Evaluation of the mindfulness-augmented "Trampoline" programme - a German prevention programme for children from substance-involved families tested in a cluster-randomised trial - Moesgen D, Ise K, Dyba J, Klein M.
BACKGROUND: Children of substance-abusing parents are at a substantial risk of developing substance-use and other mental disorders. Children involved in substance abuse - not diagnosed with substance-use problems but integrated in psychiatric treatment or ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The association between substance abuse and sexual misconduct among Macau youths - Lo TW, Tse JWL, Cheng CHK, Chan GHY.
This study investigates how peer influence, school attachment, and substance abuse are related to sexual behavior, with particular interest in exploring the relationship between substance abuse and sexual misconduct, while using a stratified random sample ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

HHS: Establishment of the Interdepartmental Substance Use Disorders Coordinating Committee and Solicitation of Nominations for Committee Members
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is establishing an Interdepartmental Substance Use Disorders Coordinating Committee to identify areas for improved coordination across Federal agencies and with state and local efforts on substance abuse, as directed by the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act. HHS is seeking nominations for the committee, including at least one member with research or clinical mental health experience working with medically underserved populations. Nominations are due June 14, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates v...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 15, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Antisocial behavior with callous-unemotional traits is associated with widespread disruptions to white matter structural connectivity among low-income, urban males - Dotterer HL, Waller R, Shaw DS, Plass J, Brang D, Forbes EE, Hyde LW.
Antisocial behavior (AB), including violence, criminality, and substance abuse, is often linked to deficits in emotion processing, reward-related learning, and inhibitory control, as well as their associated neural networks. To better understand these defi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Program takes on alcohol, e-cigarette use by children
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) The bottom line is to help children grow up safer and healthier and to increase parents' ability to help them do that, says the investigator leading a $1.4 million state-funded alcohol and substance abuse prevention program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New partnership to develop short-term beds for mental health and substance abuse care
The Hawaii Department of Health announced its partnership with Wahiawa General Hospital to provide short-term mental health "stabilization" beds in a hospital setting. Currently in the development phase, the project anticipates providing as many as 30 beds by next year. The beds will bridge a vital gap between emergency room care and longer-term treatment for individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues to help reduce repetitive ER visits and chronic homelessness. This will be funded … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 11, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

New partnership to develop short-term beds for mental health and substance abuse care
The Hawaii Department of Health announced its partnership with Wahiawa General Hospital to provide short-term mental health "stabilization" beds in a hospital setting. Currently in the development phase, the project anticipates providing as many as 30 beds by next year. The beds will bridge a vital gap between emergency room care and longer-term treatment for individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues to help reduce repetitive ER visits and chronic homelessness. This will be funded … (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

