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Gabapentin misuse, abuse, and diversion: A systematic review

Gabapentin misuse, abuse, and diversion: A systematic review

Epidemiological and case report evidence suggests that the antiepileptic and analgesic medication gabapentin is being misused internationally at a rate of about 1%, with substance abuse populations at special risk for misuse/abuse….
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No Difference Found in Effectiveness of Commonly Used Smoking Cessation Medications

A study published yesterday in the Journal of American Medical Association has found no significant differences in the smoking abstinence rates of people who were treated with nicotine patch, varenicline, or a combination nicotine patch/lozenges therapy for 12 weeks. According to the authors, “The results raise questions about the current relative effectiveness of intense smoking cessation pharm
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When Doing Nothing Is Doing Everything

“Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving.” Bell Hooks This time, after jumping in my car, no maps were necessary as I navigated my way towards New Mellerary Abbey for the 10th time since 2011. Maybe I had gone enough times to know my way, maybe something beyond myself was helping to guide me, or maybe there was nothing mystical to the experience other than the way I chose to vie
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Relapsed Alcoholic? This Is for You

Hi, my name is Vivienne and my dead sister was an alcoholic. If you’ve fallen off the wagon (again), you don’t want to hear about the latest alcohol health and safety statistics or the merits of various treatment programs — you’ve probably heard all that before. I am here to give you FIVE messages of hope and encouragement to help you get back on the road to recovery as soon as possible. Five thi
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Kenya: Alcoholics in Nyeri Left High and Dry As Gachagua, Murugi Lock Horns Over Clinic

The row between Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua and Nyeri Town MP Esther Murugi over the conversion of a clinic into a rehabilitation centre escalated Tuesday after supporters of the lawmaker stormed the facility to kick out addicts. While the county government wants the Karia Health Centre converted into a rehabilitation centre, Ms Murugi has opposed the change and wants it to remain a maternity
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