The role of the national drug law enforcement agency in the curtailment of youth involvement in drug abuse in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria - Moshood I, Amali SE, Abraham O, Olabisi YR.
In recent times, the trend of drug and substance abuse among youths in Ilorin, Nigeria, has been so alarming that it has generated serious concerns from all quarters in the city. In spite of the efforts of the Nigerian National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medication Treatment for Substance Abuse Up in Facilities
FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- From 2007 to 2016, there was an increase in the proportion of substance use treatment facilities offering medication treatment (MT), according to a study published in the January issue of Health Affairs. Using data from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hypothermic death in the arctic state - Rolf CM, Gallagher KE.
Hypothermic deaths are seen across the United States, but are more commonly seen in Alaska compared to the other states due to its northern latitude and variable climate. Vulnerable populations, such as the homeless and people with substance abuse are at i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

California must build workforce to serve older adults ’ behavioral health needs, UCLA report says
By 2030, there will be 9 million adults over age 65 in California — up from 6 million now — according to an estimate by the state’s department of finance. Buta new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research finds that California ’s public mental health workforce is poorly prepared to address their mental health needs and provide treatment for substance abuse.The report ’s publication coincides with a meeting this week in San Diego of the California Behavioral Planning Council, which will discuss the workforce problem and a five-year workforce education and training plan. But...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Poverty, Depression, Substance Abuse Common in Native Americans With HIV Poverty, Depression, Substance Abuse Common in Native Americans With HIV
More than half of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) adults in HIV care are at or below the poverty line, and many report symptoms of depression, internalized HIV-related stigma and substance abuse, according to results from the Medical Monitoring Project (MMP).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

800-662-HELP Underappreciated in Media, General Population
MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 -- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration national helpline (800-662-HELP) seems to be underappreciated in the media and by the general population, according to a research letter published online Jan. 14... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. substance abuse helpline largely unknown
(Reuters Health) - The U.S. government's toll-free substance abuse helpline, which provides free referral services to those looking for treatment, gets little publicity, a new study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A longitudinal analysis of the substance abuse, violence, and HIV/AIDS (SAVA) syndemic among women in the criminal justice system - Jones AA, Gerke T, Striley CW, Osborne V, Whitehead N, Cottler LB.
Using data from a randomized controlled trial of 319 women mainly recruited from a Municipal Drug Court System in St. Louis, MO, this study evaluates substance use, victimization, and HIV/AIDS risk behaviors over time. The results indicated that, for all p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Pain and substance abuse interact in a vicious cycle
(Binghamton University) Pain and substance use interact in a vicious cycle that can ultimately worsen and maintain both chronic pain and addiction, according to a research team including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

YouthCHAT as a primary care e-screening tool for mental health issues among Te Tai Tokerau youth: protocol for a co-design study - Martel RM, Darragh ML, Lawrence AJ, Shepherd MJ, Wihongi T, Goodyear-Smith FA.
BACKGROUND: In New Zealand (NZ), 1 in 4 adolescents is affected by mental health issues (eg, depression and anxiety) and engages in risk behaviors (eg, harmful drinking and substance abuse), with rates among M āori youth being significantly higher. The maj... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gun discussions, drug treatment on Mayor Walsh's health care agenda
Mayor Martin Walsh's health care priorities for the next two years include getting doctors to help prevent gun violence and expanding access to substance abuse treatment, according to a legislative package unveiled Thursday. The mayor’s agenda for the state Legislature include a narrower set of goals compared to the 100 or so bills typically filed by his office in a given year. “I don’t think it’s a secret we were disappointed at the amount of work we were able to get done on Beacon Hill… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Gun discussions, drug treatment on Mayor Walsh's health care agenda
Mayor Martin Walsh's health care priorities for the next two years include getting doctors to help prevent gun violence and expanding access to substance abuse treatment, according to a legislative package unveiled Thursday. The mayor’s agenda for the state Legislature include a narrower set of goals compared to the 100 or so bills typically filed by his office in a given year. “I don’t think it’s a secret we were disappointed at the amount of work we were able to get done on Beacon Hill… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 10, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Drug combo shows promise in treatment of depression and addiction
The combination of naltrexone and ketamine can help treat both symptoms of depression and substance abuse disorders like alcoholism, a Yale study suggests. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How and how much: combined services for domestic violence and substance abuse - Armstrong EM, Glover Reed B, Bennett LW.
This study generates practice-based evidence about organizational strategies for addressing co-occurring domestic violence (DV) and substance abuse (SA) using a survey of organizations working on both issues ( N = 204). How (the strategies) and how much (t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

