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Wealth Matters: A Gilt-Paved Road to Addiction Recovery for Executives

5 hours 6 min ago
As the opioid crisis tightens its grip, an industry has sprung up to offer recovery programs for executives who seek treatment in a discreet environment. (Source: NYT Health)

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Wealth Matters: A Road to Addiction Recovery for Executives

10 hours 40 min ago
As the opioid crisis tightens its grip, an industry has sprung up to offer recovery programs for executives who seek treatment in a discreet environment. (Source: NYT Health)

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Music is Art teams up with Blues Society addiction program

11 hours 17 min ago
The partnership should help expand the Nurs'n Blues Program, providing expanded access to therapy for individuals fighting addiction. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)

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These 10 ERs Sharply Reduced Opioid Use And Still Eased Pain

12 hours 40 min ago
Collaboration was key for the 10 emergency rooms that cut opioid prescriptions by 36 percent. Doctors say they now use less addictive medicines to manage pain and have shifted patients' expectations.(Image credit: John Daley / CPR News) (Source: NPR Health and Science)

FDA recalls company's dietary supplements that contain kratom

13 hours 18 min ago
The Food and Drug Administration has announced the voluntary destruction and recall of a company's dietary supplements that contain kratom, an addictive opioid. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)

Opioid Public Health Emergency and Older Adults

February 22, 2018 - 7:09pm
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living. 12/2017 This 19-page issue briefing details how opioid misuse and addiction have become a large, nation-wide issue, with opioid use disorder affecting people of all ages; racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minorities; income classes; and geographic areas. Older adults are among the groups affected by this problem because they often use prescription opioids to cope with painful chronic conditions, such as arthritis, or procedures, such as surgery. The report provides data on older adults'opioid use, and discusses risks associated with older adults'opioid use. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)

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Former insiders launch awareness campaign to warn users about the addictive dangers of Facebook and Google

February 22, 2018 - 2:47pm
(Natural News) Former employees of Google and Facebook are campaigning to warn users about the addictive dangers posed by social media networks like Google and Facebook, according to a Daily Mail Online report. Tristan Harris, who was a former in-house ethicist at Google, is leading the new group called the Center for Humane Technology which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)

What role does genetics play in opioid addiction?

February 22, 2018 - 2:31pm
Our DNA plays a key role in determining who develops addiction and who doesn't, experts say. (Source: CNN.com - Health)

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Morning Break: Sickle Cell Conundrum; Selfie Addiction; Porn a Health Risk

February 22, 2018 - 10:35am
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)

Heavy Drinking Is the Biggest Risk Factor for Dementia, Study Says

February 22, 2018 - 9:48am
Hot on the heels of headlines linking alcohol consumption with longer life comes new research that casts a much more sobering light on drinking. According to an analysis of more than 1 million people—the largest study of its kind to date—scientists say that heavy alcohol use is the biggest modifiable risk factor for dementia, especially early-onset forms of the disease. The findings, which are published in The Lancet Public Health, came as a shock to the researchers involved. “We hypothesized that alcohol would play some role, but I don’t think anyone expected the size of the effect to be so large,” says lead author Dr. Jürgen Rehm, director of the University of Toronto’s Center for Addiction and Mental Health Institute for Mental Health Policy Rese...

Genetic roots of opioid addiction in European Americans uncovered

February 22, 2018 - 8:58am
An increased risk of addiction in European Americans appears to be associated with a variant of the gene RGMA, which is involved in cell death and nerve damage. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)

Tanzania:Ray of Hope for Drug Addicts. . . Govt to Include Methadone in Essential Drugs List

February 22, 2018 - 6:40am
[Daily News] Mwanza -THE government will soon include methadone in its top essential medicines list, procure and stock it for use by drug abuse victims. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)

New Dayton youth drug treatment center carries $5M price tag

February 22, 2018 - 4:04am
The center will provide treatment to teens struggling with addiction and mental health issues. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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Is Your Sales Team Addicted To Dopamine?

February 21, 2018 - 8:46pm
The implications are far worse than sneaking a peek at your cell phone during dinner. Dopamine-driven organizations produce three predictable problems: 1. Transactional relationships 2. Lack of strategic thinking 3. Ethical lapses (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)

Register for the FDA, NIAAA, AASLD Workshop: Clinical Trial Design and Endpoints for Alcoholic Hepatitis and other Alcohol-Associated Liver Diseases, March 26-27

February 21, 2018 - 5:03pm
The purpose of thisworkshop is to address challenges related to clinical trial designs and drug development in Alcoholic Associated Liver Disease (AALD) and Alcoholic Hepatitis (AH) including populations to study, endpoints, and diagnostic criteria.  For additional details visit https://niaaa.nih.gov/alcoholic-hepatitis-workshop-fda-niaaa-aasld   (Source: NIAAA News)

Mobile health program improved addiction outcomes despite low clinician engagement

February 21, 2018 - 12:55pm
Integration of a practitioner-developed mobile health system within a primary care setting was well-received by substance use disorder (SUD) patients and generally improved outcomes, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. (Source: mobihealthnews)

Medical News Today: Marijuana: Good or bad?

February 21, 2018 - 10:00am
More and more, marijuana is being legalized for medicinal or recreational purposes, but what are the health benefits and risks of the drug? We investigate. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

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West Side health center to combat opioid epidemic

February 21, 2018 - 8:58am
Pinnacle-Covedale Treatment Services recently opened in a Westwood shopping center to provide treatment for patients battling drug  addictions.  Heroin and opiate abuse have reached epidemic levels in Greater Cincinnati, and the outpatient facility at the Glenway Crossing Shopping Center offers medication-assisted treatment using either Methadone or Suboxone. Vivitrol will be an option in the future.   Medical, physical, spiritual and psychological challenges are addressed at the facility. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)

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Study links heavy drinking with increased risk of dementia  - Alzheimer's Society comment 

February 21, 2018 - 4:26am
A study published on 20  February in the Lancet Public Health has suggested that alcohol abuse addiction disorders are a major risk factor for dementia, specifically early onset dementia.  (Source: Alzheimers Society)

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An improved anti-addiction medication

February 20, 2018 - 11:00pm
(American Chemical Society) Drug addiction continues to plague vast numbers of people across the world, destroying and ending lives, while attempts to develop more effective pharmaceutical addiction treatments continue. Scientists now report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society the development of a potent new medicine to fight addiction, which might also be an effective treatment for epilepsy and other conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)

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