LA athlete, 31, who spent most of his life on heroin shares his inspiring story to sobriety

Taylor Reichelt, of Los Angeles, is now four years clean, and credits his mom, rehab, and fitness for pulling him out of a life he felt trapped in, like the millions of Americans battling addiction.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Authors: Betcher HK, Vande Voort JL, Croarkin PE, Gandhi KD, Shekunov J, Larrabee BR, Limbeck MG, Rummans TA, Romanowicz M Abstract Background: Opioid use is a significant national crisis impacting individuals struggling with addiction and their families. The majority of individuals who abuse opioids are of child-rearing age, and critical knowledge gaps remain regarding how this abuse impacts their offspring. Fortunately, treatment for opioid use disorders is available. The primary goal of this study was to evaluate both physical and psychiatric diagnoses of children who have at least 1 parent participating in a bu...
Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research
Abstract Heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) is one of the central signal transduction regulators of the cell. Via client interactions with hundreds of proteins, including receptors, receptor regulatory kinases, and downstream signaling regulators, Hsp90 has a crucial and wide-ranging impact on signaling in response to numerous drugs with impacts on resultant physiology and behavior. Despite this importance, however, Hsp90 has barely been studied in the context of pain and the opioid receptor system, leaving open the possibility that Hsp90 could be manipulated to improve pain therapeutic outcomes, a current area of mass...
Source: Vitamins and Hormones - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Vitam Horm Source Type: research
lon A Abstract Dynorphin is a neuropeptide involved in pain, addiction and mood regulation. It exerts its activity by binding to the kappa opioid receptor (KOP) which belongs to the large family of G protein-coupled receptors. The dynorphin peptide was discovered in 1975, while its receptor was cloned in 1993. This review will describe: (a) the activities and physiological functions of dynorphin and its receptor, (b) early structure-activity relationship studies performed before cloning of the receptor (mostly pharmacological and biophysical studies of peptide analogues), (c) structure-activity relationship studie...
Source: Vitamins and Hormones - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Vitam Horm Source Type: research
Background: One in 300 opioid naïve women become addicted to opiates after cesarean birth. After cesarean, women are often prescribed more opiates at discharge than necessary, resulting in increased opportunity for diversion. Purpose: To improve use of comfort strategies and nonopioid medications to decrease the amount of opioids required postoperatively and prescribed at discharge, in women who gave birth via cesarean. Methods: An interdisciplinary workgroup was convened to assess data on opioid use, prescribing practices at discharge, and nurses' use of alternative comfort strategies from January to March 20...
Source: MCN: The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: CE Connection Source Type: research
Guest column by Anne Hazlett, senior rural affairs advisor in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, about addressing drug addiction in the rural U.S. Includes examples of partnerships with local leaders and faith communities and federal funding to help prevent and address substance abuse.
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - Category: Rural Health Source Type: news
IJERPH, Vol. 16, Pages 2991: Use of Flavored E-Cigarettes and the Type of E-Cigarette Devices Used among Adults and Youth in the US—Results from Wave 3 of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health Study (2015–2016) International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health doi: 10.3390/ijerph16162991 Authors: Liane M. Schneller Maansi Bansal-Travers Maciej L. Goniewicz Scott McIntosh Deborah Ossip Richard J. O’Connor The United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration has expressed concern about flavored e-cigarettes (e.g., JUUL brand) because they are appealing to youth w...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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 »
Source: NIDA Drugs and Health Blog - Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs
Condition:   Cannabis Use Interventions:   Behavioral: Personalized Feedback;   Behavioral: Education Sponsor:   Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news
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
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