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Recovering Addicts Battle Kenya's Exploding Heroin Problem

Recovering Addicts Battle Kenya’s Exploding Heroin Problem

Around half of its staff are themselves recovering addicts. … and reaches markets in Europe and North America via Central Asia and the Balkans.
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Matching Treatment to Rhetoric – A Challenge to Policy and Programming

Consensus is difficult to achieve in any field of service delivery or scientific inquiry. That makes all the more remarkable the consensus that exists within the service and research communities regarding a core deficiency in addiction treatment, namely that even the most dedicated and best informed efforts of providers are routinely unequal to the risk of relapse post-treatment. Indeed, many char
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More Than 75% Of High School Heroin Users Started With Prescription Opioids

With heroin-related overdoses rapidly increasing in the United States, many in the country are working to understand why users turn to the highly addictive drug so quickly in the first place. Taking a look at high school students, one group of researchers examined the potential relationship between prescription painkiller and heroin use. (Source: Healthcare News)MedWorm S
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RVG-exosome delivered MOR-RNAi rescues drug addiction

MiRNAs are a class of naturally occurring small non-coding RNAs that have been linked to biological possesses and diseases development. In the previous study, Chen-Yu Zhang and colleagues have reported that expression profile of circulating miRNAs in human and other animals are the novel class of biomarkers for diagnosis of cancer and other diseases. Furthermore, the same group has shown that cel
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The attitudes of general hospital doctors toward patients with comorbid mental illness

Negative attitudes of doctors were identified toward certain mental illness diagnoses and are likely to contribute the physical health disparity between patients with and without a comorbid mental illness. This raises the question as to how these attitudes can be changed in order to improve the parity of physical health care between patient with and without mental illness. (Source: In
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