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Medical News Today: Going dry for January? How reducing alcohol intake can benefit health
Are you thinking about cutting back on the liquor in 2017? We look at the effects of drinking and how reducing alcohol intake can benefit health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Drug screening should be part of primary care settings, UCLA study recommends
This study was a partnership between the governments of the United States and Mexico. The partnership sprang from plans made at the ninth U.S.-Mexico Binational Conference on Drug Demand Reduction in June 2011 to reduce the two nations ’ knowledge gap on drug use rates and interventions to reduce drug use among primary care patients in Mexico and U.S. border area cities.The study was funded in the United States by grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy of the U.S. State Department (grants 3P30DA027828-02S1 and 3P30DA027828-...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 21, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Addictive cravings still detectable after death
A protein known as FosB in the reward centre of the brain alters in chronically ill people suffering from an addictive disorder (e.g. heroin addiction): it is genetically modified, split off and shortened. This modification under the stimulus of the drug results in the protein being more stable and therefore remaining longer in this part of the brain than in its original form – even as much as several weeks after withdrawal of the drug.  This means that a craving for this stimulus persists. This addictive craving is stored in a sort of " memory " function and, surprisingly, can still be detected after death. (Source: Sc...
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

21st Century Cures Act
“Stethoscope” byRohvannyn is licensed under CC0. On December 13, 2016, President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act. This bill passed both the US Senate and House with overwhelming bipartisan support. This law will provide $4.8 billion in funding for the NIH to fund research projects dealing with transforming cancer treatments, brain disorders, and precision medicine. Additionally, there are provisions that should help increase access to mental health care in a variety of ways. The law also funds $1 billion for state grants to help the growing problem of opioid addiction. However, this law doesn’t just...
Source: Network News - December 21, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NN/LM South Central Region Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Police-led addiction program in Gloucester shows first-year success, BU study finds
(Boston University Medical Center) About 95 percent of individuals with substance-use disorders who came to the Gloucester Police Department for help accessing addiction treatment were placed in detoxification or substance-use treatment programs during the first year of a widely publicized initiative aimed at combating the opioid epidemic, according to a report by Boston University researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

NEJM reports on study of waitlisted opioid-dependent adults
(University of Vermont College of Medicine) In rural states like Vermont, opioid-dependent adults desperate for treatment often find themselves stuck on a wait list, sometimes for eight months or more, increasing their risk of continuing to use illicit opioids, contract an infectious disease, overdose and prematurely die. Stacey Sigmon, Ph.D., an addiction research expert with the Vermont Center on Behavior and Health, has developed an " Interim Buprenorphine Treatment " regimen for waitlisted opioid-dependent adults. Results debut in New England Journal of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Addiction experts discuss solutions to opioid overdose crisis
B.C's opioid overdose epidemic is in desperate need of a solution. But it is complicated to tackle a seemingly intractable problem. The Current looks at a proposal to end the prohibition of heroin and the call for more government money to treat addiction. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/The Current Source Type: news

National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week to start January 23
(Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - December 20, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

NIAAA/HBO Documentary Risky Drinking spotlights Alcohol Use Disorder
NIAAA is proud to have collaborated with HBO onRisky Drinking, a documentary that premiered December 19 [website:  www.hbo.com/documentaries/risky-drinking].    (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - December 20, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Voices of experience event
A second public involvement event will take place on 30th January 2017 at Changes UK in Birmingham. Click here to see the programme and venue details: PROGRAMME If you would like to attend please register by emailing jo.cairns@alcoholresearchuk.org no later than 13th January 2017 for catering purposes. We hope you’ll join us for a fun-filled day. (Source: Alcohol Research UK)
Source: Alcohol Research UK - December 20, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: Andrea_Tilouche Tags: News Source Type: news

