Reliability of the Addiction Severity Index self-report form (ASI-SR): a self-administered questionnaire based on the Addiction Severity Index composite score domains.

Conclusions: The present study suggests that the ASI-SR is a reliable alternative to the ASI interview for assessing current patient functioning and evaluation of problems related to alcohol and drug use. PMID: 31696752 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nord J Psychiatry Source Type: research

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In conclusion, the prepared LAF-loaded membrane is a novel formulation for the treatment of chronic and long-term pain.Graphical abstract
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
AbstractIn M éxico, underage alcohol consumption is a major public health problem. Notwithstanding the complex character of alcohol consumption, evidence indicates that enforcing the policies aimed to control the availability of alcohol has produced positive outcomes and has proved to be one of the most cost-ef fective strategies for curbing consumption, as well as they have succeeded in reducing health and social problems associated to alcohol use. Evaluate the effect of enforcing compliance with minimum-age restrictions for the sale of alcoholic beverages in the number of cases of acute alcohol intoxicat ion in un...
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
This study aimed to examine whether clinicians in community managed mental health organisations hold attitudes and beliefs that could be considered stigmatising towards clients with a dual diagnosis (ddx). Using an online survey, mental health clinicians (n = 32) were presented with three vignettes depicting a person with (1) schizophrenia, (2) schizophrenia and alcohol dependence and (3) schizophrenia and methamphetamine use, and two scales measuring stigmatising attitudes. Scores across the vignettes were compared to assess attitudes towards dual diagnosis compared to mental illness. Mental health clinicians' responses s...
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
Opioid withdrawal is one of the more uncomfortable parts of treatment, but it is one of the most important. There are many signs of opioid withdrawal, the length and severity of which can vary from person to person. However, each detox experience almost always includes strong cravings. Symptoms can be mild, such as sweating and yawning, while others can become more serious, like severe anxiety and depression. Opioid withdrawal can look like a scary experience; one that could deter people from getting the help they need. The good news is that it doesn’t need to be fought alone, and there are resources available to ma...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addiction Recovery Detox Resources for Alcohol and Drugs/Opiates drug detox medical detox medicated-assisted detox opioid opioids prescription drug detox withdrawal withdrawal symptoms Source Type: blogs
Ketamine might sound like an unlikely candidate for treating addiction and depression. But a growing number of scientists believe the drug could help. Over the next two episodes of Science Weekly,Hannah Devlinspeaks to two experts who are using ketamine in their work in very different ways. In this episode, we ’re focusing on alcohol dependency and the findings that a single dose of Ketamine could positively impact on heavy drinkersContinue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Alcohol Depression Drugs Podcasts Science Society Source Type: news
Conclusions: Our findings consistently identified a lack of medication providers and rural-specific implementation challenges. This review highlights a lack of rural-focused studies involving consumer participants, treatment outcomes, or barriers impacting underserved populations. There is a need for innovative treatment delivery for opioid use disorder in rural communities and interventions targeting provider attitudes. PMID: 31809217 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse Source Type: research
Director's Seminar Series Alcohol and substance use disorders represent the leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. There is a crucial need to develop novel effective treatments for patients struggling with addiction. Dr. Leggio's laboratory conducts preclinical and human studies to identify possible novel medications for addiction. His group uses a combination of state of the art, innovative bio behavioral, neuroimaging and pharmacological procedures performed under well-controlled human laboratory conditions. Collaborative bed-to-bench approaches are also employed using behavioral, pharmacological, and trans...
Source: Videocast - All Events - Category: General Medicine Tags: Upcoming Events Source Type: video
BACKGROUND: Alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems are among the most stigmatized conditions globally diminishing help-seeking due to fear of discrimination. Discrimination is common also among people already in AOD recovery, but little is known about the p...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
In 1939, British psychiatrist Lionel Penrose described an inverse relationship between mental health treatment infrastructure and criminal incarcerations. This relationship, later termed the 'Penrose Effect', has proven remarkably predictive of modern tren...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
The Harm Reduction Institute (HRI) as a part of the American Addiction Institute of Mind and Medicine, a non-profit Intensive outpatient after care (IOP), has officially launched its Naloxone Outreach...(PRWeb December 04, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/orange_county_drug_and_alcohol_treatment_center_launch_naloxone_outreach_program_for_harm_reduction/prweb16760132.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
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