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Chronic opioid therapy can disrupt sleep, increase risk of sleep disorders
Patients and medical providers should be aware that chronic opioid use can interfere with sleep by reducing sleep efficiency and increasing the risk of sleep-disordered breathing, according to a position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. (2019-11-19)
Relevant social stimuli may reduce interest in drugs
Researchers of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Malaga (UMA), specialized in addictive disorders, have demonstrated in an animal model that the presence of a relevant social stimulus reduces interest in cocaine. (2019-11-15)
Popular electronic cigarette may deliver nicotine more effectively than others
When it comes to nicotine delivery, not all electronic cigarettes are created equally, according to Penn State researchers. (2019-11-15)
Parity law improved medicaid acceptance at substance use disorder treatment centers
A 2008 federal parity law succeeded in expanding Medicaid acceptance by treatment facilities for substance use disorders (SUDs), according to a study by University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers. (2019-11-14)
Study teases out factors associated with postpartum overdose
A new study in the journal Addiction that uncovers several risk factors associated with postpartum opioid overdose. (2019-11-13)
Time in host country -- a risk factor for substance abuse in migrants
Refugees and other migrants who move to Sweden are initially less likely to be diagnosed with alcohol or drug addiction than the native population but over time their rates of substance abuse begin to mirror that of the Swedish born population. (2019-11-06)
Many insured Americans go out of network, pay more for behavioral health
Americans are using more out-of-network care and paying more out of pocket for behavioral health care than for treatment of other conditions, despite efforts to increase coverage and access to mental health services, according to new research. (2019-11-06)
USC study implicates flavored e-cigs in the teen vaping epidemic
Teens who vape candy- or fruit-flavored e-cigarettes are more likely to stick with the habit and vape more heavily. (2019-10-28)
How much do obesity and addictions overlap?
A large analysis of personality studies has found that people with obesity behave somewhat like people with addictions to alcohol or drugs. (2019-10-28)
Scientists identify what may be a key mechanism of opioid addiction
Scientists at Scripps Research have discovered a molecular process in brain cells that may be a major driver of drug addiction, and thus may become a target for future addiction treatments. (2019-10-22)
Advances in transcriptomics give single cell views of brain development and disease
Advances in high-throughput RNA sequencing technologies are opening windows into how normal and pathological brain processes develop at the single cell level. (2019-10-21)
E-cigarettes may help more than 50,000 smokers to stop smoking in England each year
A new study published today by the scientific journal Addiction found a positive link between the number of people in England giving up smoking when using e-cigarettes to try and quit. (2019-10-17)
A rat's brain, on and off methamphetamine
Drug addiction is a vicious cycle of reward and withdrawal. (2019-10-16)
Exploring the link between daily stress, depression, and Facebook addiction disorder
Researchers have demonstrated a close positive association between daily stress, depression symptoms, and Facebook addiction disorder. (2019-10-16)
Nicotine addiction linked to diabetes through a DNA-regulating gene in animal models
Researchers have discovered a mechanism in rats that links cigarette smoking and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. (2019-10-16)
Smoke signals: Study shows path linking nicotine addiction to increased risk for diabetes
Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered a circuit in rats that links cigarette smoking and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study featured on the cover of the Oct. (2019-10-16)
Introduce standard units for cannabis to improve mental health
A unit system for cannabis, similar to the one used for alcohol, could help people monitor consumption and reduce the risk of adverse health effects. (2019-10-15)
Mindfulness may reduce opioid cravings, study finds
People suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain may have fewer cravings and less pain if they use both mindfulness techniques and medication for opioid dependence, according to Rutgers and other researchers. (2019-10-15)
Public reporting on aortic valve surgeries has decreased access, study finds
Public reporting on aortic valve replacement outcomes has resulted in fewer valve surgeries for people with endocarditis, a new study has found. (2019-10-11)
National focus on overdose prevention should include alcohol too, study suggests
The need to prevent and rapidly treat opioid overdoses is in the spotlight. (2019-10-11)
GPs stopped giving alcohol advice to patients when they stopped being paid to do so