Incorporating Key Findings from the Surgeon General ' s Report on Addiction into Your Practice
January 5, 2017 3-4:30pm ET. Webinar will summarize findings from the Surgeon General ' s report and discuss what efforts are needed to support integrating screening, assessments, interventions, use of medications, and care coordination. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Surgeon General Reports 20.8M Americans Misuse Drugs; Novus Medical...
In response to the U.S. Surgeon General’s recent report on addiction in America, Novus Medical Detox Center reviews the cost considerations and contends that economic status should not be a barrier to...(PRWeb December 19, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/12/prweb13928383.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 20, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nicotine in e-cigs can trigger lifelong addiction in kids
Doctors warn that the earlier kids "vape," the more likely they are to get hooked (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urine Testing of Prescribed Psychotropics in Addicts Warranted? Urine Testing of Prescribed Psychotropics in Addicts Warranted?
Patients on opioid replacement therapy and prescribed psychotropic medications had less consistent test results for their prescribed medications than patients who were on psychotropic drugs only.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Why opioid users don't always get treatment in the hospital
Opioid users often land in the hospital not because of an overdose but due to an infection of the skin, heart valve or spine, caused by their injection drug use. While medical staff necessarily must focus on addressing these acute medical needs, the underlying cause can go untreated. A new study from Oregon Health& Science University researchers, published last week in the Journal for General Internal Medicine, seeks to humanize the problem and get at the root causes. Price of addiction: Read… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 19, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Why opioid users don't always get treatment in the hospital
Opioid users often land in the hospital not because of an overdose but due to an infection of the skin, heart valve or spine, caused by their injection drug use. While medical staff necessarily must focus on addressing these acute medical needs, the underlying cause can go untreated. A new study from Oregon Health& Science University researchers, published last week in the Journal for General Internal Medicine, seeks to humanize the problem and get at the root causes. Price of addiction: Read… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 19, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Novel Curriculum Boosts Confidence in Treating Addiction Novel Curriculum Boosts Confidence in Treating Addiction
An addiction curriculum that exposed medical students to alcohol and opioid abuse patients under the guidance of psychiatric staff experienced a confidence boost with regard to treating substance use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Casual cannabis use: Is there a link to depression?
A new study suggests that casual users of marijuana have a stronger relationship with negative moods, compared with heavy and nonusers. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

E-Cigs Can Trigger Lifelong Addiction in Kids
American Academy of Pediatricians' report says the earlier kids 'vape,' the more likely they're hooked (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Today: Watch the Premiere of Risky Drinking on HBO
The HBO/NIAAA documentary “Risky Drinking” premieres Monday, December 19, at 8 p.m. ET on HBO.  For details, visit www.hbo.com/documentaries/risky-drinking.    (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - December 19, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Nicotine in E-Cigs Can Trigger Lifelong Addiction in Kids
American Academy of Pediatricians' report says the earlier kids 'vape,' the more likely they're hooked Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: E-Cigarettes, Smoking and Youth (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nicotine in E-Cigs Can Trigger Lifelong Addiction in Kids: Docs
MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 -- The earlier youngsters start using nicotine -- even in the form of e-cigarettes -- the harder it is for them to quit a habit that could last a lifetime. So says a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP),... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 19, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Nicotine in E-Cigs Can Trigger Lifelong Addiction in Kids: Docs
Title: Nicotine in E-Cigs Can Trigger Lifelong Addiction in Kids: DocsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/19/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/19/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - December 19, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

New analysis highlights patterns of adult medical marijuana use
An analysis of medical marijuana use among adults in the United States indicates that more than 21 percent of medical marijuana users reside in states that have not legalized its use; suggesting that physicians might be recommending medical marijuana regardless of legalization in their respective... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - December 19, 2016 Category: Addiction Tags: Marijuana, Researchers Source Type: news

The physician at risk: disruptive behaviour, burnout, addiction, and suicide - Grocott HP, Bryson GL.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Attentional bias modification with serious game elements: evaluating the shots game - Boendermaker WJ, Sanchez Maceiras S, Boffo M, Wiers RW.
BACKGROUND: Young adults often experiment with heavy use of alcohol, which poses severe health risks and increases the chance of developing addiction problems. In clinical patients, cognitive retraining of automatic appetitive processes, such as selective ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Virginia Beach EMS Repeatedly Revive Same Opiate Overdose Victims
  VIRGINIA BEACH – It’s a nasal spray that will save your life, and pull you back from the dark depths of an opiate overdose. The drug is called narcan (or naloxone), and in Virginia Beach, most medical professionals see it as life saver. However, statistics from Virginia Beach Emergency Medical Services (VBEMS) show in the last ten months 18 people have been revived more than once, on separate occasions. Repetitive revival is why others seen narcan as an enabler of opiate addiction. (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 16, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: WTKR Tags: News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Vancouver had as many as 9 drug overdose deaths in 1 night, officials suspect fentanyl to blame
Vancouver police say as many as nine people died of drug overdoses Thursday night in the city and that detox and addiction treatment are desperately needed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Pittsburgh hospitals see trends in line with nation for drug-addicted infants
About 15 percent of the more than 900 admissions to West Penn Hospital's NICU last year were babies all suffering the same growing problem — drug withdrawal. It's a trend increasingly plaguing the youngest victims of the nation's surging opioid epidemic. The Journal of the American Medical Association published a study this week examining the incidence of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, or NAS, across the country between 2004 and 2013 . The study highlighted what most neonatal health experts already… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 16, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lydia Nuzum Source Type: news

