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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.

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Vargas’ journey highlights painful, stigmatized trajectory of addiction

May 23, 2017
SAN DIEGO — During the William C. Menninger Memorial Convocation Lecture here, Elizabeth Vargas, co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20, shared her experience with…
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APA poll: Democrats, Republicans agree treatment more effective than punishment

May 22, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Recent poll results presented here shed light on Americans’ opinions on the opioid crisis, anxiety and mental health care and showed similarities…
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APA opening session applauds policy progress, encourages passion in psychiatry

May 22, 2017
SAN DIEGO — In the opening session of the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, current APA President Maria A. Oquendo, MD, PhD, reflected on her…
CME Article

Psychiatric Comorbidity in People Who Inject Drugs

Psychiatric Annals, January 2017, Volume 47 Issue 1
Any lifetime history of injection drug use (IDU) is associated with markedly elevated rates of addiction to alcohol and…
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Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services November 2015 CNE Activity

This activity is co-provided by Villanova University College of Nursing and SLACK Incorporated.

Topics include self-rated mental health in pregnant women exposed to perinatal intimate partner violence, psychosocial…
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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…

Meeting News

Vargas’ journey highlights painful, stigmatized trajectory of addiction

May 23, 2017
SAN DIEGO — During the William C. Menninger Memorial Convocation Lecture here, Elizabeth Vargas, co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20, shared her…

Meeting News

APA poll: Democrats, Republicans agree treatment more effective than punishment

May 22, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Recent poll results presented here shed light on Americans’ opinions on the opioid crisis, anxiety and mental health care and…

Meeting News

APA opening session applauds policy progress, encourages passion in psychiatry

May 22, 2017
SAN DIEGO — In the opening session of the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, current APA President Maria A. Oquendo, MD

Meeting News

Natural disasters increase alcohol abuse, trauma in adolescents

May 20, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Alcohol misuse and emotional trauma were higher among adolescents with high exposure to natural disasters, compared with their…

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…

National Prevention Week: The importance of prevention in mental health

May 15, 2017
National Prevention Week, which takes place from May 14 to 20, highlights the importance of prevention in mental health. Research has indicated…

In the Journals

Bullying increases risk for depression, substance use in late adolescence

May 11, 2017
Being bullied in early adolescence may increase risk for depression and substance use during mid- to late adolescence, according to recent findings…

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…

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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

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