Marijuana Edibles May Pose Special Risks
Edibles induced a disproportionate number of pot-related medical crises, an analysis of emergency room admissions in Colorado found. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Cannabis Foods and Products Marijuana Drug Abuse and Traffic Law and Legislation Mental Health and Disorders Emergency Medical Treatment Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Hospitals Depression (Mental) 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

Abuse in Childhood Tied to Brain Changes and Later Depression
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 -- Abuse during childhood can cause structural changes in the brain that increase a person's risk of severe and recurrent depression, a new study reveals. The findings " add further weight to the notion that patients with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Drug Use & amp; Abuse: 10 Qs to Decipher
Sample:  In 2017,>70 200 drug overdose deaths occurred in the US. Approximately what percentage of those deaths involved an opioid? (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 20, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Alcohol Abuse Alcohol/Drug Dependence SiteTerms/www.cannabissciencetech.com/Medical Marijuana (MMJ) Substance Use Disorder Source Type: news

Advanced Chromatography Preparation and Separation Solutions Deliver Robust and Reliable Sample Analysis
New sample preparation workflow and chromatography column enable rapid and reproducible characterization of steroid hormones and sensitive separation of drugs of abuse (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 20, 2019 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace The Scientist Source Type: news

Dr. Jack Stein appointed NIDA Chief of Staff
Jack B. Stein, Ph.D. Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), has appointed Jack B. Stein, Ph.D., to be the NIDA Chief of Staff, a newly created position to support and assist the Director with coordination and strategic planning of key institute initiatives.... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - March 20, 2019 Category: Addiction Source Type: news

Health Tip: Short-term Effects of Marijuana
-- Marijuana is a commonly used psychoactive drug among young people in the United States. More than 11 million young adults ages 18 to 25 used marijuana in 2015, the National Institute of Drug Abuse says. The illicit drug contains the mind-altering... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine 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

Potentially deadly and memory-killing effect of opioid abuse explored
A new study suggests that doctors treating drug overdose cases should be on the lookout for abnormal brain swelling, which can be treated if discovered early. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training 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

Substance use in a domestic minor sex trafficking patient population - Moore JL, Goldberg AP, Barron C.
Substance use and abuse have been documented as both a risk factor in and consequence of involvement in domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST). Domestic minor sex trafficking is defined as the commercial sexual exploitation of children in exchange for money... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Substance Use and Abuse: An Update
Brief summaries highlight the latest developments and research findings regarding this serious and growing health problem. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - March 15, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Alcohol Abuse Alcohol/Drug Dependence SiteTerms/www.cannabissciencetech.com/Medical Marijuana (MMJ) Substance Use Disorder Source Type: news

People Affected by Leprosy in Latin America Unite for Their Rights and Their Voice
Family photo of part of the 111 participants in the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen's Disease, on the steps of the Morisco Palace, the headquarters of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, which hosted the three-day meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit: Mario Osava/IPSBy Mario OsavaRIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 14 2019 (IPS) With the decision to found a regional coalition to promote rights and greater participation in national and international forums and decisions, the First Latin American and Caribbean Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Hansen’s disease, popu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mario Osava Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Ter Source Type: news

First-Time Opioid Prescriptions Down By 50 Percent
BOSTON (CBS) – Some good news in the fight against the opioid epidemic. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds that the number of first-time opioid prescriptions has fallen by half in recent years. But it’s not all good news. Researchers at Harvard Medical School analyzed more than 86 million patients over five years and found a more than 50 percent drop in the rate of new opioid prescriptions given to patients, which is great news and will help stem the tide of opioid overuse and abuse. But they also found that some prescribers are still treating patients with doses that are too high or for too l...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Harvard University opioid crisis Source Type: news