DeSantis panel delves into substance-abuse funding
Incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis bemoaned Medicaid costs while in Congress and while on the campaign trail, but he is being asked by some members of his health-care advisory committee to consider expanding Medicaid eligibility to people with substance-use disorders. Members of DeSantis’ Advisory Committee on Health and Wellness said Wednesday the state should examine ways to tap into more Medicaid funds to help offset the costs of providing treatment and care for people who don’t currently qualify… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 3, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Christine Sexton Source Type: news

Should You Quit Drinking for Dry January? Here ’s What Experts Say
Resolutions go hand in hand with the start of a new year. And Dry January, the annual initiative to stop drinking alcohol for the first month, is one of the more popular New Year’s challenges, drawing in millions of people in multiple countries each year. Should you try it in 2019? Here’s what experts say. Drinking less is probably good for your health Conventional wisdom (and federal guidelines) say that moderate drinking — up to a drink per day for women, or two per day for men — is okay for health. But several prominent 2018 studies found that drinking even small amounts of alcohol may be associa...
Source: TIME: Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Holidays 2018 Source Type: news

Substance Abuse and Addiction | Medscape Substance Abuse and Addiction | Medscape
Recognize drug addiction and signs of substance abuse. Learn about the causes of substance abuse disorders as well as substance abuse counseling, testing, and prevention. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Through my eyes: Addiction and recovery
I had what appeared to be the perfect life. Then my life spiralled into substance abuse and depression. This is the story of my addiction and my recovery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Rep. O ’Day pushes opioid tax bill in an ongoing fight against crisis in Mass.
The devastation in Massachusetts related to the opioid crisis has led a state lawmaker to propose a tax on the legal purchase of opioids from manufacturers, with the goal of combating the epidemic by dedicating the revenues generated to address substance abuse prevention and treatment. “This is a step in the right direction and our continued fight to try to win this battle with substance use disorders is of the utmost importance for the commonwealth of Massachusetts,” said Rep. James O’Day,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Prithvi G. Tikhe Source Type: news