Year in Review: Psychiatry
(MedPage Today) -- Opioid addiction dominates headlines (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 16, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Journal issue addresses nonmedical use of prescription drugs
Photo by ©iStock.com/pagadesign A special issue of the journal Addictive Behaviors features more than a dozen articles related to understanding and addressing the serious public health issues related to the nonmedical use of prescription drugs. Many articles are funded by the National Institute... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - December 16, 2016 Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, College Students, College-Age and Young Adults, Heroin, Medical Consequences, Opioids, Researchers Source Type: news

Rural Opioid Use Is Driving A Spike In Babies Born With Drug Addiction
The number of babies born with symptoms of opioid withdrawal spiked between 2004 and 2013, driven by opioid use in rural areas, according to a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. In 2004, rates of infant withdrawal, known as neonatal abstinence syndrome, were roughly similar in rural and urban areas, with about one out of every 1,000 babies born with withdrawal symptoms. By 2013, there were approximately five babies born with NAS for every 1,000 births in urban areas, and eight babies born with NAS for every 1,000 births in rural areas.  Together, this translated to a fivefold increase in NAS b...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Civil War Raging Inside My Body
This piece by Andrea Fitzgerald originally appeared on The Establishment, a new multimedia site funded and run by women. Content warning: discussion of calorie counting and weight loss. The last time I downloaded MyFitnessPal ― the “Free Calorie Counter, Diet & Exercise Journal” ― I was studying abroad in England for the year and going to formal dinners with three to five courses every week. I was wearing mini skirts that I pretended worked as both dinner and club attire, I was six months less wise, and 15 pounds too heavy. (Or rather, I thought I was.) After one Wednesday night...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Birds Are Becoming Totally Dependent On Our Delicious Landfills
This article is part of HuffPost’s Reclaim campaign, an ongoing project spotlighting the world’s waste crisis and how we can begin to solve it. Conservationists and those concerned about human hunger pretty much agree that the enormous amount of food wasted around the world is a huge problem — and that concerted efforts to reduce food waste are a good thing. But while tackling the issue of food waste, it’s important to consider how doing so could have some unintended, negative consequences for the natural world, says Professor Iain Gordon, deputy vice chancellor of tropical environments and societie...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Delay discounting, risk-taking, and rejection sensitivity among individuals with internet and video gaming disorders - Weinstein A, Abu HB, Timor A, Mama Y.
Background and aims There is a previous evidence for impulsivity in individuals with Internet and Video Gaming Disorders. The aim of this study was to examine whether Internet and video game addictions are associated with experiential delay discounting, ri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Analyzing brain patterns may help neuroscientists increase people ’s confidence, reduce fear
A new technique of analyzing brain patterns appears to help people overcome fear and build self-confidence.The approach, developed by a UCLA-led team of neuroscientists, is described in two new papers, published in the journals Nature Communications and Nature Human Behaviour.Their method could have implications for treating people with depression, dementia and anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, said Hakwan Lau, a UCLA associate professor of psychology and the senior author of both studies. It could also play a role in improving leadership training for executives and managers.In theNature Human Be...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 15, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

