Substance Use Disorder
In response to the rising efficacy of the illicit opioid drug supply and often observed delays in access to follow-up therapy, emergency departments (EDs) occasionally utilize a high-dose buprenorphine induction method for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). The objective of this study is to investigate the safety and tolerability of high-dose (>12 mg) buprenorphine induction for patients with OUD presenting to an ED.
Variation in brief treatment for substance use disorder: a qualitative investigation of four federally qualified health centres with SBIRT services
Brief treatment (BT) or regular outpatient alcohol use or substance use disorder (SUD) treatment is a key element of the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model. It can be an effective, short-term, and low-cost treatment option for many people who misuse alcohol and drugs. Nevertheless, inconsistent BT implementation often costs similar to regular outpatient care.
Disentangling substance use and related problems: urgency predicts substance-related problems beyond the degree of use
Substance use disorders are reliably associated with high impulsivity and sensation seeking. Importantly, both precede problematic substance use, implicating them as risk factors. Individuals with substance use disorders show variable degrees of substance use (combined quantity and frequency) and substance-related problems and differ in both aspects from healthy controls.
Smoking among inpatients in treatment for substance use disorders: prevalence and effect on mental health and quality of life
Smoking is still prevalent among people with substance use disorders. The objective of this study was to investigate the prevalence of smoking among patients in treatment for substance use disorders and to analyze the effect of smoking both at baseline and follow-up on drop-out, mental health and quality of life.
Background: Family caregivers contribute to engagement in treatment and adherence, reduced substance misuse and relapse, and increased well-being of recipients with substance use disorder. However, providing care has also been associated with negative emotional and physical health outcomes for caregivers.
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Thursday, March 25, 2021 01:00 PM (EST, Washington, DC time)
Building Strength and Resilience During the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Focus on Parents with Substance Use Disorders
Join ICUDDR on Friday Dec 18th at 12 noon EST for a Twitter chat with esteemed researcher, Professor, and Executive Director of the UNC Horizons Program, Hendrée E. Jones, PhD about helping parents with SUDs cope during the COVID19 pandemic.
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The current article provides a summary of biopsychosocial gender differences in alcohol use disorder (AUD), then reviews existing literature on gender differences in treatment access, retention, outcomes, and longer-term recovery. Among psychotherapies for AUD, there is support for the efficacy of providing female-specific treatment and for female-only treatment settings, but only when female-specific treatment is included.