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A physician's education, nutrition, and lifestyle do not offer similar protection from substance abuse and dependence.
Epidemiology and Treatment of Substance Use and Abuse in Adolescents
This article covers the spread of substance use problems in adolescents and some of the currently available scientifically proven behavioral treatments for these conditions.
The Haze Surrounding Medical Cannabis—Take the Survey
Calling all psychiatrists: we are conducting a survey of your opinions about prescribing medical cannabis and invite you to participate.
Benzodiazepines and Pain
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.
Synthetic Cathinones: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment
Sometimes viewed as “legal cocaine,” the over-the-counter status of synthetic cathinones (aka bath salts) gives the illusion that they are safe. In fact, they are highly toxic.
Treating Comorbid Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders
All types of antidepressants have been found to be effective for major depression with comorbid substance dependence.
Comorbid Schizophrenia and Substance Use—Moving Toward Improved Functional Outcomes
Pharmacological and nonpharmacological strategies to treat and manage comorbid schizophrenia and addiction concern psychiatrists who are learning strategies to help improve functional outcomes.
Decreasing the Risk for Adolescent Substance Use by Intervening With Parents
A parent's heavy drinking can increase a child's risk of substance use disorder.
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