Substance Use Disorder

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Improve Comorbid Substance Abuse, Anxiety Treatment

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Improve Comorbid Substance Abuse, Anxiety Treatment

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For patients with comorbid substance use disorder and anxiety, adding cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders to typical treatment for substance abuse disorders may help prevent the return of symptoms.

Deaths After Nonfatal Opioid Overdose: Causes and Risk Factors

Deaths After Nonfatal Opioid Overdose: Causes and Risk Factors

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Causes of death in the year after a nonfatal opioid overdose were often related to substance use disorders, as well as to a range of mental health and medical conditions.

Court-Mandated Substance Abuse Treatment: Exploring the Ethics and Efficacy

Court-Mandated Substance Abuse Treatment: Exploring the Ethics and Efficacy

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While many treatments for substance use disorder are not evidence based, several evidence-based approaches have shown effectiveness in court-mandated treatment settings.

Detox vs Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy: Expert Roundtable

Detox vs Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy: Expert Roundtable

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Based on current evidence, there is a strong consensus that medication-assisted treatment is recommended over detoxification in the treatment of opioid use disorder during pregnancy.

Sources of Misused Opioids in Older Adults

Sources of Misused Opioids in Older Adults

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Recent physician-prescribed opioids represent the main source of provenance of the drug in individuals age ≥65 years who misuse them.

April 28 Is Drug Take Back Day

April 28 Is Drug Take Back Day

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April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Betel Quid Addiction and Implications for Substance Use Disorder

Betel Quid Addiction and Implications for Substance Use Disorder

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New findings suggest that DSM-5 criteria may apply to betel use disorder and offer opportunities to advance the study and understanding of substance use disorder in general.

American Psychiatric Association Proposes <I>DSM-5</I> Coding Change for Opioid Withdrawal

American Psychiatric Association Proposes DSM-5 Coding Change for Opioid Withdrawal

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The proposal addresses inappropriate ICD-10-CM coding options for withdrawal from opioids, sedatives, or stimulants.

Substance Use Disorder Rates Up in Childbearing Women

Substance Use Disorder Rates Up in Childbearing Women

Between 2005 and 2014, the prevalence of chronic conditions increased across all segments of the childbearing population, including substance use disorder.

Motivational Interview Intervention Reduces Opioid Overdose

Motivational Interview Intervention Reduces Opioid Overdose

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A motivational interviewing intervention delivered by trained counselors reduced the rate of opioid overdoses in participants with opioid use disorder.

Long-Term Pharmacotherapy Strategies for Substance Use Disorder Management

Long-Term Pharmacotherapy Strategies for Substance Use Disorder Management

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New pharmacotherapies in combination with psychotherapy and counseling have proven effective in preventing relapse.

Substance Use Disorder, Depressive Symptoms Effectively Treated With Quetiapine-XR

Substance Use Disorder, Depressive Symptoms Effectively Treated With Quetiapine-XR

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Quetiapine-XR may be effective in reducing substance abuse in patients with comorbid bipolar disorder.

Substance Use Disorders: Treatment Recommendations

Substance Use Disorders: Treatment Recommendations

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Substance Use Disorder is a chronic medical condition, and should be treated like one.

Customized CBT for HCV Patients Reduces Pain and Substance Use

Customized CBT for HCV Patients Reduces Pain and Substance Use

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A targeted form of CBT is effective in treating chronic pain and substance use disorder in veterans with hepatitis C virus infection.

Sudden-Onset Amnesia Seen With Opioid Abuse

Sudden-Onset Amnesia Seen With Opioid Abuse

Short-term memory loss may be yet another price of America's opioid addiction epidemic.

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