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Nature - Addiction; https://ift.tt/2EUxmso; June 18, 2018 at 05:31PM; ;
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Many Doctors Give Morphine to Babies Born With Opioid Addiction. A New Study Suggests There ’s a Better Way
MedWorm - Addiction News; https://ift.tt/2pUlgdA; June 18, 2018 at 03:47PM; ; As the opioid crisis continues, an estimated one baby is born every 20 minutes to a mother who is addicted to the painkilling drugs. But doctors have few proven ways to treat those infants who become dependent on opioids in utero and are born in withdrawal from the drugs. “Despite the fact that we have seen increases in NAS in recent years, there is still significant uncertainty about who to treat, when to treat and what agents to use,” says Dr. Jonathan Davis, vice chair of pediatrics at Tufts Medical Center. “And then there are questions about how fast to increase the dose, and how fast to take the babies off the medications. In the first study to directly compare two of the most common treatment methods — methadone and morphine — researchers hope to establ...

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Marijuana eyed as additional tool in fight against opioid addiction
MedWorm - Addiction News; https://ift.tt/2pUlgdA; June 18, 2018 at 03:47PM; ; As it works to create ongoing programs to address opioid addiction across New York, the state announced today that medical marijuana could soon become an option. The New York State Department of Health said it will develop a regulatory amendment that will add opioids to 12 existing qualifying conditions now in place for individuals to receive referral from a physician to utilize medical marijuana. While details have not yet been finalized, department offi cials said possibilities could include providing… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
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WHO declares compulsive video gaming an addictive behaviour disorder
MedWorm - Addiction News; https://ift.tt/2pUlgdA; June 18, 2018 at 03:47PM; ; The World Health Organization says compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing young players. (Source: CBC | Health)
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Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment; https://ift.tt/2r2Q6RI; June 18, 2018 at 02:33PM; ; The technical hypothesis of Motivational Interviewing (MI) proposes that: (a) client talk favoring behavior change, or Change Talk (CT) is associated with better behavior change outcomes, whereas client talk against change, or Sustain Talk (ST) is associated with less favorable outcomes, and (b) specific therapist verbal behaviors influence whether client CT or ST occurs. MI consistent (MICO) therapist behaviors are hypothesized to be positively associated with more client CT and MI inconsistent (MIIN) behaviors with more ST.
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Exactly who is coordinating the White House drug policy?
STAT - Addiction; https://ift.tt/1n5RA9I; June 18, 2018 at 02:08PM; https://ift.tt/2HZffU3;

WASHINGTON — For at least six months, staffers in the Office of National Drug Control Policy — often political appointees in their 20s — have crossed 17th Street, entered the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, and sat through weekly meetings of an “opioids cabinet” chaired by Kellyanne Conway.

Then they have returned to their desks and reported back to veteran career staff — who have listened, often with disappointment, to the ideas proposed by Conway and Katy Talento, a domestic policy adviser.

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Adolescent binge drinking disrupts mouse memory in adulthood: Study could help scientists better understand development of alcohol use disorders in adults -- ScienceDaily
Science Daily - Addiction; https://ift.tt/2dhBurx; June 18, 2018 at 01:59PM; ; Excessive drinking during adolescence may interfere with the activity of brain cells needed for sustaining short term memory, according to new research in adolescent male mice.
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FDA approves first generic Suboxone
MedWorm - Addiction News; https://ift.tt/2pUlgdA; June 18, 2018 at 01:46PM; ; Mylan and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories have both received FDA approval to make the first generic versions of a Suboxone under-the-tongue film for the treatment of opioid addiction. (Source: PharmaManufacturing.com)
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Rare mutation of gene carried by Quebec family gives insight into how the brain is wired
MedWorm - Addiction News; https://ift.tt/2pUlgdA; June 18, 2018 at 01:46PM; ; (McGill University) The study of a Quebec family with an unusual gene provides novel insight into how our brain is built and, according to the McGill-led team of scientists, offers a better understanding of psychiatric disorders such as depression, addictions and schizophrenia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
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WHO classifies video game addiction as a mental health disorder
MedWorm - Addiction News; https://ift.tt/2pUlgdA; June 18, 2018 at 11:46AM; ; The World Health Organization has determined that " gaming disorder " as a new mental health condition. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)

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WHO Classifies ‘ Gaming Disorder ’ As Mental Health Condition
MedWorm - Addiction News; https://ift.tt/2pUlgdA; June 18, 2018 at 10:45AM; ; NEW YORK (CNN) – Watching as video games ensnare their children, many parents have grumbled about “digital heroin,” likening the flashing images to one of the world’s most addictive substances. Now, they may have backup. The World Health Organization announced ‘gaming disorder’ as a new mental health condition to be included in the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases, released on Monday. “I’m not creating a precedent,” said Dr. Vladimir Poznyak, a member of WHO’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, which proposed the new diagnosis to WHO’s decision making body, the World Health Assembly. Instead, he stated, WHO has followed “the trends, the developments, which have taken place in ...

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Nature - Addiction; https://ift.tt/2EUxmso; June 18, 2018 at 10:28AM; ;
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Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Demonstrates Effectiveness in Reducing Drinking in a Midwest American Service Sample | SpringerLink
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Latest Results; https://ift.tt/PyWq88; June 18, 2018 at 08:45AM; ;

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Healthcare settings frequently rank among the lowest for referring clients to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) was employed to improve SUD outcomes; yet, effectiveness evidence is still needed. We used secondary data from patients screened in federally qualified health centers in Iowa (N = 29,121) to investigate alcohol prescreening and hazardous drinking for patients presenting on multiple visits. We found that patients demonstrated reductions in positive prescreens (73.49 percentage points, 95% CI = 72.09–74.90) and hazardous drinking (13.73 percentage points, 95% CI = 12.28–15.17) from their first positive prescreen to their last prescreen. Further, a positive prescreen at clients’ last screening was significantly associated with males, White patients, and those with fewer SBIRT visits. Findings provide further evidence that SBIRT is effective in reducing alcohol use in a Midwest sample from healthcare centers receiving federal funding despite limitations inherent to all service data.
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10 hours ago by wbennett
How does gaming affect your brain?
MedWorm - Addiction News; https://ift.tt/2pUlgdA; June 18, 2018 at 08:45AM; ; Hamish loves playing the game Fortnite. Does his brain show signs of addiction? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)

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NEJM Journal Watch: Summaries of and commentary on original medical and scientific articles from key medical journals
NEJM Journal Watch: Substance Abuse RSS Feed; https://ift.tt/2x2KsoV; June 18, 2018 at 08:33AM; ; In some people, quit attempts might be thwarted by increases in pain reactivity.
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The World Health Organization Now Considers ‘Gaming Disorder’ a Unique Mental Health Condition
MedWorm - Addiction News; https://ift.tt/2pUlgdA; June 18, 2018 at 07:44AM; ; GENEVA — For video game addicts, it might soon be “game over.” In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the World Health Organization said Monday that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition. The statement confirmed the fears of many parents but led some critics to warn that it may risk stigmatizing young video players. The U.N. health agency said classifying “Gaming Disorder” as a separate condition will “serve a public health purpose for countries to be better prepared to identify this issue.” Dr. Shekhar Saxena, director of WHO’s department for mental health, said WHO accepted the proposal that Gaming Disorder should be listed as a new problem based on scientific evidence, in additi...

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