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Addiction

Access to illicit drugs is now as easy as a few swipes on a smartphone. Here's a primer for clinicians who aren't well acquainted with this trend and who aren’t familiar with the many substances themselves.

Marijuana-related problems fall well within the scope of psychiatric practice: many patients use marijuana, which is likely to affect their psychiatric symptoms and response to treatment.

A psychiatrist realizes he is completely powerless against his patient's opiate addiction.

The report contains a vast amount of information but overlooks some important issues.

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To understand and to feel understood is a powerful antidote to relieve human psychological suffering. Therein lies the heart of the self-medication hypothesis of addiction.

Vivek Murthy, MD presented for the first time a report by a Surgeon General focused solely on addiction and its consequences.

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The overprescription of opioid analgesics has resulted in the growing use of heroin. Right?

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