Acute ethanol exposure rapidly alters cerebellar and cortical microglial physiology - Stowell RD, Majewska AK.
Alcohol use is highly prevalent in modern society and ramifications of alcohol abuse pose a large public health concern. Previous work investigating the effects of alcohol exposure on the brain have implicated microglia, the resident immune cells of the ce... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Examining sleep over time in a randomized control trial comparing two integrated PTSD and alcohol use disorder treatments - Colvonen PJ, Straus LD, Drummond SP, Angkaw AC, Norman SB.
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Insomnia is highly co-occurring with both posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcohol use disorder (AUD). This is concerning since insomnia contributes to worse substance abuse and PTSD, and a host of negative health consequences. No... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Increasing Attachment in Grandfamilies and Kinship Care
While working as a family therapist with kinship families, also known as grandparents raising their grandchildren, I came across families who were struggling with the ability to rebuild broken trust. Raising your grandchild (or another relative) brings with it attachment challenges you may not have faced when you raised your biological children. By “attachment” I am referring to the safety and comfort that develops, over time between a child and caregiver. For example, the bond between you and your children probably grew organically, beginning in utero, and continued to develop from the first day of their life...
Source: Psych Central - February 19, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Beth Tyson Tags: Addictions Aging Caregivers Children and Teens Family Grief and Loss Parenting Substance Abuse Adverse Childhood Experience Attachment Bonding Child Development Grandfamily Grandparents grieving kinship family Source Type: news

Texting Trauma: Many Teens Suffer'Digital Dating Abuse '
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- Many U.S. teenagers may be using their smartphones to harass, humiliate or otherwise abuse their dating partners. That's according to a recent national survey of teens who'd been in a romantic relationship in the past... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why Human Factors Terminology Needs Updating
Conclusion IEC 62366-1 leaves a chasm between Normal Use and Abnormal Use, so manufacturers might not consider some user actions to be “Use Errors” if these actions do not fit the IEC 62366-1 definition of use. In other words, Use Errors may go undetected, unaddressed, or unmitigated. To protect users and manufacturers, this gap must be closed: IEC 62366-1 should be updated to address user actions that do not fit the current definitions of Normal Use nor Abnormal Use. To mend this gap in IEC 62366-1, we suggest to: Re-define Abnormal Use in terms of abuse. Remove Normal Use. Remove the &...
Source: MDDI - February 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kaivon Assani Tags: Design Source Type: news

AHA News: Domestic Abuse May Do Long-Term Damage to Women's Health
TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Women who experience domestic abuse may be more likely to develop heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes, new research suggests. The British study, published this week in the Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Teens With ADHD Less Likely Than Preteens to Have Doctor Visit
Depression, suicide, substance abuse monitoring found for most teens, but only half monitored for sexual risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA Takes Important Steps to Stem the Tide of 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 - February 14, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

South Africa: South Africans Describe the Pain of Unemployment
[The Conversation Africa] Unemployment has both individual and social consequences that require public policy interventions. For the individual, unemployment can cause psychological distress, which can lead to a decline in life satisfaction. It can also lead to mood disorders and substance abuse. Unemployment can affect one's social status ascription as well, which manifests through stigmatisation, labelling, unfair judgement, and marginalisation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

More than half of US opioid prescriptions for dental procedures exceeded 3-day supply recommendations from CDC 2016 guidelines
New largescale study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found overprescription of opioids by dentists common, particularly to patients at high risk for substance abuse, and that almost 1/3 of patients received more powerful drugs than neededElsevierIMAGE: In this cross-sectional analysis of 542,958 dental visits by adult patients, between 1 in 4 and 1 in 2 opioid prescriptions exceeded the recommended morphine equivalents and days'supply for...viewmore Credit: Michelle S. Woods Ann Arbor, February 4, 2020 - Dentists are among top prescribers of opioids in the US, however, whether their opioid prescrib...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Notice of Meeting; Advisory Committee for Women's Services (ACWS)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Advisory Committee for Women's Services (ACWS) will hold a public meeting on March 17, 2020. Agenda items include a discussion on current SAMHSA strategies to address the mental health and substance use needs of women and girls, including priorities for women veterans, foster care systems of care, direction around access to behavioral health services. Registration to attend in person or online is required. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 13, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

How Companies Teach Their Employees First Aid for Mental Health
At Delta Air Lines’ Atlanta headquarters in late January, 24 employees are arguing over which of them has the worst disease. Half of them had been given cards naming a physical or mental health diagnosis and were told to line up, from the least debilitating to the most. The woman holding “gingivitis” quickly takes a place at the far left of the line. But everyone further down to the right—low back pain, moderate depression, paraplegia, severe PTSD—keeps switching spots. “Severe vision loss,” someone says to the man holding the corresponding card, “are you a pilot?” He d...
Source: TIME: Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology microsoftfutureofwork Source Type: news

