SAMHSA National Advisory Council (NAC) Meeting
Sep 26, 2019. SAMHSA Headquarters, Rockville, MD. Sponsored by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
By HANS DUVEFELT, MD We knew that the most powerful way to provide substance abuse treatment is in a group setting. Group members can offer support to each other and call out each other’s self deceptions and public excuses, oftentimes more effectively than the clinicians. They share stories and insights, car rides and job leads, and they form a community that stays connected between sessions. Participants with more experience and life skills may say things in group that we clinicians might hesitate saying, like “Now you’re whining” and “Time to put on your big boy pants”. They can ...
Conclusions: The results of this study support the notion that the probable psychiatric cases identified by the GHQ-28 scale have a greater probability of "early treatment dropout" and have a greater probability of "nonclinically relevant improvement in discharge" of the therapeutic community. These data indicate that GHQ-28 is a suitable clinical instrument for predicting dropout and treatment effect in residential substance use disorder treatment. PMID: 31608803 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Emerging evidence positions physicians in PMandR among the most likely to experience burnout. Although there is limited literature regarding PMandR specialists and trainees, the available evidence suggests that more than half of physicians in PMandR experience burnout. PMID: 31608964 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
When someone has an addiction to Vicodin and is ready to become sober, there are many questions that may arise. These can include: Where should I go for treatment? How much will it cost? How long will treatment take? What is Vicodin withdrawal like? Since there are many unknowns when it comes to getting treatment for addiction, it is very important to do research and find out as much as you can. This way, you will feel more prepared when you enter treatment and will be able to become much more comfortable throughout the process. This includes knowing what to expect when you are detoxing from Vicodin and what it might feel...
Most caregivers are comfortable allowing adolescents to independently complete electronic screening tools that address sensitive topics like sex and substance abuse, new findings show.Reuters Health Information
Discussion: The last decades have seen a substantial growth in studies on attachment and SUDs. Despite methodological problems, the general link between insecure attachment and SUD today is well established. Attachment theory might contribute to the understanding and treatment of SUDs in a significant way. But to do so, a lot of open questions have to be answered. We will need more carefully designed longitudinal studies, more studies connecting psychological data with brain processes, and more clinical trials.
ConclusionsIn this group of veterans with serious mental illnesses, our results suggest that blister packaging all outpatient prescription medications was budget ‐neutral. Blister packaging may be a cost‐effective barrier to intentional overdose with prescribed medications.
Conclusion: We propose the inclusion of OXT and OXTR alterations in the enhancement of morphine-induced CPP and addiction vulnerability following FR. Moreover, we conclude that altered BDNF levels and HPA axis activity may be the mechanisms involved in the effects of FR on morphine-induced behavior. PMID: 31609135 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
[Nyasa Times] Students at Cherub Private School in Lilongwe were on Thursday, 10th October encouraged and informed on ways to deal with depression, anxiety as well as understand the effects of drug and substance abuse through an event dubbed "The Youth Movement for Mental Health Awareness" (TYMMHA).
Publication date: 2019Source: International Review of Neurobiology, Volume 147Author(s): Li Zhang, Ti-Fei YuanAbstractExercise intervention has long been used as one adjunctive treatment for drug abuse. Both animal studies and human trials suggest that exercise training effectively prevents addiction formation, suppresses drug-seeking behaviors, and ceases addictions. Moreover, exercise improves both mental and cognitive deficits that commonly occur during drug withdrawal. Those observations are supported by neurobiological studies in which exercise training modulates several neural networks including the dopaminergic rewa...