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First of its kind study reveals far-reaching benefits of recovery for families of dependent drinkers

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:05:00 +0100

This study is important in illustrating not only the impact of dependency on many areas of family life but also the restorative effects of recovery for the user, their families and communities. The research shows the importance of policies that promote recovery for substance users, and clearly indicates the benefits of including the family in the journey of recovery and reintegration.” Vivienne Evans, Chief Executive of Adfam, said: “This report is an invaluable addition to a growing body of knowledge about the impact of substance misuse on families. It supports and adds weight to Adfam’s 30-year mission to provide help and support for these families, who are such a key element of recovery, and yet need to have a journey of recovery for themselves.” Dr Richard Piper, Chief Exec...

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Understanding recovery from a family perspective: A survey of life in recovery for families

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:01:05 +0100

Conclusion Family members of people in addiction and recovery have important things to say, and yet their voices are rarely heard. While there is a well-established research evidence base showing the impact of addiction on the lives of drinkers (and other substance users) themselves, this is the first piece of work that illustrates the impact – across multiple domains – on family members around dependent drinkers. The effect of living with a family member who is dependent on alcohol or other substances is substantial and long-lasting: over 70% of participating family members reporting lifetime emotional or mental health problems, and over one-third suffered from those problems at the time of the survey. Whether the person with substance use issue is currently using clearly affe...



F.D.A. to Expand Medication-Assisted Therapy for Opioid Addicts

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 20:35:06 +0100

The agency will embrace treatment that “ does not require the patient to be totally clean at every visit, ” as long as the patient shows continuing improvement. (Source: NYT Health)



The opioid epidemic: Taking Big Pharma to court

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 15:13:02 +0100

To address the rising epidemic of opioid overdose deaths, advocates are taking a page from the war on "Big Tobacco." Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with Mississippi lawyer Mike Moore (the state's former Attorney General) and with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who both seek to make drug manufacturers legally liable for the increase in opioid addiction that has had deadly consequences. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Wealth Matters: A Gilt-Paved Road to Addiction Recovery for Executives

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:46:26 +0100

As the opioid crisis tightens its grip, an industry has sprung up to offer recovery programs for executives who seek treatment in a discreet environment. (Source: NYT Health)



Wealth Matters: For Executives, Addiction Recovery in the Lap of Luxury

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 23:46:26 +0100

As the opioid crisis tightens its grip, an industry has sprung up to offer recovery programs for wealthy executives who seek treatment in a discreet environment. (Source: NYT Health)

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Wealth Matters: A Road to Addiction Recovery for Executives

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:11:56 +0100

As the opioid crisis tightens its grip, an industry has sprung up to offer recovery programs for executives who seek treatment in a discreet environment. (Source: NYT Health)



Music is Art teams up with Blues Society addiction program

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:35:00 +0100

The partnership should help expand the Nurs'n Blues Program, providing expanded access to therapy for individuals fighting addiction. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)



These 10 ERs Sharply Reduced Opioid Use And Still Eased Pain

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:12:00 +0100

Collaboration was key for the 10 emergency rooms that cut opioid prescriptions by 36 percent. Doctors say they now use less addictive medicines to manage pain and have shifted patients' expectations.(Image credit: John Daley / CPR News) (Source: NPR Health and Science)



FDA recalls company's dietary supplements that contain kratom

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:33:39 +0100

The Food and Drug Administration has announced the voluntary destruction and recall of a company's dietary supplements that contain kratom, an addictive opioid. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)



Opioid Public Health Emergency and Older Adults

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:09:22 +0100

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living. 12/2017 This 19-page issue briefing details how opioid misuse and addiction have become a large, nation-wide issue, with opioid use disorder affecting people of all ages; racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minorities; income classes; and geographic areas. Older adults are among the groups affected by this problem because they often use prescription opioids to cope with painful chronic conditions, such as arthritis, or procedures, such as surgery. The report provides data on older adults'opioid use, and discusses risks associated with older adults'opioid use. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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Former insiders launch awareness campaign to warn users about the addictive dangers of Facebook and Google

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:47:21 +0100

(Natural News) Former employees of Google and Facebook are campaigning to warn users about the addictive dangers posed by social media networks like Google and Facebook, according to a Daily Mail Online report. Tristan Harris, who was a former in-house ethicist at Google, is leading the new group called the Center for Humane Technology which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



What role does genetics play in opioid addiction?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 20:31:22 +0100

Our DNA plays a key role in determining who develops addiction and who doesn't, experts say. (Source: CNN.com - Health)



Morning Break: Sickle Cell Conundrum; Selfie Addiction; Porn a Health Risk

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:35:02 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)



