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Article ID: 694777

Cannabis: It Matters How Young You Start

Universite de Montreal

Canadian researchers find that boys who start smoking pot before 15 are much more likely to have a drug problem at 28 than those who start at 15 or after.

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18-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694390

The Opioid Epidemic Has Boosted the Number of Organs Available for Transplant

University of Utah Health

The researchers examined 17 years of transplantation records and found no significant change in the recipients’ chance of survival when the organ donation came from victims of drug intoxication. The study publishes online on May 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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11-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694582

Predicting What Drives People to Seek, Stay in Substance-Use Treatment

Florida Atlantic University

About 22 million Americans are substance dependent, yet only 2.5 million seek treatment. Reviewing 5,443 records of adult substance use treatment clients, a new study examined treatment readiness, or the characteristics that are likely to promote treatment engagement, to predict who seeks and stays in treatment. Results show that white and black race, being male, lower levels of education, and being married or divorced (vs. never married) were all negatively related to substance-use treatment engagement.

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16-May-2018 10:15 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694299

AANA Calls on Healthcare Community to Use Opioid-Sparing Pain Management to Prevent Addiction and Abuse

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

The AANA and CRNAs are urging healthcare professionals to consider alternatives to prescribing opioids when treating patients to reduce or eliminate the chances for addiction.

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10-May-2018 5:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694277

Motivational Interviewing More Effective Than Lectures

SUNY Buffalo State

Michael “Mick” MacLean, associate professor of psychology, who has done extensive research on adolescent alcohol and substance use. Most recently, he’s implemented a strategy for reaching teens who are experiencing substance-related problems but are not yet addicted. Instead of berating them, trying to scare them, or using other well-worn tactics, MacLean suggests “motivational interviewing,” which he said has a significantly higher success rate.

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9-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694236

Study Looks at Barriers to Getting Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

For patients with substance use disorders seen in the emergency department or doctor's office, locating and accessing appropriate treatment all too often poses difficult challenges. Healthcare providers and treatment facility administrators share their views on delays and obstacles to prompt receipt of substance use disorder treatment after referral in a study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). This journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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8-May-2018 4:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693568

Community Efforts to Prevent Teen Problems Have Lasting Benefits

University of Washington

A University of Washington study finds that a community-based approach to substance-abuse prevention, which can include after-school activities, can affect young people into adulthood.

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26-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692770

New Vaccine Could Help People Overcome Bath Salts Abuse

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

Researchers have developed a vaccine for one of the most dangerous types of synthetic cathinones, or bath salts. The vaccine blunts the illegal stimulant’s effects on the brain, which could help recovering drug users who experience a relapse.

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16-Apr-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693206

Casi 1 de cada 3 pacientes no consumió los opioides recetados después de la cirugía, descubre estudio de Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic

Casi un tercio de los pacientes respondió a una encuesta de Mayo Clinic e informó que no consumió ninguno de los analgésicos opioides recetados después de la cirugía. Los resultados también revelaron que solo alrededor del 8 por ciento de los pacientes se deshizo de los opioides restantes.

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19-Apr-2018 5:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693205

Dr. Stulberg, Expert on Opioid Reduction and Safe Disposal, Is Available for Reporters Covering the Take Back Day

Northwestern University

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19-Apr-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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