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Boston Police Unveil Opiate Response Squad
Boston's new OD police squad is striking at the heart of the Hub's exploding opioid crisis by connecting with addicts and following the trail of overdoses back to the pushers who are dishing out the often-lethal drugs. The Opiate Response Squad, assembled about four months ago, is made up of a sergeant, two detectives and two police officers who are 'diverted' to the scene of an opiate overdose to talk to victims, witnesses and neighborhood residents in the hopes of catching the dealers, Boston police Commissioner William B. Evans first disclosed on Boston Herald Radio yesterday. 'They respond to all overdoses and they t...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - April 4, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: General News Toxicology Source Type: news

Boston Police Unveil Opiate Response Squad
Boston's new OD police squad is striking at the heart of the Hub's exploding opioid crisis by connecting with addicts and following the trail of overdoses back to the pushers who are dishing out the often-lethal drugs. The Opiate Response Squad, assembled about four months ago, is made up of a sergeant, two detectives and two police officers who are 'diverted' to the scene of an opiate overdose to talk to victims, witnesses and neighborhood residents in the hopes of catching the dealers, Boston police Commissioner William B. Evans first disclosed on Boston Herald Radio yesterday. 'They respond to all overdoses and they t...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 4, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Here’s the Secret to What Makes Radiolab So Addictive
“The simple act of telling a story,” says Jad Abumrad, “feels musical, deeply musical.” The founder and co-host of the nationally syndicated public radio program Radiolab argues that compelling storytelling employs the same techniques as composition: meter, cadence, consonance. Abumrad, 42, is the conductor of sorts of one of the most popular programs in the rapidly burgeoning field of podcasting. Radiolab has explored stories ranging from the evolution of altruism to the science of ant colonies. Though podcasts–downloadable radio-like shows that originated with the birth of portable digital m...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - April 4, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Cubie King and Matt Vella Tags: Uncategorized genius Jad Abumrad MacArthur Foundation NPR podcasts Radiolab WNYC Source Type: news

Inside the Genius of Radiolab–and Why It’s So Addictive
“The simple act of telling a story,” says Jad Abumrad, “feels musical, deeply musical.” The founder and co-host of the nationally syndicated public radio program Radiolab argues that compelling storytelling employs the same techniques as composition: meter, cadence, consonance. Abumrad, 42, is the conductor of sorts of one of the most popular programs in the rapidly burgeoning field of podcasting. Radiolab has explored stories ranging from the evolution of altruism to the science of ant colonies. Though podcasts–downloadable radio-like shows that originated with the birth of portable digital m...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - April 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cubie King and Matt Vella Tags: Uncategorized genius Jad Abumrad MacArthur Foundation NPR podcasts Radiolab WNYC Source Type: news

Inside the Genius of Radiolab and Why It’s So Addictive
“The simple act of telling a story,” says Jad Abumrad, “feels musical, deeply musical.” The founder and co-host of the nationally syndicated public radio program Radiolab argues that compelling storytelling employs the same techniques as composition: meter, cadence, consonance. Abumrad, 42, is the conductor of sorts of one of the most popular programs in the rapidly burgeoning field of podcasting. Radiolab has explored stories ranging from the evolution of altruism to the science of ant colonies. Though podcasts–downloadable radio-like shows that originated with the birth of portable digital m...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - April 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cubie King and Matt Vella Tags: Uncategorized genius Jad Abumrad MacArthur Foundation NPR podcasts Radiolab WNYC Source Type: news

Is there a “best” pain reliever for osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis (OA) affects tens of millions of Americans and is a leading cause of disability and reduced quality of life across the globe. Other than joint replacement surgery, there is no known “cure” for OA, and most treatments focus on relief of symptoms such as pain. Often, the first step is non-medication-based approaches such as physical therapy, exercise, and weight loss. Most patients, however, will eventually use pain relievers such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Other kinds of medication, such as opioids, have also been tested as treatments for OA, and there is ongoing debate about what ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - April 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Robert R. Edwards, Ph.D. Tags: Arthritis Drugs and Supplements Health Osteoarthritis Pain Management Source Type: news