When the Department of Health (England) introduced financial incentives to encourage general practitioners (GPs) to talk to patients about their drinking in April 2008, there was a small, gradual increase in screening and the provision of alcohol advice. (2019-10-10)
New addiction treatments hold promise for stemming the opioid crisis, scientists say
Concerns over the opioid epidemic have sparked a strong scientific interest in why some people become addicted while others don't. (2019-10-08)
Study shows Housing First program significantly reduces homelessness over long term
The longest running study of its kind on the 'Housing First' model has found that it significantly reduces homelessness over the long term compared to treatment as usual, according to a study published in The Lancet Psychiatry by scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and St. (2019-10-07)
Addictive de-vices: How we can unplug from this 21st century epidemic
We spend our days looking at them, talking to them, and touching them. (2019-10-02)
Barrier to rural opioid treatment: Driving distance to methadone clinics
People who live in rural counties in five states heavily affected by the opioid epidemic must drive longer distances to obtain methadone, a treatment for opioid addiction, compared to individuals from urban counties, say Yale researchers. (2019-10-01)
New national guideline sets out best practices for delivering injectable opioid agonist treatment
A new Canadian guideline lays out the optimal strategies for providing injectable opioid agonist treatment with prescription heroin and hydromorphone for people with severe opioid use disorder. (2019-09-23)
Medications underused in treating opioid addiction, Mayo Clinic expert says
Though research shows that medication-assisted treatment can help people who are addicted to opioids, the three drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are underused, according to a review of current medical data on opioid addiction in the U.S. (2019-09-19)
Smoking abstinence has little impact on the motivation for food
It's sometimes thought that smokers who can't light up are likely to reach for food in lieu of cigarettes. (2019-09-19)
Teen e-cigarette use doubles since 2017
Data from the 2019 Monitoring the Future Survey of eighth, 10th and 12th graders show alarmingly high rates of e-cigarette use compared to just a year ago, with rates doubling in the past two years. (2019-09-18)
How relapse happens: Opiates reduce the brain's ability to form, maintain synapses
Exposure to heroin sharply reduces levels of the protein necessary for developing and maintaining the brain's synapses, a preclinical study by University at Buffalo researchers has found. (2019-09-12)
Opioid treatment for teens? Medications can help
Teens who misuse prescription or illicit opioids might benefit from opioid treatment medications, according to a new study led by a Yale researcher. (2019-09-11)
Brain cells that suppress drug cravings may be the secret to better addiction medicines
Scientists from Scripps Research have shed light on poorly understood brain mechanisms that suppress drug and alcohol cravings, uncovering new insights that may help in the development of better addiction medicines. (2019-09-09)
Social networking sites affect nurses' performance
Addiction to social networking sites reduces nurses' performance and affects their ability to concentrate on assigned tasks, according to a study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing. (2019-09-05)
Study examines personality and motivation in relation to internet gaming disorder
A new Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling study examining the relationships among personality, motivation, and internet gaming disorder (IGD) found that predictors of IGD include male gender, neurotic and introverted personality traits, and motivation related to achievement. (2019-09-05)
Cannabis may hold promise to treat PTSD but evidence lags behind use
As growing numbers of people are using cannabis to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new UCL study published in the Journal of Dual Diagnosis reports that prescriptions are not backed up by adequate evidence. (2019-09-03)
Chronic cocaine use modifies gene expression
Chronic cocaine use changes gene expression in the hippocampus, according to research in mice recently published in JNeurosci. (2019-09-02)
Changing treatment practices for alcohol use disorder could save lives
Treatment practices in Canada and abroad need to change in order to help more people with alcohol use disorder, according to a CAMH-led article just published in The Lancet. (2019-08-29)
Review: Post opioid-overdose interventions emerge in US
Opioid-related deaths continue to take the lives of thousands in the US each year, with non-fatal opioid overdoses as a significant risk factor for a subsequent fatal overdose. (2019-08-29)
Social media stress can lead to social media addiction
Social network users risk becoming more and more addicted to social media platforms even as they experience stress from their use. (2019-08-27)
Study finds that teens are using a highly potent form of marijuana
Nearly one in four Arizona teens have used a highly potent form of marijuana known as marijuana concentrate, according to a new study by Arizona State University researchers. (2019-08-26)
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