Stress, sensitive periods, and substance abuse - Andersen SL.
Research on the inter-relationship between drug abuse and social stress has primarily focused on the role of stress exposure during adulthood and more recently, adolescence. Adolescence is a time of heightened reward sensitivity, but it is also a time when... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The Weaponization of Narcan
Narcan, the trade name of the opiate antidote naloxone, has become a part of the modern lexicon. It can even be found in the Urban Dictionary. Although initially a noun, it is now a widely used verb as in, “I Narcanned that patient,” or, “I Narcanned your Honor Student.” Narcan is so effective that we have even dreamed up imaginary clinical situations to administer it. YouTube is full of videos of police officers giving themselves or colleagues Narcan for suspected “fentanyl exposure.” A popular video shows a police officer giving Narcan to another officer after exposure to what was late...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bryan Bledsoe, DO, FACEP, FAEMS Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Columns Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; Notice of Meeting
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announces that the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) National Advisory Council (NAC) will meet February 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern. The agenda will include discussions on expanding Medication-Assisted Treatment, recovery housing, and more. The meeting may be accessed in person or via telephone; pre-registration is requested. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 21, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Fifth Third gives $1.5M to help hospital battle epidemic
Two trusts overseen by Fifth Third Bancorp as well as the Fifth Third Foundation have donated a total of $1.5 million to help St. Elizabeth Healthcare address the opioid epidemic. The Northern Kentucky-based hospital system plans to use the money to expand services to curb substance abuse, including those for pregnant and parenting women. Since 2015, more than 1,300 babies born at St. Elizabeth flagship Edgewood hospital have had umbilical cords that tested positive for op iates and other addictive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 19, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Health Risk Behaviors and Depression in Adolescents Health Risk Behaviors and Depression in Adolescents
Can an intervention designed to reduce health risk behaviors such as smoking, substance abuse, unsafe sex, and unhealthy diet reduce depressive symptoms in adolescent patients?Journal of Pediatric Psychology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Examining the link between reward and response inhibition in individuals with substance abuse tendencies - Byrne KA, Worthy DA.
BACKGROUND: Substance use problems are often characterized by dysregulation in reward sensitivity and inhibitory control. In line with this representation, the goal of this investigation was to determine how substance abuse tendencies among university stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Can One App Help Stem the Tide of Opioid Abuse?
Digital health solutions could be the most viable means of curbing the opioid abuse epidemic. FDA contributed to the support of this belief earlier this week, when it gave a nod to Pear Therapeutics’ mobile medical app. The solution, called reSET-O, is used to help those with opioid use disorder stay in recovery programs. The Boston, MA-based company said the reSET-O app is a prescription cognitive behavioral therapy intended to be used in addition to outpatient treatment under the care of a health care professional, in conjunction with treatment that includes buprenorphine and contingency management. &a...
Source: MDDI - December 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Digital Health Source Type: news

Overdose Risk Factors in Addicted Youth Identified Overdose Risk Factors in Addicted Youth Identified
A history of IV drug use or mood disorders increases overdose risk in young patients in treatment for substance abuse.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

An association between multiculturalism and psychological distress - Samson FL.
Amidst increasing focus on rising rates of substance abuse and suicide among white Americans and extending prior research on intergroup attitudes and health, this study examines a novel factor associated with psychological distress: disagreement with multi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Onset, comorbidity, and predictors of nicotine, alcohol, and marijuana use disorders among North American Indigenous adolescents - Hautala D, Sittner K, Walls M.
North American Indigenous (i.e., American Indian and Canadian First Nations) youth experience inequities in rates of substance abuse and dependence. Despite this, few longitudinal studies examine the developmental course of substance use disorders (SUD) am... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Children of U.S. drug crisis face long-term health effects
Children of parents with substance abuse disorder ​s are more at risk of long-term behavioral and mental health issues (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids suffer trauma from the nation's drug crisis
Children of parents with substance abuse disorder ​s are more at risk of long-term behavioral and mental health issues (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids Of Parents With Substance Use Disorder Could Need Years Of Therapy
BOSTON (CBS) — They are the youngest victims of the nation’s drug crisis: children of parents with substance abuse disorders. They become more susceptible to long-term behavioral and mental health issues. Twelve-year-old Annie Bourassa from Gloucester is just one example of what the impact can be. But she is also an example of how treatment can help some children heal. Annie Bourassa (WBZ-TV) Annie has come a long way since Marc and Phyllis-Ann welcomed her into their lives. At just three years old, she was removed from the care of her biological mother over alleged substance abuse and neglect. The toll has bee...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Confronting The Crisis Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Source Type: news

Save the Michaels plus four WNY counties get addictions treatment funds
Expanded opioid addiction treatment is coming to four Western New York counties as part of a statewide allocation of $9 million in new federal funding, as well as targeted funding for a Buffalo-based addictions support group. The funding comes through a state opioid response grant administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for seven initiatives.  Nearly $4 million will go toward increasing access to services, including hiring or contracting for additional buprenorphine… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

