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‘Inconclusive’ verdict on brief alcohol advice for young emergency patients
“Inconclusive” was the verdict of a review which aimed to assess the effectiveness of brief alcohol interventions among patients aged 11 to 21 attending for emergency care in the USA. Most promising targets seem to have been the more heavily or irresponsibly drinking among patients who were young adults rather than adolescents. [Read more…] (Source: Alcohol Research UK)
Source: Alcohol Research UK - June 1, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: James Nicholls Tags: Findings brief interventions emergency department iba identification and brief advice Source Type: news

Opioid crisis: The difference between sympathy and empathy
Follow me at @Drmoniquetello I was on call. I looked down at my pager and saw that dreaded message: Patient running out of pain meds needs immediate refill please call.* Ugh. More often than not, the phone call that follows this page is full of excuses, explanations, promises, and demands. This one was no exception: So sorry to bother you, I know you’re only covering. My doctor prescribes me oxycodone for my back pain. It’s horrible pain that I live with. I’m on disability for this. But my niece was visiting last weekend, and I lifted her up. I shouldn’t have done that, I know! I wrenched my back bad, and I’ve h...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - June 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Monique Tello, MD, MPH Tags: Addiction Behavioral Health Caregiving Healthy Aging Pain Management Source Type: news

No One Tells You This About Loss, So I Will
No one tells you this. So I will. No one tells you that you may want to die. No one tells you that you may lie in bed and pray for your heart to stop. That even your most cherished and beloved children and husband may not be able to rouse you from the depths of your sorrow. That even the breathtaking sunrises and majestic shooting stars above won't give you pause. No one tells you this. I'm not talking about depression. Or suicide. Or hopelessness. I'm talking about how you may feel if a person you love so deeply, a person who knew and stood by you from birth -- and was supposed to be with you until death -- dies. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Smoking in pregnancy increases the risk your baby will suffer ADHD and addiction
Yale scientists discovered that early exposure to nicotine can trigger widespread genetic changes that affect the formation of connections between brain cells long after birth, that cause behavioral problems. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Things I Wish I Knew When I Went to an Eating Disorder Treatment Center
1. You are not a bad sister. Or a bad daughter. Or a bad friend. Or a bad anything. You are sick. You are suffering from a disease that has to do with genetics and brain chemistry and environmental factors and probably something much deeper than what our human minds can comprehend. Try to bring curiosity, rather than blame, into this moment. 2. The point is not to look like you are changing so that the people you love are happy. It is to actually change within yourself. And sometimes that requires dropping the act of "perfect patient" and letting your frightened, tender self be seen. Healing does not happen in comfor...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Recovery Outside of Mutual Aid Groups
In the beginning of my addiction recovery journey, I was indoctrinated into the idea that the only way to recover was through lifelong engagement in a 12-step mutual aid group. I was advised by professionals and recovering people alike that failure to participate in a mutual aid group would lead me to the inevitable ends of "jails, institutions or death." With no education provided to me regarding any of the alternative pathways to sustainable recovery coupled by a substantial amount of fear fanned by this message of doom and gloom, I went on to internalize the mindset and spend a good number of years highly engaged in a m...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

NeuroBreak: Genetic Tests for Opioid Addiction; Alzheimer's Infection
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 31, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

World No Tobacco Day 2016
31 May is World No Tobacco Day. It is organized by the World Health Organization to draw attention to the health risks associated with the use of tobacco and what can still be done to reduce tobacco consumption around the world.Here we focus on a Cochrane Review of a medical intervention - nicotine receptor partial agonists for smoking cessation - and what the available evidence tells us about its effectiveness. Cochrane Review provides more support for medication as long-term aid to quitting smokingWhen people stop smoking, they experience cravings to smoke and unpleasant mood changes. Nicotine receptor partial agonists a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 31, 2016 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Hunting for the brain's opioid addiction switch
New research is contributing to a better understanding of the ways opiate-class drugs modify brain circuits to drive the addiction cycle. The identification of these opiate-induced changes offers the best hope for developing more effective pharmacological targets and therapies to prevent or reverse the effect of opiate exposure and addiction. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Drug counsellors, how could drug legislation be improved?
As an annual survey finds MDMA is making a comeback, we want to hear from those who work with addiction about reducing the damage of drug misuseEcstasy is making a comeback, according to a report from the European monitoring centre for drugs and drug addiction (EMCDDA).After its peak during the 1990s house, rave and techno scenes, it’s returning to popularity with both established drug users and a new generation due to “creative and aggressive marketing” (including the use of logos such as Superman and UPS) and the fact it now has higher purity. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 31, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Drugs Science Health Society Source Type: news

Hunting for the brain's opioid addiction switch
(Canadian Association for Neuroscience) New research by Steven Laviolette's research team at Western University is contributing to a better understanding of the ways opiate-class drugs modify brain circuits to drive the addiction cycle. The identification of these opiate-induced changes offers the best hope for developing more effective pharmacological targets and therapies to prevent or reverse the effect of opiate exposure and addiction. These results were presented at the 10th Annual Canadian Neuroscience Meeting, May 31, 2016, in Toronto, Canada. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 31, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Buprenorphine implants; A new implant treatment for addicts
Addiction to opiods including painkillers and heroin claims nearly 29,000 American lives each year (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New treatment gives hope for those with opioid addiction
A new treatment for opioid addicts -- using implants -- should be available by the end of next month; for some addicts the treatment seems promising (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

