Chris Daughtry and Wife Deanna Reveal Daughter Hannah Price ’s Cause of Death
The 25-year-old is remembered as "a generous and loving person" who struggled with mental illness and addiction, the family says in a final statement on her passing. #deanna #chrisdaughtry #hannahprice (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Issues Warning About Dental Risk With Transmucosal Buprenorphine
 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Drug Safety Communication about dental problems associated with the use of buprenorphine products that dissolve in the mouth (transmucosal) and is requiring that a new warning about the risk of dental problems be added to the prescribing information and patient medication guides for these products. The dental problems include tooth decay, cavities, dental abscesses/infection, tooth erosion, or tooth loss.The warnings come after an FDA review of cases reported to the agency or published in the medical literature revealed 305 cases of dental problems, 1...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 19, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Lena Dunham on Her First Film in a Decade, Youthful Blind Spots and Rebooting ‘Girls’
The polarizing auteur, back at Sundance with "sexual fable" 'Sharp Stick,’ reveals how surviving hate, sickness and addiction led to artistic rebirth: "I'd love the next decade to be less about... #sundance #rebirth #fable #auteur #lenadunham #rebootinggirls #herfirstfilminadecade #youthfulblindspots (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Addiction Treatment in Jail Could Change Lives
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 -- No magic bullet exists for ending the U.S. opioid crisis, but there's hopeful news for one high-risk population: Providing addiction medication in jails reduces the odds of addicts being re-arrested after their release,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sexual trauma and addiction severity in military veterans with substance use disorder - Young LB, Timko C, Pulido RD, Tyler KA, Simpson JL, Meeks M, Grant KM.
Among veterans, sexual trauma's associations with addiction problems and treatment effectiveness are unclear. Veterans at three Midwest Veterans Affairs treatment sites were interviewed at baseline (NBL = 193) and six-month follow-up (NFU = 137) using the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 19, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Exercise addicts urged to build in rest days
A mental health charity is concerned some people are overdoing it to cope with stress and anxiety. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crystal methamphetamine use subgroups and associated addiction care access and overdose risk in a Canadian urban setting - Brooks O, Bach P, Dong H, Milloy MJ, Fairbairn N, Kerr T, Hayashi K.
OBJECTIVES: Methamphetamine use is rising globally and we have limited treatments for this. Subgroups within the diverse methamphetamine-using population may have distinct treatment needs. Among a community-recruited sample of people who use crystal metham... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Offering buprenorphine medication to people with opioid use disorder in jail may reduce rearrest and reconviction
Data from the Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) support providing this treatment in justice settings (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - January 18, 2022 Category: Addiction Tags: Buprenorphine, News Release, Criminal Justice, Opioids, Treatment Source Type: news

Three 'physical signs' of an addiction to prescription drugs – specialist insight
MEDICALLY prescribed medication may lead to an addiction - whether it be to painkillers, depressants, or stimulants. Here are the warning signs to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Misuse Keeps Rising Among Older Americans
THURSDAY, Jan. 13, 2022 -- The opioid addict you know might not be the college kid who has always dabbled in alcohol and drugs. It could be your grandparent. Opioid misuse doesn't discriminate by age— and rates are rising steadily among... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 13, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Jan. 13, 2022
Opioid addiction rising sharply among older Americans. Opioid misuse doesn't discriminate by age— and rates have risen steadily among adults aged 55 and up over the past 20 years, new research shows. Read more More COVID hospitalizations... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 13, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Older Americans Are the Ignored Victims of the Opioid Epidemic
Death certificates have dispelled any doubts about just how devastating the opioid epidemic is. Between May 2020 and April 2021, drug overdoses caused more than 100,000 deaths in the U.S., according to provisional data from the National Center for Health Statistics. And a new analysis suggests that many of these deaths are from a somewhat surprising group: older Americans. In adults ages 55 and older, opioid overdose deaths rose tenfold between 1999 and 2019, surging from 0.9 deaths per 100,000 people to 10.7, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open that analyzed two decades of data. Those numbers translate...
Source: TIME: Health - January 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Addiction healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Relation of parenting child abuse based on attachment styles, parenting styles, and parental addictions - Bahmani T, Naseri NS, Fariborzi E.
The purpose of this study was to complete the cycle of recognizing these relationships. In this regard, the effect of parenting styles, attachment styles, and the mediating variable of addiction was investigated on child abuse (CA). Multi-stage random samp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Startup Spotlight: ERPHealth tracks patient symptoms to improve addiction treatment
ERPHealth's HIPAA-compliant platform works with patients to track their symptoms during and after inpatient addiction treatment. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 12, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Kennedy Rose Source Type: news

