Now Online: Director ’s Report and NIAAA Spectrum
The Director ’s Report to the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism isnow available online. In addition, check out themost recent issue of the NIAAA Spectrum. The current issue includes: A feature about alcohol treatment; (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - May 22, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Katherine Source Type: news

Doctors, Patients Struggle With Benzodiazepine Use Doctors, Patients Struggle With Benzodiazepine Use
Addiction specialists say more people are becoming dependent on a class of drug that's hard to give up and doesn't play well with others.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Could CBD Treat Opioid Addiction?
The researchers found that, compared to a placebo, CBD reduced drug cue-induced craving and anxiety in the participants. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBD Offers'Significant Promise' for Heroin Addiction CBD Offers'Significant Promise' for Heroin Addiction
Oral cannabidiol reduces cue-induced drug craving and anxiety and may be a good non-opioid treatment option for opioid use disorder, say authors of a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Cannabis chemical CBD could 'save lives' of heroin addicts by reducing their cravings
Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York gave CBD to former heroin addicts in a study of 42 people, and found their cravings were up to three times lower. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

60% of e-cigarette users say they want to quit - but only a quarter have tried, study finds  
Over 10 million American adults use e-cigarettes. The devices may carry lower cancer risks, but they are certainly addictive. Most users know it and want to quit, Rutgers research says. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Finds CBD Effective In Treating Heroin Addiction
(CNN) — Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety. “The intense craving is what drives the drug use,” said Yasmin Hurd, the lead researcher on the study and director of the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai. “If we can have the medications that can dampen that [craving], that can greatly reduce the chance of relapse and overdose risk.” CBD: What Is It And Why Do People U...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CBD CNN Source Type: news

Could CBD Treat Opioid Addiction?
TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 -- Cannabidiol (CBD) has been receiving a lot of attention lately as a potential treatment for everything from epilepsy to anxiety. Now, researchers report it might also help curb the cravings that come with opioid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study finds CBD effective in treating heroin addiction
Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could CBD Treat Opioid Addiction?
Title: Could CBD Treat Opioid Addiction?Category: Health NewsCreated: 5/21/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/21/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - May 21, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Early life exposure to nicotine alters neurons, predisposes brain to addiction later
(University of California - San Diego) Neonatal exposure to nicotine alters the reward circuity in the brains of newborn mice, increasing their preference for the drug in later adulthood, report researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine in a published study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New opioid speeds up recovery without increasing pain sensitivity or risk of chronic pain
(Tulane University) A new type of non-addictive opioid developed by researchers at Tulane University and the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System accelerates recovery time from pain compared to morphine without increasing pain sensitivity, according to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Checkup: Is ‘ Digital Addiction ’ a Real Threat to Kids?
Think of screens as something to handle in moderation, like food, rather than something without any healthy place in our lives, like heroin, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Addiction (Psychology) Mental Health and Disorders Smartphones Parenting Computers and the Internet Depression (Mental) Children and Childhood Teenagers and Adolescence Source Type: news

Potential new therapy takes aim at a lethal esophageal cancer's glutamine addiction
(Medical University of South Carolina) Medical University of South Carolina investigators have exploited a metabolic quirk of certain cancers known as glutamine addiction to identify a potential new therapy for esophageal cancer. After characterizing the pathway involved in cancer progression, they tested a new combination treatment in both cells and animal models, with promising results. The next step is to secure funding to bring the new combination regimen to clinical trial. Their findings are reported in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How cleaning helped me rebuild what alcohol had ruined
They say cleaning is detoxing – it’s not, but it was part of my recovery from addictionIf you ’ve ever done a real detox off drugs and alcohol to get clean, the whole notion of cleaning your flat as a way to some sort of psychological Nirvana seems suspect. Yet this is exactly what the new cleaning gurus, likeMarie Kondo,Mrs Hinch (2.4m Instagram fans and counting) and Lynsey “Queen of Clean” Crombie, would have us believe.They say that chucking everything out and sterilising what is left is a way to put order back into our messy lives. An abundance of videos featuring confessional cleaning tu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Michele Kirsch Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

In Cities Where It Once Reigned, Heroin Is Disappearing
The rise of the more potent fentanyl in its place has put a generation of older users, who had managed their addiction, at far greater risk of overdose. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Heroin Fentanyl Deaths (Fatalities) Blacks Baltimore (Md) Opioids and Opiates your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about ZzzQuil
ZzzQuil is an over-the-counter medication for treating short-term sleeping difficulties. However, ZzzQuil is not suitable for younger children, and people with certain medical conditions should speak to a doctor before using it. At the recommended dosage, ZzzQuil is not addictive. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sleep / Sleep Disorders / Insomnia Source Type: news