Heavy Drinking Is the Biggest Risk Factor for Dementia, Study Says

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:48:26 +0100

Hot on the heels of headlines linking alcohol consumption with longer life comes new research that casts a much more sobering light on drinking. According to an analysis of more than 1 million people—the largest study of its kind to date—scientists say that heavy alcohol use is the biggest modifiable risk factor for dementia, especially early-onset forms of the disease. The findings, which are published in The Lancet Public Health, came as a shock to the researchers involved. “We hypothesized that alcohol would play some role, but I don’t think anyone expected the size of the effect to be so large,” says lead author Dr. Jürgen Rehm, director of the University of Toronto’s Center for Addiction and Mental Health Institute for Mental Health Policy Rese...



Genetic roots of opioid addiction in European Americans uncovered

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:58:33 +0100

An increased risk of addiction in European Americans appears to be associated with a variant of the gene RGMA, which is involved in cell death and nerve damage. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)

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Tanzania:Ray of Hope for Drug Addicts. . . Govt to Include Methadone in Essential Drugs List

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:40:50 +0100

[Daily News] Mwanza -THE government will soon include methadone in its top essential medicines list, procure and stock it for use by drug abuse victims. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



New Dayton youth drug treatment center carries $5M price tag

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:04:02 +0100

The center will provide treatment to teens struggling with addiction and mental health issues. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Is Your Sales Team Addicted To Dopamine?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:46:00 +0100

The implications are far worse than sneaking a peek at your cell phone during dinner. Dopamine-driven organizations produce three predictable problems: 1. Transactional relationships 2. Lack of strategic thinking 3. Ethical lapses (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Register for the FDA, NIAAA, AASLD Workshop: Clinical Trial Design and Endpoints for Alcoholic Hepatitis and other Alcohol-Associated Liver Diseases, March 26-27

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:03:18 +0100

The purpose of thisworkshop is to address challenges related to clinical trial designs and drug development in Alcoholic Associated Liver Disease (AALD) and Alcoholic Hepatitis (AH) including populations to study, endpoints, and diagnostic criteria.  For additional details visit https://niaaa.nih.gov/alcoholic-hepatitis-workshop-fda-niaaa-aasld   (Source: NIAAA News)



Mobile health program improved addiction outcomes despite low clinician engagement

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:55:20 +0100

Integration of a practitioner-developed mobile health system within a primary care setting was well-received by substance use disorder (SUD) patients and generally improved outcomes, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. (Source: mobihealthnews)

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Medical News Today: Marijuana: Good or bad?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:00:00 +0100

More and more, marijuana is being legalized for medicinal or recreational purposes, but what are the health benefits and risks of the drug? We investigate. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



West Side health center to combat opioid epidemic

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:58:11 +0100

Pinnacle-Covedale Treatment Services recently opened in a Westwood shopping center to provide treatment for patients battling drug  addictions.  Heroin and opiate abuse have reached epidemic levels in Greater Cincinnati, and the outpatient facility at the Glenway Crossing Shopping Center offers medication-assisted treatment using either Methadone or Suboxone. Vivitrol will be an option in the future.   Medical, physical, spiritual and psychological challenges are addressed at the facility. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Study links heavy drinking with increased risk of dementia  - Alzheimer's Society comment 

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:26:29 +0100

A study published on 20  February in the Lancet Public Health has suggested that alcohol abuse addiction disorders are a major risk factor for dementia, specifically early onset dementia.  (Source: Alzheimers Society)



An improved anti-addiction medication

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(American Chemical Society) Drug addiction continues to plague vast numbers of people across the world, destroying and ending lives, while attempts to develop more effective pharmaceutical addiction treatments continue. Scientists now report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society the development of a potent new medicine to fight addiction, which might also be an effective treatment for epilepsy and other conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



Kratom Is Linked to a Salmonella Outbreak Across 20 States, CDC Says

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:11:29 +0100

Kratom, a controversial herbal supplement used for pain relief, is likely behind a salmonella outbreak that has affected 20 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Mitragyna speciosa, commonly called kratom, is often billed as a safer alternative to conventional painkillers. But the supplement made headlines a few weeks ago, when Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials said that kratom contains the same addictive, potentially dangerous chemicals found in opioids, and submitted a review to that effect to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The bad news about kratom continues with the CDC’s announcement, which says a nationwide bout of salmonellosis, or salmonella infections, may be related to it. Twenty-eight people from 20 states across ...

