In a First, Medicaid Extends Coverage to Prison Inmates
FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2023 -- Some inmates in California could begin getting certain limited health services, including substance abuse treatment and mental health diagnoses, using Medicaid funds. Typically, inmates lose Medicaid coverage while in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 27, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

In a First, Medicaid Extends Coverage to Prison Inmates
FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 2023 -- Some inmates in California could begin getting certain limited health services, including substance abuse treatment and mental health diagnoses, using Medicaid funds. Typically, inmates lose Medicaid coverage while in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 27, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Co-occurring subacute combined degeneration and Guillain-Barr é syndrome resulting from nitrous oxide abuse: a case report - Strom K, Lima A, Tabarzadi V.
Growing in prevalence as a recreational drug of abuse across a broad scope of people, nitrous oxide (N(2)O) has proven to be a public health concern. Side effects of its abuse have a great degree of variation among people ranging from neurologic, psychiatr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Survival'Much Lower' 10 Years After Chronic Pancreatitis Surgery Survival'Much Lower' 10 Years After Chronic Pancreatitis Surgery
Substance abuse and suicide are major causes of mortality in the longer term, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 24, 2023 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Drug use intention and associated factors among college students: a survey conducted in Beijing - Jiang F, Xie C, Zhang N.
Previous studies and reports of drug abuse cases in China indicate that college students' perceptions and attitudes toward illegal drugs may have been greatly impacted by the changing social surroundings. However, little work has been done to assess empiri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Investigating the relations between sexual victimization, substance misuse, and exposure to community violence - Walker HE, Wamser-Nanney R, Howell KH.
Child sexual abuse (CSA) and substance misuse are established risk factors for adult sexual assault (ASA). Still, study of additional factors may enhance our understanding of ASA. Community violence (CV) exposure is a potential risk factor for ASA and has ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Timeline of Selected FDA Activities and Significant Events Addressing Substance Use and Overdose Prevention
Timeline of Selected FDA Activities and Significant Events Addressing Opioid Misuse and Abuse (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - January 23, 2023 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Substance Use Among Persons with Syphilis During Pregnancy - Arizona and Georgia, 2018-2021
This report describes the prevalence of substance use among person with syphilis during pregnancy. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 19, 2023 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Newborn Health Pregnancy Substance Use and Abuse Syphilis (Treponema pallidum Infection) Women's Health Source Type: news

Is There Really No Safe Amount of Drinking?
The safest amount of alcohol to drink is none, according to new guidance from the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. That’s a marked change from Canada’s previous national guidance on alcohol consumption, which advised women to have no more than 10 drinks per week and men no more than 15. By contrast, the new report says those who drink only one or two boozy beverages per week “will likely avoid” alcohol-related health consequences including chronic diseases, liver injury, and accidents—but the safest choice, it says, is not to drink at all. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true...
Source: TIME: Health - January 19, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet & Nutrition healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Notice of Meeting for the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) will hold a virtual public meeting of the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) on March 14, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern. The meeting will provide information on federal efforts related to serious mental illness (SMI) and serious emotional disturbance (SED). The agenda and information on how to join the meeting will be posted on theSAMHSA website before the meeting. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 19, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

To reduce ‘reputational bias,’ NIH may revamp how grant proposals are scored
Researchers familiar with the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) peer-review process can cite many cases where the reputation of a scientist or their workplace seemed to count for more than the strength of their ideas. There was the scientist who moved from the Ivy League to a large public university and saw scores on his grant applications drop. The investigators from historically Black institutions who always seemed to do worse than applicants from majority white schools. And the big names from research powerhouses whose proposals won stellar ratings without much scrutiny. “Anyone who actually attends a ...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 17, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fentanyl Helps Push Overdose Deaths to Record Level in New York City
The city ’s health commissioner said fatalities appeared to still be surging despite measures meant to keep addicted people alive. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 14, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Goldstein and Joshua Needelman Tags: Drug Abuse and Traffic Deaths (Fatalities) Heroin Health and Mental Hygiene Department (NYC) Vasan, Ashwin New York City Source Type: news

Health Economics at NIMH and NIDA – Domestic and International
This meeting will highlight health economics research supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 12, 2023 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Newly Identified Neural Signature of Drug Craving Could Predict Drug Use
The signature could one day be used to improve treatment planning for people with substance abuse disorders. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 11, 2023 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Identification of optimal urinary biomarkers of synthetic cannabinoids BZO-HEXOXIZID, BZO-POXIZID, 5F-BZO-POXIZID, and BZO-CHMOXIZID for illicit abuse monitoring - Lee KZH, Wang Z, Fong CY, Goh EML, Moy HY, Chan ECY.
The continuous introduction of new synthetic cannabinoid (SC) subtypes and analogues remains a major problem worldwide. Recently, a new "OXIZID" generation of SCs surfaced in seized materials across various countries. Hence, there is an impetus to identify... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news