Search results for "Substance Abuse"

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Primary care takes on opioid addiction

As of one year later, about 39,211 prescribers have been certified, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), although Dr. ... Find a doctor. Not sure who's prescribing in your area? Search for those who choose
October 2017

Drug smuggler takes huge risk in swallowing 72 capsules of cocaine

This CT scan reveals reddish capsules that are intertwined throughout this man's intestines. The 72 capsules are filled with almost a kilogr...
November 2020

QD: News Every Day--1 in 5 Americans had mental illness in 2011

16.8%). The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Survey on Drug Use and Health also shows that 11.4 million adults (5% of the adult population) suffered ... 6.1%). Serious mental illness led to a higher rate of substance
November 2020

Solid reporting on 'liquid gold'

Medicare has spent tens of millions of dollars on tests to detect drugs that presented minimal abuse danger for most patients, according to arguments made by government lawyers in court cases ... sold on the street). 2. Make sure patients AREN’T taking
November 2020

To lie down, perchance to sleep

Then, the physician can taper the medication as needed. Medications are not advised for patients with substance abuse histories, people who have already high medication demands from chronic illnesses, and seniors,
September 2017

Ohio limits opioid prescriptions, the journey begins

I have written previously about the raging opioid epidemic here in Ohio. Attacking and reversing this tidal wave will require many weapons,...
November 2020

QD: News Every Day--Patients, not physicians, key to halting opioid abuse

The fight against painkiller abuse should focus on patients, not prescribers, who were a source of drugs for three in 10 drug abusers and the sole source for one in five, ... ACP Internist outlined the physician's role in monitoring for opioid abuse in
November 2020

In the News

Do a history, physical exam and appropriate testing—including a risk assessment of substance abuse—before starting a patient on chronic opioid therapy (COT);. ... Use COT on patients with a history of drug abuse or psychiatric issues only if they can
April 2009

QD: News Every Day--Watch out for addictions following bariatric surgery

The study appeared online Oct. 15 at Archives of Surgery. An immediate decrease in frequency of substance use postoperatively wasn't maintained between three and 24 months of follow-up. ... alcohol after WLS [weight loss surgery], such as those with a
November 2020

Virtual exercise's real effects studied

substance abuse treatment can practice skills and behaviors in the virtual world to prevent real-world relapses.
November 2020

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