Behavioral health provider acquires North Collins site
After 16 years as a tenant, BestSelf Behavioral Health has completed the purchase of its offices in North Collins. Plans call for expanding mental health and substance abuse disorders services for children, adolescents and adults at the 1.1-acre site in the southern Erie County. BestSelf paid $275,000 for the Spruce Street property, a campus that includes a 12,000-square-foot office and two storage buildings of 5,000 square feet and 1,500 square feet. The organization will nearly double its program… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 9, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Opioids: Leading cause of pregnancy-related death in new Utah moms
(University of Utah Health) Postpartum women who have previously or currently struggle with substance abuse are at greater risk of overdosing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pear Therapeutics' latest study will explore digital treatment for MS patients with substance abuse
Development of the Pear-006 digital therapeutic is a joint collaboration with Novartis. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Depressed and suicidal patients in the emergency department: an evidence-based approach - Chang BP, Tezanos K, Gratch I, Nusbaum J, Gupta N.
With more than 12 million emergency department visits annually related to substance abuse and mental health crises, and approximately 650,000 patients evaluated for suicide attempts, the ED is a critical clinical setting for intervention. This review prese... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Study: AI can detect depression in a child's speech
(University of Vermont) A machine learning algorithm can detect signs of anxiety and depression in the speech patterns of young children, potentially providing a fast and easy way of diagnosing conditions that are difficult to spot and often overlooked in young people. If undiagnosed, they can lead to an increased risk of substance abuse and suicide later in life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Klobuchar releases $100B substance abuse, mental health plan
Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has released a plan to spend $100 billion over a decade to improve mental health care and fight substance abuse (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Depressed and suicidal patients in the emergency department: an evidence-based approach - Chang BP, Tezanos K, Gratch I, Cha C.
With more than 12 million emergency department visits annually related to substance abuse and mental health crises, and approximately 650,000 patients evaluated for suicide attempts, the ED is a critical clinical setting for intervention. This review prese... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Amid Opioid Crisis, Walgreens Adds Mental Health Training For Pharmacists
Walgreens plans to increase mental health and substance abuse training for pharmacists and staff at its drugstores amid the U.S. opioid epidemic. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Psychotropic substance abuse and fitness to hold a driving license in Italy - Pascali JP, Vaiano F, Palumbo D, Umani Ronchi F, Mari F, Bertol E.
OBJECTIVE: Driving under the influence (DUI) of psychotropic substances is a serious and widespread problem in road safety. All countries try to reduce the impact with legislative controls over the criteria to regain a driver's license after suspension. In... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Rural Centers of Excellence on Substance Use Disorders
The Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will be awarding up to $6.7 million each to establish Rural Centers of Excellence for 3 different focus areas related to substance abuse and opioid use disorder. One center will focus on best practices for recovery housing, one will address synthetic opioid overdose mortality in the Delta or/and Appalachian regions, and the third will focus on rural treatment interventions. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 29, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Ex-NFL player believes "sensible" cannabis policy coming by 2021
In recent years, several NFL players have missed a majority of their season due to violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy, possibly connected to marijuana use (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reducing care needs of teens with substance-abuse disorders
(Kaiser Permanente) Screenings, interventions, and referrals can help adolescent teens overcome substance abuse in the short-term. Less is known about the long-term effects of those efforts. A new study from Kaiser Permanente, published in the journal Pediatrics, suggests that the benefits can last for many years and can include sustained reductions in mental health conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Foursome Sex Addicts, Drugs and Pornography (II)
[Guardian] On Effects of drugs abuse among the students these researchers being consulted say that: Substance abuse occurs when someone uses a drug outside of how it was intended or prescribed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Incidence and factors associated with substance abuse and patient-related violence in the emergency department: a literature review - Kleissl-Muir S, Raymond A, Rahman MA.
BACKGROUND: The level of workplace violence in emergency departments worldwide has reached an alarming level. Substance abuse is thought to play a major part in the escalation of aggressive and violent behaviour and is suspected to be responsible for the m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What Are Some Potential Indicators of Human Trafficking?
Discussion Human trafficking is estimated to be the second largest criminal activity in the world after illegal arms trafficking. It affects all nations with an estimated 27 million people of all ages worldwide but only a small number are identified. It is defined by the United Nations as “the recruitment, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercions, abduction, fraud, deception, the abuse of power, or a position of vulnerability to achieve the consent of a person, having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation.” It includes comme...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 22, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Encountering staff-directed aggression within mental health and substance abuse services: exploring conceptions of practice following education - Maager ø-Bangstad ER, Sælør KT, Ness O.
BACKGROUND: Staff-directed aggression represents a considerable concern in mental health and substance abuse services, and presents a substantial challenge to the quality and continuity of service provision for people with mental health and substance abuse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The NIH Hopes a New Study in 4 States Can Cut Opioid Deaths by 40%. Here ’s How
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Thursday announced an ambitious new study that’s meant to reduce opioid-related deaths by 40% in communities that have been hardest-hit by the ongoing epidemic. The NIH awarded grants to four research sites — the University of Kentucky, Boston Medical Center, Columbia University and Ohio State University — through the three-year, $350 million project, called the HEALing Communities Study. Each site will test the effectiveness of various strategies for combating and preventing opioid addiction in at least 15 communities in those states that are struggling with wid...
Source: TIME: Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Research Source Type: news