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Can Alcohol Help You Live Longer? Here ’s What the Research Really Says

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:48:00 +0100

New research, which was presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual conference, has found that moderate drinking is linked to a longer life. Drinking about two glasses of wine or beer a day was linked to an 18% drop in a person’s risk of early death—an even stronger effect than the life-preserving practice of exercise, according to the researchers. The results came from the 90+ Study, a research project out of the University of California Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders that examines the habits of people who live to at least 90. Though the study has not yet been published in a scientific journal, it triggered a spate of booze-praising headlines. But can alcohol actually help you live longer? Res...



Sackler family made billions off of the opioid crisis

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:40:05 +0100

Brooklyn-born brothers Arthur, Raymond and Mortimer (main, with his third wife and daughter) Sackler began a pharmaceutical legacy that would lead to the creation of addictive Oxycontin (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Independence to remove cost sharing for opioid addiction treatment Narcan

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:25:33 +0100

In its latest move to address the ongoing opioid addiction epidemic, Independence Blue Cross said Tuesday it is removing member cost sharing — effective March 1 — for injectable and nasal spray formulations of naloxone. Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids and reverses an overdose when administered in time. This drug – well-known as brand name Narcan, though it is also sold under other names – has been available in Pennsylvan ia without a written prescription, since October 2015, due to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)



Herbal Drug Kratom Linked to Salmonella Illnesses, CDC Says

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:02:11 +0100

TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 -- The popular botanical drug kratom is already under fire from U.S. health officials as an addictive opioid, and now new reports are linking its use with salmonella poisoning. In a news release issued Tuesday, the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Fatal Opioid ODs Drop for People Treated While Jailed

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:02:04 +0100

TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 -- An opioid addiction treatment program for Rhode Island prison inmates appears to have significantly reduced overdose deaths among those who are released, researchers say. The program screens all inmates for opioid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)

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Drink price law could lead addicts to drugs, says charity

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:26:06 +0100

A proposed minimum price for alcohol could lead vulnerable homeless people to drugs, a charity suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)



Removing globally-used anxiety drug from recycled and wastewater at low cost

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(University of Johannesburg) Researchers can now remove the anxiety drug Diazepam from recycled water and wastewater, using low-cost titanium dioxide nanofibers. First marketed as Valium, Diazepam is available in hundreds of brands. The drug is one of three benzodiapezines in the World Health Organisation list of essential medicines, but is also widely abused as an addictive prescription drug. In cities running out of water, removing pharmaceuticals from wastewater in a simple, low cost way is becoming a priority. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Contents analysis of addiction prevention in middle school textbooks - Park HJ, Cho H.

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:42:08 +0100

PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to analyze addiction prevention related content shown in middle school text books. Methods Using a combination of the terms "addiction", "drug", "medicine", "personal preference", "smoking", "drinking", "sex", "mis... (Source: SafetyLit)



Primary Care, ED Docs Discuss Addiction Tx Challenges

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- Team approach can work, but it takes time (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)

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Video game addiction and psychological distress among expatriate adolescents in Saudi Arabia - Saquib N, Saquib J, Wahid AW, Ahmed AA, Dhuhayr HE, Zaghloul MS, Ewid M, Al-Mazrou A.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

This study aimed to assess the prevalence of addiction to video ... (Source: SafetyLit)



Impulsive mechanisms influencing relapse in alcohol drinking - Reyes-Huerta HE, Dos Santos C, Mart ínez K.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

Impulsivity has been related to different features of addictive behaviors. Growing data, generated in separated lines of research, suggest that different processes underlying impulsivity are associated to relapse in alcohol drinking. Considering the eviden... (Source: SafetyLit)



Interdisciplinary issues at the intersection of assessing and treating substance use disorders and post traumatic stress disorder: clinical social work and clinical behavioral analysis with veterans - Matthieu MM, Wilson A, Casner RW.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

Veterans and military personnel may be at higher risk for developing addictions due to increased prevalence rates of co-occurring mental health disorders including posttraumatic stress and substance abuse disorders. However, clinicians may feel unprepared ... (Source: SafetyLit)



Individual differences in implicit learning abilities and impulsive behavior in the context of Internet addiction and Internet Gaming Disorder under the consideration of gender - Sariyska R, Lachmann B, Markett S, Reuter M, Montag C.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

INTRODUCTION: In three consecutive studies, we aimed to investigate the relationship between problematic Internet use (PIU), Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) and implicit learning abilities, and impulsivity/risk-taking among online video gamers and control p... (Source: SafetyLit)



Addicted to hate: identity residual among former white supremacists - Simi P, Blee K, Demichele M, Windisch S.