Suit highlights suburban unease with addiction centers
A Chicago-based addiction treatment center has filed a federal lawsuit to force one suburb to stop blocking its plans to set up a new treatment branch (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Alcoholics who are given KETAMINE alongside therapy are more likely to stay sober for six months
Researchers at the University of Exeter studied nearly 100 alcohol addicts, who were drinking the equivalent of 50 pints of strong beer per week - 125 units compared to the recommended 14. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Record rise in older cannabis addicts seeking help: Number of over-55s in treatment soars by 777%
NHS figures, analysed by The Times, show there has been a 777 per cent increase in the number of over 55s receiving substance misuse treatment for cannabis in the last 15 years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A curious case of snake venom addiction as an alcohol de-addiction tool: pain for gain? - Talwar D, Kumar S, Acharya S, Jagtap GS, Hepat S.
With the emergence of a wide variety of psychoactive substances which are readily available for abuse, there has been an unfolding of surprising events of addiction to astonishing substances and unusual practices. Snake venom addiction is one such shocking... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How two doctors are changing the rules in the fight against opioid addiction
Emergency doctors in Timmins, Ont., have adopted a new approach to helping people deal with addiction in a community where the opioid overdose death rate is among the worst in the country. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Ditching cigarettes for smokeless tobacco can help cut cardiovascular risks, study finds
Regular smokers are at heightened risk of developing cardiovascular disease, but crushing the butts in favor of a “smokeless” alternative like chewing tobacco, snuff or tobacco lozenges may go a long way toward bringing the danger down to a more normal level, a new UCLA-led study shows.The findings also indicate that the primary culprit in smokers ’ increased risk is not nicotine but other chemicals found in tobacco smoke. Both cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products contain large quantities of nicotine.The study,published today in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, involved a team of resea...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 8, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Featured review: Do heated tobacco products help people to quit smoking and are they safe?
New review from Cochrane Tobacco and Addiction GroupKey messagesHeated tobacco probably exposes people to fewer toxins than cigarettes, but possibly more than not using any tobacco. Falls in cigarette sales appeared to speed up following the launch of heated tobacco in Japan, but the authors are uncertain whether this is caused by people switching from cigarettes to heated tobacco.The authors need more independently funded research into whether heated tobacco helps people stop smoking, whether it results in unwanted effects, and the impact of rising heated tobacco use on smoking rates.  What are heated tobacco product...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 6, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

An integrated approach to addressing opioid misuse, addiction, and overdose - Mizuo K.
Services for the prevention and treatment of substance misuse and substance use disorders have traditionally been delivered separately from other mental health and general health care services. Because substance misuse has traditionally been seen as a soci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A case of social and chronic alcohol use, aggressiveness and domestic violence - Tiffon BN, Gonz ález Fernández J.
In the cases of subjects with a chronic addictive link to multiple toxic substances, the mechanisms of behavioural self-control, the capacity for tolerance to frustration and for decision-making become fragile and negatively affected by the harmful infiltr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Magic mushroom companies are on the Nasdaq now. That ’s a recipe for a bad trip | Ross Ellenhorn and Dimitri Mugianis
Wall Street and Peter Thiel are all investing in psychedelics. But Oxycotin showed the harm profit-hungry corporations can cause with ‘wonder drugs’The new Hulu series Dopesick is a dramatic reminder of the devastation that has been wrought by the opioid epidemic. Like the book on which it was based, and like other journalism about the Oxycontin crisis, the show makes it clear that members of the Sackler family, Purdue, unscrupulous doctors, and the FDA all played a part in causing the rampant overprescription of Oxycontin. Suddenly every kind of pain – not only physical but also psychological and social ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 3, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Ross Ellenhorn and Dimitri Mugianis Tags: US news Drugs Health Science Psychology Medical research Fungi World news Society Source Type: news

