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More than 30 million US adults partake in extreme binge drinking

May 23, 2017

More than one in 10 U.S. adults aged 18 and older — or nearly 32 million people — consumed more than twice the number of drinks that is considered binge drinking on at least one occasion, according to an analysis of a 2013 NIH survey. The results appeared in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

The researchers suggested that this higher level of drinking is associated with increased health and safety risks, and that further research explore ways to help men and women struggling with alcohol problems.

In the Journals

Chantix, bupropion, safe in patients with COPD

May 18, 2017
Patients with chronic lung disease who used Chantix — an agent approved to help stop smoking by addressing tobacco dependence — showed no increased risk…
In the Journals

Reward system differs between men, women with alcoholism

May 8, 2017
Recent findings indicated significant differences in reward system volumes between men and women with long-term chronic alcoholism. “Until now, little has been…
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Buprenorphine reduces hospital stay, treatment time for neonatal abstinence syndrome

May 4, 2017
Infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome experienced shorter lengths of hospital treatments and stays when administered sublingual buprenorphine instead of standard
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In the Journals

More than 30 million US adults partake in extreme binge drinking

May 23, 2017
More than one in 10 U.S. adults aged 18 and older — or nearly 32 million people — consumed more than twice the number of drinks that is…

In the Journals

Chantix, bupropion, safe in patients with COPD

May 18, 2017
Patients with chronic lung disease who used Chantix — an agent approved to help stop smoking by addressing tobacco dependence — showed…

In the Journals

Reward system differs between men, women with alcoholism

May 8, 2017
Recent findings indicated significant differences in reward system volumes between men and women with long-term chronic alcoholism. “Until…

Meeting News

Buprenorphine reduces hospital stay, treatment time for neonatal abstinence syndrome

May 4, 2017
Infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome experienced shorter lengths of hospital treatments and stays when administered sublingual buprenorphine

Mental health illiteracy, stigma more common in men, younger adults, higher incomes

May 4, 2017
Individuals who were male, living in urban areas, younger, and who had higher household income were less likely to recognize symptoms of mental…

FDA approves supplemental new drug application for opioid dependence agent Bunavail

May 3, 2017
The FDA has approved a supplemental new drug application for Bunavail, a bi-layer buccal film that helps treat opioid dependence, according to a…

FDA approvals

FDA approves abuse-deterrent form of oxycodone

April 26, 2017
Today, Inspirion Delivery Sciences LLC announced that RoxyBond (oxycodone hydrochloride) tablets CII have been approved by the FDA for oral use to…

In the Journals

Opioid addiction increases risk for death tenfold in large health system

April 26, 2017
Individuals with opioid use disorder receiving care in a university health system were ten times more likely to die, indicating significant room for…

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Risk for chronic opioid use can be triggered in as little as three days

April 25, 2017
The likelihood of chronic opioid use in patients increased with each additional day of medication supplied starting with the third day and saw…

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Stimulant addiction treatment should target dopaminergic pathways

April 25, 2017
Results from a meta-analysis indicated decreases in both presynaptic and postsynaptic measures of the dopamine system in the striatum among stimulant…

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