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:03:30 +0100

The process of leaving deeply meaningful and embodied identities can be experienced as a struggle against addiction, with continuing cognitive, emotional, and physiological responses that are involuntary, unwanted, and triggered by environmental factors. U... (Source: SafetyLit)

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Another risk of fentanyl may be an attraction to junkies – it causes amnesia

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:31:02 +0100

(Natural News) Kati Mather, who received the dubious honor of being the “face of the fentanyl addiction epidemic of America” two years ago, once described the drug’s effects as “very powerful…there’s no ride, it’s just BOOM.” And while Mather’s words suggested an explosion of pain relief often reported by regular fentanyl users, her words now... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Medicaid, Marijuana And Me: An Ex-Opioid Addict's Take On American Drug Denial

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:30:00 +0100

While D.C. ponders cuts affecting millions, here's a 15-minute read on what I've learned in 15 years about our country's real drug problem. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)



Fake opioid addiction treatments on the rise: FDA and FTC sending stern warnings to those profiting off the illness

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:28:41 +0100

(Natural News) The skyrocketing number of fake opioid addiction treatments have prompted the United States Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to issue sharp admonishments to pharmaceutical companies that hawk such products, said a Daily Mail article. The warning comes in the wake of numerous companies rushing to scam profits... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



E-cigarettes and the burning issues around vaping - Science Weekly podcast

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:58:33 +0100

Ian Sample asks: how safe is vaping? Can it help people stop smoking? And should it be available via a doctor ’s prescription?Subscribe and review onApple Podcasts,Soundcloud,Audioboom,Mixcloud andAcast, and join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterIf you ’re not a smoker, it may be hard to imagine the appeal of cigarettes. The idea of inhaling thousands of chemicals into your body just doesn’t seem that tempting. It’s hard to wrap your head around the addiction if you haven’t experienced it and even more difficult to appreciate how hard it i s to quit. But according to anew report released by Public Health England (PHE)electronic cigarettes are significantly safer than smoking and can offer a potential aid for smoking cessation. But how much do we really know about vaping and it...



Opioid addiction drug maker Alkermes expands in Waltham

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:22:18 +0100

The company, which already has a large research and development facility in Waltham, disclosed on Friday that it recently leased more space in the city. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

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Maker of highly addictive OxyContin says it will stop incentivizing doctors to push its deadly drugs

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:39:39 +0100

(Natural News) The opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions in this country, with the number of deaths quadrupling since 2000, and around 115 people dying from overdoses each day. President Trump has declared the opioid crisis a national health emergency, and high schools across the country have started stocking up on the drug Narcan to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Treatment of Hoarding-Induced Trauma and Perpetration

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:01:40 +0100

The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic Standards Manual, Edition V (2013) reports that between 2 and 6% of the general population have a hoarding disorder. Once considered a type of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), hoarding is now regarded as a serious clinical condition co-morbid with diagnoses of depression, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorders, attention deficit disorder, and sometimes psychosis given the delusional levels of denial that hoarders often present (Frost, Stekelee, Tolin, 2011). Hoarders engage in excessive acquisition of items, whether those items have real world value or not, as well as excessive shopping. This behavior often results in living environments that are seriously compromised, if not uninhabitable: blocked entrances and exits, leading ...



NIAAA Spectrum: NIAAA Scientists Provide More Evidence that Binge Drinking May Indicate Vulnerability to Alcohol Use Disorder

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:24:21 +0100

An NIAAA study shows that people who drink socially and have certain risk factors for alcohol use disorder (AUD) self-administer more alcohol and at a faster rate during a single laboratory session of alcohol consumption than people at low risk for developing AUD. Participants with all three risk factors evaluated in this study —being male, having a family history of AUD, and having higher impulsivity behaviors—had the highest rates of binge drinking. The findings suggest that people at risk for AUD have different drinking patterns than those at low risk. (Source: NIAAA News)



iPSC Derived Human Neural Progenitors

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:22:00 +0100

Potent, Pure and Easy to CultureWe are pleased to announce the addition of HumanNeural Progenitors to ourPrimary and Stem Cell offering.Human Neural Progenitors at 95% ConfluencyCell potency, for us, includes the how well our cells can be differentiated into terminal types. For these progenitors, we have protocols for differentiating into neurons, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes.Neural Progenitors differentiated into Neurons and Stained with Tuj-1We also have Neural Progenitors from Alcohol and Opioid-Addicted Donors. (Source: Neuromics)



