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Setting the Stage for Opioid Addiction Treatment

Opioid-dependent patients presenting to an emergency department for other medical reasons are more likely to pursue addiction treatment if this therapy is initiated during their emergency care stay. What is the therapy?

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This CME is intended to help differentiate binge eating disorder (BED) from other eating disorders and understand the mechanisms that may put BED into the realm of addiction disorders.

Patients with psychiatric disorders, particularly schizophrenia, anorexia nervosa, and substance use disorders, have reduced life expectancies compared with the general population. This and other facts emphasize the need for the latest clinical information, highlighted in this countdown.

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The 35-year-old man is a new patient for you. He says he was given Vicodin when he had a similar injury a number of years ago. How do you proceed?

This slideshow features information on a recent Special Report covering opioid use, gambling, street and club drugs, marijuana, video games, and more.

An interesting history, key myths, and the pros and cons of marijuana are explained in this book.

Many of us are seeing patients who have been prescribed potentially addicting medication by another physician, and our level of vigilance needs to be high.

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As clinicians, we can only imagine what happens when patients terminate treatment. Thoughts from an addiction psychiatry fellow.

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