This GIF Sums Up The Impact Of Addiction And Mental Illness On America
A wealth of data shows that deaths related to drugs, alcohol and suicide are on the rise. But new research also shows that in many areas of the U.S. ― particularly in Kentucky, West Virginia, the Dakotas and the Southwestern states ― these increases are particularly dramatic. Since 1980, mortality rates related to these issues have increased by 200 percent or more in over 2,000 U.S. counties, according to research released Tuesday. In a cluster of counties in Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio, researchers uncovered striking death toll increases of 1,000 percent or more. Topping the list were Clermont County, O...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This GIF Sums Up The Impact Of Addiction And Mental Illness On America
A wealth of data shows that deaths related to drugs, alcohol and suicide are on the rise. But new research also shows that in many areas of the U.S. ― particularly in Kentucky, West Virginia, the Dakotas and the Southwestern states ― these increases are particularly dramatic. Since 1980, mortality rates related to these issues have increased by 200 percent or more in over 2,000 U.S. counties, according to research released Tuesday. In a cluster of counties in Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio, researchers uncovered striking death toll increases of 1,000 percent or more. Topping the list were Clermont County, O...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Prescription drugs ? the changing face of addiction
What image comes to mind when you hear the word "addict?" Some people may visualize a desperate person?hiding in a dark alleyway and injecting drugs. But the face of addiction is changing. Addicts can be your friends, family members and co-workers. The prescription opioid crisis impacts society at every level, and the Centers for Disease [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 15, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Is sex addiction real? Depends on whom you ask
From Anthony Weiner to Tiger Woods, there's no shortage of so-called sex addicts these days. But is sex addiction a real condition? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Student athletes becoming drug addicts after doctors prescribe opioids for their injuries
(NaturalNews) Playing sports at any age can lead to injuries, and that is especially true of football, basketball and even baseball. When adult athletes get injured, they are often prescribed opioid pain killers to get them by – often with devastating effects. But what about when student athletes suffer injuries? It turns out that many... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

N-acetylcysteine shows early promise in reducing alcohol use in marijuana-dependent teens
(Medical University of South Carolina) N-acetylcysteine (NAC) reduced alcohol use in a small cohort of marijuana-dependent adolescents who exhibited reductions in marijuana use, report researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina in the December 2016 Addictive Behaviors. In this secondary analysis of data from an earlier trial of NAC in marijuana-dependent adolescents, MUSC researchers show that reduced marijuana use was associated with reductions in alcohol consumption in the NAC-treated, but not placebo-treated teens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Sorry, Pokemon Go addicts, playing the video game doesn't count as a real workout
Harvard University researchers have some bad news for Pokemon Go  enthusiasts: The time you spend hunting digital monsters doesn’t qualify as a workout.After analyzing the movements of actual players, the researchers calculated thatPokemon Go encouraged people to take an average of 955 extra steps... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - December 14, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

25 Quotes on Anxiety, and What We Can Do About It
Anxiety is something that all of us have experienced to some degree, many times throughout our lives. Some of us have developed coping skills to deal with anxiety, while others find it unmanageable. The most important thing is to learn to put things in perspective and to take things in small and manageable steps. The most important thing is for us to understand it, and learn to put it in perspective. Here are some sage words of advice on what anxiety is, what it isn't, and how we might deal with it. Some is from well known sources, while some might come from surprising places. Regardless, it is sure to make you think, and ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug for narcolepsy could help food addicts lose weight
Overweight people could be given help with the discovery that a drug used for sleep disorder could also reduce the impulse for food, report scientists. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Doctors track "explosion" of opioid-addicted newborns
Newborn babies addicted to opioids are being born at record rates – especially in rural areas (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monitoring the Future Study: Teen substance use shows promising decline
The 2016 Monitoring the Future (MTF) annual survey results released today from theNational Institutes of Health (NIH) reflect changing teen behaviors and choices in a social media-infused world. The results show a continued long-term decline in the use of many illicit substances, including marijuana, as well as alcohol, tobacco, and misuse of some prescription medications, among the nation ’s teens.  (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - December 13, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

East Africa: East African Legislators Back Bid to Provide Medical Assistance to Drug Addicts
[Nation] In the week that Kenyans and millions of people around the world were glued to their television sets, watching Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump secure his unbelievable triumph over Democrat's Hillary Clinton in the US, a landmark occurrence was also taking place in Arusha Tanzania, concerning the well-being of thousands hopelessly hooked to drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Drug for narcolepsy could help food addicts lose weight
(University of Warwick) Overweight people could be given help with the discovery that a drug used for sleep disorder could also reduce the impulse for food. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Teen substance use shows promising decline
The 2016 Monitoring the Future (MTF) annual survey results released today from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reflect changing teen behaviors and choices in a social media-infused world. The results show a continued long-term decline in the use of many illicit substances, including... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - December 13, 2016 Category: Addiction Tags: Monitoring the Future, Trends and Statistics Source Type: news