Behavioral economic demand metrics for abuse deterrent and abuse potential quantification - Schwartz LP, Roma PG, Henningfield JE, Hursh SR, Cone EJ, Buchhalter AR, Fant RV, Schnoll SH.
INTRODUCTION: Behavioral economics provides a framework for quantifying drug abuse potential that can inform public health risk, clinical treatment, and research. Hypothetical purchase task (HPT) questionnaires may provide a low-cost and sensitive method b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Doctors Are Writing Half as Many New Opioid Prescriptions as They Used To, Study Says
Deaths from opioid overdoses have increased dramatically over the last decade. In 2017, the latest year for which the U.S. government has statistics on the trend, more than 47,000 Americans died of opioid overdoses. One major factor contributing to the rising number of people who get addicted to opioids and die from overdoses is the increasing number of prescriptions written by doctors to treat pain. Overdose deaths related to such prescriptions increased five times from 1999 to 2017. But according to the latest study looking at opioid prescribing patterns, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, recent efforts t...
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Drugs Source Type: news

Vatican approves use of chemical castration drug in latest sign that Pope Francis is an agent for Lucifer
(Natural News) The Vatican now supports the use of puberty blocker drugs for kids who want to halt and suppress their natural development into a man or woman. The Vatican’s new position on the issue raises red flags. Suppressing a child’s hormones is a form of chemical child abuse. Those who are confused or curious... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Influence of cosmetic hair treatments on cannabinoids in hair: bleaching, perming and permanent coloring - Van Elsu é N, Yegles M.
Various cosmetic hair manipulations are known to interfere with drug of abuse concentrations in hair. It is important to evaluate the effects of cosmetic hair treatments as they can influence quantitative hair results. Only one study showed a significant d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Post-mortem toxicology in violent fatalities in Cape Town, South Africa: a preliminary investigation - Auckloo MBKM, Davies BB.
BACKGROUND: In South Africa, violence-related injury and mortality contributes highly to the nation's burden of injury. Drug abuse, which is also reported to be rife across the county, has been associated with violence, resulting injury, and death. While p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs 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

Moderate to severe gambling problems and traumatic brain injury: a population-based study - Turner NE, McDonald AJ, Ialomiteanu AR, Mann RE, McCready J, Millstone D, Hamilton H, Elton-Marshall T, Rehm J, Kurdyak P, Ilie G, Wickens CM, Le TL, van der Maas M, Faregh N, Cook S, Bondy S, Sanchez S, Cusimano MD.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common injury characterized by a change in brain function after an external blow to the head and is associated with substance abuse, psychological distress, risk-taking, and impulsivity. Convenience and clinical samples ha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Perceived social ties and mental health among formerly incarcerated men in New York City - Valera P, Boyas JF.
The incarcerated population has been substantially burdened by syndemic productions involving mental health illness and substance abuse problems. The present analysis describes the mental health symptoms of a nonprobability sample of 225 formerly incarcera... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The New Depression Treatment Esketamine Helped Me Get My Life Back. But I Don ’t Know If I Can Keep Taking It
On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the U.S.’ first new major depression treatment in years: a fast-acting esketamine nasal spray related to the club drug ketamine, which is itself a promising treatment for depression. The esketamine spray, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals and sold under the brand name Spravato, is intended for adults with treatment-resistant depression. When taken in conjunction with oral antidepressants under medical supervision, Spravato has been shown to ease depression systems in as little as hours, though the psychedelic-derived drug ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amelia D. Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The New Depression Treatment Esketamine Helped Me Get My Life Back. But I Don ’t Know If I Can Take It Forever
On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the U.S.’ first new major depression treatment in years: a fast-acting esketamine nasal spray related to the club drug ketamine, which is itself a promising treatment for depression. The esketamine spray, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals and sold under the brand name Spravato, is intended for adults with treatment-resistant depression. When taken in conjunction with oral antidepressants under medical supervision, Spravato has been shown to ease depression systems in as little as hours, though the psychedelic-derived drug ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amelia D. Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Kenya: NHIF Spent Sh65mn for Rehabilitation of Drug, Substance Abuse Patients
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) spent Sh65.3 million in the financial year 2017/ 2018 as payment for the treatment of 685 patients suffering from drug and substance abuse. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Good News: Opioid Prescribing Fell. The Bad? Pain Patients Suffer, Doctors Say.
Doctors and insurers are using federal guidelines as cover to turn away patients, experts tell the C.D.C. and Congress. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN and ABBY GOODNOUGH Tags: Opioids and Opiates Pain-Relieving Drugs Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drug Abuse and Traffic Health Insurance and Managed Care Doctors Centers for Disease Control and Prevention your-feed-science Source Type: news