Bright idea in dentist's office leads to innovative smoking cessation project
Results from this study recently published online in Addiction found primary care physicians providing smokers with a free, two week starter kit of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) increased quit attempts While sitting in the dentist's office, Hollings Cancer Center researcher Matthew Carpenter, Ph.D., of the Medical University of South Carolina, had a bright idea. As he received his goody bag with dental hygiene products, he wondered why not conduct a study and have primary care providers do the same thing for their patients who use tobacco. The bags would contain educational material, free lozenges and tobacco cessati...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 12, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Keep Your Teen Moving To Reduce Risk Of Depression, Study Says
(CNN) — Science shows moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise is good for us — it improves sleep; lowers blood pressure; protects against heart disease, diabetes and cancer; reduces stress; boosts mood; and fights anxiety and depression. It’s especially important in adolescence, where the first signs of depression often begin, studies show. But unless your child is an athlete, it can be tough to wean them away from social media and the ever-present screen to swim laps or go for a blood-pumping jog. A new study has some good news: even light exercise may help protect children against developing depression. T...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Depression Source Type: news

Inside one New Hampshire family's battle with opioid addiction
The Wilson family has been struggling with drug abuse spanning generations, and according to 64-year-old Paula Wilson, "the cycle of addiction is strong." (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heroin use in U.S. more than doubled since 2002
Heroin use in the United States has nearly doubled since 2002, as have health problems related to injection of the drug, an analysis by the National Institute on Drug Abuse reveals. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Randomized trial of screening and brief intervention to reduce injury and substance abuse in an urban level I trauma center - Field CA, von Sternberg K, Velasquez MM.
BACKGROUND: The TIP (Traumatic Injury Prevention) Project evaluated the impact on post-injury drug use of two brief motivational interventions compared to brief advice (BA) among injured patients who use drugs. METHOD: Three-group, single blind, ra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Family Members Are Swiping Hospice Patients' Painkillers: Study
TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 -- In another sign of just how bad the U.S. opioid abuse epidemic has become, a new study finds family members often steal painkillers from dying relatives in hospice care. In a survey of 371 hospices, 31% reported at least... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Heroin Use Nearly Doubled Over Two Decades
TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 -- Nearly twice as many people in the United States used heroin in 2018 as did in 2002, a new government study shows. " I think the rise in heroin use is probably precipitated by prescription opioid abuse. People tend to move... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 11, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Teens with a history of ADHD need stronger monitoring of health risks
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) wanted to better understand how primary care doctors addressed risks with ADHD patients as they transitioned from childhood to young adulthood. They found that although doctors generally discuss depression, substance abuse, and suicide risk with patients who have a history of ADHD, they rarely discuss safe driving with them and most of the time they do not monitor patients for risky sexual behavior. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Examining spatial variability in the association between male partner alcohol misuse and intimate partner violence against women in Ghana: a GWR analysis - Amegbor PM, Yankey O, Rosenberg MW, Sabel CE.
Globally, it is estimated that about 30% of ever-partnered women have experienced some form of intimate partner violence (IPV)-physical assault, sexual assault, or emotional abuse. The prevalence of IPV in sub-Saharan Africa is considerably higher than the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What's the Best Way to Administer the Opioid OD Antidote?
MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 -- In the midst of a U.S. epidemic of opioid abuse, knowing how to quickly administer the anti-overdose drug naloxone could save a life. Now, research finds that delivering naloxone via nasal spray could be the quickest and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Poisoning with drugs of abuse: identification and management - Shukla L, Ghadigaonkar DS, Murthy P.
Substances of abuse include alcohol, nicotine, cannabinoids, opioids, sedatives, volatile solvents, stimulants, and hallucinogens. With the increasing prevalence of drug abuse in India, intensivists are likely to encounter more cases of intentional and acc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is requesting comments on a case study collection to determine the impact of the"Talk. They Hear You." campaign. The campaign is designed to educate parents and caregivers of effective ways to talk to their children about alcohol and other substances. Comments are due by March 6, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 5, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

FDA: Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Health Care Providers' Understanding of Opioid Analgesic Abuse Deterrent Formulations
The Food and Drug Administration is requesting comment on a research project entitled "Health Care Providers' Understanding of Opioid Analgesic Abuse Deterrent Formulations (ADFs)," which will examine providers' perceptions, understanding, and behaviors related to opioid analgesic ADFs, as well as explore the effectiveness of terminology and descriptions for these products. Comments are due by April 6, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 5, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