Rusan Pharma launches R&D centre, special manufacturing unit in Gujarat
Founded in 1994, the company is engaged in de-addiction and pain management products in the domestic and international markets. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 4, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Assistance Programs Seen as 'Lot of Bang' for Companies' Buck
Having a good job doesn’t make anyone immune to problems. Sometimes the job can make things worse. Alcohol and drug abuse, along with mental health issues such as depression, stress and anxiety can be aggravated by the demands of a job, and then job performance suffers. Many companies and industries rely on support programs that can help employees get their lives, and their jobs, back on track. “Mental health issues and disorders are not discriminatory of any group,” said Kristin Higgins, an associate professor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. “It doesn’t matter what field or ind...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 4, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Bridgeway CEO Jason Miller on The Biggest Myths of Mental Health
Before joining The Bridgeway in December 2011 as COO, Jason Miller served as director of hospital operations at the Living Hope Institute in Little Rock and in various roles at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and CHI St. Vincent Health System. He was named CEO in 2014. The 41-year-old has a bachelor’s degree from Hendrix College in Conway and a master’s in public health with an emphasis on health education and administration from Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine. What is the typical relationship between mental illnesses and the workplace? How involved are employers in the liv...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 4, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

D.C. Week: Obama Sets Task Force to Ensure Access to Addiction Tx
(MedPage Today) -- FDA updates its labeling for medical abortion drug mifepristone (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - April 2, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

If I Understand Why I'm an Addict, Maybe It Will Go Away...
Addicts new to recovery typically enter treatment motivated by their current crisis and a desire to escape their actual and potential consequences (rather than a desire to change their behaviors and live differently moving forward). And instead of being focused on the day-to-day solutions that might help them stay sober, they are often more interested in the causes of their addiction. Sometimes they think that if they understand their problem's etiology, it will go away. Other times, they just want someone other than themselves to blame. Either way, addicts nearly always want to know: "How and why did I get this way?" Wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

If I Understand Why I'm an Addict, Maybe It Will Go Away...
Addicts new to recovery typically enter treatment motivated by their current crisis and a desire to escape their actual and potential consequences (rather than a desire to change their behaviors and live differently moving forward). And instead of being focused on the day-to-day solutions that might help them stay sober, they are often more interested in the causes of their addiction. Sometimes they think that if they understand their problem's etiology, it will go away. Other times, they just want someone other than themselves to blame. Either way, addicts nearly always want to know: "How and why did I get this way?" Whe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Psychologists Identify Major Risks Associated With Teen Substance Abuse
Although drug and alcohol abuse is on the decline among American teenagers, addiction issues are still common -- and those issues often go hand in hand with dangerous behaviors, according to recent research.  A study published last month in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse identifies some alarming behavioral tendencies among teenagers with substance abuse issues -- from being at high risk for driving while under the influence, to engaging in unprotected sex, to being less likely to volunteer their time helping others. Developmental psychologists from Case Western Reserve University who con...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Psychologists Identify Major Risks Associated With Teen Substance Abuse
Although drug and alcohol abuse is on the decline among American teenagers, addiction issues are still common -- and those issues often go hand in hand with dangerous behaviors, according to recent research.  A study published last month in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse identifies some alarming behavioral tendencies among teenagers with substance abuse issues -- from being at high risk for driving while under the influence, to engaging in unprotected sex, to being less likely to volunteer their time helping others. Developmental psychologists from Case Western Reserve University who con...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Psychologists Identify Major Risks Associated With Teen Substance Abuse
Although drug and alcohol abuse is on the decline among American teenagers, addiction issues are still common -- and those issues often go hand in hand with dangerous behaviors, according to recent research.  A study published last month in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse identifies some alarming behavioral tendencies among teenagers with substance abuse issues -- from being at high risk for driving while under the influence, to engaging in unprotected sex, to being less likely to volunteer their time helping others. Developmental psychologists from Case Western Reserve University who con...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Psychologists Identify Major Risks Associated With Teen Substance Abuse
Although drug and alcohol abuse is on the decline among American teenagers, addiction issues are still common -- and those issues often go hand in hand with dangerous behaviors, according to recent research.  A study published last month in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse identifies some alarming behavioral tendencies among teenagers with substance abuse issues -- from being at high risk for driving while under the influence, to engaging in unprotected sex, to being less likely to volunteer their time helping others. Developmental psychologists from Case Western Reserve University who con...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Coming 'Out' Sober
I'm a bit over a year sensationally sober and it's time to "come out." Anonymity is crucial to success for most people who try to stop drinking but at some point those of us who have succeeded need to stand up and say proudly "Enjoy your drink, I'll enjoy my sobriety. I've earned it." One of the most difficult situations that many people have to deal with in early sobriety is explaining to friends, family and work colleagues Why they're not drinking. We have to come up with workable excuses not to drink at cocktail parties and family dinners "Oh I can't drink tonight Thank You!... antibiotics... blood test in the morning.....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Coming 'Out' Sober
I'm a bit over a year sensationally sober and it's time to "come out." Anonymity is crucial to success for most people who try to stop drinking but at some point those of us who have succeeded need to stand up and say proudly "Enjoy your drink, I'll enjoy my sobriety. I've earned it." One of the most difficult situations that many people have to deal with in early sobriety is explaining to friends, family and work colleagues Why they're not drinking. We have to come up with workable excuses not to drink at cocktail parties and family dinners "Oh I can't drink tonight Thank You!... antibiotics... blood test in the morning...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