About 360,000 ED Visits Were for Nonmedical Drug Abuse in 2016
WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 -- In 2016, there were an estimated 358,247 emergency department visits for harms from nonmedical use of pharmaceuticals, according to a study published online March 6 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Andrew... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Comorbid conditions among adults 50 years and older with traumatic brain injury: examining associations with demographics, healthcare utilization, institutionalization, and 1-year outcomes - Kumar RG, Olsen J, Juengst SB, Dams-O ʼconnor K, Oʼneil-Pirozzi TM, Hammond FM, Wagner AK.
OBJECTIVES: To assess the relationship of acute complications, preexisting chronic diseases, and substance abuse with clinical and functional outcomes among adults 50 years and older with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). DESIGN: Pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

FDA Approves Ketamine-Like Nasal Spray For Depression
(CNN) — The US Food and Drug Administration approved Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s esketamine on Tuesday for treatment-resistant depression; the drug is the chemical cousin of ketamine, the powerful anesthetic that has been used illegally as the club drug Special K. It will be sold as Spravato. More specifically, it’s for patients who have tried at least two other medications without success, and it should be taken with an oral antidepressant. Esketamine will be sold as Spravato. (Image credit:Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.) “There has been a longstanding need for additional effective treatments for ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local CNN Depression Dr. Mallika Marshall Esketamine Special K Spravato Source Type: news

FDA approves new nasal spray medication for treatment-resistant depression; available only at a certified doctor's office or clinic
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Spravato (esketamine) nasal spray, in conjunction with an oral antidepressant, for the treatment of depression in adults who have tried other antidepressant medicines but have not benefited from them (treatment-resistant depression). Because of the risk of serious adverse outcomes resulting from sedation and dissociation caused by Spravato administration, and the potential for abuse and misuse of the drug, (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured FDA Regulatory Affairs Source Type: news

Judge finds UnitedHealth denied care on mental issues
In a scathing decision released Tuesday, a federal judge in Northern California ruled that a unit of UnitedHealth Group, the giant health insurer, had created internal policies aimed at effectively discriminating against patients with mental health and substance abuse disorders to save money. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Reed Abelson Source Type: news

Judge finds UnitedHealth denied care on mental issues
In a scathing decision released Tuesday, a federal judge in Northern California ruled that a unit of UnitedHealth Group, the giant health insurer, had created internal policies aimed at effectively discriminating against patients with mental health and substance abuse disorders to save money. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Reed Abelson Source Type: news

This Ketamine-Like Drug Has Been Approved to Treat Depression
(WASHINGTON) — A mind-altering medication related to the club drug Special K won U.S. approval Tuesday for patients with hard-to-treat depression, the first in a series of long-overlooked substances being reconsidered for severe forms of mental illness. The nasal spray from Johnson & Johnson is a chemical cousin of ketamine, which has been used for decades as a powerful anesthetic to prepare patients for surgery. In the 1990s, the medication was adopted as a party drug by the underground rave culture due to its ability to produce psychedelic, out-of-body experiences. More recently, some doctors have given ketamin...
Source: TIME: Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MATTHEW PERRONE / AP Tags: Uncategorized Drugs onetime overnight Source Type: news

