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Risk-taking, antisocial teens 5 times more likely to die young

Risk-taking, antisocial teens 5 times more likely to die young | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
Adolescents with serious conduct and substance use problems are five times more likely to die prematurely than their peers, with roughly one in 20 dying by their 30s, according to new research.
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Almost half of US adults who drink, drink too much, and continue to do so

Almost half of US adults who drink, drink too much, and continue to do so | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
A new study has found that about 40 percent of adults in the United States who drink alcohol do so in amounts that risk health consequences, and identifies a range of factors associated with starting or stopping drinking too much.
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LGBTQ teens face increased risk of substance abuse

LGBTQ teens face increased risk of substance abuse | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
Stigma may be playing a role in elevating their substance use risk or prevent those from needing help to speak up.
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How Opioid Use Disorder Meds Affect Opioid Death Rates | Managed Healthcare Executive

How Opioid Use Disorder Meds Affect Opioid Death Rates | Managed Healthcare Executive | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
A first-of-its kind study examined the association between using medication to treat OUD and mortality in patients who had a nonfatal opioid overdose.
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Risks of cancer and mortality by average lifetime alcohol intake

Risks of cancer and mortality by average lifetime alcohol intake | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
The risk of mortality, and of developing a number of cancers, is lowest in light drinkers consuming an average of less than one drink per day across their lifetime, and the risk of some cancers increases with each additional drink per week, according to a new study.
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High schoolers who use heroin commonly use multiple other drugs: Students using heroin concurrently use 5 other drugs on average

High schoolers who use heroin commonly use multiple other drugs: Students using heroin concurrently use 5 other drugs on average | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
High school seniors who use heroin commonly use multiple other drugs -- and not just opioids, according to a new study.
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High schoolers who use heroin commonly use multiple other drugs: Students using heroin concurrently use 5 other drugs on average

 

 

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Why Do People Start Abusing Drugs and Alcohol?

Why Do People Start Abusing Drugs and Alcohol? | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
No matter the substance, no matter the reason, people who have turned to alcohol and/or drugs have turned away from the causes behind their problems.
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Why Do People Start Abusing Drugs and Alcohol?

 

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Report: An opioid settlement would demand new approaches to addiction | Addiction Professional Magazine

Report: An opioid settlement would demand new approaches to addiction | Addiction Professional Magazine | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
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Report: An opioid settlement would demand new approaches to addiction | Addiction Professional Magazine

 

 

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Overdoses on ADHD medications may be on the rise, study finds - CBS News

Overdoses on ADHD medications may be on the rise, study finds - CBS News | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
Most cases were accidents, researchers say, but there were also instances of teens intentionally abusing ADHD meds
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Opinion | Treat Addiction Like Cancer - The New York Times

Opinion | Treat Addiction Like Cancer - The New York Times | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
People with substance-use disorders shouldn’t have to work so hard to get care.
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Substance abuse and the Big Green

Substance abuse and the Big Green | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
Alcohol and substance use at the College forms part of a wider nationwide dialogue about high-risk behavior on college campuses.
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Compound shows promise for curbing alcohol withdrawal | Addiction Professional Magazine

Compound shows promise for curbing alcohol withdrawal | Addiction Professional Magazine | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
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Compound shows promise for curbing alcohol withdrawal | Addiction Professional Magazine

 

 

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TheRecover.com, ADHD and Adderall Abuse Among Adults

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Exercise can help beat cocaine addiction, study finds

Exercise can help beat cocaine addiction, study finds | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
Exercise can help prevent relapses into cocaine addiction, according to new research.
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5 Tips for Parents Dealing With Teen Substance Abuse

5 Tips for Parents Dealing With Teen Substance Abuse | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
Catching substance abuse early can help guide a teen back on track and potentially avoid years of physical, emotional, financial and legal repercussions.
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Five facts about workplace testing trends | Addiction Professional Magazine

Five facts about workplace testing trends | Addiction Professional Magazine | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
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mental illness substance abuse opioid epidemic Collier County program

mental illness substance abuse opioid epidemic Collier County program | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
Addressing the epidemic of substance abuse and the pervasiveness of mental illness is mission critical for our Collier County community and nation.
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Brain's response to opioids: New research provides expanded insights: Study also provides clues to new class of painkillers with fewer side effects

Brain's response to opioids: New research provides expanded insights: Study also provides clues to new class of painkillers with fewer side effects | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
Opioids are powerful painkillers that act on the brain, but they have a range of harmful side effects including addiction. Researchers have developed a tool that gives deeper insights into the brain's response to opioids.
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Is the patient ready? Is that even relevant? | Addiction Professional Magazine

Is the patient ready? Is that even relevant? | Addiction Professional Magazine | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
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Is the patient ready? Is that even relevant? | Addiction Professional Magazine

 

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People with family history of alcoholism release more dopamine in expectation of alcohol: A new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging investigates the brain chemis...

People with family history of alcoholism release more dopamine in expectation of alcohol: A new study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging investigates the brain chemis... | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
People with a family history of alcohol use disorder (AUD) release more dopamine in the brain's main reward center in response to the expectation of alcohol than people diagnosed with the disorder, or healthy people without any family history of AUD, reports a new study.
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How Technology Can Help Track Opioid Prescriptions, Slow Opioid Crisis | Managed Healthcare Executive

How Technology Can Help Track Opioid Prescriptions, Slow Opioid Crisis | Managed Healthcare Executive | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
Congress recently began hearings on proposals to combat opioid abuse. Our policy analyst weighs in.
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Opioid Education Program Boosts PA Students' Confidence in Providing Patient Care - The

Opioid Education Program Boosts PA Students' Confidence in Providing Patient Care - The | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
PA students perceived improved confidence in their ability to provide patient education and counseling.
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Young people are choosing marijuana before cigarettes and alcohol: New research shows that the percentage of 12- to 21-year-olds who start using marijuana before other substances has increased sign...

Young people are choosing marijuana before cigarettes and alcohol: New research shows that the percentage of 12- to 21-year-olds who start using marijuana before other substances has increased sign... | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
More young people are turning to marijuana as their first substance of choice, rather than smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol, an expert says. He says that young people who start off on marijuana before alcohol or tobacco are more likely to become heavy users and have cannabis-related problems later in life.
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Youth turn substance abuse into art | Local News | stowetoday.com

Youth turn substance abuse into art | Local News | stowetoday.com | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
People who abuse drugs can lose their jobs, homes, friends, and even their children.
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Destigmatizing addiction requires changing when professionals treat | Addiction Professional Magazine

Destigmatizing addiction requires changing when professionals treat | Addiction Professional Magazine | Substance Abuse | Scoop.it
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