More Than Intention
The work for cancer prevention requires more than intention; it requires effort. The work we do is not cutting edge. However, it is thoughtful and requires hard focused work. So much of the way we operate in this world is about responding to suffering, and we can either do something after the fact, or work to prevent it. Personally, when I see people suffering it haunts me. Those images will live in my head and my heart. Prevention is our response to cancer; it's not everyone's, but it is for our organization, Less Cancer. For me, it's all about preventing the unspeakable suffering that cancer brings. And it's a win-win...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Join us April 7: NIAAA and ASAM Will Host a Twitter Chat on Alcohol Awareness Month
In honor of Alcohol Awareness Month, NIAAA will be hosting a chat with the American Society of Addiction Medicine.    (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - April 1, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Today: Join NIAAA and ASAM for a Twitter Chat on Alcohol Awareness Month
In honor of Alcohol Awareness Month, NIAAA will be hosting a chat with the American Society of Addiction Medicine.    (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - April 1, 2016 Category: Addiction Authors: groa Source Type: news

Substance addiction in old age: a cross-sectional study in a German hospital - Cossmann JC, Scherbaum N, Bonnet U.
.There is a lack of studies using a structured face-to-face interview focusing on the full spectrum of substance addictions according to ICD or DSM classification systems in older patients. We therefore examined a cohort of 400 randomly selected, at least ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Depression, suicidal ideation, and related factors of methadone maintenance treatment users in Guangzhou, China - Zhang X, Xu H, Gu J, Lau JTF, Hao C, Zhao Y, Davis A, Hao Y.
Mental health problems are prevalent among drug users. Methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) is an evidence-based effective treatment for drug addiction; however, there are few studies investigating depression, suicidal ideation, and their related factors ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Time perception deficits in impulsivity disorders: a systematic review - Moreira D, Pinto M, Almeida F, Barbosa F.
This systematic review aims to identify evidences of distortions in time perception (TP) in people with impulsivity disorders or other conditions having impulsivity traits, namely traumatic brain injuries, certain personality disorders, addictive behavior ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

A monthly shot for opioid addiction: An option for some
On average, 44 people in the United States die every day from an overdose of opioid prescription painkillers. These drugs — such as Vicodin, Percocet, codeine, and morphine — reduce the brain’s recognition of pain by binding to certain receptors in the body. With continued use, a person can develop a physical dependence on these drugs, such that withdrawal symptoms occur if the drug is stopped. These drugs can also cause a “high.” Both of these effects contribute to addiction — that is, the loss of control around the use of a drug, even though it causes harm to the person. Addiction to opioid painkillers is the...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Wynne Armand, MD Tags: Addiction Behavioral Health Mental Health Source Type: news

Wealth Matters: Finding the Best Addiction Treatment, With Hired Help
For families who can afford it, consultants can help find the best options for substance abuse treatment. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAUL SULLIVAN Tags: Mental Health and Disorders Drug Abuse and Traffic Alcohol Abuse Families and Family Life Consultants High Net Worth Individuals Addiction (Psychology) Source Type: news

Helping a young mother through opioid addiction and pregnancy
Amanda Hensley started abusing prescription painkillers when she was just a teenager. By the time she discovered she was pregnant last year, she couldn't quit. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New toolkit can improve primary healthcare for people with developmental disabilities
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities have more health issues than other adults, but they are less likely to receive preventative care. A new toolkit, developed by Health Care Access Research and Developmental Disabilities Program, will help family health teams provide better, more proactive care for this vulnerable and underserved population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Naltrexone Diminishes Opioid Relapse Rates In Ex-Convicts
Determining effective treatments for those patients addicted to opioids is an ongoing process for many clinicians. There isn't a one-size-fits-all approach for individuals seeking help. New research on the topic strengthens the argument for one particular alternative treatment option for opioid addiction. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 31, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: CJ Arlotta Source Type: news