The unethicality of doping in sports - Palmi I, Berretta P, Tini A, Ricci G, Marinelli S.
Performance enhancing drug use in sport arguably constitutes a crisis, and as such, targeted measures are needed in order to stem it. Substance abuse in professional sports and competitions has besmirched many world-class athletes' reputations and standing... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Executive Inc: Why Pam Kehaly is on a quest to make Arizona healthiest state in the nation
Get to know the CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, who is tackling health and wellness problems head on in an effort to make sure the state sees improvement. Her big focus: substance abuse and the opioid situation. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Study suggests college students end up in vicious cycle of substance abuse, poor academics, stress
(Binghamton University) One negative behavior such as substance abuse or heavy alcohol drinking can lead college students toward a vicious cycle of poor lifestyle choices, lack of sleep, mental distress and low grades, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An Herbal Drug Called Kratom Has Been Linked to Almost 100 Overdose Deaths, the CDC Reports
Kratom, an over-the-counter substance often marketed as a health supplement for pain relief, was found to be a cause of at least 91 overdose deaths in the U.S. between 2016 and 2017, according to a Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report published Friday. The figure is more than double a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimate of 44 known deaths associated with kratom since 2011. The CDC’s study examined more than 27,000 overdoses in 27 states from July 2016 and December 2017. In seven of the 91 cases in which kratom was determined to be a cause of death, the drug was the only substance to test pos...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized onetime overnight Research Source Type: news

Behavioral hospital being built near Stone Oak
Universal Health Services Inc. plans to build a behavioral health hospital near Stone Oak. The hospital management company will break ground April 17 on the 80-bed campus on a site across from the company’s 250-bed Laurel Ridge Treatment Center on Corporate Woods Drive. The new hospital will be a treatment home for military veterans and first responders. It will also provide speciali zed behavioral health care and substance abuse services and a continuum of care for patients of all ages. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

UAB launches opioid overdose program
In an effort to curb an epidemic, the UAB Department of Emergency Medicine is launching a new initiative to help patients with opioid use disorders to get the appropriate therapy and referrals for further assistances. The program, called the Medication Assisted Treatment Protocol (ED MAT), is funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “Emergency departments are the tip of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

UAB launches opioid overdose program
In an effort to curb an epidemic, the UAB Department of Emergency Medicine is launching a new initiative to help patients with opioid use disorders to get the appropriate therapy and referrals for further assistances. The program, called the Medication Assisted Treatment Protocol (ED MAT), is funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “Emergency departments are the tip of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Some Boys Are Having Sex Before 13
Having sex before 13 is linked to increased sexual risks, such as having multiple sexual partners and sexually transmitted infections, an editorial published with the study said. It may also be linked to substance abuse, dating violence and low school achievement. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Incentive-driven substance abuse recovery platform raises $4.1M for consumer launch
The DynamiCare Health platform is already deployed in seven addiction treatment programs within the US. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 2, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Victimisation and addictive careers amongst women in Malta - Scicluna P, Clark M.
PURPOSE The purpose of this paper is to provide a theoretical analysis of the pathways of female addicts within the Maltese context by highlighting the complex interrelatedness between substance abuse and victimisation. This paper proposes that female a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

C-PTSD and Relationships
Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) is a term that researchers developed to explain the pathology that results from ongoing and prolonged exposure to trauma.1 Individuals suffering from complex trauma present different symptomatology in comparison to those with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This is because, in addition to the typical symptoms of PTSD, individuals with C-PTSD may also develop mood and behavioral disorders. They can develop physical health conditions as a result of chronic stress. Substance abuse is also high among survivors of abuse. (Substance abuse may offer a mechanism for control...
Source: Psych Central - April 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. Tags: Abuse PTSD Relationships & Love Child Abuse Childhood Trauma Emotional Regulation Interpersonal Relationship Neglect Source Type: news