Blackberry Will Run Out Of Juice On January 4th
Happy New Year, though it may not be for Blackberry fans. The company that has so often had their products compared to a certain addictive substance recently announced that they are ending support … #happynewyear (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigating depression and FoMo among adolescents with smartphone addiction, at risk, and normal - Fallahtafti S, Ghanbari N, Alizadeh S, Kazemi N.
The present study aims to investigate fear of missing out and depression among adolescents addicted to smartphones, at risk for smartphone addiction, and normal groups. 382 high school students in Tehran were selected using a convenient sampling method and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Drugmaker Teva fueled opioid addiction in New York, jury finds
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd fueled opioid addiction in New York state, a jury found on Thursday, a setback for a company still facing thousands of other opioid-related lawsuits around the... #teva #statecourttrial (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association of smartphone use with depression, anxiety, stress, sleep quality, and internet addiction. Empirical evidence from a smartphone application - Stankovi ć M, Nešić M, Čičević S, Shi Z.
A growing body of evidence has demonstrated an association between problematic smartphone use and psychopathological behavior (e.g., internet addiction, depression, anxiety, stress, and sleep quality). However, little is yet known whether problematic and g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Limits on Virtual Addiction Treatment May Soon Return, Making Care Harder to Access
Describes the increased access to opioid addiction treatment through telehealth because of temporary regulatory changes, highlighting the perspectives and concerns of clincians and patients. Notes the expansion of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic and the benefits and challenges of virtual-only care. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - December 30, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

ERs Can Boost Efforts to Stamp Out Opioid Addiction
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 29, 2021 -- A program meant to encourage the use of a drug that can help people overcome opioid addiction led to dramatic increases in its use in emergency rooms, researchers report. Buprenorphine is a medication that stabilizes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 29, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mental disorders in individuals with exercise addiction-a cross-sectional study - Meyer M, Sattler I, Schilling H, Lang UE, Schmidt A, Colledge F, Walter M.
In this study, indivi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment and affective symptoms and severity of drug addiction among Chinese male drug users: variable-centered and person-centered approaches - Cao H, Liang Y, Li X, Zhu L, Wu L, Liu H, Jiang L, Zhou N, Zhang J.
Childhood maltreatment has been extensively linked to adult psychopathology, but the specificity and heterogeneity within this association remains inadequately understood. Research with non-Western samples also remains sparse. Using data from Chinese male ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Synthetic Alcohol Promises to Make Drinking Safer. But Experts Are Wary
Our ancestors started drinking booze millions of years ago, and we never stopped. Alcohol is embedded in nearly every culture in the world as a social lubricant, marker of taste and cornerstone of celebrations. If companies tried to bring it to market for the first time today, however, U.S. regulators would almost certainly forbid it. More than 200 health conditions—from cancer to dementia to cirrhosis— are linked to alcohol; it contributes to 3 million deaths globally each year, many via auto accidents and suicides; and in the U.S. alone, more than 14 million people struggle with alcohol-use disorder. It&rsquo...
Source: TIME: Health - December 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Hot Springs Police Program Aims at Heart of Opioid Epidemic
At the heart of the HSPD program is peer recovery specialist Sean Willits, 33, an Army veteran who himself overcame an addiction that nearly took his life 14 times. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 28, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