How the brain processes emotions
A new study reveals how two populations of neurons in the brain contribute to the brain's inability to correctly assign emotional associations to events. Learning how this information is routed and misrouted could shed light on mental illnesses including depression, addiction, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Addiction associated with poor awareness of others, study shows
Adolescents with severe alcohol and other drug problems have a low regard for others, as indicated by higher rates of driving under the influence and having unprotected sex with a history of sexually transmitted disease, research shows. The findings also showed that they are less likely to volunteer their time helping others, an activity that she has been shown to help adult alcoholics stay sober. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

A Major Step Forward for Addiction Medicine
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 - March 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Opioid relapse rates fall with use of medication for adults in criminal justice system
The first multi-site US clinical trial of extended-release naltrexone shows promise for more effective treatment of opioid addiction. The findings of the study could have a broad impact on how the medical community addresses opiate addiction outside of the patient populations examined in this study, the researchers say. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vivitrol Cuts Relapse Risk in Opioid Addicts
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 31, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Study finds addiction associated with poor awareness of others
(Case Western Reserve University) Developmental psychologist Maria Pagano, PhD, found adolescents with severe alcohol and other drug problems have a low regard for others, as indicated by higher rates of driving under the influence and having unprotected sex with a history of sexually transmitted disease. The findings also showed that they are less likely to volunteer their time helping others, an activity that she has been shown to help adult alcoholics stay sober. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 31, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How the brain processes emotions
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) A new study from MIT reveals how two populations of neurons in the brain contribute to the brain's inability to correctly assign emotional associations to events. Learning how this information is routed and misrouted could shed light on mental illnesses including depression, addiction, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 31, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Scripps Florida team awarded $3.4m to develop treatments for addiction, mood disorders
(Scripps Research Institute) A team from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute and the University of North Carolina has been awarded $3.4 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health to develop novel therapeutics for the treatment of addiction and mood disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 31, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Use of Naltrexone Beneficial for Opioid Addicts?
(MedPage Today) -- Study suggests long-term use of the drug to prevent relapses (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - March 31, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Vivitrol Cuts Relapse Risk in Opioid Addicts
A once-monthly injection called Vivitrol appears to cut the risk of relapse in half for opioid addicts, at least while they get the shots. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-addiction drug might help curb painkiller, heroin dependence
Maureen Salamon and HealthDay News The anti-addiction drug naltrexone might be an important weapon in the country's escalating addiction to opioid painkillers and heroin, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Extended-release naltrexone lowers relapse rates in ex-offenders
©istockphoto/kwanchaichaiudom New research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) revealed that the initial relapse rates among opioid-dependent adults in the criminal justice system was lower for participants receiving extended-release naltrexone than for those receiving treatment... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - March 31, 2016 Category: Addiction Tags: Criminal Justice, Opioids, Prescription Drugs, Researchers, Treatment Research Source Type: news

Review article outlines strategies to reduce opioid abuse risk
©Shutterstock/David Smart More than 30 percent of Americans have some form of chronic pain. Yet, the over-reliance on the millions of opioid pain reliever prescriptions dispensed yearly have resulted in a national epidemic of overdose deaths and addiction. A review article published today in The... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - March 31, 2016 Category: Addiction Tags: Addiction Science, Health and Medical Professionals, Opioids, Pain, Pain Medication, Prescription Drugs, Researchers Source Type: news

Anti-Addiction Drug May Help Curb Painkiller, Heroin Dependence
Study finds lower relapse rate associated with naltrexone, but long-term use recommended (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anti-Addiction Drug May Help Curb Painkiller, Heroin Dependence
Study finds lower relapse rate associated with naltrexone, but long-term use recommended Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heroin, Prescription Drug Abuse (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental Health Stigma Is Evaporating (Allegedly, Anyway)
Anyone who's struggled with issues around mental health has felt the shame -- maybe it comes up when you're moving your prescription pill bottle below your sink because guests are coming over for a dinner party or when you have to list the medications you take on a form or simply when someone asks you if you've ever been depressed or anxious. In my experience, living in LA in 2016, it feels far less shameful to be an addict than to be someone dealing with depression and/or anxiety. When it comes to addiction, we have cool, fun meetings where we laugh and bond. We go to rallies! We have podcasts! Celebrities tout how great ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Clean, Safe Places For Heroin Addicts To Shoot Up: Coming To A City Near You?
A handful of U.S. states and cities are looking at the possibility of providing heroin addicts with a safe, clean place in which to inject the drug. Other countries have found that such facilities reduce the risk of fatal overdoses and the transmission of HIV. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 30, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Rubin Source Type: news