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)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's an addicting feeling': Kyle Schwarber's grand slam sinks Astros in ALCS Game 3 as Red Sox keep rolling
'It's an addicting feeling': Kyle Schwarber's grand slam sinks Astros in ALCS Game 3 as Red Sox keep rollingBOSTON — They've gone from a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Use May Increase Susceptibility to Infection
Opioid drugs affect not only the brain and, consequently, behavior, but also numerous other body systems whose cells carry opioid receptors, including the peripheral immune system. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - October 19, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: NIDA Notes, Opioids, Basic Science Source Type: news

WNY providers grow mental health services during pandemic that will stick around long after
While the pandemic was busy spiking depression, addiction, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and other crises in people, the region ’s mental and behavioral health programs were building more services to get ahead of the growing demand. Leaders believe much of what was developed during the height of the pandemic will continue long after it ends. As a result, they say, Western New York will have access to a greater number of s ervices than ever. Much of the expansion came because of an infusion of government… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Annemarie Franczyk Source Type: news

WNY providers grow mental health services during pandemic that will stick around long after
While the pandemic was busy spiking depression, addiction, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and other crises in people, the region ’s mental and behavioral health programs were building more services to get ahead of the growing demand. Leaders believe much of what was developed during the height of the pandemic will continue long after it ends. As a result, they say, Western New York will have access to a greater number of s ervices than ever. Much of the expansion came because of an infusion of government… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 18, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Annemarie Franczyk Source Type: news

Internet addiction and nonsuicidal self-injury in adolescence: associations with offline and online social support - Liu S, Lin MP, Lee YT, Wu JYW, Hu WH, You J.
This study aims to compare the effect of offline and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Investigadores identifican circuitos cerebrales en roedores que pueden ser responsables de los aspectos emocionales negativos del dolor
Al modificar la actividad de este circuito, los investigadores restablecieron los niveles de motivaci ón en pruebas preclínicas de dolor realizadas con roedores. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - October 18, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Brain, News Release, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Pain, Researchers Source Type: news

Researchers identify brain circuitry in rodents that may be responsible for negative emotional aspects of pain
By changing the activity of this circuit, researchers restored levels of motivation in a pre-clinical model of pain tested in rodents (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - October 18, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Brain, News Release, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Pain, Researchers Source Type: news

Searching for hope in midst of addictions and housing crises, Dryden, Ont., focuses on young people
As the small Ontario city of Dryden deals with its growing addictions and homelessness crises, officials focus on creating connections for young people. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Thunder Bay Source Type: news

No safe injection site, homeless shelters force those in need in Dryden, Ont., to help each other
There's a great divide in Dryden, Ontario's smallest city: People needing immediate help for addictions and homelessness are being told it'll take time to put evidence-based solutions like safe consumption sites in place. But for individuals like Shauna Pinkerton, time isn't on their side. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Thunder Bay Source Type: news

Buprenorphine misuse decreased among U.S. adults with opioid use disorder from 2015-2019
NIH study highlights the need to expand buprenorphine-based treatment while monitoring and reducing misuse (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - October 15, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Buprenorphine, News Release, Health and Medical Professionals, Illicit Opioids, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Pain, Researchers, Stigma, Treatment, Treatment Research Source Type: news

Many Addicts Turned to Telemedicine During Pandemic, But Does It Beat In - Person Care?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 14, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

Telehealth a Game Changer for Addiction Treatment? Telehealth a Game Changer for Addiction Treatment?
Telehealth may allow patients to engage more in addiction treatment, but more research is needed to confirm the benefits and determine how best to tailor services to individual patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

How COVID-19 Opened the Door to a New Era in Psychedelic Medicine
From Wall Street to Hollywood, psychedelics are having a cultural moment. For those of us who grew up in the “this is your brain on drugs” era, it’s hard to let go of stigma—and the mental image of an egg sizzling on a hot pan. But as a growing number of states and cities move to decriminalize drugs, and investors flock to an emerging market for psychedelic health care, substances like psilocybin, ketamine and LSD are edging into mainstream culture—and setting the stage for a paradigm shift in modern medicine. Within the next few years, we could see psychedelic therapies prescribed for refract...
Source: TIME: Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr. Shoshana Ungerleider Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Addiction services provider with Dayton locations acquires Ohio-based peer
A Greater Dayton company acquired an Ohio-based peer in a deal that will allow both companies to provide more service offerings to patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

