Teen sues Juul for 'psychological trauma' of nicotine addiction

Omar Mejia, 19, of Yavapai County, near Phoenix, started using Juul at 15. He says he suffered 'diminished enjoyment of life' due to his nicotine addiction and 'other severe and personal injuries.'
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Source: Journal of Addictive Diseases - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
The United States continues to face a public heatlh crisis of epic proportion, with over 500,000 deaths from opioid overdoses since 2000. Medications for opioid use disorder, like buprenorphine, offer patients an effective approach to cessation. Unfortunately many barriers to use of medications for opioid use disorder exist, including insufficient number of programs offering medications for opioid use disorder, inadequate number of addiction specialists to provide these medications, and stigma surrouding patients with opioid use disorders and the medications used to treat them.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
It is estimated that approximately 10% of Americans are diagnosed with a past or active substance use disorder (SUD), placing them at risk for related mortality and morbidity. However, when patients face the diagnosis of a serious illness, this new stress places them at even higher risk of substance use disorder relapse. Palliative care teams are frequently consulted to provide care to this complex and vulnerable population, however many lack the training and knowledge to safely provide this care.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Buprenorphine is widely used as a treatment for patients with opioid use disorders, but has also been shown to be an effective treatment for cancer and neuropathic pain, with unique pharmacologic properties that give it several advantages over traditional opioids. Buprenorphine is associated with less analgesic tolerance, and is less likely to cause respiratory depression and constipation than other opioids. Buprenorphine also does not cause immunosuppression, sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, or hypogonadism like traditional opioids.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
Pain and opioid management are core ambulatory palliative care skills. Existing literature on how to manage opioid misuse/use disorder excludes patients found in palliative care settings, such as individuals with serious illness (e.g., cancer) or those near the end of life.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Source Type: research
This article details more of the report’s findings. Mental Health at Work: How It Affected My First Job: Young employees are the most vulnerable for experiencing poor mental health on the job, according to research. For some, making the transition from school to a first job can be particularly daunting. This article highlights two young employees and their struggles with mental health issues. Getting Mental Health Care Can Be Hard Enough. Then Comes Paying for It: Have you ever had to fight an insurance company to get mental health coverage? Joe and Enita Dugan know this battle well, as their son has long struggled w...
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Source: Topics in Pain Management - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: CONTINUING EDUCATION ACTIVITY Source Type: research
Residential treatment allows you to focus exclusively on recovery. It’s intensive treatment, away from your familiar surroundings. Once you’re ready, it’s time to return home. How do you reconnect with family after treatment? Here are a few tips to help you rebuild and renew your relationships with loved ones. 1. Continue Treatment As you reconnect with family, it’s likely to bring up complicated feelings. You’ve had a transformative experience, but your family hasn’t. Continuing treatment is an essential part of rebuilding your relationships. You can talk through the situations ...
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Alcohol poisoning is a serious medical emergency due to the overconsumption of alcohol that can result in death. Overconsumption of alcohol affects many systems in the body. The liver, which works to eliminate toxins from the body, is not able to keep up with the high amount being ingested. In turn, the central nervous system becomes so depressed to the point that it cannot perform its normal, essential functions such as beating the heart and breathing. There are many factors that can determine whether or not an individual could suffer from alcohol poisoning, such as: Rate of alcohol consumption Tolerance and dependency ...
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Going through alcohol withdrawal can be an uncomfortable experience. Fortunately there are medical interventions that can ease the symptoms of detox as well as help individuals along their journey through recovery. Medically assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, which is effective in the treatment of substance abuse and can help some people to sustain recovery. Medically assisted treatment for alcohol can help people recovering from alcohol use disorder by blocking cravings, avoiding relapse, and helping to rewire the brain’s chemistry. Medication...
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