Health Tip: Finding Mental Health Care Providers
-- If you or someone you know has a mental illness, help is out there. To find treatment services in your area, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). You can also call your doctor to see what... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Advisory Committee for Women's Services (ACWS); Notice of Meeting
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Advisory Committee for Women ’s Services (ACWS) will hold an online/phone meeting May 29, 2019. Agenda items include the substance use and mental health needs of pregnant and parenting women, access to behavioral health services for women and children, and related policies. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 1, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Stimulant drugs are associated with violent and penetrating trauma - Armenian P, Effron Z, Garbi N, Dirks R, Benowitz NL, Gerona RR.
BACKGROUND: Substance abuse is associated with traumatic injuries. Prior studies of drug use and injury have relied on urine drug of abuse screens, which have false positives, false negatives and inability to detect novel drugs. Our study characterizes the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Center for Mental Health Services; Notice of Meeting
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces a meeting of the Center For Mental Health Services (CMHS) National Advisory Council (NAC) on April 22, 2019. The meeting will be held via telephone and WebEx, include a public comment portion, and address suicide prevention and the Hotline Improvement Act, the previous meeting minutes, and a report from the CMHS director. Registration is required. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 29, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention; Notice of Meeting
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announcing an online/phone meeting of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) National Advisory Council (NAC) on April 29, 2019. The meeting is open to the public and will include discussions on the substance abuse prevention workforce, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, and Prevention Technology Transfer Centers, as well as CSAP program updates. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 28, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Conformity motives for alcohol use are associated with risky sexual behavior among alcohol-dependent patients in residential substance abuse treatment - Bujarski SJ, Capron DW, Gratz KL, Tull MT.
Alcohol misuse is associated with a variety of negative outcomes, including risky sexual behavior (RSB). In an attempt to better identify the subset of individuals at greatest risk for these negative outcomes, a growing body of research has begun to examin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Portland nurse gets four years in prison for distributing opioids
A former Portland nurse practitioner will spend four years in prison for illegally distributing opioids. Julie Ann DeMille, 60, will further face three years’ if supervised release for illegally distributing prescription opioids, filing a false tax return and lying to federal agents. Billy J. Williams, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, said DeMille's actions "risked the lives of hundreds t o turn a profit." “Our nation is drowning in substance abuse. We must wake up to this reality… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

Portland nurse gets four years in prison for distributing opioids
A former Portland nurse practitioner will spend four years in prison for illegally distributing opioids. Julie Ann DeMille, 60, will further face three years’ if supervised release for illegally distributing prescription opioids, filing a false tax return and lying to federal agents. Billy J. Williams, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, said DeMille's actions "risked the lives of hundreds t o turn a profit." “Our nation is drowning in substance abuse. We must wake up to this reality… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 26, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

iTether Technologies, U of Arizona doctor team up on app for pregnant women with substance abuse disorder
The new platform will help women book  appointments, talk to counselors online and message doctors.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The impact of substance abuse on family members mental health status - Shamsaei F, Baanavi M, Hassanian ZM, Cheraghi F.
BACKGROUND: The effects of substance abuse frequently extend beyond the nuclear family. Extended family members may experience feelings of abandonment, anxiety, fear, anger, concern, embarrassment, or guilt; they may wish to ignore or cut ties with the per... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

CDC: Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review
Notice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of a proposed information collection revising and extending the annual National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) through 2021. NAMCS provides information on office visits to physicians, as well as non-physician clinicians in community health centers. Some items will be modified or deleted, including data items on HIV and sexually transmitted infection prevention, alcohol and substance abuse screening, and culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Comments are due within 30 days of publication of this notice. (Source: Federal Register updates v...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 19, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Baylor faculty member earns grant to study evidence-based practices in psychology
(Baylor University) Sara L. Dolan, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor University's College of Arts& Sciences, has been awarded a five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - for a project aimed at improving clinical practice for children who have been victims of abuse and trauma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diagnostic issues in cases of juvenile with substance abuse problem in forensic psychology field - Cugowski M.
The article deals with the issues related to the recently-increasing problem of addiction to psychoactive substances in the context of the process of demoralization and offenses committed by minors. By making a scientific and research analysis of the pheno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How Common Is Unintentional Cannabis Ingestion?
Discussion “[Cannabis] is a genus of flowering plant with three main varieties: sativa, indica and ruderalis.” It has been used for hundreds of years for hemp or fiber and also for psychoactive and medicinal effects. The active compounds are collectively called cannabinoids, of which delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the most abundant. The floral buds or calyxes of the plant have the most cannabinoids, but other parts of the plant are also used such as leaves. Hash oil, hashish (or resin) and marijuana (dried leaves) are the common products from strongest to least strongest products. ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 11, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

MAP, a startup combating substance abuse, raises $25M from Aetna, others
Can we use technology to better fight drug addiction? This CEO is focused on ending the "totally unacceptable" human toll of the opioid epidemic. He's got a fresh $25 million in the bank to hire and expand. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Will Anderson Source Type: news