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Surgeon general labels opioid addiction a national crisis, calls for a battle like anti-smoking efforts

Surgeon general labels opioid addiction a national crisis, calls for a battle like anti-smoking efforts

The U.S. surgeon general called Monday for a national effort to tame opioid addiction by urging physicians to write fewer prescriptions and for …
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Adolescent Sexual Minority Girls Are at Elevated Risk for Use of Multiple Substances.

Sexual minority youth, especially girls, are at risk for alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use when these substances are examined individually. However, little is known about concurrent use of these substances (i.e., three-substance use) in relation to sexual orientation. The present study compared profiles of past year alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana use between SMGs and heterosexual girls. In
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Social Support Indirectly Predicts Problem Drinking Through Reduced Psychological Distress.

The experience of psychological distress can contribute to problem drinking in young adults. Social support can protect against the development of distress and thus may indirectly minimize problem drinking. To test a model of problem drinking in young adults based on the concepts of social support and psychological distress. A two-wave panel study was conducted over the course of one year, during
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Comparative Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation Medications to Attenuate Weight Gain Following Cessation.

To compare the postcessation weight gain following the use of different FDA-approved smoking cessation medications among obese smokers. A retrospective cohort study was conducted using the General Electric (GE) electronic medical record database (2006-2011). The cohort consisted of obese adult smokers newly initiating use of an FDA-approved smoking cessation medication (i.e., bupropion vs. vareni
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FDA adds addiction, overdose, death to opioid warning labels

BETHESDA, Md., March 22 (UPI) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it will now require immediate-release opioid painkillers such as OxyContin and Vicodin to carry enhanced warnings about addiction, overdose and death as a result of misuse or abuse of the drugs. The requirement is the second action a government agency has taken in a week against the growing epidemic of opioid abuse a
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