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Hospital-wide Program for Delirium, Alcohol Withdrawal and Suicide/Harm Impacts Readmission Rates

Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that developing and implementing an interdisciplinary care improvement initiative improves outcomes. ...

Study Shows Significant Fall in Use of ‘Headshop’ Drugs among Young People Following Introduction of National Ban

Percentage of problematic users attending youth drug and alcohol treatment service dropped from 34% to 0% and occasional use dropped from 82% ...

Getting High in Senior Year: NYU Researchers Examine Whether Reasons for Smoking Pot are Associated with Use of other Illicit Drugs

The study reveals—“boredom,” “experimentation,” and “insight”—are reasons for use related to increased and decreased risk of use of other drugs. ... Full story

Youth Drug Use in America

Drugs play a major role in major American culture. Our movies, music, television shows, and other entertainment options all include implicit and explicit drug use. The presence of drugs can arouse any number of emotions. ... Full story

NIH begins clinical trial of new medication for alcohol use disorder

A clinical trial investigating a potential treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD) was announced by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). The study will assess the safety and efficacy of gabapentin enacarbil (HORIZANT) in extended-release tablets for treating moderate to severe AUD. NIAAA is part of the National Institutes of Health. ... Full story

Study reports mixed findings on medical efficacy of cannabis

A large-scale review that evaluated the medical efficacy of cannabinoids — the active chemical compounds in marijuana — across a range of conditions found there is moderate evidence to support the use of cannabinoids for the treatment of chronic pain and spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis. ... Full story

Friends motivate us to drink more: QUT study

Friends can be a dangerous influence, with new QUT research confirming what many drinkers already know - that drinking with mates can push you to drink more. ... Full story

SA drug and alcohol workers rally at methamphetamine forum

by Marketing and Communications - Professor Ann Roche, Director of Flinders University’s National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction. The Centre is co-hosting a methamphetamine forum at Flinders, Victoria Square, today. ... Full story

Adolescents uncertain about risks of marijuana, e-cigarettes

Adolescents get clear messages about the harms of smoking cigarettes, but they receive conflicting or sparse information about marijuana and e-cigarettes, a study finds. ... Full story

Survey: Many Doctors Misunderstand Key Facets of Opioid Abuse

Lack of understanding may lead to continued overprescribing of addictive prescription pain pills ... Full story

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