New Grants to Rural Hospitals Address Health Care Workforce Shortages
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced today the recipients of new grants totaling close to $300,000 over two years to assist rural hospitals in filling “high need, high demand” positions – those where the demand for specific professionals exceeds the supply of available workers. The grants support education and training for an array of allied health professionals, including surgical technologists, substance abuse counselors-in-training, centr al service technicians,...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - December 3, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Comorbid depression and substance abuse in domestic homicide: missed opportunities in the assessment and management of mental illness in perpetrators - Oliver CL, Jaffe PG.
Almost 40% of murdered women are victims of domestic homicide across the world. However, research has yet to examine comorbid depression and substance abuse in domestic homicide perpetrators, despite comorbid mental health conditions being associated with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Axing millions from youth work puts futures at risk, says UNISON
Young people’s futures are being put at risk as a result of the government axing £13.3m from youth services across the UK in just three years, according to a UNISON report published today (Monday). The report – Youth Services at Breaking Point – reveals that between 2016 and 2019*, nearly 900 youth worker jobs have been cut and at least 160 youth centres have closed their doors. Youth Services at Breaking Point is based on responses to a freedom of information request (FoI), which was sent to all UK local authorities that provide youth services, and from a survey of youth workers employed by council...
Source: UNISON Health care news - December 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: Press release austerity local government young members Source Type: news

When home is still unsafe: from family reunification to foster care reentry - Font S, Sattler K, Gershoff E.
This study examined how parental substance abuse and mental health problems, and the time allotted for reuni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Is Cold and Dark Weather a Trigger for Heavy Drinking?
There is a commonly held belief that winter conditions — that are characterized by extreme cold and low sunlight — are connected to heavy drinking. Whenever we think of countries in Northern Europe we instantly think of sub-zero temperatures, dark clouds and polar landscapes. We also imagine its inhabitants tucked in a bar drinking their sorrows away. What creates this image is the perception that strong spirits and binge drinking are a staple of many Northern countries. However, scientific and factual evidence shows a more nuanced picture. Statistical Verdict The argument that countries with a colder climate e...
Source: Psych Central - November 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claudiu Revnic Tags: Addictions Substance Abuse alcohol use Alcoholism heavy drinking Holiday Blues Holiday Season Public Health Winter Source Type: news

U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped for the Third Year in a Row. Drugs and Suicide Are Partly to Blame
U.S. life expectancy dropped in 2017 for the third consecutive year, as deaths by suicide and drug overdose continue to claim more American lives. The average American could expect to live to 78.6 years old in 2017, down from 78.7 in 2016, according to data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). That decline may be modest, but it marks the third year in a row that life expectancy at birth has fallen — a noteworthy phenomenon, since the previous multiyear drop recorded by the NCHS was in the early 1960s. The modern trend seems to be pr...
Source: TIME: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

New Research on Gambling Use Disorder
“Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing from something.” – Wilson Mizner Who doesn’t enjoy a game of chance now and then? Trying your luck on an inexpensive lottery ticket can seem innocent enough, and might even net you considerable return. Spurred on by the lure of winning the big jackpot through television, radio, Internet, newspaper and other media ads may even prompt you to spend more than you intended. And it’s not just lottery tickets that people become hooked on but other forms of gambling as well: horse racing, slot machines, card games, sports betting. It should come as no surpris...
Source: Psych Central - November 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Substance Abuse Source Type: news

