Understanding American Indian youth in residential recovery from substance use disorder: risk and protective experiences and perceived recovery support - LaPlante DA, Whelshula M, Gray HM, Nelson SE.
Historical trauma has contributed to the reality that addiction disproportionately affects tribal communities, including American Indian youth. We sought to understand American Indian youths' own experiences and perceptions of the environments to which the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Climate Change Is the Biggest Story on Earth. So Why Can ’t Hollywood Make Good TV Shows and Movies About It?
Last summer, I wrote a short story entitled Rat Island, set in a post-pandemic United States. In it, the rule of law and social order have broken down, with mobs roaming the streets of Los Angeles. A wealthy group of people stand on top of a skyscraper, waiting for the helicopter that will whisk them away, but the crowd storms the building, desperate to board. In the fall of 2020 my agent reported a surprising amount of interest from Hollywood in adapting my story for the screen—but this cooled off after the presidential election, when there appeared to be real danger of a coup, and came to a complete halt with the s...
Source: TIME: Science - April 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jo Nesbø Tags: Uncategorized climate change Magazine TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Women in England almost twice as likely as men to be prescribed opiate painkillers
Experts worried about high use of drugs such as codeine and tramadol after prescriptions rose during Covid pandemic‘I was told to live with it’: women tell of doctors dismissing their painWomen in England are almost twice as likely as men to be prescribed powerful and potentially addictive opiate painkillers, prompting experts to warn that female pain is overly medicated and not properly investigated.The number of people prescribed drugs such as codeine and tramadol – often used for chronic pain – rose to 1.18 million in the first 10 months of 2020. Of these, 745,047 were women and 434,697 were men,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh and Pamela Duncan Tags: Women's health Drugs Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Nerve stimulation cuts pain, opioid use after orthopedic surgery, study finds
Nerve stimulation treatments are effective for reducing pain in patients recovering from orthopedic surgery and limit the need for potentially addictive opioid medications, a study found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug Overdose Deaths Have Surged During the Pandemic, C.D.C. Says
The latest numbers surpass even the yearly tolls during the height of the opioid epidemic and mark a reversal of progress against addiction in recent years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Goodnough Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Addiction (Psychology) Buprenorphine (Drug) Opioids and Opiates Deaths (Fatalities) Fentanyl Methamphetamines Hypodermic Needles and Syringes Native Americans Centers for Disease Control a Source Type: news

Genetic predisposition to schizophrenia may increase risk of psychosis from cannabis use
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) New research shows that while cannabis users had higher rates of psychotic experiences than non-users across the board, the difference was especially pronounced among those with high genetic predisposition to schizophrenia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study links structural brain changes to behavioral problems in children who snore
Behavioral problems in children who snore may be associated with changes in the structure of their brain ’s frontal lobe (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - April 13, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: ABCD, Children, News Release, Researchers, Brain Source Type: news

Covid-19 Increases Stress And Traumatic Stress Disorders Including Drug Abuse And Fatal Overdoses
Research consistently demonstrates that individuals who suffer from PTSD are more likely to have problems with substance dependence. Creating integrated healthcare systems will be critical in fighting the syndemics such as PTSD and addiction that accompany the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Decision Maker Content decisionmaker business pharma & Source Type: news

Flappy Bird clone hacked into playable macOS push notification
The addictive game is shown off in new video. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MAX PEMBERTON: Line of Duty's pill popping plot rings scarily true
Dr Max Pemberton says Steve Arnott's addiction to prescription painkillers in Line Of Duty lifts the lid on an issue that is rarely discussed. The NHS psychiatrist says addiction doesn't discriminate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Building St. Louis Awards 2021: West End Clinic expands space to better serve its community
West End Clinic, which provides services to those seeking assistance with overcoming drug addiction, had recently outgrown the space it had occupied since 1999 and was looking for an update. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veneta Rizvic Source Type: news

