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Drug users call for action as overdose deaths in B.C. threaten to reach an all-time high

Drug users call for action as overdose deaths in B.C. threaten to reach an all-time high

When the few dozen people marching today arrived at Insite, still North America’s only low-barriers supervised-injection facility, Laura Shaver took a …
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Why women are way more likely than men to suffer anxiety

Additionally, people younger than 35 living in North America and Western … “One important result is the overlap between anxiety and addiction.
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The Impact of Hazardous Alcohol Use on Behavioral Healthcare Utilization Among National Guard Service Members.

Conclusion/Importance: Although these findings require replication, they appear to demonstrate that when combat-exposed service members engaged in hazardous alcohol use at postdeployment, they were much less likely to utilize behavioral healthcare to manage their posttraumatic stress symptoms during this period.
PMID: 27007170 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] (Source: Substance Use and Misu
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Sociodemographic Characteristics and Health Status of Lifetime Abstainers, Ex-Drinkers, Bingers, and Nonbingers Among Baby Boomers and Older Adults.

Health risks associated with abstention from alcohol drinking in previous studies may have been exaggerated because the pool of abstainers in many studies included both lifetime abstainers and ex-drinkers, including sick-quitters. This study compared sociodemographic and health statuses among lifetime abstainers, exdrinkers, bingers, and nonbingers in the 50-64 age group (baby boomers) and the 65
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Comparisons of Cocaine-Only, Opioid-Only, and Users of Both Substances in the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC).

Cocaine and opioid co-use is a notable public health concern, but little is known about correlates of this behavior. Most prior findings come from treatment samples and concern cocaine and heroin. Findings from a nationally representative sample involving primarily prescription opioid misuse would expand knowledge. Past-12-month cocaine and/or opioid users in Wave 1 of the National Epidemiologic
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