Reasons for alcohol consumption among Japanese high school students overall and by sex and year in school: an exploratory study - Miyoshi Y, Katsuno S, Nishioka N, Wada K.
This study sought to ascertain the association between alcohol consumption by Japanese high school students and their reasons for drinking. Monitoring the Future is a U.S. survey of substance abuse that features a core question that asks about reasons for ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Burden of depressive symptoms and non-alcohol substance abuse; and their association with alcohol use and partner violence: a cross-sectional study in four sub-Saharan Africa countries - Bajunirwe F, Maling S, Adami HO, Ajayi IO, Volmink J, Adebamowo C, Laurence C, Reid T, Nankya-Mutyoba J, Chiwanga FS, Dalal S, Njelekela M, Guwatudde D, Holmes MD.
In sub-Saharan Africa, there are limited data on burden of non-alcohol substance abuse (NAS) and depressive symptoms (DS), yet potential risk factors such as alcohol and intimate partner violence (IPV) are common and NAS abuse may be the rise. The aim of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Repeated blast model of mild traumatic brain injury alters oxycodone self-administration and drug seeking - Nawarawong NN, Slaker M, Muelbl M, Shah AS, Chiariello R, Nelson LD, Budde MD, Stemper BD, Olsen CM.
Each year, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) affect millions worldwide. Mild TBIs (mTBI) are the most prevalent and can lead to a range of neurobehavioral problems, including substance abuse. A single blast exposure, inducing mTBI alters the medial prefrontal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Notice of Meeting for the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC)
Announcement of a public meeting of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) on December 11, 2018. Agenda items include an update on federal efforts related to serious mental illness and serious emotional disturbance, and federal implementation of ISMICC recommendations. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 20, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has extended the comment period on minor changes planned for the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). The survey is used to used to determine the prevalence of the use of tobacco products, alcohol, illicit substances, and illicit use of prescription drugs by people 12 years and older in the United States. Comments are due by January 18, 2019. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 19, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

The impacts of family treatment drug court on child welfare core outcomes: a meta-analysis - Zhang S, Huang H, Wu Q, Li Y, Liu M.
BACKGROUND: Substance abuse has been prevalent among caregivers involved in child welfare and is a major barrier to their achieving favorable outcomes. Family Treatment Drug Courts (FTDCs) have been viewed as one of the most promising interventions but res... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Liver Disease Risk Factors in Patients Treated for Alcohol and Drug Dependence
Conclusion As this was only a pilot study, further data collection involving a larger, representative sample of clients should be undertaken to explore these results further. References Bennett, H. et al., 2015. Assessing the Long-Term Impact of Treating Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)-Infected People Who Inject Drugs in the UK and the Relationship between Treatment Uptake and Efficacy on Future Infections. PLoS ONE, 10(5), p.e0125846. Edeghere, O. et al., 2015. Retrospective cohort study of liver transplantation in the United Kingdom between 1994 and 2010: the impact of hepatitis C infection. Public Health, 129(5), pp.509–5...
Source: Alcohol Research UK - November 15, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

Tips for Social Anxiety Sufferers
Do you usually feel apprehensive around others due to fear of possible embarrassment? Do you develop sweaty palms, shaky legs or feel you have butterflies in your stomach when called up to speak before an audience? Do you feel others are constantly scrutinizing your every move with a view that’s critical of you? If so, you are not alone. You have lots of company. In the United States alone, about 40 million American adults suffer from various forms of anxiety disorders, with over 15 million adults suffering from social anxiety, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). The problem affects...
Source: Psych Central - November 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Irving Schattner, LCSW Tags: Agoraphobia Anxiety General Social Phobia anxious thoughts Loneliness making friends Social Anxiety Source Type: news

Surprising Research on Cannabis
Much of what we think we know about cannabis may soon change as a result of new research that uncovers some surprising facts. Indeed, the topic, which can be emotionally charged, is the focus of intense scientific study. Is cannabis good for you? Is it addictive? What long-term harms can use cause? The answers to these questions are multi-layered and not always clear-cut, which is why cannabis research continues with even more urgency. FACTS ON CANNABIS ADDICTION AND DEPENDENCE Current estimates are that one in 10 cannabis users will develop cannabis addiction or dependence. The potency of the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol ...
Source: Psych Central - November 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Habits Healthy Living Memory and Perception Miscellaneous Drugs Neuroscience Substance Abuse Source Type: news

Volatile substance related deaths: a simple and safe autopsy procedure for sampling and preserving aliphatic hydrocarbons - Bottoni E, Fiore PA, Cappelletti S, Petrasso PEY, Straccamore M.
Volatile substance abuse in order to "get high" is a widespread problem especially among adolescents and young-adults, with significant rates of morbidity and mortality. Despite the studies conducted on this topic, collection and preservation of volatile s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news