The Age of Addiction: How Bad Habits Became Big Business, David Courtwright. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (2019), 336, US$27·95, ISBN: 9780674737372

Publication date: 14–20 December 2019Source: The Lancet, Volume 394, Issue 10215Author(s): Virginia Berridge
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Researchers have shown clear connections between the opioid epidemic and increase of pharmaceutical company payments to doctors. Now, new research shows a similar phenomenon with prescribing stimulants to children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A study published by researchers at Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction in JAMA Pediatrics, found that stimulant drug manufacturers are interacting with doctors frequently. From 2014 to 2018, the industry offered food or…
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AbstractBenzodiazepines (BZDs) are a substance commonly misused in adolescence. A significant risk factor for the nonmedical use of BZDs is sex, whereby girls are more likely to misuse such drugs. However, very few studies have examined the mental health correlates of adolescents who engage in the nonmedical use of BZDs. The current study examines whether internalizing or externalizing symptoms explain the relationship between sex and nonmedical BZD use. Self-reported questionnaires were collected in 2018 from 6986 American high-school students between the ages of 12 and 19  years. Analyses were conducted using MPlus....
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe widespread incidence of morbidity and mortality associated with opioid use disorder (OUD) has resulted in a national crisis. One component of this public health epidemic includes a lack of an adequately trained healthcare workforce to provide opioid case management, prescribing, and dispensing. The Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (Project ECHO) is a tele-mentoring, guided practice model, which provides knowledge exchange from specialists and subspecialists to enable primary care providers and clinicians to deliver best practice care for complex health conditions like OUD. Project EC...
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AbstractWhile smartphones have proven advantageous for individuals and societies, preliminary findings suggest that some individuals may experience distress associated with excessive or problematic smartphone use. The current study presents an emotion dysregulation model of problematic smartphone use where emotion dysregulation theoretically mediates the association between psychological distress (i.e. depression, anxiety, and stress) and problematic smartphone use. Participants were recruited through an online student recruitment system at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada. Two hundred and four undergraduate stu...
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AbstractThe population of Internet users is ageing, yet online sex addiction research remains limited to younger age groups. Our study aimed to explore the association between online sex addiction and vulnerabilities related to older age, such as the absence of a partner, changes in work career, and boredom. Out of 2518 respondents who participated in an online survey, 158 (6.3%) were aged 50 –77 and constituted the primary focus of the study. Linear regression analyses showed that occupational status, boredom (reasons for Internet use), and involvement in cybersex predicted online sex addiction, and that relationshi...
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The first time I felt loss was at the age of ten when my grandfather passed away. I remember it being an awkward situation that no one talked about. Death was not explained to me, nor any feelings that I had associated with the loss of such a kind man in my life. When my mother died, I was in my twenties. I had two children that were quite young. My immediate concern was talking to them about the loss, explaining death, and allowing them an opportunity to explore what they are thinking and feeling in a safe space. I enlisted the help of the book by Hans Wilhelm called Waldo, Tell Me About Dying, in order to trudge through...
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