Search results for "Substance Abuse"

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Addiction and substance abuse can strike anyone

Addiction and substance abuse can strike anyone. Over the course of a year, I have an alternating pattern of caffeinated coffee ingestion. ... While the tobacco habit is most common, there's an abundance of alcohol abuse in my practice, which I am sure
June 2019

QD: News Every Day--Substance abuse treatment rates rise in ambulatory care settings

QD: News Every Day--Substance abuse treatment rates rise in ambulatory care settings. ... The absolute number of visits for substance abuse increased from 10.6 million in 2001 through 2003 to 18 million in 2007 through 2009 (P=0.006).
June 2019

Treat addicted patients for the long-term

M ark S. Gold, MD, knows how difficult it is to identify and treat substance abuse in primary care. ... Once you've identified the patient with a substance abuse problem, the question is how to treat.
June 2009

QD: News Every Day--Prescription opiates causing more treatment admissions

Five substance groups accounted for 96% of admissions: alcohol (42%), opiates (21%), marijuana (18%), cocaine (9%), and methamphetamine/amphetamines (6%), reported the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. ... Marijuana was either
June 2019

Physician drug testing

They also endorse the other “patient safety measures” included in the proposition, including mandating that providers check a controlled substance database similar to the New York State I-STOP database before
June 2019

Teaching empathy in medicine, lessons from an IV drug abuser

We've all heard the excuse or explanation that “It's society's fault,” to explain someone's failure. We hear expressions like this often whe...
June 2019

Drinking and doctoring

Two studies assessed the results of physician-specific substance abuse treatment programs in the U.S. ... Another study in the issue looked at the potential roots of these substance abuse problems, by analyzing the drinking habits of med students.
June 2019

TB and drugs: A double whammy

But the substance abuse also makes it harder to treat the TB, according to a release from a new study in Archives of Internal Medicine. ... Why is this? Substance abusers may not get routine medical treatment, so they are less likely to be detected early.
June 2019

Great idea

Occasionally, I come across something that is so profound that it illuminates how I think about a whole host of other things. The emerging s...
June 2019

Are we to blame for the heroin epidemic?

Are we to blame for the heroin epidemic? During my training in the 70s, heroin use dominated our substance abuse horizon. ... For the next 30+ years, we rarely heard about heroin. Over the past 10 years we have seen increasing opiate abuse, but the
June 2019

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