Study finds to increase nurse practitioners prescribing buprenorphine falls short
(Indiana University) a recent study by Indiana University researchers found the bill, called the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), has not greatly increased the amount of nurse practitioners prescribing buprenorphine, especially in states that have further restrictions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A city wrestled down an addiction crisis. Then came COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic killed more than a half-million Americans, it also quietly inflamed what was before it one of the country’s greatest public health crises: addiction (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A city wrestled down an addiction crisis. Then came COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic killed more than a half-million Americans, it also quietly inflamed  what was before it one of the country’s greatest public health crises: addiction (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities & Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NICDR News Science Advances   Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR & NIH Stand Against Structural Racism NIDCR Director Rena D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD, said in a statement that there is no place for structural racism in biomedical research, echoing remarks from NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, in his announcement of a new NIH ...
Source: NIDCR Science News - April 7, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Understanding why people engage in 'extreme' drinking
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Using a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, addiction experts at the University of Missouri from the Department of Psychological Sciences hope to provide a more accurate picture of why people engage in extreme levels of drinking using a combination of portable breathalyzers and a smartphone app, along with laboratory data. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Do The President ’s Son, George Floyd And Rapper DMX Have In Common? A Disease Called Addiction
The common thread among Hunter Biden, George Floyd and Rapper DMX -- a chronic disease called addiction. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lipi Roy, MD, MPH, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

Cybervictimization and adolescent internet addiction: a moderated mediation model - Xin M, Chen P, Liang Q, Yu C, Zhen S, Zhang W.
This study examines the role of rejection s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hunter Biden says a blind date with his future wife rescued him from crack addiction
Hunter Biden says trauma over his mother's death led to lifelong struggles: "I don't know of a force more powerful than my family's... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regence partners with virtual addiction treatment provider
Boulder Care provides access to medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Maladaptive perfectionism and internet addiction among Chinese college students: a moderated mediation model of depression and gender - Yang W, Morita N, Zuo Z, Kawaida K, Ogai Y, Saito T, Hu W.
The association between perfectionism and addictive behaviors has been examined in previous literature; however, few pieces of research have investigated the mediating and moderating mechanisms underlying this relationship. Using a sample of 2016 Chinese c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Teen reveals she was sectioned and almost died because of an addiction to EXERCISE 
Lisa Fouweather, 19, from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, initially hoped to improve her running personal bests and excel at her club but quickly became obsessed and plummeted to 5st 13lb. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inside Ibogaine, One of the Most Promising and Perilous Psychedelics for Addiction
Amber Capone had become afraid of her husband. The “laid-back, bigger than life and cooler than cool” man she’d married had become isolated, disconnected and despondent during his 13 years as a U.S. Navy SEAL. Typically, he was gone 300 days of the year, but when he was home, Amber and their two children walked on eggshells around him. “Everyone was just playing nice until he left again,” Amber says. In 2013, Marcus retired from the military. But life as a civilian only made his depression, anger, headaches, anxiety, alcoholism, impulsivity and violent dreams worse. Sometimes he’d get up...
Source: TIME: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Drugs feature Magazine Mental Health Source Type: news

For 80% of Americans with resolved drug problem, significant personal achievements
This study is the first to report the national prevalence of personal, civic and economic achievements among people in addiction recovery. The majority of Americans who have resolved an alcohol or other drug problem report achievements related to self-improvement, family engagement, and civic and economic participation since resolving their addiction. It appears these achievements accumulate with time in addiction recovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Targeting the Kappa Opioid Receptor to Reduce Drug Use and Relapse
Inhibition of KORs using a short-acting selective antagonist significantly prevented escalation of cocaine intake in rats during chronic exposure and during re-exposure after withdrawal. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - April 5, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: NIDA Notes, Opioids, Basic Science, Treatment Research, relapse prevention, Addiction Science Source Type: news

On a NICOTINE BINGE? Welcome to the beginning of the end
(Natural News) How many years have gone by for you, saying you’re going to quit, over and over again? What’s your poison? Is it cigarettes or that little vape gadget that’s got you hooked on the world’s third-most-addictive drug? Where does the addiction end, and longevity begin? We’ve got a simple answer for you, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