NIAAA Spectrum: Anti-Smoking Medication May Reduce Alcohol Craving

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:16:29 +0100

Varenicline, an anti-smoking medication, may reduce craving for alcohol in people who drink heavily and for people with alcohol use disorder (AUD) who are also depressed, according to two recent studies. The research, funded by NIAAA and led by Sherry McKee, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, provides more evidence that varenicline may be a potential treatment for AUD. (Source: NIAAA News)

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Indivior bets on $1 billion anti-addiction shot as legal bill weighs

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:50:45 +0100

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Indivior is launching a new weapon to fight the U.S. opioid crisis this month, but high hopes for its once-monthly injection were offset on Thursday by the need to set aside more cash for legal disputes. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Indivior legal costs rise, new anti-addiction drug ready

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:15:42 +0100

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Indivior, which makes drugs to treat opioid addiction and plans to launch a key new product this month, said on Thursday it had increased provisions for investigative and antitrust litigation matters to $438 million. (Source: Reuters: Health)



Greek life membership associated with binge drinking and marijuana use in later life

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Photo by ©iStock.com/sturti A scientific study finds that close to half of residential fraternity members had symptoms of alcohol use disorder (AUD) by age 35, and that living in a fraternity or sorority at college is associated with continued binge drinking and marijuana use through early midlife... (Source: NIDA News)



Going Gray Can Help With Smartphone Addiction

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:11:06 +0100

by Austin O'Connor, AARP, February 13, 2018. woman using a phone with gray screen. Getty Images. Making your smartphone screen less colorful could help cut down on how often you check it. If you feel like you're constantly checking your phone, there could be an easy fix: Go gray. No, that's not fashion or hairstyle  ... (Source: AARP.org News)



Doctors Struggle to Treat Youngest Victims of Opioid Epidemic

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:30:00 +0100

CHICAGO (AP) — Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments. Sarah Sherbert's first child was whisked away to a hospital special-care nursery for two weeks of treatment for withdrawal from doctor-prescribed methadone that her mother continued to use during her pregnancy. Nurses hesitated to let Sherbert hold the girl and hovered nervously when she visited to breast-feed. Born just 15 months later and 30 miles away at a different South Carolina hospital, Sherbert's second child was started on medicine even before he showed any withdrawal symptoms and she was allowed to keep him in her room to encourage breast-feeding and bonding. His hospital stay was just a week. "It was like night and day," Sherbert said. T...

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‘It’s a National Problem.’ How Hospitals Are Treating Opioid Addiction’s Youngest Sufferers

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 16:01:07 +0100

(CHICAGO) — Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments.Sarah Sherbert’s first child was whisked away to a hospital special-care nursery for two weeks of treatment for withdrawal from doctor-prescribed methadone that her mother continued to use during her pregnancy. Nurses hesitated to let Sherbert hold the girl and hovered nervously when she visited to breast-feed. Born just 15 months later and 30 miles away at a different South Carolina hospital, Sherbert’s second child was started on medicine even before he showed any withdrawal symptoms and she was allowed to keep him in her room to encourage breast-feeding and bonding. His hospital stay was just a week. “It was like night and day,” S...



Codependency: The Helping Problem

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:00:47 +0100

Codependency is a behavior, not a biological illness. It can, however, run in families. By perpetuating the same type of behavior through several generations, dysfunctional relationships can emerge. Codependency can often stem from taking care of a close friend or family member with a substance abuse or chronic mental health issue. While the impulse to take care of another may be a virtuous and helpful decision, it may also arise from a need to control. Codependency, or as some call it, “relationship addiction”, occurs when the care-taker needs to control his or her own anxiety through another person. There is usually one person who needs to be taken care of and another who needs to provide. One example of codependency is the act of enabling. If an addict who has clearly been using d...



Opioid Treatment in Prison Saves Lives after Release

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:00:00 +0100

(MedPage Today) -- R.I. program offers inmates all three addiction treatment drugs (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)



Why it's too soon to classify gaming addiction as a mental disorder

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:25:13 +0100

Concerns over the addictive properties of video games are reasonable but there is a lack of rigorous research behind the WHO ’s expected classificationVideo games played on smartphones, tablets, computers and consoles have been a popular form of leisure for some time now. In Europe,recent figures indicate that games are played by more than two thirds of children and adolescents, and a substantial number of adults now play games – 38% in the UK, 64% in France, 56% in Germany and 44% in Spain.The WHO will publish the next revision of its manual – the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) – by mid-2018 and gaming disorder has beenincluded in the draft for the first time.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)

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State funds new 24/7 addictions services

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:30:14 +0100

Horizon Health is among 10 organizations across New York funded to develop an Open Access Center, providing 24/7 addictions services. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)