Addiction services provider with Dayton locations acquires Ohio-based peer
A Greater Dayton company acquired an Ohio-based peer in a deal that will allow both companies to provide more service offerings to patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

After Years of Sexual Abuse Allegations, How Did This Doctor Keep Working?
Hospital staff members looked the other way while Ricardo Cruciani addicted vulnerable women to pain medications and assaulted them, according to a new lawsuit. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Ethics and Official Misconduct Gynecology and Gynecologists Sexual Harassment Sex Crimes Hospitals Suits and Litigation (Civil) Assaults Colleges and Universities Psychology and Psychologists Drug Abuse and Traffic Source Type: news

Greater Cincinnati addiction services provider acquires Ohio-based peer
A Greater Cincinnati company acquired an Ohio-based peer in a deal that will allow both companies to provide more service offerings to patients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

Framing public health response to the opioid and overdose crisis: are there alternatives to cascade of care model? - H øj SB, Bruneau J, Hickman M.
The 'cascade of care' has seen widespread uptake as a framework for measuring patient engagement in care for chronic conditions including HIV, hepatitis C and diabetes.1 Attention recently turned to its potential utility in the field of addiction care, par... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Effects of the 2020 health crisis on acute alcohol intoxication: a nationwide retrospective observational study - Karila L, Roussot A, Mariet AS, Benyamina A, Falissard B, Mikaeloff Y, Quantin C.
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions may have influenced alcohol use and promoted addictive behavior. We aimed to investigate the impact of the pandemic on acute alcohol intoxication (AAI) in France. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

On Loving Someone Who Battles Inner Demons
Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. Write to me here, or via Instagram: @SusannaSchrobs. Subscribe to get a new edition of “It’s Not Just You” every Saturday. Many of those who battle the most serious mental health issues have a small tribe of loved ones who travel that road with them (as much as anyone can). This week’s essay is for those of you who might know a bit about that journey. This somewhat abbreviated newsletter is also also a call to action for this year’s World Mental Health Day in the wake of a pandemic that has had disastrous effects on the most vulnerable. Yours, S...
Source: TIME: Health - October 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized It's Not Just You Source Type: news

Now in power, Taliban set sights on Afghan drug underworld
Afghanistan's new Taliban rulers have their sights on stamping out widespread drug addiction in the country, even if by force (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Hidden U.S. COVID-19 Pandemic: Orphaned Children – More than 140,000 U.S. children lost a primary or secondary caregiver due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Study highlights stark disparities in caregiver deaths by race and ethnicity, calls for urgent public health response (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - October 7, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Children & Teens, News Release, COVID, Evidence-Based Practices, Health and Medical Professionals, Mental Health, NIDAMED News, Prevention Research, Racial and Ethnic Groups, Researchers Source Type: news

La pandemia oculta de COVID-19 en Estados Unidos: los ni ños huérfanos Más de 140,000 niños han perdido a un cuidador primario o secundario por la pandemia de COVID-19
Un nuevo estudio destaca marcadas disparidades en las muertes de cuidadores seg ún raza y etnia, reclama urgente respuesta de salud pública (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - October 7, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Children & Teens, News Release, COVID, Evidence-Based Practices, Health and Medical Professionals, Mental Health, NIDAMED News, Prevention Research, Racial and Ethnic Groups, Researchers Source Type: news

Drug addicts more likely to face breakthrough COVID cases
Americans who suffer from substance use disorders have double the risk of a breakthrough COVID-19 case after vaccination, a new NIH study finds - a 7% breakthrough case risk compared to 3.6%. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People with substance use disorders may be at higher risk for SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infections
Co-occurring health disorders appear to contribute to increased risk, NIH study suggests (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - October 6, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, African Americans, Alcohol, Cocaine, Comorbidity, News Release, COVID, Health and Medical Professionals, Marijuana, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Researchers, Tobacco Source Type: news