College and young adult drug use data now available online
Also new: list of college programs in addiction studies The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is pleased to announce that the latest Monitoring the Future (MTF) national survey results for full-time college students, and young people of the same age not attending college, are now available... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - May 31, 2016 Category: Addiction Tags: Alcohol, Cocaine, College-Age and Young Adults, Marijuana, Monitoring the Future, Researchers, Stimulants, Teachers, Tobacco Source Type: news

A Jarring Anomaly of Society
By Aasha Mehreen AminMay 30 2016 (The Daily Star, Bangladesh)It is easy to miss stories about child domestic workers being tortured and killed. Easy because stories of children being killed have become eerily regular. It is May 28 and there is the report of 14-year-old Konika Rani being hacked to death by a drug addict with three of her classmates also grievously injured by him. There is also the horror of having to read about a six-year-old being left critically wounded after being raped by her neighbour. Next to this is the news of 11-year-old Hasina Akhter dying in hospital from the fatal wounds inflicted on her, presum...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Aasha Mehreen Amin Tags: Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Education Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Labour Source Type: news

Effects of maternal smoking continue long after birth
Early exposure to nicotine can trigger widespread genetic changes that affect formation of connections between brain cells long after birth, a new study has found. The finding helps explains why maternal smoking has been linked to behavioral changes such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, addiction and conduct disorder. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Effects of maternal smoking continue long after birth
Early exposure to nicotine can trigger widespread genetic changes that affect formation of connections between brain cells long after birth, a new Yale-led study has found. The finding helps explains why maternal smoking has been linked to behavioral changes such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, addiction and conduct disorder. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 30, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

Takeaway addict is fundraising for surgery to remove 42 POUNDS of excess skin after losing half her body weight in 18 months
Amanda Roberts, 23, from California, weighed 322lb (23st) when she underwent gastric bypass surgery. She then lost half her body weight, 140lb (10st), but has been left with excess skin. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of maternal smoking continue long after birth
(Yale University) Early exposure to nicotine can trigger widespread genetic changes that affect formation of connections between brain cells long after birth, a new Yale-led study has found. The finding helps explains why maternal smoking has been linked to behavioral changes such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder, addiction and conduct disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 30, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Opioids: Can a Genetic Test Identify an Addict in the Making?
(MedPage Today) -- If addiction is "hardwired" genetic tests may provide useful information (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 29, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

D.C. Week: Implant for Opioid Addiction Wins FDA Approval
(MedPage Today) -- Also: shuttering pill mills may have unintended consequences (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - May 28, 2016 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

FDA approves device to wean addicts off heroin
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug-emitting implant to combat addiction to heroin and other opioids killing thousands of people annually. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sociodemographic profile and pattern of drug abuse among adolescents of de-addiction centers - Sawhney N, Kaur G.
Substance abuse by children and adolescents is a major health problem. The use of illicit substances frequently starts among school children during adolescence. Concern with the use of harmful habit forming substances in students appears to be a very natur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Protocol: changes in rates of opioid overdose and poisoning events in an integrated health system following the introduction of a formulation of OxyContin® with abuse-deterrent properties - Janoff SL, Perrin NA, Coplan PM, Chilcoat HD, Campbell CI, Green CA.
BACKGROUND: Addiction, overdoses and deaths resulting from prescription opioids have increased dramatically over the last decade. In response, several manufacturers have developed formulations of opioids with abuse-deterrent properties. For many of these p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Entire state gets one naloxone prescription
There are many steps that need to be taken to end an epidemic—including policy, medication, coverage and treatment expansion—and require physicians to take the lead in fighting for their patients. Leaders in Pennsylvania are on a mission to provide that help to both the people who are suffering in the opioid epidemics and the physicians who treat them. A standing order for naloxone Through a multiagency effort, Pennsylvania’s physician general Rachel Levine, MD, in October signed a statewide prescription for naloxone, making this lifesaving overdose reversal drug available to the entire population. “As we wer...
Source: AMA Wire - May 27, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction
The inch-long Probuphine implant, designed to drip feed the drug buprenorphine into the bloodstream over a six-month period to combat opioid and heroin addiction, has been approved by the FDA. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for May 27, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Nephros inks distro deal with CS Medical Nephros said today it signed a distribution agreement with CS Medical to distribute Nephros’ DSU-H ultrafilter as an option with CS Medical’s TD 100 automated trans-esophageal echoca...
Source: Mass Device - May 27, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Plus 5 Source Type: news