South Africa: How a Town Called George Is Tackling Alcohol, Tobacco and Substance Abuse
[Daily Maverick] Something remarkable is happening. About five hours drive from Cape Town, in a town called George; alcohol, tobacco and drug addicts are coming together as activists to stop the damages caused by substances in their communities. This network of activists, social workers and healthcare practitioners have a multifaceted plan that could be the game-changer in the fight against substance use.... (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Notice Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) seeking comment on methodological field tests for the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Comments are due March 4, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 3, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

On the complexity of discounting, choice situations, and people - Green L, Myerson J.
Although steep delay discounting is associated with various behavioral problems, perhaps most prominently substance abuse, we argue that it is best not conceived of as a character flaw such as impulsivity. Such a view, although part of a centuries-old trad... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How are depression and suicidal ideation associated with multiple health risk behaviors among adolescents? A secondary data analysis using the 2016 Korea Youth Risk Behavior web-based survey - Kim EM, Kim H, Park E.
INTRODUCTION: There is limited understanding about whether poor mental health is associated with certain combinations of multiple health risk behaviors (HRBs) such as smoking, drinking, early sexual activity, and substance abuse. AIM: To determine ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Methamphetamine abuse trends in psychiatric emergency services: a retrospective analysis using big data - Miller J, Atala R, Sarangarm D, Tohen M, Sharma S, Bhatt S, Khafaja M, Kroth PJ, Cruz M.
OBJECTIVE: This exploratory retrospective study assessed demographic and hospital utilization characteristics of patients presenting with methamphetamine use to an urban psychiatric emergency service in New Mexico. METHODS: De-identified data from ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Naloxone sales up 2,300% in Ohio after law loosens pharmacist restrictions
Allowing pharmacists to dispense the life-saving drug naloxone without a prescription may help prevent overdose deaths among those who abuse or misuse opioids, a study published Friday in JAMA Network Open indicates. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1% of doctors account for half of all opioid doses and a quarter of scrips in US
Efforts to discourage inappropriate opioid prescribing should focus on those high prescribers and their patients Related items fromOnMedica Health-focused line on drugs misuse would save lives and money Marijuana legalisation linked to rise in abuse and car crashes Statins of small and uncertain benefit in primary prevention Pharmacists could offer high-dose statins direct to patients Prescription drug dependence linked to deprivation (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 31, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Forging, protecting and repairing community resilience informed by the 2019-2020 Australian bushfires - West S, Visentin DC, Neil A, Kornhaber R, Ingham V, Cleary M.
Natural disasters are inherently traumatic. The unexpected, unpredictable, threatening, and overwhelming nature of these events can be destabilising and distressing, potentially leading to psychological trauma (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Ad... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

New Substance Use Resource Center Made Possible by Blue Cross and Blue...
Furthering its commitment to address the opioid epidemic and fight substance abuse in local communities, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia announced that a new Substance Use Resource...(PRWeb January 30, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/new_substance_use_resource_center_made_possible_by_blue_cross_and_blue_shield_companies_aims_to_make_local_resources_accessible_to_all/prweb16874547.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

First of its kind mental health app for police officers launches in Halton Region
A new app for Halton Region Police Service members includes contacts, mental health tips, and details a number of common issues from anger to alcohol abuse, post traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

We Are the Luckiest: An Interview with Laura McKowen on the Magic of a Sober Life
Addiction affects a staggering number of lives in the United States; not just those who use substances, but family, friends, co-workers and society at large. According to Defining the Addiction Treatment Gap, a CATG review of the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and other national data sources, addiction continues to impact every segment of American society.  “Drug use is on the rise in this country and 23.5 million Americans are addicted to alcohol and drugs,” said Dr. Kima Joy Taylor, director of the CATG...
Source: Psych Central - January 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Addictions Interview Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Alcoholism Sobriety Source Type: news

A comprehensive reproductive health program for vulnerable adolescent girls - Pourkazemi R, Janighorban M, Boroumandfar Z, Mostafavi F.
BACKGROUND: Reproductive health of vulnerable adolescent girls is a top priority in global programs. Alcohol consumption, drug abuse, high risk sexual behaviors, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual assault, escape from home, unrestrained sex in the famil... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Behavioral science and the prevention of adolescent substance abuse - Biglan A, Van Ryzin MJ.
This article reviews the evidence regarding behavioral science approaches to the prevention of substance use disorders. Prevention science grew out of research on family and school-based interventions that were designed to treat common behavioral problems ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Could You Save a Life From Opioid Overdose?
MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 -- As the United States grapples with an opioid abuse crisis, Americans are being urged to learn how to recognize and respond to overdoses from these and other drugs. A populace better prepared to spot and respond to opioid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Am I Abused or Am I a Failure to Adjust? – A Migrant ’s Story
By Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Jan 24 2020 (IPS) Every year hundreds of immigrants leave their homes and trail to a land of dream and hope where they aspire to find peace, happiness and sometimes a little bit of safety compared to what they leave behind. Migrations can be for asylum-seeking, for work, study, visa lottery, investing, etc. Another widely popular way to migrate is by marriage and by family-based immigration. People from developing countries strive to get their children married to someone who is from developed countries such as Australia, Canada, The United Kingdom, The United States and so on, in hope of someday ma...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Choosing Freedom, After Decades of Switching Addictions
This article includes references to self-injury, intravenous drug use and disordered eating.* One in five US high school students have reported being bullied. Approximately 160,000 teenagers have skipped school as a preventative measure. I encountered bullies for the first time in second grade, in the midst of such an innocent time of my youth. I dreaded entering my elementary school classroom, as I was well aware of what my presence would entail. I endured both verbal and physical harassment from my fellow peers for nearly a decade. I was passive, inevitably leading to the acceptance of my “fate,” in addition ...
Source: Psych Central - January 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Megan Lane Tags: Addictions Anorexia Bullying Depression Eating Disorders Personal Stories Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Anorexia Nervosa Drug Use heroin Self Harm Self Injury Source Type: news

