NHS is wasting up to £568m a year on pointless pills  

The NHS  is wasting up to £568million a year on pills that patients do not need and can leave them with dangerous addictions, a study shows.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Vanderplasschen The dynamics of substitute behaviors and associated factors remain poorly understood globally, and particularly in low- and middle-income contexts. This prospective study describes the prevalence and types of substitute behaviors as well as predictors, correlates, and motivations associated with substitution in persons (n = 137) admitted to residential substance use treatment in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The brief assessment of recovery capital, overall life satisfaction scale, and an adapted version of the addiction matrix self-report measure were completed during and post-treatment. R...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
In this quasi-religious programme, ‘working the steps’ is the remedy for any problem, but for me the cracks soon started to showEight of us sat together in a circle in a wooden shed, an outbuilding at a large country house, somewhere in the south of England. The door was ajar, and spring light flooded the room. “Can anyone name any treatment methods for addiction, other thanthe 12 steps? ” asked a counsellor.“Cognitive behavioural therapy? ” offered a patient.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Mental health Drugs Alcoholism Methamphetamine (crystal meth) Society Life and style World news Christianity Religion Psychology Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: PST, which can be made through purchase of readily available poppy pods, carries risk for development of OUD and overdose. Herein we highlight the utility of a primary care opioid prescribing support team in empowering a primary care provider to prescribe BUP to treat a patient with complex OUD.PMID:34861895 | DOI:10.1186/s13722-021-00280-4
Source: Addiction Science and Clinical Practice - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: recent findings have highlighted the potential therapeutic role of ketogenic diets for the treatment of addiction to high-calorie, ultra-processed and high-glycemic food. Our pilot study demonstrates the feasibility of a ketogenic diet in women with addictive-like eating disorders seeking to lose weight.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Substance use disorders (SUDs) are prevalent in the general population, tend to follow a chronic course, are associated with many individual and social problems, and often have their onset in adolescence. Howe...
Source: BMC Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research
Condition:   Prodromal Schizophrenia Interventions:   Dietary Supplement: N-Acetylcysteine;   Dietary Supplement: Placebo Sponsor:   Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSION: The prevalence of problem gambling is almost 4 times higher among addictology consultants, compared to the general population, probably related to addictive comorbidities. The identification of gambling habits concerned a small proportion of the patients included, whether in specialized care or outside. There is significant room for improvement in the identification of problem gambling, in addictology and beyond. It is important to question gambling habits for any reason for addiction consultation and to repeat this identification over time. As the Internet is widely used by addictology consultants, it can repr...
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
We describe the emergency mental health workload and service needs at the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre (SLMHC) in northwest Ontario.METHODS: Emergency department (ED) data were collected for mental health, addiction and self-harm diagnoses (MHA) in 2018/2019. Comparisons were made to similar sized provincial hospitals and EDs. Mental health admissions data from Oct 1, 2018 to Dec 31, 2019 were manually collected from hospital medical charts for demographics, suicide attempts/ideation and frequency of applications for Form 1 psychiatric assessment.RESULTS: The volume of MHA ED visits as a percentage of total ED v...
Source: Rural Remote Health - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The prevalence of problem gambling is almost 4 times higher among addictology consultants, compared to the general population, probably related to addictive comorbidities. The identification of gambling habits concerned a small proportion of the patients included, whether in specialized care or outside. There is significant room for improvement in the identification of problem gambling, in addictology and beyond. It is important to question gambling habits for any reason for addiction consultation and to repeat this identification over time. As the Internet is widely used by addictology consultants, it can repr...
Source: L Encephale - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
Addict Behav. 2021 Nov 14;126:107179. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.107179. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTPURPOSE: Identify e-cigarette devices, brands, and flavor types used by adolescents and young adults soon after the enactment of flavor restrictions, youth access laws, FDA's enforcement prioritization against some flavored pod/cartridge-based e-cigarettes, and during COVID-19 pandemic-related school closures.METHODS: National cross-sectional online survey (N = 4,351) in May 2020 assessed popularity, ever- and past-30-day use of e-cigarette device types (pod/cartridge-based, disposables, others), brands, flavor types and ...
Source: Addictive Behaviors - Category: Addiction Authors: Source Type: research
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