Addiction

FDA issues warning letters to three manufacturers of kratom products

05-28   FDA issues warning letters to three manufacturers of kratom products

Posted in Addiction

In an effort to combat the opioid epidemic in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued warning letters to three companies for marketing and distributing more than 65 kratom products with deceptive medical claims of treating opioid addiction and withdrawal. The agency has sought response from the three companies – Front […]


ED doctors should opt for evidence-based opioid treatment, says Surgeon General

05-28   ED doctors should opt for evidence-based opioid treatment, says Surgeon General

Posted in Addiction

Emergency department (ED) physicians need to play a bigger role in propagating evidence-based opioid addiction treatments, including harm reduction, said U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams while speaking at the American College of Emergency Physicians forum in Washington, D.C. on May 25, 2018. Dr Jerome highlighted the effectiveness of harm reduction tactics, such as needle […]


MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD symptoms shows promising results, says study

05-08   MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD symptoms shows promising results, says study

Posted in Addiction

MDMA, also known as ecstasy or Molly, is an illegal drug commonly associated with raves, dance parties and nightclubs. Considering its negative aspects, it is hard to imagine it as a therapeutic drug for a serious mental disorder like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, according to a randomized controlled trial by a group of American […]


New meth wave blowing across US rings an alarm bell for law enforcement agencies

04-13   New meth wave blowing across US rings an alarm bell for law enforcement agencies

Posted in Addiction

Considering the intensity of the American opioid epidemic, government agencies, in tandem with non-profit organizations, are busy educating and informing people about the need to attend addiction treatment facilities or keep naloxone with them in a bid to curb the increasing number of opioid overdose cases. And it seems that after opioids, methamphetamine abuse and […]


Problem Gambling Awareness Month: Gambling addiction a major concern among military members and veterans

03-30   Problem Gambling Awareness Month: Gambling addiction a major concern among military members and veterans

The military personnel are often seen as courageous, strong, disciplined and invincible people. However, people tend to forget that active military personnel and veterans stand equally vulnerable to trauma and mental health challenges. In such a situation, they run the risk of indulging in various activities that can prove to be harmful for both the […]


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