Purdue/opioids: a monkey on its back
Opioid abuse is now taking its toll on drugmakers (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. Deaths From Suicide, Substance Abuse Reach Record High
TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 -- Deaths from drugs, alcohol and suicide in the United States hit an all-time high in 2017 -- more than 150,000 in all. That number was more than double 1999 levels, according to a chilling new analysis of U.S. Centers for... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Menstrual cycle phase influences cocaine craving
(Elsevier) Menstrual cycle may influence addiction risk in women, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry by researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse and University of Maryland School of Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cocaine, meth on rise in Pennsylvania's early warning areas
Pennsylvania appears to be reflecting national trends in drug abuse, as methamphetamine and cocaine rises while prescription drug and heroin deaths level off in some areas (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: MTN Continues to Spearhead Intervention to Combat Deadly Scourge of Substance Abuse
[Nigeria Health Watch] In furtherance of the drive to curb the increasing rate of substance abuse in Nigeria, MTN Nigeria, under the Anti Substance Abuse Programme (ASAP) led a multi sectoral roundtable on the substance abuse ecosystem in Nigeria and the need for intensified collaborative action. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 4, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The New Health Care: The Opioid Dilemma: Saving Lives in the Long Run Can Take Lives in the Short Run
Limiting prescriptions seems logical, but a simulation study shows it would actually increase deaths, not decrease them, in the initial years. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AUSTIN FRAKT Tags: Opioids and Opiates Deaths (Fatalities) Pain Drug Abuse and Traffic Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Addiction (Psychology) Medicine and Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; Notice of Meeting
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of a public meeting of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) National Advisory Council (NAC) on March 28, 2019. The meeting will address expanding access to Medication-Assisted Treatment, recovery housing, and more. Registration is required; the meeting will be held via WebEx and telephone. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - March 4, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Do Men and Women Experience Bipolar Disorder Differently?
Bipolar disorder affects men and women in equal numbers, and the symptoms are essentially identical. But some key differences do exist—differences that might be due to biological factors, and social ones, too. For starters, research has consistently shown that women have higher rates of bipolar II disorder, “which typically presents as a chronic depressive disorder with periods of hypomania,” according to Candida Fink, MD, a board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with a private practice in Westchester, N.Y. There’s a misconception that bipolar II disorder is less severe than bipola...
Source: Psych Central - March 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Bipolar Disorders Gender General Men's Issues Women's Issues Bipolar Disorder bipolar disorder and pregnancy bipolar I Bipolar Ii Gender Differences men and bipolar disorder menopause and bipolar disorder menstruation and bipolar Source Type: news

Broken hearts and battered lives: adverse and abusive life histories and externalized responses to anger as pathways to illicit drug use among incarcerated women - Jones MS, Sharp SF, Worthen MGF.
Most incarcerated women suffer from adverse and abusive life histories, including adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as sexual, physical, emotional abuse, and neglect, and intimate partner violence (IPV). In addition, many have difficulties regulat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nigeria: Drug Abuse - 41 People Lose Sanity in Zamfara in 2018 - NDLEA
[Daily Trust] At least 41 people went mad due to drug abuse in Zamfara state in 2018, the Principal Staff of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency in the state Mr Ladan Hashim has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

High doses of B-vitamins have a profound effect on mental health
(Natural News) The scourge of mental health problems plaguing the U.S. has been called an epidemic. Back in 2014, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) revealed that close to 20 percent of the total adult population of the United States is diagnosed with some form of mental illness each year, including depression,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millennial depression on the rise, study says
Today, young people are more likely to suffer from depression and self-harm than they were 10 years ago, even as substance abuse and anti-social behavior continue to fall, a new study says. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescription painkillers do more harm than good for back pain
(Natural News) From over-the-counter (OTC) painkillers like ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin to prescription drugs like tramadol, morphine, and hydrocodone, these meds are omnipresent in modern American life. They have become more widely used than tobacco, according to a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration report. In 2015, more than 36 percent of Americans, aged 12... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Killing brain cells and skin cells simultaneously with inhalant abuse: pearls from the National Burn Repository - Kahn SA, Bierman TV, Larson KJ, Blache AL.
BACKGROUND: Over 20 million Americans have abused inhalants at least once in their lifetime. It is widely known that 'huffing' increases risk for liver disease, renal failure, hypoxia, respiratory failure, dysrhythmias, and cardiac arrest. However, it is l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Health Tip: Dangers of Teen E-Cigarette Use
-- Nicotine use among teens is soaring, but not because of traditional cigarettes. E-cigarettes are the most common form of smoking among youth in the United States, the National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens says. Although they're commonly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news