Adolescence: How to Talk With Teenagers About Vaping

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:00:01 +0100

It ’ s often useful for parents to articulate high expectations in one breath and acknowledge the limits of their power in the next. (Source: NYT Health)



Mass. public safety, public health agencies collaborate to address the opioid epidemic

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Boston Medical Center) A new study shows that public health and public safety agencies established local, collaborative programs in Massachusetts to connect overdose survivors and their personal networks with addiction treatment, harm reduction, and other community support services following a non-fatal overdose. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Opioid addiction treatment behind bars reduced post-incarceration overdose deaths in RI

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Brown University) A new study in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that treating people for opioid addiction in jails and prisons is a promising strategy to address high rates of overdose and opioid use disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Medication in Prison Associated with Reductions in Fatal Opioid Overdoses After Release

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

Treatment is the Key A state-led initiative created within the Rhode Island correctional system showed that offering medication to inmates with opioid use disorders reduced fatal overdoses once the inmates were released. The reduction in fatal overdoses was large enough to have a significant... (Source: NIDA News)

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Creating a Culture of Compassion and Action in Response to the Opioid Crisis

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 17:43:47 +0100

Feb. 21, Noon to 1 p.m. (ET). Faith-based and community leaders - and their members - are uniquely poised to offer acceptance, empathy, and long-term support to those struggling with addiction or on the journey of recovery. (Source: HSR Information Central)



NIH releases first dataset from unprecedented study of adolescent brain development

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:46:57 +0100

More than 7,500 children recruited for study to date; data available for first 4,500 (Source: NIAAA News)



Here's how to spot smartphone addiction and how to detox

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 14:47:52 +0100

The topic of smartphone addiction has received an increasing amount of attention in recent years as research shows that Americans check their phones 80 times per day on average. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Cardinal Health now facing more than 350 opioid lawsuits

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:54:24 +0100

The number of lawsuits has climbed past 350 from government entities suing Cardinal Health Inc., other health-care distributors and pharmaceutical manufacturers over the cost of battling the opioid addiction crisis. Settlement talks are ongoing for about 300 of those filed in federal instead of state courts. The cases have been consolidated before U.S. District Judge Dan Polster in Cleveland. Teams of attorneys are supposed to report on their progress ahead of a March 6 hearing. Dublin-based Cardinal… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)



Specialist units not GPs should control pain killer use

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:38:03 +0100

Doctors are doling out opioids such as tramadol and oxycodone in huge numbers, driving an escalating crisis in addiction to prescription drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Ethiopia:Awakening Audacious Youths to Drug's Threats

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:36:11 +0100

[Ethiopian Herald] Focus should be placed on sensitization works to slash down the number of youths in the city falling prey to drug addiction. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Heroin vaccine blocks lethal overdose

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Scripps Research Institute) Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have achieved a major milestone toward designing a safe and effective vaccine to both treat heroin addiction and block lethal overdose of the drug. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)



NIH releases first dataset from unprecedented study of adolescent brain development

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100

The National Institutes of Health today released to the scientific community an unparalleled dataset from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study. To date, more than 7,500 youth and their families have been recruited for the study, well over half the participant goal.  ... (Source: NIDA News)



OxyContin maker stops promoting opioids, cuts sales staff

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:42:21 +0100

(Reuters) - OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP said on Saturday that it has cut its sales force in half and will stop promoting opioids to physicians, following widespread criticism of the ways that drugmakers market addictive painkillers. (Source: Reuters: Health)



U.S. Budget Deals Grants $1.5 Bln for Opioid-addicted Babies, Families U.S. Budget Deals Grants $1.5 Bln for Opioid-addicted Babies, Families

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 20:50:48 +0100

A U.S. budget deal adopted by Congress on Friday includes what advocates call a landmark compromise to provide an estimated $1.5 billion over 10 years to try to keep struggling families together, including those with babies born dependent on opioids.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Florida-based addiction treatment center expands to The Woodlands for second location

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:48:26 +0100

Jacksonville, Florida-based Lakeview Health's second location — which is in The Woodlands — is now open. The addiction treatment and recovery center received its Texas State License and is now accepting patients, according to a Feb. 8 press release. The nearly 11,000-square-foot facility is at 2610 Technology Forest Blvd. in The Woodlands. Click through the gallery above to see photos of the building. Lakeview Health chose Houston for its second location because the area is one of the fastest-growing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)



Another Downside to Opioid Use: Pneumonia?

