Exploring the Relationships Between Eating Disorders and Mental Health in Women Attending Residential Substance Use Treatment.

This study also examines past physical and sexual abuse and mental health as specific predictors of EDs/ED symptoms. Methods: Participants were 1,444 women attending residential treatment for substance use issues provided by the Salvation Army in Australia. Measures included the Addiction Severity Index, the Eating Disorder Screen for Primary Care, medication use, hospitalization, mental health, and past abuse. Results: Alcohol was the primary substance of concern for 53.3% of the women, followed by amphetamines (17.5%), and the mean age was 37.83 years (SD = 10.8). Nearly 60% of women screened positive for ED symptoms and 32% reported a previous or current ED. Women with a history of sexual abuse had significantly greater odds (1.96) of positive screening for an ED compared to those without a history of sexual abuse. Similarly, compared to women without a history of physical abuse, those who did have a history had significantly higher odds (1.59) of a positive screen for an ED. These women were also significantly more likely to have had a health care provider recommend they take medications for psychological or emotional problems in the past 30 days, χ2(1) = 8.42, p = .004, and during their lifetime, χ2(1) = 17.89, p 
Source: Journal of Dual Diagnosis - Category: Addiction Tags: J Dual Diagn Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONRegardless of the high awareness of health problems related to alcohol and tobacco use, the usage was high among the rural population. So more effective behavioural change communication strategies should be designed and implemented in the area to improve the practice among the rural population.
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Funding Opportunity PAR-20-035 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is supported by Collaborative Research on Addiction (CRAN) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a trans-NIH partnership composed of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The intent of this FOA is two-fold: (1) characterize how the neurobiological alterations, associated behaviors, and public health consequences arising from polysubstance use differ from, or are similar to, those observed...
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - Category: Research Source Type: funding
What is Red Ribbon Week? Red Ribbon Week is October 23-31, a time to get involved in the fight against drugs and bullying. This week-long campaign is celebrated in schools nationwide and provides an opportunity for parents, students, and concerned individuals to take a stand against the violence and drug dependency that can wreak havoc on communities and futures alike. The History of the Red Ribbon Campaign Red Ribbon Week began with the nonprofit organization National Family Partnership (NFP) as a result of the tragic murder of an undercover narcotics officer. In 1985, DEA agent Enrique Camarena was tortured to death by ...
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ConclusionsOne in every three women in Saudi Arabia is a victim of domestic violence. Strategies to reduce risk factors, prevent DV, care for victims, and mitigate the effects of DV must be adopted by health care agencies in Saudi Arabia.
Source: International Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is a condition that some long term users of marijuana develop. The hallmarks of the condition include repeated and severe episodes of nausea and vomiting. Learn more here.
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ConclusionsWe found no correlation between AFD and severity of alcohol dependence at detection in Indian Armed Forces personnel, which is contrary to what has been reported worldwide and in previous Indian studies. Delayed initiation of alcohol use among those enrolling in the Indian Armed Forces and early detection of alcohol dependence within the military environment are possible explanations.
Source: Medical Journal Armed Forces India - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
On October 26th, DEA National Take Back Day will once again address a crucial public safety issue. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misuse controlled prescription drugs – and that study indicates that most of these prescription drugs were either obtained from family and friends or found in the most-neglected staple of every bathroom: the medicine cabinet. What’s the Purpose of DEA National Take Back Day? DEA National Take Back Day gives individuals the chance to dispose of their unwanted prescription drugs in a safe, judgment-free environment. Cleaning out the aver...
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Condition:   Alcohol Use Disorder Interventions:   Behavioral: Scarcity Narrative;   Behavioral: Neutral Narrative Sponsors:   Addiction Recovery Research Center;   National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA);   McMaster University;   Arizona State University;   Carilion Clinic;   University of Kentucky Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
A new study offers evidence that mindfulness could boost the effectiveness of traditional therapy for opioid use disorder, improving control over cravings.
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Clinical-toxicological investigations are very helpful for the detection and assessment of the severity of questionable narcotics intoxications. In some cases, an initial case of clinical poisoning then progresses in the further course to a  case of forens...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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