El riesgo de infecciones posvacunaci ón por SARS-CoV-2 en las personas con trastornos por consumo de drogas puede ser más elevado
Trastornos de salud concurrentes parecen contribuir al mayor riesgo, sugiere un estudio de los NIH (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - October 6, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, African Americans, Alcohol, Cocaine, Comorbidity, News Release, COVID, Health and Medical Professionals, Marijuana, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Researchers, Tobacco Source Type: news

Trial against pharmacy chains' opioid sales begins
Jurors have heard opening statements in a federal court trial to determine whether retail pharmacy chains created a public nuisance in how they dispensed addictive painkillers in two Ohio counties (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Opioid Prescriptions After Mohs Surgery Dropped Over Last Decade Opioid Prescriptions After Mohs Surgery Dropped Over Last Decade
' The switch from very addictive opioids like hydrocodone and oxycodone to weaker opioids like tramadol was fascinating to see,'one of the investigators said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Trial against pharmacy chains' opioid sales set to begin
Opening statements are scheduled for Monday afternoon in Cleveland in a federal court trial to determine whether retail pharmacy chains created a public nuisance in how they dispensed addictive painkillers in two Ohio counties (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

SPIKE PROTEIN ADDICTS: Covid vaccine junkies are lying about being unvaccinated so they can get extra booster shots
(Natural News) New York Magazine published a story the other day claiming that “fully vaccinated” covid junkies are lying about being “unvaccinated” in order to access their next hit of the Biden Booster shots. Entitled “Johnson & Johnson & Regret,” the piece by Benjamin Hart tells of how Hart himself is deeply disappointed that he... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Column: Why now more than ever, it's critical for Oregonians to show support for loved ones in recovery
With the ongoing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic paired with Oregon ’s high rates of substance misuse, communities across the state are doing the best they can to stay safe and healthy. As part of our collective effort to keep ourselves, and our communities safe, we must consider the impact the virus and our response has on people receiving treatment for addicti on or those in recovery. As National Recovery Month winds down, it’s important to keep the conversation alive and talk to friends… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Illicit substances identified in the urine of 11.170 suspected drug users in North Tunisia - Chaouali N, Moslah B, Salem KB, Amira D, Hedhili A, Salah NB.
INTRODUCTION: according to the latest World Drug Report, 271 million people worldwide (5.5% of the global population) aged 15-64 years are drug users. Drug addiction and trafficking became an urgent public health problem that affects human health and socia... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Offline victimization, psychological morbidity, and problematic online behavior among Chinese secondary school students - Li X, Shek DTL, Shek EYW.
Despite the rise of child victimization in different societies, few researchers have examined its consequences in terms of psychological morbidity (such as depression and anxiety) and problematic online behavior (such as Internet addiction and cyberbullyin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tobacco and alcohol may increase likelihood of using illegal drugs, new study shows
The use of legal drugs (tobacco and alcohol) may lead to the use of cannabis, a new study led by the University of Bristol and published in the journal Addiction has found. The study also found evidence that cannabis use may lead to smoking initiation, and opioid dependence could lead to increased alcohol consumption. Additionally, there might be shared risk factors that influence the use of multiple substances. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Psychological Science, Institutes, Institutes, Elizabeth Blackwell; Press Release Source Type: news

Raleigh nonprofit launches $16.7M expansion to fight drug addiction, homelessness
A Raleigh-based organization that helps individuals dealing with homelessness and addiction is expanding its two local campuses. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Zac Ezzone Source Type: news