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:02:09 +0100

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 -- The bad news on opioids just keeps coming. Not only are these painkillers implicated in millions of cases of addiction and tens of thousands of overdose deaths in the United States, new research now suggests that taking... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)



Medical News Today: Alcohol 'more damaging to brain health than marijuana'

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:00:00 +0100

Drinking is more harmful for the brain than using marijuana, say researchers, after finding that the former changes the structure of gray and white matter. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)



Kenya:Drug Addicts Left High and Dry After Eden Rehab Centre Closes

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:16:30 +0100

[Nairobi News] Nairobi County Governor Mike Sonko has defended the move to close down Eden House Rehabilitation Center and repossess the land. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



New Report Sheds Light on Opioid Industry's Role in Epidemic

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:39:00 +0100

WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies selling some of the most lucrative prescription painkillers funneled millions of dollars to advocacy groups that in turn promoted the medications' use, according to a report released Monday by a U.S. senator. The investigation by Missouri's Sen. Claire McCaskill sheds light on the opioid industry's ability to shape public opinion and raises questions about its role in an overdose epidemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of American lives. Representatives of some of the drugmakers named in the report said they did not set conditions on how the money was to be spent or force the groups to advocate for their painkillers. The report from McCaskill, ranking Democrat on the Senate's homeland security committee, examines advocacy funding by the makers of the t...

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Coke Zero addict reveals how she lost more than nine stone

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:45:50 +0100

Claudia Cattani, from Alvorada, Brazil, told how she saw her weight balloon to  20st 7Ibs as she binged on fast food and consumed more than two litres of Coke Zero a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)



Building and breaking connections: How neuronal networks influence alcoholism

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Texas A&M University) Although it has been known that alterations in the connections between neurons in the brain likely play a role in alcohol dependence and other addictions, the cause-and-effect between these brain alterations and behavior has been less clear. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



Why so many doctors in the UK are at risk of burnout

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Lancaster University) More than half of GPs in the UK are planning to leave general practice says the first look at the recruitment crisis.More than a thousand GPs have sought professional help from the NHS GP Health Service in the past year, with most cases involving stress, anxiety and depression and about 2% addiction.One in four have already left the profession but only one in five new medical graduates choose to become GPs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)



IU-led study finds neurotransmitter may play a role in alcohol relapse, addiction

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0100

(Indiana University) Indiana University researchers scanned the brains of individuals with alcohol abuse disorder and found that the neurotransmitter glutamate may play a role in some addiction cravings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)

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OxyContin maker stops promoting opioids, cuts sales staff

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 19:33:46 +0100

(Reuters) - OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP said on Saturday that it has cut its sales force in half and stop promoting opioids to physicians, following widespread criticism of the ways that drugmakers market addictive painkillers. (Source: Reuters: Health)



When opioid use winds its way into senior care facilities

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 21:02:09 +0100

The opioid epidemic is far-reaching, and even touched the lives of seniors living in a residential care facility in Mesa. Arthur Michael Sesate, 24, was a maintenance worker at Fellowship Square Assisted Living Facility in Mesa when his opioid addiction became so severe that he began stealing jewelry from residents to support his drug habit, according to Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Sesate was sentenced to 2.5 ye ars in prison for stealing $10,000 worth of jewelry from residents. Brnovich said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)



Weekly Postings

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:27:30 +0100

See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NNLM is offering stipends of up to $500 to support travel and lodging for the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium at the MLA Annual meeting in Atlanta, GA. First come, first serve! Learn more about eligibility and instructions on how to apply. Member Highlights: Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Rochester, NY – Learn about the ongoing outreach efforts of Central Library as they strive to eliminate resource barriers in their community. Is your organization working on a similar project? Tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. National...



U.S. budget deals grants $1.5 billion for opioid-addicted babies, families

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:01:02 +0100

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. budget deal adopted by Congress on Friday includes what advocates call a landmark compromise to provide an estimated $1.5 billion over 10 years to try to keep struggling families together, including those with babies born dependent on opioids. (Source: Reuters: Health)

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Tanzania:Drug Addicts Turn to Hospital Medications As Govt Crackdown Cuts Supply of Narcotics

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:36:06 +0100

[Citizen] Dodoma -Drug addicts are now abusing hospital drugs following the crackdown launched last year on narcotics use and trafficking, the government said yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)



Join us for a Teleconference on FASD Prevalence among US Children -- Feb. 14, 2 pm

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 21:27:05 +0100

Teleconference on New Study -- Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Among U.S. Children What:NIAAA is holding a call to discuss the findings and implications of the Feb. 6 study on FASD prevalence that appeared in theJournal of the American Medical Association. (Source: NIAAA News)