‘Just Keeping People Alive’: How a West Virginia Community Program Tries to Reduce Overdoses Amid COVID-19
Emily Baldwin remembers the morning she realized that the COVID-19 pandemic was going to make her job more difficult. It was the spring of 2020, and the novel coronavirus was raging on the east coast but had yet to overtake West Virginia. A man rushed into the Milan Puskar Health Right clinic in Morgantown and said he thought there was someone dead in an alley about a block away. Baldwin, who is a nurse and the coordinator for the clinic’s harm reduction program, ran outside and quickly realized a young man was overdosing. She sprinted back to the clinic, grabbed Narcan, a medication that can reverse overdoses, then...
Source: TIME: Health - December 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Influence of CoViD-19 pandemic uncertainty in negative emotional states and resilience as mediators against suicide ideation, drug addiction and alcoholism - Garc ía-Rivera BR, García-Alcaraz JL, Mendoza-Martínez IA, Olguín-Tiznado JE, García-Alcaráz P, Aranibar MF, Camargo-Wilson C.
This research uses structural equation modeling to determine the influence of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic as an independent variable in the negative emotional states and resilience (as mediating variables) vs. drug addiction, alcoholism, and s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Genomic and personalized medicine approaches for substance use disorders (SUDs) looking at genome-wide association studies - Cozzoli D, Daponte A, De Fazio S, Ariano V, Quaranta MR, Leone V, Ostuni A, Casanova M, Catacchio CR, Ventura M, Montinaro F.
Drug addiction, or substance use disorder (SUD), is a chronic, relapsing disorder in which compulsive drug-seeking and drug-taking behaviour persist despite serious negative consequences. Drug abuse represents a problem that deserves great attention from a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The longitudinal relationship between internet addiction and depressive symptoms in adolescents: a random-intercept cross-lagged panel model - Yi X, Li G.
Internet addiction and depressive symptoms are extremely common problems among teenagers, and the coping strategy has been proved to be closely related to internet addiction and depressive symptoms. Based on three waves of data from a sample of Chinese mid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Smartphone addiction and checking behaviors predict aggression: a structural equation modeling approach - Khoo SS, Yang H.
Despite the potential risks of excessive smartphone use for maladaptive outcomes, the link between smartphone use and aggression remains less understood. Furthermore, prior findings are inconclusive due to a narrow focus on limited aspects of smartphone us... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Internet addiction: the role of parental care and mental health in adolescence - Trumello C, Vismara L, Sechi C, Ricciardi P, Marino V, Babore A.
This study involving 266 adolescents (mea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Development and validation of news addiction scale - Ishaq G, Ghayas S, Adil A.
The current study was undertaken in order to construct a psychometrically sound measure of news addiction for Pakistani people. The research comprised of three studies. The first study dealt with the development of News Addiction Scale (NAS) for Pakistani ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

James Franco admits sleeping with students and says he had sex addiction
Actor gives first extended comments about accusations that came nearly four years ago #jamesfranco #sexaddictionactor (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TMS Shows Promise for Alcohol Addiction TMS Shows Promise for Alcohol Addiction
Deep, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation is safe and effective in reducing heavy alcohol consumption, craving, and brain reactivity, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

UK’s first gaming addiction centre swamped by demand during pandemic
Over a third of patients stuck on waiting list after referrals double in a year (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - December 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Changes in ICD-11: disorders due to substance use or addictive behaviours - Gutwinski S, Heinz A.
ICD-11 will discriminate 3 subcategories of harmful patterns of substance use and 5 subcategories of dependence. According to a pre-version, the 6 diagnostic criteria of substance dependence in ICD-10 will be condensed in 3 pairs in ICD-11.  The term "per... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Quality of life and suicidal ideation in wives of men with alcohol dependence: a hospital-based study - Patkar P, Walia TS, Singh I, Chaudhury S, Saldanha D, Diwan C.
BACKGROUND: Addiction to alcohol not only affects the quality of life of the individual abusing it but also of the people living with them. Enormous research has been done on various aspects of alcoholism, but the lives of their caretakers are always consi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The public health approach to the worsening opioid crisis in the United States calls for harm reduction strategies to mitigate the harm from opioid addiction and overdose deaths - Yeo Y, Johnson R, Heng C.
The opioid crisis has devastated the U.S. more than any other country, and the epidemic is getting worse. While opioid prescriptions have decreased by more than 40% from its peak in 2010, unfortunately, opioid-related overdose deaths have not declined but ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Hallucination-Like Perceptions Are Associated with Elevated Dopamine in the Striatum in Mice
This study reported that hallucination-like perceptions in mice were associated with elevated dopamine levels in the striatum. Blocking dopamine with haloperidol reversed these hallucination-like perceptions in mice. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - December 20, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: NIDA Notes, Basic Science Source Type: news

What we can learn from Ben Affleck's comments about his marriage and addiction
Ben Affleck's comments on Howard Stern's show stirred controversy over whether he was blaming his ex-wife for his alcoholism, but that is both untrue and not the point, an expert says. Addictions... #benaffleck #howardstern #exwife (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Opioid Painkillers Needed Weeks After Heart Surgery? Maybe Not
This study shows that discharge without opioid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news