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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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A report on substance abuse and HIV research around the world.

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A reminder that success in life requires paying attention to the basics, starting with showing up and hanging in there.

What are the pros and cons of marijuana use? Dr Andrew Saxon gives his viewpoint on why he is against medical marijuana but in favor of legalization of recreational use of marijuana.

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Now placed “substance-related and addictive disorders” in DSM-5, gambling disorder has similiarities to other behavioral addictions, such as “food addiction” and “Internet gaming disorder.”


Whether marijuana use should be legalized is a subject worthy for debate. It is unfair, however, for patients who have real health problems to be misled into believing that there is a magical cure.


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