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Is 'Gaming Disorder' an Illness? WHO Says Yes, Adding It to Its List of Diseases
NPR (05/28) – […] On May 25, the World Health Organization officially voted to adopt the latest edition of its International Classification of Diseases, or ICD, to include an entry on "gaming disorder" as a behavioral addiction. Read more
Illinois Posed to Legalize Marijuana Sales, Expunge Criminal Records for Pot Crimes
USA TODAY (05/31) – Illinois is poised to legalize marijuana sales with sweeping legislation that would also automatically expunge the criminal records of people convicted of minor pot possession. Read more
In Midst of Opioid Crisis, FDA May Block New Addiction Drug from Market
NPR (05/24) – […] Sublocade was approved for sale in 2017 and, like any new drug, was granted three years of exclusive access to U.S. markets. That time is up next year. But in December, the Food and Drug Administration told Braeburn it might have to wait four more years because Sublocade was designated an "orphan drug," which gives it seven years of exclusive access. Read more
Researchers Pose as Heroin Users to Find Treatment Gaps
ABC NEWS (06/03) – Posing as heroin users seeking help, researchers contacted hundreds of treatment clinics in U.S. states with the highest overdose death rates. The "secret shoppers" were denied appointments much of the time, especially if they said they were insured through Medicaid. The study revealed other roadblocks: high fees and a government website riddled with wrong phone numbers. Read more
HEALIO (05/05) – […] “Galantamine, a cholinesterase inhibitor, was found in a randomized clinical trial to reduce cocaine use among methadone-maintained individuals who were also cocaine dependent. Because of the potential of galantamine to reduce multiple drugs of abuse, it may also reduce opioid use,” Kathleen M. Carroll, PhD, of the department of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote. Read more
Researchers Release New Test for Video Gaming Addiction
FORBES (05/31) – Academic researchers from universities in the United Kingdom, Germany, China and Australia have released a new psychological test that allows gamers to determine whether they suffer from "gaming disorder," an addiction first recognized as a form of mental illness by the World Health Organization last year. Read more
The Message That Addiction Is a Disease Makes Substance Users Less Likely to Seek Help
NC STATE UNIVERSITY (05/28) – Research finds that people with substance-use problems who read a message describing addiction as a disease are less likely to report wanting to engage in effective therapies, compared to those who read a message that addiction behaviors are subject to change. Read more
Seeing Teen Vaping as an Addiction, Schools Move Toward Treatment Model
LOS ANGELES TIMES (05/26) – […] Nationwide, some schools have removed bathroom stall doors or placed monitors outside of restrooms to check students in and out. Others have installed humidity detectors that sound an alarm when vapor clouds are detected. Read more
FDA Hears Concerns About the Unregulated CBD Market
FORBES (06/04) – […] At the FDA hearing — titled “Scientific Data and Information About Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-Derived Compounds” — on its Maryland campus, one by one, more than 100 speakers testified before a panel of the agency's officials.Read more
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Experts Call for Reduction of Opioid Prescriptions After C-Sections
SCIENCE TIMES (06/05) – […] In a new publication in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Michigan Medicine researchers indicated that there is a better way to take care of patients after C-sections to help them heal faster and manage pain without increasing their risk of long-term opioid use. Read more
Prior Eating Disorders Linked to Long-Term Depression Risk for Mothers
SCIENCE DAILY (05/13) – "We found that women who have had an eating disorder at any point before childbirth, even if it was years earlier in adolescence, were more likely to experience depressive symptoms during pregnancy and up to 18 years after the birth of their child," said the study's lead author Dr Francesca Solmi (UCL Psychiatry). Read more
Top Lawmaker Signals Support to Classify All Illicit Fentanyl Copycats like Heroin
REUTERS (06/04) – A top U.S. Senator signaled some support on Tuesday for legislation permanently placing illicit chemical knock-offs of the extremely potent opioid fentanyl into the same legal class as heroin to boost prosecutions of traffickers and makers of the drugs, a proposal championed by top federal officials. Read more
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San Francisco to Force Treatment on Mentally Ill Drug Users
AP NEWS (05/04) – San Francisco officials decided Tuesday to force some people with serious mental illness and drug addiction into treatment, even if it goes against the spirit of a city known for its fierce protection of civil rights. Read more
Is #Cleaneating a Healthy or Harmful Dietary Strategy? Perceptions of Clean Eating and Associations with Disordered Eating Among Young Adults
JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS (06/03) – […] “Clean eating” is likely a heterogeneous phenomenon that is viewed favorably by U.S.-based college students even when it is linked with functional impairment and emotional distress. Read more
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