Improve Rule to Increase Opioid Abuse Treatment, Academy Urges
The AAFP supports raising the number of patients a physician can treat with medication for opioid addiction, but there are problems in a proposed rule. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 27, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Fighting opioid addiction with medical devices: FDA approves new implant
The FDA today cleared a new opioid-addiction fighting implant from Braeburn Pharmaceuticals, the 1st of its kind to win a nod from the federal watchdog. The matchstick-sized Probuphine implant, developed by Titan Pharmaceuticals Inc and privately owned Braeburn Pharmaceuticals, is by design less susceptible to abuse or the illicit resale that plagues existing oral therapies. “Patients and their doctors now have Probuphine as a new option for the 6-month treatment of opioid dependence. Opioid addiction is a chronic disease and should be treated the same way we treat other serious, chronic diseases – with evidenc...
Source: Mass Device - May 27, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Braeburn Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Blood test supports use of potential new treatment for patients with stomach cancer
Testing cancers for 'addiction' to a gene that boosts cell growth can pick out patients who may respond to a targeted drug under development, a major new study reports. By measuring the number of copies of just one gene from cancer DNA circulating in the bloodstream, scientists were able to identify the patients with stomach cancer who were most likely to respond to treatment. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Cannabis Policy Framework by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: a proposal for a public health approach to cannabis policy in Canada - Crépault JF, Rehm J, Fischer B.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The cutting of cocaine and heroin: a critical review - Broséus J, Gentile N, Esseiva P.
The illicit drug cutting represents a complex problem that requires the sharing of knowledge from addiction studies, toxicology, criminology and criminalistics. Therefore, cutting is not well known by the forensic community. Thus, this review aims at decip... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The forensic diagnostics and interpretation of ethyl glucuronide concentrations (EtG) in serum, urine and hair samples - Thieme D, Sachs H, Graw MH.
The forensic diagnostics and interpretation of ethanol consumption or abuse comprises the whole range of relevant blood ethanol concentrations and deals with abstinence control, ethanol-related impairment as well as addiction. Ethanol concentrations in blo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

FDA Approves New Arm Implant to Treat Opioid Dependence
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a drug-emitting arm implant to treat addiction to heroin and other opioids, providing a new tool against an illness that has proved extraordinarily difficult to manage. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - May 27, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: FREE Source Type: news

Blood test supports use of potential new treatment for patients with stomach cancer
(Institute of Cancer Research) Testing cancers for 'addiction' to a gene that boosts cell growth can pick out patients who may respond to a targeted drug under development, a major new study reports. By measuring the number of copies of just one gene from cancer DNA circulating in the bloodstream, scientists were able to identify the patients with stomach cancer who were most likely to respond to treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 27, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Implant to Fight Opioid Addiction
An implantable medication can treat opioid addicts for six months at a time. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA approves drug-oozing implant to control addiction
A new FDA-approved option aims to curb drug craving and withdrawal symptoms for six months at a time (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Implant to Battle Opioid Addiction
Experts say steady dosing eliminates need to take medication daily to combat heroin, powerful painkillers (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction
Federal authorities have approved a first-of-a-kind implant designed to help patients recovering from heroin and painkiller addiction (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - May 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the brain makes, and breaks, a habit
Not all habits are bad. Some are even necessary. But inability to switch from acting habitually to acting in a deliberate way can underlie addiction and obsessive compulsive disorders. Working with a mouse model, an international team of researchers demonstrates what happens in the brain for habits to control behavior. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Implant for Opioid Addiction Wins FDA Approval
(MedPage Today) -- Probuphine will be implanted under the skin for 6 months to treat addiction (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - May 26, 2016 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

FDA approves first drug-oozing implant to control addiction
Federal authorities have approved a first-of-a-kind implant designed to help patients recovering from heroin and painkiller addiction (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probuphine: A Game-Changer in Fighting Opioid Dependence
This article was originally posted on www.drugabuse.gov. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

FDA approves first implantable drug to treat opioid addiction
This post has been updated. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first implantable drug to deliver long-lasting medication to people addicted to opioids such as OxyContin and heroin. "Opiod abuse and addiction have taken a devastating toll on American families," FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf said in a release. "Today's approval provides the […] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Tags: brain & mental health fda prescription drugs Source Type: news

FDA approves new way to treat opioid addiction – under the skin
This post has been updated. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first implantable drug to deliver long-lasting medication to people addicted to opioids such as OxyContin and heroin. "Opioid abuse and addiction have taken a devastating toll on American families," FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf said in a news release. "Today's approval provides […] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Tags: brain & mental health fda prescription drugs Source Type: news

FDA Approves Implant to Battle Opioid Addiction
Experts say steady dosing eliminates need to take medication daily to combat heroin, powerful painkillers Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Prescription Drug Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. FDA approves first-ever implant to treat opioid addiction
(Reuters) - The first-ever implant to fight addiction to opioids, a class of drugs that includes prescription painkillers and heroin, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New discovery from the molecular machinery for depression and addiction
Researchers have described how a group of the brain's transport proteins with important roles in depression and dependence overcome the step which limits their effectiveness. The discovery makes it possible to describe the full function of the transport protein and can provide better opportunities for counteracting the effect of amphetamine and ecstasy on the brain. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

FDA Approves Implant to Battle Opioid Addiction
THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 -- A new long-acting implant that can help treat people addicted to heroin and prescription painkillers was approved Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. "Opioid abuse and addiction have taken a devastating toll... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 26, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news