultsOne hundred and fifty-three sites responded to this survey. Multidisciplinary services wer...
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Addictive Diseases - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
The U.S. Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) was a landmark federal policy aimed at increasing access to substance use treatment, yet studies have found relatively weak impacts on treatment utilization. The present study considers whether there may be moderating effects of pre-existing state parity laws and differential changes in treatment rates across racial/ethnic groups.
Source: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
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...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Alcoholism Drugs Mental health Science Society Medical research Source Type: news
Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The relationship between impulsivity and craving in severe alcohol use disorders is well established, but the presence and characteristics of this link in University students are still to be established. The present study aims to better understand the relationship between impulsivity and craving in university students and to determine the influence of these variables on alcohol consumption characteristics. METHODS: A large sample of university students (N = 1055, mean age: 20.9 years; 713 women) completed an online questionnaire to evaluate alcohol use, impuls...
Source: American Journal on Addictions - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Am J Addict Source Type: research
Somewhere in the drunken mess of 2002, I was curious to try the combination of vodka and Klonopin. Ditto, I was a curious little kitten when it came to what could possibly happen if I took acid and ecstasy at the same time! I was curiouser and curiouser about everything, from trying heroin to trying to buy cocaine instead of paying my rent. That’s the sort of curious that kept me in trouble for the better part of two decades, but curious to quit drinking because I just needed a break from partying and how it was affecting my life? Uh, not so much. Trendy, Cool, and Not Dying If you don’t know what the “s...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Addiction Alcoholism Disorders Publishers Recovery Substance Abuse The Fix alcohol use disorder sober sober curious Sobriety substance use disorder Source Type: blogs
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