Integrated stepped alcohol treatment for people in HIV care improves both HIV and alcohol outcomes
New clinical research supported by the National Institutes of Health shows that increasing the intensity of treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD) over time improves alcohol-related outcomes among people with HIV. This stepped approach to AUD treatment also improves HIV-related disease measures in this patient population.   A report of the new study, led by researchers at Yale University, is now online inThe Lancet HIV. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - May 17, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Katherine Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: DBS, Algorithms, Trichomegaly The Week That Wasn't: DBS, Algorithms, Trichomegaly
Read the latest on deep brain stimulation for addiction treatment, machine learning to predict cardiovascular events, and unusual eyelash growth after cancer treatment.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Love the Smell of a Cup o' Joe? Here's What That Reveals About You
FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 -- Java junkies can sniff out even tiny amounts of coffee, and the more they drink, the better they can smell it, British researchers say. It's a discovery with powerful implications for treating people addicted to substances... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Project to deter opioid tampering wins top Addiction Science Award
NIDA announces awardees at the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 17, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Norah Essali
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 17, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Project to deter opioid tampering wins top Addiction Science Award
(NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse) A 14-year-old's innovative approach to prevent tampering and misuse of opioid pills won a first place Addiction Science Award at the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) -- the world's largest science competition for high school students. The awards are coordinated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, and Friends of NIDA, a coalition that supports NIDA's mission. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Project to deter opioid tampering wins 2019 NIDA Addiction Science Award
A 14-year-old’s innovative approach to prevent tampering and misuse of opioid pills won a first place Addiction Science Award at the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)—the world’s largest science competition for high school students. The awards are... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - May 17, 2019 Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, College Students, Opioids, Researchers, Science Fair Awards, Students, Teachers, Teens, Tobacco, Trends and Statistics Source Type: news

Health Canada approves injectable hydromorphone to treat opioid addiction
Health Canada has approved injectable hydromorphone, a drug commonly used to manage pain, to treat patients with severe opioid use disorder. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Health Tip: Signs of Binge Drinking
-- Intoxicated people are prone to poor decision-making, loss of emotional control and accidents. When people habitually binge drink, serious problems often arise. The American Addiction Centers mentions signs of binge drinking: Drinking... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

University of Virginia chemist IDs possible addiction-free pain reliever
(University of Virginia) Pain medication addiction is a major problem in the United States. UVA's Ken Hsu is seeking ways to treat pain and control inflammation without dangerous side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 16, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Public health ‘under assault’ by free-market idealogues
Conservative party has 25 current MPs with direct or indirect financial links to Institute of Economic Affairs Related items fromOnMedica Prioritise and fund prevention to save lives and NHS, warn doctors Philip Morris knew nicotine is just one part of smoking addiction Prisoners have right to health care as good as community care Scotland ’s persistent health inequalities ‘unjust but not inevitable’ Experts urge radical action on mental health crises (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Investors unswayed by AAC Holdings ’ 10-year plan
On Monday afternoon, AAC Holdings Inc. CEO Michael Cartwright outlined a 10-year plan for the struggling company, which owns American Addiction Centers. On Tuesday, Wall Street investors sent the stock (NYSE: AAC) down further. Shares closed Tuesday at $1.54, down 7.8% on the day, bringing the company’s market cap down to just shy of $39 million. The stock's 52-week range is $12.45 - $1.33. As Nashville Post reports, analysts on Monday’s con ference call were less interested in Cartwright’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Eric Snyder Source Type: news

National Institute on Drug Abuse Intramural Research Program Holds Opioid Symposium
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Intramural Research Program will hold a one-day symposium to summarize the most recent advances in opioid research. Topics range from the use of a therapeutic workplace to address opioid use disorders to basic research such as findings... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - May 15, 2019 Category: Addiction Tags: Opioids, Researchers Source Type: news

Study: Tramadol carries higher risk for prolonged use than other opioids
Patients given a so-called " safer " opioid have a higher chance of prolonged use, even though the drug has a low risk of addiction, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'There really is no safe opioid': Study finds tramadol isn't a less addictive painkiller
There is no such thing as a safe opioid. That's the message of a new study released this week. American researchers found that tramadol, an increasingly prescribed post-surgery painkiller that was thought to be less addictive than other opioids, is actually every bit as dangerous. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Few black patients get buprenorphine for opioid addiction
(Reuters Health) - While the number of Americans getting drug treatment for opioid addiction is on the rise, a new study suggests that gains may be concentrated among white patients and people who can pay cash or have private health insurance. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CEO of state's largest addiction recovery center to retire
Community Bridges leader turned around financially ailing nonprofit and grew it to 1,700 employees across Arizona. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 14, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