Rethinking What it Means to Recover from Addiction
When I kicked cocaine and heroin in 1988, I was told that there was only one way to get better: abstain forever from psychoactive substances including alcohol—and practice the 12 steps made famous by Alcoholics Anonymous. The only alternative, counselors and group members said, was “jails, institutions or death.” My addiction was so extreme that by the end, I was injecting dozens of times a day. So I grabbed the lifeline I was thrown and attended the traditional 12-step rehab program recommended by the hospital where I underwent withdrawal. But once I began to study the scientific data on addiction, I lea...
Source: TIME: Health - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maia Szalavitz Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Raleigh nonprofit launches $16.7M expansion to fight drug addiction, homelessness
A Raleigh-based organization that helps individuals dealing with homelessness and addiction is expanding its two local campuses. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 29, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Zac Ezzone Source Type: news

Tanning addict who used sunbeds to clear up her eczema gets skin cancer 
Daniella Bolton, a sales administrator from Edinburgh, was diagnosed with skin cancer after using sunbeds twice a week for up to 12 minutes at a time over two years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three New York Men Sentenced to Prison for Elaborate Scheme to Sell Illegally Imported Drugs
FDA OCI, Devan Abrams, New York City, Azad Khizgilov, Brooklyn NY, Roman Shaulov, sentence, complex, bank fraud, wire, conspiracy, black-market import, dangerous, illegal, addictive, prescription drugs, controlled substances, process, credit card, transactions, Russia, China, India, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - September 28, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Why eating chillis can release the body's natural painkiller and give you a 'happiness hit' 
Whatever the meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner, there's something Ndah Mbawa can never go without. 'I'm addicted to chilli,' says the 43-year-old. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Managing Complex Pain and Addiction in Primary Care Managing Complex Pain and Addiction in Primary Care
The authors describe the use of a multidisciplinary consultation service to help support PCPs in managing complex patients with pain, an addiction, or both.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Social media addiction, cyberbullying and cyber victimization of university students - Çimke S, Cerit E.
AIM: The study was conducted descriptively to determine the social media addiction, cyberbullying (CB) and cyber victimization (CV) of health sciences faculty students. METHOD: 518 students who volunteered to participate in the study from among the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

It ’s National Recovery Awareness Month. Meet Two Advocates Who Are Fighting Against Addiction Year-Round.
The problem of addiction has overwhelmed America ’s hospitals and crisis centers. It should then come as no surprise that addiction can be an overwhelming topic to discuss, much less to try to solve. Fortunately, recovery can help us collectively imagine a better future. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Laken Brooks, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Addiction in the workplace: Cultivating a culture of recovery
As we continue to navigate the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are evaluating when and how to bring employees back to their workplaces. Employers must be mindful that some employees may be returning to the office after dealing with significant challenges brought forth by the pandemic, including the loss of loved ones, increased stress related to caregiving, and the impact of isolation from friends and family. In addition, some employees may find this transition difficult … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stephen Schiavo Source Type: news

Addiction in the workplace: Cultivating a culture of recovery
As we continue to navigate the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are evaluating when and how to bring employees back to their workplaces. Employers must be mindful that some employees may be returning to the office after dealing with significant challenges brought forth by the pandemic, including the loss of loved ones, increased stress related to caregiving, and the impact of isolation from friends and family. In addition, some employees may find this transition difficult … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Stephen Schiavo Source Type: news

Why are we addicted to pumpkin spice? Perception researchers stress the power of fall scents
This autumn flavor scent often triggers familiar, cozy memories which creates a national nostalgia and desire to reunite with the upcoming season. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - September 22, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Dopamine and Reward: The Story of Social Media Dopamine and Reward: The Story of Social Media
What happens when you mix social media use with a'hit'of dopamine? You get an addiction.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Blog Source Type: news

How Do You Know if You're Addicted to Exercise?
Title: How Do You Know if You're Addicted to Exercise?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 9/22/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/22/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General)
Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General - September 22, 2021 Category: Podiatry Source Type: news

Methamphetamine-involved overdose deaths nearly tripled between 2015 to 2019, NIH study finds
Patterns of methamphetamine use have become riskier, diversified across U.S. population (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - September 22, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Cocaine, News Release, Fentanyl, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Overdose, Researchers Source Type: news