Sleep duration, handgun carrying, and taking a handgun to school: An analysis of a statewide sample of Florida youth - Meldrum RC, Jackson DB, Zgoba K, Testa A.
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether sleep duration is associated with adolescent handgun carrying behaviors. DESIGN: The Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey (FYSAS) is a cross-sectional study of adolescents. SETTING: The state of Florida. PARTICIPA... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Maladaptive consequences of repeated intermittent exposure to uncertainty - Mascia P, Wang Q, Brown J, Nesbitt KM, Kennedy RT, Vezina P.
Recently we reported that nucleus accumbens (NAcc) dopamine (DA) tracks uncertainty during operant responding for non-caloric saccharin. We also showed that repeated intermittent exposure to this uncertainty, like exposure to drugs of abuse, leads to sensi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Predicting high-risk opioid prescriptions before they are given - Hastings JS, Howison M, Inman SE.
Misuse of prescription opioids is a leading cause of premature death in the United States. We use state government administrative data and machine learning methods to examine whether the risk of future opioid dependence, abuse, or poisoning can be predicte... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Who Self-Harms?
Discussion IF YOU ARE IN A CRISIS SITUATION AND NEED HELP, call 1(800) 273-TALK(8255) there IS someone there who can help you, En Espanol 1-888-628-9454, or Text “HOME” to 741-741. Other resources are available at http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is defined as the intentional, self-inflicted damage to the surface of the body without suicidal intention, which is not socially sanctioned[,]” such as piercing or tattooing. Examples of NSSI include self-cutting (70-97%), hitting (21-44%), burning (15-35%), scratching, banging, scraping or carving. The prevalence is in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 20, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Brain-wide functional architecture remodeling by alcohol dependence and abstinence - Kimbrough A, Lurie DJ, Collazo A, Kreifeldt M, Sidhu H, Macedo GC, D'Esposito M, Contet C, George O.
Alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence are key factors in the development of alcohol use disorder, which is a pervasive societal problem with substantial economic, medical, and psychiatric consequences. Although our understanding of the neurocircuitry that u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Kicking Toxic Love
The last man that used the words “I love you” used them to control me.  He used them by not saying it back, ever, when I said it.  He used them by smugly making me say it when he wanted to hear it.  He used them by only ever saying them himself when I would work up the strength to try to end things.   He used them to make me feel bad when I didn’t “behave” how he wanted me to.  He used them to convince me of a false future that he had no intention of ever providing.  The words “I love you” meant absolutely nothing. They were alternately a crowba...
Source: Psych Central - January 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jessie Monreal, CADC Tags: Addictions Codependence Narcissism Personal Stories Relationships & Love Addiction Recovery Alcoholism Breakups Emotional Abuse Substance Abuse Source Type: news

Association between child abuse exposure and the risk of psychiatric disorders: a nationwide cohort study in Taiwan - Wang DS, Chung CH, Chang HA, Kao YC, Chu DM, Wang CC, Chen SJ, Tzeng NS, Chien WC.
BACKGROUND: Child abuse affects children physiologically and psychologically, increasing the risk of future psychiatric disorders. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether child abuse victims have a higher incidence of future psychiatric disorders or substance... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Meeting of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council
Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of a Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council public meeting on February 20, 2020. Agenda items include updates from SAMHSA Centers Directors and discussion on Trauma Informed Care and Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 16, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Intellipharmaceutics Provides Update on FDA Advisory Committees Meeting for Aximris XR (Oxycodone Hydrochloride extended release) an Abuse Deterrent Opioid Analgesic for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Pain
TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / January 16, 2020 / Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. (OTCQB:IPCIF and TSX:IPCI) ( " Intellipharmaceutics " or the " Company " ), a pharmaceutical company specializing in the research, development and manufacture of... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - January 16, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news