Substance Use Disorder

The impact of discrimination on substance use disorders among sexual minorities

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Abrahão, A. B. B., Kortas, G. T., Blaas, I. K., Koch Gimenes, G., Leopoldo, K., Malbergier, A., ... & Casltadelli-Maia, J. M. (2022). The impact of discrimination on substance use disorders among sexual minorities. International Review of Psychiatry, 1-9.
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This paper aimed to review the literature regarding the impact of discrimination on substance use disorders among Sexual Minorities, with a focus on alcohol, opioids, stimulants, polydrug use, chemsex, cannabis and tobacco, as well as inequalities in the access to health care services.

Presented papers in International Conference on Substance Use Disorders

Abstract Background: Meaning in life has been associated with positive mental health. However, previous findings are mixed regarding how the meaning in life (i.e., presence & search) is associated with mental health issues such as depression. Objective: The objective of the present research is to explore the predictive association of meaning in life (.e., presence & search with depression in people with substance use disorder (SUD). It was hypothesized that; 1)-There would be a predictive

Effects of family history of substance use disorder on reward processing in adolescents with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

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Paraskevopoulou, M., van Rooij, D., Schene, A. H., Batalla, A., Chauvin, R. J., Buitelaar, J. K., & Schellekens, A. F. (2022). Effects of family history of substance use disorder on reward processing in adolescents with and without attention‐deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Addiction Biology, 27(2), e13137.
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Patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often develop early onset substance use disorder (SUD) and show poor treatment outcomes. Both disorders show similar reward-processing alterations, but it is unclear whether these are associated with familial vulnerability to SUD.

Training Needs Assessment of Specialists Who Provide Care to People with Substance Use Disorders in Ukraine

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Yachnik, Y., Pinchuk, I., Myshakivska, O., Pinchuk, A., Boltonosov, S., Pievskaya, J., Gluzman, S., Korol, I., & Johnson, K. (2021). Training needs assessment of specialists who provide care to people with substance use disorders in Ukraine. Adiktologie, 21 (4), 239–249. http://doi.org/10.35198/01-2021-004-0006
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BACKGROUND

In Ukraine, substance use disorders (SUDs) and rates of HIV infection are growing, the number of specialists does not meet country’s addiction treatment demands, and the quality of the care is often insufficient and does not cover the current treatment needs. A necessary first step to improving care for people with SUD in Ukraine is training needs assessment of addiction specialists.

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High-dose buprenorphine induction in the emergency department for treatment of opioid use disorder

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Herring AA, Vosooghi AA, Luftig J, et al. High-Dose Buprenorphine Induction in the Emergency Department for Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(7):e2117128. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.17128
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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

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Watson, D.P., Staton, M.D., Dennis, M.L. et al. Variation in brief treatment for substance use disorder: a qualitative investigation of four federally qualified health centers with SBIRT services. Subst Abuse Treat Prev Policy 16, 58 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13011-021-00381-y
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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

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Hildebrandt, M.K., Dieterich, R. & Endrass, T. Disentangling substance use and related problems: urgency predicts substance-related problems beyond the degree of use. BMC Psychiatry 21, 242 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-021-03240-z
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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

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Lien, L., Bolstad, I. & Bramness, J.G. Smoking among inpatients in treatment for substance use disorders: prevalence and effect on mental health and quality of life. BMC Psychiatry 21, 244 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-021-03252-9
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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.

An Integrative Review of Measuring Caregiver Burden in Substance Use Disorder

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Tyo, M. B., & McCurry, M. K. (2020). An integrative review of measuring caregiver burden in substance use disorder. Nursing Research, 69(5), 391-398.
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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.