CEO of state's largest addiction recovery center to retire
Community Bridges leader turned around financially ailing nonprofit and grew it to 1,700 employees across Arizona. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Psychologically ill man addicted to swallowing NAILS has 116 of them removed from his intestine
Doctors said Bhola Shankar, from Bundi in Rajasthan state, India, was lucky to be alive after gobbling down the two-inch spikes. Somehow, the nails didn't pierce his stomach. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tramadol is NOT safer than painkillers, study finds
Tramadol was once thought less addictive than other opioids, and therefore, safer, but new Mayo Clinic research suggests patients are most likely keep refilling it than they are hydrocodone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee addicts really do wake up and smell the coffee
(University of Portsmouth) Regular coffee drinkers can sniff out even tiny amounts of coffee and are faster at recognising the aroma, which could open the door to new ways of using aversion therapy for addiction (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NEOMED receives $500,000 OhioMHAS grant
(Northeast Ohio Medical University) Northeast Ohio Medical University was recently awarded a $500,000 grant by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to work with the other Ohio medical schools to develop a common medical school curriculum on pain management and opioid use disorder treatment. Case Western Reserve University, Ohio University, The Ohio State University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Toledo and Wright State University are named as sub-awardees. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIAAA-Supported Research: State policies that regulate alcohol/drug use during pregnancy cause worse birth outcomes, increase public health costs
A new study finds that several state-level policies targeting alcohol and drug use during pregnancy lead to greater numbers of low birthweight and preterm births, resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars more in public health spending each year.  (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - May 13, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Katherine Source Type: news

NIAAA Honors Dr. Geoffrey K. Mumford with Senator Harold Hughes Award
Geoffrey K. Mumford, Ph.D., Associate Executive Director for Government Relations in the Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association (APA), received the Senator Harold Hughes Memorial Award today from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health. NIAAA Director George F. Koob, Ph.D., announced the Institute ’s selection during the 151st meeting of the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.  (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - May 13, 2019 Category: Addiction Authors: Katherine Source Type: news

An overview of the research reports on addiction in Iranian journals from 2010 to 2015 - Zarghami M, Taghizadeh F, Babakhanian M, Vaghefinezhad M.
BACKGROUND: The articles and research reports presented in the scientific journals are selected without a proper critical appraisal in many cases. This is a major problem, as it leads to the opinions of the experts being neglected in many of these scientif... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Psychosocial Interventions for Amphetamine Addiction Psychosocial Interventions for Amphetamine Addiction
Dr Peter Yellowlees discusses the comparative efficacy and acceptability of psychosocial interventions for individuals with cocaine and amphetamine addiction.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

Yes, drug-assisted treatment is needed for addicts in U.S. prisons
It’s the best way to fight the destructive cycle of addiction and incarceration that doctors, patients and correctional officers often confront. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dhruv Khullar Source Type: news

Yes, drug-assisted treatment is needed for opioid-addicted patients in U.S. prisons
It’s the best way to fight the destructive cycle of addiction and incarceration that doctors, patients and correctional officers often confront. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dhruv Khullar Source Type: news

Kirkbride Center owner pays $160,000 fine to settle improper opioid tracking allegations
CoreCare Behavioral Health Management Inc., parent company for West Philadelphia psychiatric health care provide The Kirkbride Center, has agreed to pay the United States government $160,200 in penalties to resolve allegations that it failed properly to account for highly addictive and frequently abused opioids, including methadone. The Kirkbride Center has also agreed to implement new practices and procedures to ensure accountability of its controlled substances. Those measures include the purchase… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 10, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Kirkbride Center owner pays $160,000 fine to settle improper opioid tracking allegations
CoreCare Behavioral Health Management Inc., parent company for West Philadelphia psychiatric health care provide The Kirkbride Center, has agreed to pay the United States government $160,200 in penalties to resolve allegations that it failed properly to account for highly addictive and frequently abused opioids, including methadone. The Kirkbride Center has also agreed to implement new practices and procedures to ensure accountability of its controlled substances. Those measures include the purchase… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 10, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Warren's opioids message applauded in hard-hit West Virginia
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren's plan to battle the nation's drug addiction problem drew an enthusiastic response in a small West Virginia community waging its own fight against the cost of dealing with opioid abuse. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Warren wants politics out of addiction tax plan
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren says her tax plan to address the nation's prescription pill addiction crisis would remove the middleman and instead send funding directly from the federal government to affected communities (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Prisoners implanted with unapproved addiction treatment 'pellet'
The first of 10 planned inmates of the Louisiana Department of Corrections has been surgically implanted with an experimental pellet to treat addiction, raising ethical questions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news