Join us for a Teleconference on FASD Prevalence - February 14

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 21:27:05 +0100

Teleconference on New Study -- Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Among U.S. Children What:NIAAA is holding a call to discuss the findings and implications of the Feb. 6 study on FASD prevalence that appeared in theJournal of the American Medical Association. (Source: NIAAA News)



Addiction Relapse Happens, It Is Not A Sign Of Failure

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:54:44 +0100

Like any other chronic illness, addiction is a disease of remission and relapse. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)



New opioid treatment center opens in Dayton region

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:37:53 +0100

A new treatment center meant to help individuals with opioid-use disorders has opened in Montgomery County. Dayton Treatment Services, located at 7301 Poe Ave. in Vandalia, is a for-profit organization that offers outpatient, evidence-based treatment interventions for those struggling with opioid addiction. Recognized by the state of Ohio as a licensed narcotics treatment program (NTP), the center offe rs medically assisted treatment that utilizes either Methadone or Suboxone. Future programming… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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Family accuses doctor of fueling guitarist's opioid addiction before he died

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 17:14:00 +0100

Matthew Roberts was found dead in 2016 from a drug overdose (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)



Book Review: A Parent ’ s Guide to Teen Addiction

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:34:46 +0100

It’s true in this country that we do have a war on drugs. But for many parents, that war is waging in their own home with their own teenagers. According to Laurence Westreich, MD, who is an addiction expert, father, and author of A Parent’s Guide to Teen Addiction: Professional Advice on Signs, Symptoms, What to Say, and How to Help, defeating an enemy that is larger and more powerful than us will require unconventional tactics. The first step is to know who the enemy is. “Always remember that substance abuse – NOT your teenager – is the enemy,” writes Westreich. What teenagers need is parents to react quickly and decisively, often long before they hit bottom. “It may also be necessary to abandon other priorities, such as her education, athletic ambitions, social relat...



Drugs, Alcohol and Suicide Are Causing Life Expectancy in America to Drop Dramatically

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:21:19 +0100

U.S. life expectancy has decreased for the second year in a row, and an editorial in the BMJ points to three contributing factors: drugs, alcohol and suicides, particularly among middle-age white Americans and those living in rural communities. The authors of the paper paint a bleak picture of the problems facing much of the United States today, but the authors say that policies that bolster the middle-class can help reverse the trend. The recent drop in life expectancy is alarming, the editorial states, “because life expectancy has risen for much of the past century in developed countries, including in the U.S.” Compared to gains made by other developed countries, however, the United States began to lose ground in the 1980s. Americans’ life expectancy plateaued in 2012, ...



Video game addict actually PARALYZED from the waist down after 20-hour gaming binge

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:31:16 +0100

(Natural News) In the modern world, people around the globe are spending more time sitting down — there’s virtually no debate about that fact.  But, just how bad is it? Well, in China, one video game addict has unfortunately learned that spending endless hours glued to a chair can come with dire consequences — like... (Source: NaturalNews.com)



Targeted training leads to significant increase in the delivery of alcohol interventions in primary care, new study shows

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:30:48 +0100

New research published today (8 February) shows a marked increase in the delivery of alcohol brief interventions in primary care settings where nurse mentors are specifically trained, bringing significant benefits to those at risk of alcohol harm. The research, funded by Alcohol Research UK and conducted by Substance Misuse Management Good Practice (SMMGP), highlights the key role that nurse mentors can play in leading the implementation of alcohol brief interventions. By offering brief advice to those at risk, clinicians are able to advise patients on effective strategies to reduce their drinking. Key findings from the study show: Support of nurse mentors in primary care settings leads to a significant increase in the delivery of alcohol brief advice. Awareness raising and training acros...

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Supporting nurse mentors to reduce the barriers to implementing alcohol Interventions and Brief Advice (IBA) in primary care

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:11:54 +0100

Conclusion This project indicates that by supporting nurse mentors in leading on the implementation of IBA there is potential for reducing alcohol-related harm within the existing resources of the surgery. This could support primary care in the practical implementation of an evidence based cost effective intervention which has experienced patchy uptake. References 1 Her Majesty’s Government (2012) The Government’s Alcohol Strategy -2012 2 House of Commons Health Committee, 29012, Government’s Alcohol Strategy 3 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2012) Alcohol-use disorders: prevention Guideline PH24 4 Thom B. et al (2014) Delivering alcohol IBA: broadening the base from health to non-health contexts Alcohol insight number 116 Alcohol Research UK 5 PHE Alcohol Learning...



Regulators Say Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 06:07:00 +0100

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug dependence. Proponents argue that the substance is safer than opioid painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin, which have contributed to an epidemic of drug abuse. More than 63,0...