George Floyd's addiction could change how we talk about drug abuse and Black Americans
George Floyd's death launched a global civil rights movement. The trial over his death could shape how Americans view addiction and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Andrea Kondracke, M.D., Named Director of New Division of Psychiatry and Medicine
April 1, 2021—(BRONX, NY)—Andrea Martinez Kondracke, M.D., a specialist in medical care for people with severe mental illness, has been named director of the new division of psychiatry and medicine in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences atAlbert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Kondracke, will oversee and integrate psychiatric consultation services for people admitted to medical and surgical services at Montefiore’s Moses campus, as well as oversee Montefiore’s specialized psychiatric consultation services for transplant surgery and for addiction medic...
Source: Einstein News - April 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

George Floyd's girlfriend says in Derek Chauvin trial they struggled with opioid addiction
Two Hennepin County paramedics who treated George Floyd last May said Floyd was unresponsive, not breathing and had no pulse when they... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I thought I was over my Catholic guilt about being gay. Maybe I was wrong? | Antoun Issa
An adolescence of shame about being LGBTQ+ can have lingering effects on our behaviour that stretch well into adulthoodGuilt and shame can be addictive. In certain religious and traditional contexts, it can even be venerated, honoured – the requisite emotion that subdues human ego and maintains humility at the feet of a far higher power. But it can also leave an indelible stain on our character, our personality, and our mental health that endures for years, particularly for those brought up in such conservative environments whe re guilt and shame were measurements of our own self-worth.“It’s good to cry w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Antoun Issa Tags: LGBT rights Catholicism Religion Christianity Psychology Source Type: news

Derek Chauvin trial: George Floyd's girlfriend tells of first kiss and addiction
Courteney Ross gives emotional testimony during the fourth day of Derek Chauvin's murder trial. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mary Jeanne Kreek, Methadone Developer, Dies at 84
A physician and neurobiologist at the Rockefeller University who specialized in addiction research, Kreek was best known for her work on developing the treatment for heroin addiction. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 31, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Regence partners with Portland-based virtual addiction treatment provider
Boulder Care provides access to medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

How to Lower Your Child ’s Risk for Addiction
A strong sense of self-efficacy is one of the most powerful protective factors parents can give their children. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessica Lahey Tags: Content Type: Service Children and Childhood Mental Health and Disorders Parenting Drug Abuse and Traffic Alcohol Abuse Source Type: news

When Pot Use Starts in Teens, Drug Addiction More Likely: Study
Title: When Pot Use Starts in Teens, Drug Addiction More Likely: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/30/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/31/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - March 31, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Study contributes to our understanding of how cocaine withdrawal affects brain circuits
(Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering) A new study published today reveals that during cocaine withdrawal, neurons in a brain area associated with depression connect to neurons embedded in an anti-reward system. The results could help clinicians understand addiction and enable people to better manage substance withdrawal (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A brain signature that predicts vulnerability to addiction
(CNRS) French team has just shown that within a population of rats it can predict which will become cocaine addicts. Scientists observed abnormal activity in a specific region of the brain, the subthalamic nucleus, only in future addicted individuals, and did so before they were exposed to 'punishment' associated with the seeking for the drug. These results also indicate that it is possible to reduce this compulsive cocaine-seeking behaviour in rats by stimulating the subthalamic nucleus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 31, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pandemic Lockdowns Tied to More Eating Disorder Symptoms
Exercise addiction fell following lockdown, but post - COVID - 19 lockdown, exercise rates increased (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 30, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

