This article covers the spread of substance use problems in adolescents and some of the currently available scientifically proven behavioral treatments for these conditions.
Substance Use Disorder
Calling all psychiatrists: we conducted a survey of your opinions about prescribing medical cannabis and invite you to view the results.
Quick . . . name a class of prescription medications that, by most evidence, appears to be overprescribed and abused and the use of which has resulted in an increasing number of emergency department visits. If you said "opioids," you would be right.
It is clear that the prognosis for schizophrenia is much better when patients achieve drug abstinence, including in the domains of depression, quality of life, and community integration.
Pharmacological and nonpharmacological strategies to treat and manage comorbid schizophrenia and addiction concern psychiatrists who are learning strategies to help improve functional outcomes.
A parent's heavy drinking can increase a child's risk of substance use disorder.
As we are faced with a growing population of older adults, a better understanding of the issues that they confront is crucial.
How can clinicians reliably identify comorbid drug and alcohol use disorders in patients with anxiety disorders?
How would you rate the integration of mental health treatment with addiction treatment? Where is there room for improvement?
The report notes that pain is a significant public health problem that affects more than 100 million Americans, costs our society at least $560 to $659 billion annually, and can be severely detrimental to the lives of sufferers.