This slideshow features information on a recent Special Report covering opioid use, gambling, street and club drugs, marijuana, video games, and more.
Psychiatric Times' Special Report on addiction psychiatry, all in one place.The State of Addiction PsychiatryOpioid Use Disorder: Update on Diagnosis and TreatmentA Brief Review of Gambling Disorder and Five Related Case VignettesAn Update on Street and Club Drugs: What Clinicians Need to KnowMarijuana and Madness: Clinical Implications of Increased Availability and PotencyThe Therapeutic Alliance and Psychosocial Interventions for Successful Treatment of AddictionVideo Games: Recreation or Addiction?To view the slides in PDF format, click here.
The State of Addiction Psychiatry
Ryan Mals and Bellelizabeth Foster, MD introduce this Special Report that provides a broad, cross-cutting perspective on addiction, with practical solutions for clinical practice.
Opioid Use Disorder: Update on Diagnosis and Treatment
While opioid dependence is among the most severe and lethal of addictions, it also has the most effective medication treatments. The authors provide 2 case vignettes and a step-by-step process for clinical decision making.
A Brief Review of Gambling Disorder and Five Related Case Vignettes
The loss of control over urges and behaviors may be the central component of gambling disorders, but there is so much more to consider. Individuals with these problems have exponentially higher rates of suicide attempts and completions.
An Update on Street and Club Drugs: What Clinicians Need to Know
A review of the pharmacological and symptomatic effects of various classes of designer drugs, including stimulants, hallucinogens, and sedatives.
Marijuana and Madness: Clinical Implications of Increased Availability and Potency
Current trends are toward relaxing laws on cannabis, but no one knows the likely outcome. Will legalization mean an increase in consumption? Psychiatrists will be on the front lines if and when problems arise.
The Therapeutic Alliance and Psychosocial Interventions for Successful Treatment of Addiction
A discussion of treatment options to help foster the most effective psychosocial treatment for addiction.
Video Games: Recreation or Addiction?
Many people like to spend at least part of their free time playing video games. However, for some, what starts as innocent recreation becomes an addiction and, at times, tragedy ensues.