Juul gives vapers a hit of nicotine that is the SAME as cigarettes
Juul has been accused of getting teenagers hooked on vaping. New Penn State research reveals exactly how much nicotine they deliver, and that they earn they same score for addiction as cigarettes do.
The bill aims to “provide Medicare support for an additional 1,000 graduate medical education (GME) positions over five years in hospitals that have, or are in the process of establishing, accredited residency programs in addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry, or pain medicine.”
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Domestic violence is not just about physical battering and emotional abuse, it can also include forcing a partner to become and stay addicted to drugs, a phenomenon that is'disturbingly common. 'Medscape Medical News
This study examines how specialty BH care patterns change when employees and dependents are moved from a "carve-out" plan to a "carve-in" plan. METHODS: Linked insurance claims, eligibility, plan and employer data from 2008-14 were obtained for three Optum( employers who dropped their carve-out contracts but retained their carve-in plans. A longitudinal "difference-in-differences" study design was used to compare changes in BH services use over time among individuals who were: (i) moved to carve-in plans when the employer dropped its carve-out contract (N=177,653); and (ii) enrolled in car...
(Penn State) Opioid overdoses take the lives of tens of thousands of Americans annually. Two researchers from Penn State College of Medicine have received nearly $5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study whether an already-approved drug can be used to reduce cravings and prevent relapse in those struggling with opioid addiction.
(Wiley) New findings published in Addiction reveal the prevalence of cannabis, or marijuana, use in the United States increased from 2005 to 2017 among persons with and without depression and was approximately twice as common among those with depression in 2017.
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study developed and validated a tool for assessing children's overall addiction to digital devices.
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) A study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment found that methamphetamine use was associated with more than twice the risk for dropping out of treatment for opioid-use disorder.
AbstractThe rising immersion of the internet within global society has been associated with an increased risk of internet addiction, and prevalence rates are particularly high in Arab countries. Notably, adolescents living in Arab societies may have unique challenges that may elevate the likelihood of exhibiting internet addiction, though this population is understudied. Thus, the current work investigated whether self-control and identity style were related to internet addiction among a sample of Israeli-Palestinian adolescents. Participants (n = 500) completed self-report measures to assess the associations of self-contr...
AbstractSocial networking sites (SNSs) are now used by billions of users worldwide and can help facilitate communication and the sharing of information. However, there is evidence that problematic SNS use (PSNSU) can have negative effects on health. The present study examined the associations between PSNSU, sleep quality, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, anxiety and stress among SNS users. A total of 638 SNS users (mean age = 32.03 years, SD = 10.08) completed an online survey comprising instruments assessing SNS addiction, sleep quality, ADHD, depression, anxie...