Assisted Outpatient Treatment Enters the Mainstream
Here: common misconceptions about assisted outpatient treatment--and how this tool can help selected mentally ill patients who are most difficult to treat.
Recognizing Toxidromes From Digitally Accessed Illicit Drugs: New Challenges for Psychiatrists
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.
A Landmark Report on Addiction by Our Nation’s Doctor
Vivek Murthy, MD presented for the first time a report by a Surgeon General focused solely on addiction and its consequences.
Opioid Analgesics: The Myths—and the Facts
The overprescription of opioid analgesics has resulted in the growing use of heroin. Right?
Take Two Pills and ...
It's not about the specifics of preliminary studies about psilocybin. It's about the validation of research using psychedelic drugs in modern psychiatry.
A Case of Gambling Disorder
A patient is brought to the emergency department by her daughter for bizarre behavior and symptoms of mania after gambling from the casino for 48 continuous hours.
Mini Quiz: Methamphetamine Neurotoxicity
What are the manifestations of methamphetamine toxicity?
Flakka: A Deadly High
The abuse of this dangerous designer drug that can be purchased online is rapidly on the rise in the US.
A Methamphetamine Dictatorship? Hitler, Nazi Germany, and Drug Abuse
What do we know about the health and drug consumption habits of the Nazi leader of the German people from 1933 to 1945?
Emerging Treatments and Pharmacogenetics for Cocaine Use Disorder
There are no FDA-approved pharmacotherapies for cocaine use disorder. Here: a review of the off-label use of promising medications for this addiction.
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