When Pot Use Starts in Teens, Drug Addiction More Likely: Study
TUESDAY, March 30, 2021 -- Teens who try marijuana or other drugs are at greater risk of developing a drug addiction than those who wait a few years before experimenting with drugs, a new study finds. " Though not everyone who uses a drug will... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 30, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Neuroimaging evidence for structural correlates in adolescents resilient to polysubstance use: a five-year follow-up study - Filippi I, Galinowski A, Lemaitre H, Massot C, Zille P, Fr ère P, Miranda-Marcos R, Trichard C, Guldner S, Vulser H, Paillere-Martinot ML, Quinlan EB, Desrivieres S, Gowland P, Bokde A, Garavan H, Heinz A, Walter H, Daedelow L, Büchel C, Bromberg U, Conrod PJ, Flor H, Banaschewski T, Nees F, Heintz S, Smolka M, Vetter NC, Papadopoulos-Orfanos D, Whelan R, Poustka L, Paus T, Schumann G, Artiges E, Martinot JL.
Early initiation of polysubstance use (PSU) is a strong predictor of subsequent addiction, however scarce individuals present resilience capacity. This neuroimaging study aimed to investigate structural correlates associated with cessation or reduction of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Social media addiction linked to cyberbullying
(University of Georgia) New research suggests that these increased hours spent online may be associated with cyberbullying behaviors. According to a study by the University of Georgia, higher social media addiction scores, more hours spent online, and identifying as male significantly predicted cyberbullying perpetration in adolescents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teenage Brains Are More Vulnerable to Marijuana, Federal Data Suggests
Teenagers are more likely to get hooked on marijuana, stimulants and other recreational drugs than college-aged or older adults. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anahad O ’Connor Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Cannabis Foods and Products Marijuana Teenagers and Adolescence Addiction (Psychology) Sedatives Youth E-Cigarettes Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Alcohol Abuse Age, Chronological Source Type: news

A Key Brain Chemical Fluctuates With The Seasons, New Study Finds
New research shows how a key component of the brain's reward-processing system changes in response to light exposure. The finding could have implications for understanding mood disorders, addiction-related behaviors, and suicide. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Caroline Seydel, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

New research finds majority of children with autism may be 'doing well'
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) One of the biggest longitudinal research studies of its kind in the world led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) suggests that positive outcomes for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more common than previously thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Younger age of first cannabis use or prescription drug misuse is associated with faster development of substance use disorders
NIH analysis measures the prevalence of nine substance use disorders after first substance use or misuse in young people (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - March 29, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: News Release, Health and Medical Professionals, Heroin, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, NIDAMED News, Prescription Drugs, Prescription Stimulants, Researchers, Teens, Young Adults, Treatment, Prevention Research, Children & Teens, Brain, Addiction Science Source Type: news

Repetitive blast mild traumatic brain injury increases ethanol sensitivity in male mice and risky drinking behavior in male combat veterans - Schindler AG, Baskin B, Juarez B, Lee SJ, Hendrickson R, Pagulayan K, Zweifel LS, Raskind MA, Phillips PEM, Peskind ER, Cook DG.
BACKGROUND: Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is common in civilians and highly prevalent among military service members. mTBI can increase health-risk behaviors (e.g., sensation seeking, impulsivity) and addiction risk (e.g., alcohol use disorder (AUD)),... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Suicide risk and addiction: the impact of alcohol and opioid use disorders - Rizk MM, Herzog S, Dugad S, Stanley B.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Suicide is a major public health concern and a leading cause of death in the US. Alcohol and opioid use disorders (AUD/OUD) significantly increase risk for suicidal ideation, attempts, and death, and are the two most frequently implicate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Alcohol trajectories and subsequent risk for opioid misuse in a cohort of urban adolescents - Thrul J, Reboussin BA, Rabinowitz JA, Maher BS, Ialongo NS.
BACKGROUND: The opioid epidemic is a public health emergency in the US. Alcohol is the most widely used addictive substance among all age groups; however, the contribution of different alcohol use trajectories throughout adolescence and young adulthood to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

This Is Your Brain on Junk Food: In'Hooked,' Michael Moss Explores Addiction
In “Hooked,” Michael Moss explores how no addictive drug can fire up the reward circuitry in our brains as rapidly as our favorite foods. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anahad O ’Connor Tags: Moss, Michael ' Connor, Anahad American Psychiatric Assn Smoking and Tobacco Addiction (Psychology) Sugar Food Mental Health and Disorders Obesity Brain Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Addictive Brain's videocast features US Senior Officer
Watch  Cochrane US Senior Officer,Tiffany Duque, as the featured guest on theAddictive Brain videocast. Tiffany spoke to   Dr. Chinmaya  Sadangi for the session called " Interview with a Scientist. "  The Addictive Brain is an online community  aiming at bridging the gap between science and the world in general. Their audience is mostly non-scientists and students, so they communicate in simple language and avoid scientific jargons - making science and health evidence accessible! They chatted about health evidence synthesis, it's importance and use, the " infodemic " we are...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 24, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news